Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Decoration

This cute little guy I found at a church sale a couple of years ago. He comes out every Easter to show off. Happy Easter to everyone!

Little Red Hen x 4

I found a cute pattern for chicken pot holders at the LQS. You slip your hands into the chickens wings to protect you from the heat. I am going to make up a few pairs to take to the family reunion for the auction. Every third year we have a family reunion in Kansas. We have an auction from family donated items to make money for the next reunion. Handmade stuff sells really well. The pattern is by PM Lane's Patterns. They didn't have a website. The pattern sews up nicely but it isn't a beginner pattern! Lots of thick places to sew through. I love them. Hope everyone loves them at the reunion!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Patriotic Baby Quilt finish!

I made this quilt on commission. She wanted a patriotic baby quilt for a military friend's new baby. This quilt is about as patriotic as it can get! It took me about 5 days total, but that was a lot of fast and furious stitching. It turned out nice. It is 52x40 inches so will still be a nice size for a child. My kids always used their baby quilts for curling up on the sofa to watch TV long after they were babies.
They still haven't called me for an interview for the hospital position in the Recovery Room. I'm kinda glad about that! I did start working on a committee project for my quilt guild, Piecing Partners. We are putting together a quilt show for 2011 here in Colorado Springs. I think this job will be exciting.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Busy Day: sewing and applying for a job!

Yesterday I pieced my third block for my Sentimental Journey 2010 BOM. When I was ready to put on the sashing I noticed that the sashing pieces were too short. Oh well, I'll just stretch them a little. So I stretched them...not such a good idea! Now not only was my block distorted it was still too big. Should have been 16.5 inches square but ended up 16 and 3/4! Yuck, I hate imperfection. Soooo I take the whole block apart and measure and trim each piece and stitch it back together. Now I have a beautiful almost perfect finished block. Now I'm happy that when I look at my quilt I won't be totally disgusted with myself! Anyway, all the unsewing and resewing did give me ample time to contemplate my decision to apply for a job at the local hospital. While the extra money would be great it would also mean giving up precious sewing time:-(. Well, I haven't got the job, I have only applied for it. So I'll cross that bridge if I get to it. One never knows how their life will play out. The best part of my day was making a trip to the LQS to pick out backing for my Bunny Hill applique quilt. My first attempt at real applique. Not the cut and paste method! Can't wait to have it quilted.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Jelly-roll quilt along

Here are pictures of my jelly roll blocks. I am making two quilts, one for each of my nieces. One is Verna and the other Eden. I love both of these fabric lines, hope they do too!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Very First Blog!!!

Hi Everyone
This is my very first blog. I have been wanting to join the crafting/quilting bloggers for a while now. I can't tell you how long it took me just to choose a blog name. Does that mean I'm not very creative? Maybe just fussy! Bear with me as I learn to blog.