Tuesday, November 1, 2011

More Fun


Check out the new fun thing  to look at.   More than enough eye candy for quilter's.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

This one is for you Patti

OK   so don't give me a hard time for taking so long to figure this out.   I am usually super fast with doing things, but this computer stuff takes me a thought process that is sometimes frustrating. 

This is the quilt I was telling you about.  Found the pattern on the Moda web site.   I didn't follow the directions real close.   I used all cotton, no brushed or flannel.   Cut out hundreds of squares, seems like almost 1500 maybe more.   Ok, just did the calculations and it is over 1200.  Then I followed the pattern from there on out.   It will be 19 squares across and 22 down.   I have all the squares cut out and sewn diagonally and have put 5 or 6 rows together.  It is starting to get heavy, so I can just imagine what it will weigh when done.

So this girlfriend is for you,   Not the quilt, just the pic.   Working on other stuff too and that will follow shortly.  

More pics

Here are some more I made.  The one by itself it the first one and for my daughter.  The other two pics are just some extra.   Guess if I had a better phone I would get better pics.   Maybe I should take a look and see if I can get the phone to take better pics.     Still got a long way to go on all of this.   But, I am learning a little at a time and figuring it out by myself.    

Mug Rugs

OK   let's try again.   Took this with my phone.   Not a very good pic.   Then I had to figure out how to send it via email to my email address, then send it, then put in in my pics.   Not back to blogger and to figure out how to post it on blogger again.    Maybe this will work.

Monday, October 24, 2011

OK I gotta quit for now!

If I started to list all the new quilting blogs I have been looking at in the last couple of weeks I would need a new blog. LOL Just kidding, but it has been so much fun to see the thousands of quilter's out there and the blogs they create. Makes me feel pretty pitiful with mine.

My biggest problem is taking a pic. I have a small digital camera and although I am not very good at taking the pics I can take them and download them and I think I figured out how to put them on my blog, that is I will have to figure it our again. My problem is where to take them. We have such a little place, only 12 x 28 and it serves as bedroom/living room and a kitchen/toilet area, that it is difficult with the dim lighting to take any pics. Right now I have a light tan bedspread on my bed and will give it a try for some of the smaller stuff I have been creating.

I just made a few MUG RUGS. I just had too. They are so cute. My daughter just got a new job and will have her own desk and that started me on that road. First one is for her naturally. Then had to make a few more. Was having a problem with the binding. So last night I watched,again, a couple of U Tube video's and so today am going to make another rug and try to do the binding technique I watched last night. That is one reason I never got into making place mats and potholder and such. The binding was a pain. Don't have the problem with my quilts. Sew it on, turn the binding over and tack it down. For the mug rugs I was trying to sew the binding down all in one step. Wasn't working too well. So now to try it another way. That is me though, always looking for a shortcut.

Getting back to all the new blogs. Have gotten so many ideas and learned so many new things. What a joy. Then that is the best thing about quilters. Their willingness to share their knowledge and teach others and help when they can.

I have to stop reading and get to work. So that is what I am going to do now. Sew !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and then sew some more. AND yes Patti, I will post some pics.

So have a good sewing day to all, and thanks for looking. Oh yeah, I am going to try to open an Etsy shop. I decided that some of the stuff I do looks as good and the other stuff out there. ( I have always felt my stuff isn't up to par, even though my hubby and many others tell me that I do great work ) I am going to try. Later

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Quilt

I started a new quilt last night. Yes Been a long time, over a year really. Maybe my slump is ending.