Saturday, August 28, 2010

two tops ready to quilt, How was your FNSI?

A lot of the cyber quilters are doing self-imposed Sew-Ins on Friday Nights.

I like the idea of knowing that others are busy working on their projects at the same time I am working on mine.

It is kinda like having friends over and not having to clean up the house!!

Here is what I have gotten done this week.

It is anybody's guess as to when I will get them quilted.

Scrappy BLUES is destined to be one of my favorites. It is 72 x 72 so I may consider borders.
What do you suggest? The blocks are 6 1/2"
A 4 1/2" or 6 1/2" blue print perhaps?
Maybe 2 1/2 yellow and 4 1/2 blue.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wedding Video- you have to see this- enjoy

Thought I would share the video of our Daughters wedding.

(Don't worry it is just the entrance, not the whole ceremony!)

ps. I made the 'flowers'- cw

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In --

No sewing on the official Friday Night Sew-In but I did get the next border sewn together on Saturday Night.
(Does that count?)

Grand kids are spending the night and we are having way too much fun!

Lane has been keeping me moving by cutting the sets as I strip.

Karlee thinks my Red/White/Blue quilt looks like HOP SCOTCH.

She cracks me up!!

I sewed 48 blocks this evening.

Next I need 36 sets of the checkerboard blocks and this top will be done!- cw

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Scrappy BLUE's work in progress

Scrappy Blues's is all cut out, sitting in a pile and not sewing its self together (where are those little elves when you need them)

I am making 6 1/2" blocks. They go together pretty quick. I can see doing this in a larger block with novelty or kids prints.

My distraction is the Red, White and BLUES top that I also have cut out.
For some reason, this one is getting a little attention from me.
I am liking the way the blocks go together.

No promises that either will get finished but both are at least to the UFO stage.

I am using red/pinks and cream/tans with misc blues. to make an 8 1/2" block

I haven't decided if I will do a border.
Originally I was going to make the top using the block that has red outside edges.
I miss cut and did a couple of the checkerboard blocks and really like how they turned out.

I wonder which one I will get finished first?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Fabric Flowers- Sarah's wedding

The wedding was beautiful!

The bride was beautiful (She's my daughter so I can brag)

The attendants all held up well in the heat.

This was a fun get together of family and friends to celebrate Nick and Sarah exchanging vows.

August, 14th, 2010, Joplin MO

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mary's show and tell

Quilt group meet last night and we had a little show and tell. Mary M was inspired by the last strip/string class and made this beautiful Christmas prints top.

I just love how she did the borders. This quilt is a Holiday Beauty!
A couple of months ago we used a series of Children's Prints to make donation quilts. One pattern the group tried was the Cut-Up-4-Patch.
Several of the gals have gone on to make additional personal quilts from the pattern.
Here is one that Mary made and Free Motion Quilted.
Another beautiful work of Love.

A little more sewing on the borders and she can start on the binding. Mary is not by nature a scrappy girl but she is enjoying mixing it up a bit. (I am starting to wear her down) I just think her eye for color and precising in assembly just produce the most lovely pieces of work.
I am thrilled to get to share the photos. As friends and quilters we never know when we are going to motivate someone. Mary is definitely motivating me to add both of these to my future TO-DO list!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Wedding Flowers for Sarah

Sarah asked me a couple of months ago if I wanted to make the flowers for her wedding.
As the mother to the Bride of course I said YES!.
Sarah's request is that the flowers look like I 'made' them. She did not want artificial flower arrangements.
We did a couple of searches and found ideas but none 'spoke' to me.
I am a fan of wait till the last minute and see what pops into my head.
Sarah originally said- scrappy, home made, artsy.
Scrappy is harder to pull of then she thought. I insisted she pull the fabrics she wanted me to use.
She decided on a pink floral dress that was in the heirloom stash from her grandmother. To add a bit of scrappy I paired it with misc. pinks.
My button collection is almost non-existent. I may have to beg,borrow, or steal a few from friends to get this project finished by next Saturday.
To keep the flower's fun we decided to make wands! Each attendant will have a 'bouquet' which will be broken down and guest can have a flower to play with.
Karlee has already given high praise for this idea. She has picked out the one she wants
I decided to do a preview to show off progress from today.
The stems are fabric covered wooden skewers. I still have to add the leaves and bundle the bouquets.
My girls are just too much fun!