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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

cool cool water

It is Finished!!  I finished it up this morning  April 30
I went vertical instead, did faux piped binding, and a low volume leaf print for back, quilted the gray fabric again just straight lines.(I am having trouble with my Juki, so I had to use my Singer)

Again this is to be raffled off at a benefit to help cover some medical costs for my cousin's step-daughter,
I LOVE how this turned out.

I am moving right along with this quilt, it helps that I am on vacation.  The pattern was found on you tube by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co.  It is called Cascade here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cayzw4LEnM  This goes together fast, which was what I was looking for.  I didn't make it as long though.  still have to sew the five rows together and add a border.
It is raining right now, you really can't see the beautiful colors in this,  anna

Friday, April 21, 2017

what's on 1st, who's on 2nd?

OKAY,  yesterday I posted who's on 1st?
WELL  today What's on 1st? and Who's on 2nd?
I had to do a line-up change, while I like my initial choice, I think It comes off to modern and won't appeal to the masses
after all, this is going to be raffled off so I had to change up

who doesn't like BATIKS?  I believe this will draw more attention
I am so glad I decided to start cutting today, so that I  am still ahead in the game.  Any thoughts??  anna

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Who's on 1st?

Who's on 1st?  I have always liked that skit from Abbott and Costello, gosh I haven't seen any old shows like that in awhile.  But anyway I was supposed to receive some fabric on Tuesday to finish the borders on the Migrating Geese quilt, well it was mis sent to Ohio and not expected to arrive until Saturday now.  Today I received another order I had placed which brings me to the answer  to the question Who's on 1st?
 This is

I have everything needed for the next quilt on hand, yea! 
    My cousin is having a dinner benefit for his step daughter to cover some of her medical cost, I offered to make a quilt so that they could raffle it off at the dinner.  I have until the end of May to complete,  not so bad should be enough time, RIGHT?  Thankfully my vaca starts this Friday night at 1230pm yippee.  And everything else will take a back seat to insure a Finish.  I am sure I will have this all cut up by Sat afternoon.  I will post again once I get some sewing started.  anna

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Garden of Plenty

I am calling this one Garden of Plenty, I was actually thinking at first My Weedfree Garden.  My Perennials in my garden are coming to life accompanied by many WEEDS. I need to get out there and just get to it.  No weeds in this quilt though pretty rose buds, peonys, and mums.  The half square triangles were done in a weekend, i had it arranged in a different way at first but than changed it to this.  Did the quilting this past weekend, will finish binding tonight.  it finished at 52" square.  Started this Jan 27 so this didn't sit around too long.
Until the next quilt, anna

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Peter Cottontail

I saw this the other day and thought I would make it.
I found it at http://thecraftyquilter.com/2014/04/patchwork-peter-rabbit-tutorial/. He is the second one, the first one had a mishap, a cutting mishap.  I didn't make it as big or add the tulips, but I still think he is cute and I even found a pink button in my old sewing box.  He will Welcome guests at the front door,  I added two small loops on back and inserted magnets to affix him to the steel door.  My intent was to do swirls but I haven't FMQ in so long stippling just came naturally.
Thanks for stopping by,  anna

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


I downloaded  this pattern back in 2012 from Moda Bake Shop called Simply Woven. I made all the blocks back in January and I only used 3 different colors, it did not have the bold effect of that in the pattern. So these blocks sat in waiting.
now it's March and i had just watched the free weekend of The Quilt Show, and I caught the episode with Victoria Findlay Wolfe.  Her inspiration was "if you don't like it Cut it up"  So guess what I did next  YEP I cut it up!!

and I like how this turned out, it will finish at 48x48 and bonus I have all that wonderful(not negative) space to practice FMQ.  No Fabric wasted here.  I will do the Simply Woven Quilt again but with more colors. anna