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Friday, October 20, 2017

The Tidepool

Well, it's been awhile.  Been too busy but not busy ENOUGH in the sewing room these past months.
This is what I have managed to put together recently,
This is for my grandson, it is his Big Boy Quilt since he will be 5 this December.  I do have another in the making for his two and a half year old sister, only need to put on the sashing, quilt and bind that one.  Oh I almost forgot I went shopping in Lancaster Pa two weeks ago its only about an hour away traveling all back country roads, I just needed a change of scenery and what better time of year then the fall.  The 14 year old granddaughter came along for the ride too.

Thanks for taking a look,

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Microwave Bowl Coozies

I have gotten some sewing done this summer.  I couple of weeks ago  I followed the 12 days of Christmas blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Amy at Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen posted about these Microwave Bowl Coozies.  I have made a few so far 10 have already gone out the door and I have these to go.  Eight more done.   I have made them in both sizes.
I couple more to go to give out at Christmas.  

Thursday, June 29, 2017

no finishes

I am not getting to much done these days.  I loaded the string quilt up on the frame to get to quilting, but had some real issues with the Juki, I finally just took it to the shop.  They say it is showing signs of wear, still skipping stitches.  While I was there I played with the Babylock Coronet, nice machine 16 inch throat, stitch regulator, sits on a smaller frame.  Then I asked how much $$ about 6000 which isn't bad just can't do it right now.  Been looking around on the internet to find another midarm machine can't decide if that is really what I want need.
if I get another mid arm I would upgrade the carriage another 150.00, stitch regulator 499.00 and then the cost of a machine so around 2000.00.  I will wait on making this decision for the moment.

In the meantime I started two new projects, the first one is this
I had purchased grunge 2 1/2 mini pack added some dark navy blue, and thought about the stars.  I think I like the gray wonky stars better than the white/black ones.

This is the other one.
this month at the LQS they had a clear out sale and on the table were a bunch of scraps you filled a  quart size bag for 6 dollars, i scooped up all the Batiks I could find, this only represents about 1/4 of  the bag.  I separated by value and choose the Curvy Log Cabin for these brights.  I am lucky if I get ten minutes a day in the sewing room during the summer.
I have seen lots of amazing quilts over the past couple of weeks on the Linky Parties. 
ALL of you keep inspiring ME!  Thanks

Monday, May 15, 2017

String Quilt

An update to yesterday's post.  I got the sashing done, but I think I will go around the outside too,
then pick a solid color for final border.
 I also have gotten seven blocks done for Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than housework.
She is helping with the Covered in Love block drive May/June.
As always,
Thanks for stopping by,  anna

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day and a string

Happy Mother's Day Everyone, either human or the furry kind.
Once a month a LQS does a thing they call "Lil' This Lil' That"  they showcase patterns, books, wool kits, and more.  They allow time for show and tell, and some of these ladies are amazing at what they do.  I don't get there every month but I made it yesterday.  I came home with a Moda scrap bag of Larkspur, ran some errands and came home and decided to do a string quilt with the scraps. 
It's our State Employee Charitable Campaign time of year I am thinking donating this. I have 25  6 1/2inch blocks  I am adding that tan sashing with a white corner stone.  that last one i will replace- its too off center, I wasnt going for perfect alignment but that is to different and to obvious.  I am linking up with OH Scrap and since I am in a strip making mood will be sending some orange and red blocks her way.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

something Patriotic

I put this together almost a year ago, the date stamp on my photo says 5/11/2016.
This was a Free download on Craftsy called Fresh Diamonds. 
  I must have rushed thru it because I lost a lot of my points.  I knew I would have to fix it so last night at work I ripped it apart.
I think I will rework it into something Patriotic.  
thanks for stopping by. anna

Monday, May 8, 2017

An Amazing Gifted ton of Fabric and THIS

My oldest sister has three girls and when they were young she made them clothes, she also made curtains for her home and Halloween costumes.  She never did the quilting thing though.  She used to work at Joann's Fabric.  About two weeks ago she was getting rid of fabric, so I took it all.

Specialty fabric
seer sucker?
tons of novelty- I can not possibly use all this fabric if you see something you like leave me a comment.
Then I went to my mother in laws and she had fabric she didn't want anymore, are you still with me? AND THIS. are u kidding me???
this are at least 2yds each. 
I see backing fabric