Thursday, April 28, 2011

New background

Thought I would change my background for something to do, leave me a comment. Let me know what you think.

Since it has been awhile I thought it was time for a new happy thought :).
Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.

- Buddha

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2 finishes......almost

With organizing well under way I had to take a break and sew some more. Half way through the Bonnie Hunter mystery roll roll cotton boll I got distracted by the string blocks and started making dark string blocks. I was then inspired to sew them together with a pieced sashing as seen on a few blog sites; one being Julie K quilts and one being A Quilt Complex.
Here is a picture as I started
I got 30 blocks made and a few rows completed and went looking for something in my sewing room; can't remember what but an older UFO(can't remember when it began) started yelling at me. So out it came and for a few weeks it has been coming together. Got the center completed last week and then it was supposed to have a 5" plain border with fabric I no longer like so back to the drawing board. And here is what I came up with and I LOVE IT!!!

Finally after finishing the above earlier this evening I decided I better get the rows to the string quilt sewn it is

I really like the way it has turned out and I thought it was done but DH likes it so much he would like it to be Queen size, no problem to make more scrappy string blocks but I have to see if I have enough of my cream sashing.
Feeling very productive so next I better get back to the RRCB mystery, I think I have enough blocks made so now to lay them out and start sewing rows.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Back to organizing

"and another one gone and another one gone and another one bites the dust" .....that is another day gone since I posted.
2 days after the last post I took these pictures of a few of my sorted tubs; I love looking at them and i can actually see what I have.
Don't they look great. Not sure how long they will last but hopefully since I can see it all i should be able to pull only what I need.

Since these were done I have sorted red, white & cream ,yellow & orange, batiks. Now I have just a couple of mixed up containers to go.
These contain 1/2 m or larger pieces {mostly washed} and then I have a container(or two:)) of fat quarters and everything else is being cut into usable scrap pieces which have their own containers for each size.

Hope spring is coming soon for everyone, the flowers are all starting to bloom and Dave had to cut the grass for the first time the other day(not complaining).