Monday, August 29, 2011

Guess What??
This is not a quilting UFO and I'm having fun playing with pictures. I always wonder where people find the cute pictures on their blogs.....Duh! look on the internet.

Anyway I have been madly working on UFO's; after sorting them in February and neatly filing them away I realized although they were all sorted with matching backings etc they were still not any closer to being complete.
As I am temporarily unemployed I thought I should take advantage of my time; I have said for years "If I only had a couple of weeks that were not holiday but just me time I could get a lot of things completed" and so I began last week.
I have quilted 3 wall quilts and 2 tablerunners and have binding on one tablerunner. Tomorrow is binding day and then I will post some pictures.

Happy thought for the day:
Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.
Roy M. Goodman

    Monday, August 22, 2011

    Another finish - almost

    Today I decided it was time to work on something I could actually finish. Last year I participated in a Raw edge circle swap so I pulled out the blocks and sewed them together, it was quite small so I added some sashing & corner stones and here it is so far.

    I am going to try and quilt it tomorrow. I am gathering some quilts to donate to Blanket Slave Lake. The ladies who attend my retreat in the fall will also be donating some blocks to be made into some larger quilts for this cause.

    Tuesday, August 16, 2011

    Summer finally arrived

    Summer finally arrived and I have been outside and not posting anything, not doing too much sewing either but picking away at things.Still continuing to work on RRCB - the latest mystery from Bonnie Hunter @ It is waiting for one more seam across the center and the border which is made except for the corners.

    and a scrappy quilt made of string blocks with sashing and 9 patch cornerstones. I have added another row to the side and the bottom since this picture. I will be adding a small border and the small string pieced
    blocks all the way around in an attempt to make this queen sized.

    I also completed a denim/flannel frayed edge quilt for my daughter that is just waiting for me to wash it, need to take to a commercial washer so the lint doesn't clog my washer (ask me how I know this happens :))
    I don't know where my picture went after it was sewn together but this gives you the idea. I will post pictures when washed, turned out great, still my little girl even if she turns 30 soon.

    "Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going to fast-you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. " Eddie Cantor