Sunday, March 11, 2018

H2H is starting up again!

A new excitement in my life... H2H, (Hands to Help) a very worthy charity (in my opinion) is starting for 2018.  I have a 4 patch quilt in mind and will make one for the Little Lambs - since that is my maiden name. (Yup, in the good old days I was Terri Lamb.)

I've been a part of this (H2H) charity since 2012 , when I made this quilt

Here are some of the other quilts I've made for various charities associated with H2H.

  Two in 13

H2H - 14  (turned in late)




Check out Sarah's blog to find out the particulars. There will be quilting tips, recipes, tutorials and prizes, and lots of fun.


Friday, March 9, 2018

Green for March

I've been wanting to try half square triangles... I found a pinwheel pattern I like and I think it'd be a great project to do for Rainbow Scrap Challenge, BUT I had all kinds of trouble making my first two.

I figure the trouble with my points comes from the trimming.  More practice is necessary.

Linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

My Favorite Quilt Fabric Store

On our move from Washington state to Wisconsin we drove Interstate 80 passing through Wyoming. (It's a beautiful state in July.)  We stopped in Green River for a lunch and then a little fabric therapy at Keama's Quilts. She has an amazing assortment of fabrics and other quilting goodies.  Here is what I bought.

Recently, she emailed me about a quick sale they had, and now she is showing a tutorial on You Tube. This one is on cutting for a backing. I thought you might enjoy it.


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Last Light Blue Saturday of January 2018

Not a very successful month for me...only 2 and 3/4 blocks.  (See previous posts having blue butterflies.)

Here's the work of last week.  This is the 3/4 of a Snowflake block. Maybe I'll finish it today, but hubby is home and requires my attention.

(Patterns for butterflies and snowflakes are from 365 Foundation Piecing Blocks  by Linda Causee. It was a wonderful Christmas gift from my sister, Barbara, in 2005. I've used it for all kinds of patterns, flowers, light houses, borders on an I Spy, birds, etc. It's a paper piecer's bible.)

Even though I love the book, I still have a pet peeve about some of the patterns. See that center "flower"?  I'm leaving that open and going to cover it with a yoyo. That many points coming together would just be a mess.  How come some designers don't understand this?  I see the one in the book that is made  of fabric has no seams there. 

Enough complaining... I'm off to get ready for a late lunch out with my Beau.

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blue Butterflies and Black Geese

I have been piecing,  honest!  These are for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday next.  This month's color is light blue.

These black geese were for the RSC also, but I didn't get to taking any pictures. The color triangles are from the same piece of fabric, the others are each from a different black scrap.
Next up, four different snowflakes with light blue skies.... paper pieced, of course.
Happy Humpday!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Ancient History

Paper pieced about 10 years ago. This is part of the back of a baby quilt made for my Great  Grand niece.  (Sorry it is so out of focus...I took the picture as a reminder, not to be shown to anybody.)

And here is the front. My Grand niece was into raising and showing rabbits. (This is actually the second top I made. The first one showed pink from the backing through the rabbits. Now I would leave it, but then things had to be "perfect". I've since learned there is no such thing.)

Have a lovely weekend.