Saturday, August 25, 2012

Welcome–the Fall version

On my front porch I have a Star hangar by Joined at the Hip.  Even though it is protected from the elements by the porch roof, the two quilt banners I made for the hangar are getting faded.  I sent for four new patterns and delved into one today.

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The bottom portion needs to be sewn to the top and the letters and appliqued leaves/stems need some blanket-stitching done.  Then of course comes the quilting! (The solid green of the borders and the green plaid at the bottom are actually the same green – but the photo makes them look very different.)

Also on my agenda today was working on some binding for my friend Moe.

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It is a race-car quilt and has ‘Vrooom” fabric on the back.  So cute!!


Friday, August 17, 2012

Flowers and Food

As I recover from surgery, my family and friends have been taking excellent care of me.



Yes, beautiful flowers have been delivered, wonderful food has been prepared, visits have been enjoyed and cards have been plentiful.  I feel cared for and loved.  


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bunny fun

At home, recovering from surgery, I decided I needed a fun project.  My cousin, Lou Ann, gave me this kit titled Spring Surprise by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  The kit came with all the fabric and each piece was labeled.  It was so enjoyable to put together.
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It is raw edge applique, so with a little quilting I will have an adorable decoration for next Spring.  Thanks Lou Ann!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Black and White Stash

In my continuing quest to use up my stash, I decided that I had a lot of black and white fabric (two large plastic containers) and it was time to make a dent.

So I made a little quilt -

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Hmmmm – that didn’t use up very much.   So I cut out tumblers for another quilt -

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And pulled fabric to make a large tote bag…..

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And I still have the same two large containers of black and white fabric.

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I made a small dent, but I will need to make at least three more black and white quilts to get the stash down to one container.

Don’t ask me about the containers of green fabric!


Friday, August 3, 2012

On The Needles

Pictured here is the back of the sweater I am making along with the front left side – on the needles.

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See more On The Needles at Patchwork Times – Judy’s blog.

(This is a great Watching The Olympics project.)