Monday, January 31, 2011

My own mystery

In digging out UFO's I have found this project, I love these Funky Cats......but I can't remember what I had planned if I had a plan???
The centre right now is 53" x 28" so i know I want to go wider for sure. I think a lap quilt for me is what I wanted.
I found a stack of twosie's which I have made into 4 patches, there are 25 of these but now to the drawing board as I'm not sure what I'm doing next.
Here is a picture of what I have, there is a lot of fabric so I can go quite a bit bigger.
I am open to any suggestions.

RRCB mystery

Finally downloaded pictures off my camera so here is a few blocks of my mystery quilt; I am loving it so far but it has a ways to go.

I have totally fallen love with string blocks-I'm making dark ones now when I should be finishing these.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Quilts to be completed

I have just found out how easy it is to put a list on my blog, I was thinking some complicated app was needed but Sandra from Australia kindly told me to look for 'list"....DUH too easy.
I have just listed a couple of items so far, I recently updated a spreadsheet I had started a couple of years ago. I also added to the list and the number of projects is overwhelming so maybe if I list them here where I can't ignore them I will get some done. Quite a few only need binding, lots are ready for quilting and there are some which started as smallish samples when I had the store that I now think need to be added to to make them a usable size. Once I figure the best way to breakdown the list I will add more. Meanwhile back to tidying the sewing area so I can get back to sewing.

Todays thought:
Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Be Happy

I realized I have missed my happy thought the last two posts........... So here we go:

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Openheim

And food for thought:

People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. ~H. Jackson Browne

Have a great week..........
I had great plans to spend January cleaning my sewing room storage, getting things organized etc but I can't seem to stop sewing long enough to do that. I am still working on the latest Bonnie Hunter mystery from There are a lot of small pieces but it is turning out fabulous, I had decided awhile back (probably when we found we had to do 600 HST) that I would make half size which I think will be still quite large. I'm guessing 65 to 70" square but now I am liking it so much I may keep going and then I think it is close to king-size.
It has a number of string blocks which I had so much fun making and love the way they are turning out. They were all made with neutral/light strips and now I am playing with med/dark string blocks and planning quilts I could make.
On top of this I taught my Happy Scrapper Club how to make Pineapple Blossom yesterday, I made 2 blocks while demonstrating so then came home and made 3 more and added another row to my quilt since I hadn't quilted it yet, It is now a more usable size.
So tomorrow I will begin my list of UFO's and try to spend some time tidying(after work).

Monday, January 10, 2011

A few of the quilts I have on display

These are a few of the quilts I have on display for the month of January at Satin Moon Quilt shop: First is "Falling Leaves" and the 2nd picture is of the back; seemed like a good way to make my back big enough and it used the extra pieces I had left.
This one is "Sunrise" and is a disappearing 9 patch made with 7" squares so went together very quickly. Falling Leaves above is also a variation of disappearing 9 patch with alternate blocks set on point.
This quilt is one of my favourites. It is called "Moonphases" and made me fall in love with batiks.
The last quilt is "Twistin Around" and is scrap twist from Bonnie Hunter's site -
Thanks for having a look.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Guest Artist

Guest Artist sounds interesting doesn't it, It's Me! and I still can't quite believe it. I am the featured guest artist at Satin Moon Quilt Shop in Victoria for January. I dropped off 13 quilts earlier this week and the attended the show "opening" today which was interesting. The quilts will be on display for the month of January. Anyone in the area could drop in and have a look. During the opening I just wandered around the store and answered any questions people had about my quilts. I was glad to have my sister with me for moral support and all went well. I will post a few pictures tomorrow when I get back to my desktop computer.

Thought for the day (week) :

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Here we come, ready or not

I think 2011 is off to a great start. DH and I undecorated and took down the Christmas tree as well as the other decorations. The house is sort of back to normal(whatever normal is). I made a pot of stock from the ham bone and then a large pot of potato soup using about half of the stock. It was a great supper.
I also got in some sewing time and finished the binding on two quilts; it always feels so good to get something finished.

Today's happy thought:

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad. ~Norm Papernick