Tuesday, February 26, 2008


As you can see, All I needed was a let's post pics, note from the group leader! hehehe. Here is my purple block already to go out to the next person on the list (yet to be determined)...I tried to get close-up of the stitches without the blurs -- this is as close as it gets!

it is my intention to make a good sized quilt using each color twice in blocks, have siggies of participants on the backs and then use it on the bed in the extra room! My blocks will be about 14 inches finished...not sure yet...i didnt want a bunch of small blocks to deal with! LOL more on this quilt soon! I will be doing two colors each month--one block for me to send around, and then I work each of another five as they get to me....The other of my two will be worked as I feel like it! I may even send those around to be played with! Was surfing and could find almost none with a decent looking border. I am wondering if they didnt do borders back then...


dont ask why, but I chose triple orange salad! and this is what the block looked like before (commonly called nekked or naked) and this is what the block looks
like now--it is ready to be sent...

I tried to capture pic with natural colors but as you can see that didnt happen! the bottom pic being the closest! anyway, if I dont stop now, I might not send the block! Maybe i will make another....

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I really DO get things DONE!!!!

I began this while living at SIL's house back in 06, waiting for our new home to be built, after moving back to Tucson. John bought me some fabrics and I didnt have a clue how big I was going to make it but decided because i didnt have a lot of things with me--that the traditional fence rail looked great as a whole! I had a king sized bed to go by--LOL. I only need to sew down the binding.

This next one I began while we were living in Lakeside and I took a class using four patches and that interesting sashing you see! hehehehe forget what it is called and I couldnt find the binding that I had previously cut, so I used the purple... who knows where the orange went to! LOL My step dil picked out the fabric and I am certain she has since forgotten--been about 2 1/2 years! this also simply needs to have the binding stitched down.

MANY sincere thanks to my friend in Idaho for doing the machine quilting..I have my first lesson in machine quilting in March and am really looking forward to it! It was much easier to assemble tops for her in trade for the quilting! hehehe I really need to learn while I have the desire!
Today o will be bustling around in my room---wanna make a couple more dj blocks, and get ready for a class tomorrow with Jean Biddick--using yet another new technique for me called blending backgrounds!

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I made this up as a sample for the LQS--I have now added a border and now I really like it a lot! LOL

I can even deal with the colors! LOL---I will probably be quilting and binding it as well!

Today i received back two quilts that I had sent to a friend in Idaho for quilting and I am stunned by the outcome! WOW--now to find the bindings I had previously cut and get them bound....and post pics for you to see---more soon---

Sunday, February 17, 2008


looking at the screen--Laci is on the left (will be 3 in April) and Missy (will be 1 in May) arent they the cutest hams? Missy weighs 7.8 lbs and Laci weighs 7.4....I have decided that i will have this breed for the rest of my life..

This is a quilt I made for them to use when we go camping. The intention was to keep them comfy --maybe they wont wanna be in our bed?!?! on second thought, that wont work! LOL--so it will be my lap quilt..most of it is Thimbleberries flannel...
I made this today and it is simply a sew and flip with scraps! no batting.

I am going to pick up my crochet hook and design a block for an afghan using the wonderfully colored yarn I just got...I feel inspired! teehee----or maybe i will just relax and do some crazy quilting!

Friday, February 15, 2008


well, it excites me anyway! I love weather!

these are of the back yard--the grass is green year round--thank goodness

I have daffodils growing, too, back there but didnt get them in the picture..

been spending a lot of time sewing and crafting--I am participating in rr's and just have fun....the orange colored block is a crazy quilting food fight swap block--it is nekked right now but will be shown in it's glory before I mail it with the recipe!

the pic of the 4 blocks is the second block for the Thimbleberries club and will be part of the BIG quilt we assemble at the end of the year...I will also be making all the quarterly projects as well--another set of these blocks will be made for that soon as I can get extra fabric to complete it--or I might just use some I have here already since they blend together from year to year.

the next picture of the lap quilt is JUNGLE FEVER and is a promotional item to be displayed in the local quilt shop. I didnt care for it at all till after I assembled it! LOL have to wait for the bolts to come in so I can add a border, backing and binding. And when the kits are gone--i get to keep the quilt! That is the best part....I can keep it in the rv!
Speaking of which, we recently sold the pop up trailer---we decided to have a regular rv and will be looking for one! I need to make some new things for that when we find one we like! --here we go again! hehehehe
the last picture are of my DEAR JANE blocks...you can read more about this at www.dearjane.com. this fascinates me so I am making my own dear jane journey and so far so good, still have tremendous interest!
I have also been helping out a bunch at the quilt shop! Tomorrow is the local home studio tour of ten homes--I am hostessing all day at my friend's house and really looking forward to it! I LOVE her house--and if permitted--will take pics.... was going to have my own tour today but I backed out because of the rain! and now it is snowing again and John just walked in--nothing going on at school because of the weather...he says he wishes he was watching this in the mountains! well, DUH! LOLthat is all for now..think I am caught up--gonna go sew....