Saturday, February 18, 2012
And now for my little rant. As many people have noticed around blogland, the word verification in the comments section has become very difficult to read. Like many others I often blog over my first cup of coffee and since I am just waking up it is even more difficult to figure out. It means I am leaving fewer comments and receiving fewer as well. So I have turned off the "word verification" setting and hopefully it is easier now. Hope this helps anyone trying to comment cause I love hearing from y'all.
Happy Stitching. Hope I'll be back soon.
Posted by Heather at 9:07 AM
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The pattern for this pillow came from the Oct. 2010 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting and I think that it will make a happy addition to our home in Florida. Lots of white, yellow, blue, green and pink should make everyday feel sunny and bright!
Posted by Heather at 2:17 PM
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
1. Sometimes you just have to use pins.
2. Check your pressing instructions and be consistent.
3. Blocks made several years ago may be slightly different than blocks finished today.
I think the real lesson is that it is a good idea to finish a project like this in a more timely fashion, as it was rather tricky fitting these blocks together. But a couple borders added and it will be a finished top, languishing no more in the UFO pile and that is a good thing! Maybe fitting all those odd sized blocks together was good practice for me as I am in charge of the raffle quilt for our guild this year and who knows what trouble I may run into there. :)
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Anyway this UFO had been lingering for about 7 or 8 years and since I had most of the blocks made and more cut it seems a shame not to finish it, especially since it can be used with all the furniture and stuff that DH will be using in his rental in Florida (where he has taken a new job). Good job I still had the directions for making the block cause it took me a while to get in the groove of sewing these things. Originally I had planned this to be a queen sized quilt but now a twin/throw size will do just fine. I only had to cut out 4 extra blocks and hopefully I will get the last 6 sewn today. Though the colors aren't something I would pick today, I am looking forward to getting this one out of the UFO pile and made into something useful.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Off to the fabric store to buy the fabric for a guild raffle quilt, such fun.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Oh, and why is baby on my mind? My DS and DDIL are trying to adopt a baby. Though we don't know when it will happen I know I will be ready to welcome a baby with much love and of course, quilts.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I really wish you could see this in person, so much brighter and the texture the embellishments add is great.
And finally a little project for a nursery. These are little animals that I cut and then simply fused to fun fabric and framed. The hopeful mommy-to-be and I also made a quilt for this room but I forgot to take a picture before I delivered it. I will have to check out the room soon and see how everything is coming together!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This is another wool project that I am trying to embellish using the same idea. The project is from the book
"Pennies from Heaven" but I am adding lots of extra stitching and some applique with silk.
And speaking of silk, a wonderful quilting friend recently gifted me with some wonderful Jim Thompson silk sample pieces. I am so excited that I am trying to plan the perfect project. Maybe an applique project all in silk. Makes me happy just imagining how beautiful that could be!