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Friday, May 11, 2018

Time to get serious

I have sooo.. many tops unfinished, I have told myself it's time to get serious about finishing them.
I did get this one finished.  (about a month and a half ago) just need to label and wash it. What am i waiting for??

Started this one on Monday.  I should've started it a lot sooner. YIKES the bridal shower is tomorrow.  I ordered something else from her registry so I will get it done before the wedding. She is having a beach venue and the colors say beach to me.  I like the pattern, but decided to change it.

I first did this layout, it was okay.
then did this layout

I like the random layout of this, so I will go with this one.  Both were kits from Craftsy.  I had bought them last December.  These are for my other half's niece's.  It was his suggestion that it would be nice if I made them quilts.  It was already on my mind, they both had just bought houses.
These two really need to be finished and get out the door.
Then I will work on quilting the string quilt from over a year ago, so that I can offer it up as a raffle item at our annual State Employees Charitable Campaign, which will be starting soon.
I had planned to go to Lancaster tomorrow, but looking at the weather now  I may have to wait till next weekend.
Hope everyone has a great Mother's Day.

Friday, April 27, 2018

sewing for charity

I started this post on April 17, and just now getting around to finishing it.

I finished these up today,( well that was on April 17 )
these are for Safelight Project 2018  https://frommycarolinahome.com/    I have five to send.

Next I will get some blocks together for Covered in Love.  and get them out the door http://katandcatquilts.blogspot.com/2018/02/new-covered-in-love-block-drive.html
OOPS I was in a hurry to get these to the post office I forgot to snap pics of the blocks,  here is the fabric I used. 
both packages are on there way now.💖

thanks for stopping by,  anna

Monday, March 12, 2018

my new granddaughter's quilt

yesterday I posted the fabric that I had picked out for a pattern I had seen on  Pieced Brain's blog,  It is the English Garden pattern in the publication Quilter's World.  What drew me to this was that it is quilts to make in a day.  I procrastinated too long in making a quilt for the granddaughter who will be arriving on March 22.  So I started it late yesterday afternoon.
I could have had it all sewn together if I had begun earlier in the day.  The only issue (my issue) is that I could spend a week deciding how to arrange the smaller half-square triangles. LOL
Thanks again, Denise for the inspiration, this really went together fast.

I look forward to seeing what everyone else is doing this week.  have a great day, anna

Sunday, March 11, 2018

What I have been up to

Well, first about three weeks ago my neighbor came over with a box, hum  and said you sew.  (me) thinking to myself not really, but asked anyway what do you have. He showed me what he wanted done, he had ribbon, some bar pins, and some O rings.   oh and could I get them done by March. At first he only had a few, so I made a couple examples for him. He said great, I'll order more supplies.  last Tuesday the O rings finally came in. I made about 55 of them for his Charity Event.

Next,  My niece purchased her first home, so I asked what was her color scheme, I was told French County Chic.  Cream, gray and beige  so I was looking through Craftsy and found this kit.
Carpenter's Star in High Society fabric
just have the inner border and corner stones to go.  there is enough fabric left over maybe some pillows too.

third, just making some bright blocks to take away the winter blues.

and finally, picked out the fabric for the new granddaughter, who will be here March 22, I saw a pattern on Pieced Brain's blog that she uploaded to Crazy mom quilts, Finish it up Fridays link.  It is in the publication Quilter's World, I will be making the English Garden pattern. It was quilts to make in a day.
Thanks Denise. So that is the plan for today.
as always thanks for stopping by,  anna

Monday, February 5, 2018

Flock of Geese part 2

so this is where I am at,  decision time about the borders.  I thought that I would go with the big blocks of color , Nope didn't like it.
I am gonna add at least a 1 1/2 inch white 1st border then what should I do about the 2nd one?
long blocks of color, medium or small  with/ or with out the added alternating white?
This is a queen size so these blocks will fall to the side of the bed.  any thoughts leave me a comment on which one you like.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A Flock of Geese

well the name actually is Stars and Pinwheels by Missouri Star Quilt Co. but there is a lot of geese flying around in this quilt.  this will be a queen size with some more pinwheels in the first border then a six inch to finish it off.  Three more rows of blocks to be sewn up.  maybe I can get them sewn up before I go to work tonight.😁

as always  thanks for taking a peek, anna

Friday, December 8, 2017


So last week i showed a picture of the quilt i am making for a lady at work and that i had gotten a ruler foot and template.  Well my machines didn't like the ruler foot, i could not get the bobbin thread to stay tethered and i didn't have time to mess around with settings.  So i went to my green gal got her set up to see how she would handle this.  beautifully she did  now i didn't use the ruler foot but didn't need to she eased into the curve gently.  i am still an amateur with the knee pedal as you can hear in the video.  all my squares with this motif are done just going to echo around the colored squares.

i picked her up about a year an half ago  20.00  i almost didn't go, but when i saw how much room it has on the bed and how high i knew i wouldn't have to struggle pulling a big quilt through her.  this one is definitely a keeper.

as always thanks for stopping by,  anna