Friday, January 30, 2015

RSC and POD 4

Last of the blue butterflies - at least for this year.

and for Project of Doom the 4th block of 30

I have started the Sweet 16 and have a bunch of cross cuts made. Assembling this evening. (Not much is on TV tonight.)
Another sunny nice day in WA. I was getting pretty sick of the overcast and rain. We've now had 3 nice days in a row!!! I think that is the limit though.
I'll be linking to Fandom In Stitches Flickr group, and to Rainbow Scrap Challenge... see the buttons on the right.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AAAAAnd the winner is

Pat won the three fat quarters out of these 3... (not the purple, I only bought a regular quarter of that.)

So Pat gets a fat quarter of the red, blue and numbers fabric. I'll send that right out as soon as I hear back from her.
It was another partly sunny day here. Such a relief to see the rays for a few days.

Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for following along with my madness. I appreciate all your time and patience. I'm off to work on week 4 of the POD - it has Harry's glasses on it.


A Giveaway...

I'll bet you thought this was the post about my giveaway... that'll be next one, but now I'm telling you about the one over at Sarah's blog. She's got three ways to win this book.

It's by Christina Cameli.
So go on over there to Sarah's blog (use the link above), and read her review. You'll be glad you did.


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More Pictures of the Pink baby quilt

Complete with Hubby hands on top, and legs below.... don't notice, in the corner, the shopping bags going back into the car.
 I added a white strip to make the backing big enough.

She did okay on her close ups, I'd say.
Hope you are warm and dry where you are. Come back tomorrow for the name drawing.


Monday, January 26, 2015

A Finish! Finally, and some Flowers

Here it is with the label and binding and all quilted, even.

 I sewed the binding on the back first and then onto the front. It worked so slick and is now so much more sturdy than hand stitching. I set it up to catch the bottom of the label, too, so that is secure. The pink butterfly is me, and he's the blue one.

And I discovered something new at my new house today... crocuses coming up in the grassy yard. We had a lovely sunny day today. Not many of those so far, but the next few are supposed to be even nicer. If you are living on the East Coast, I hope you will come back and look at my Spring flowers here.
Hugs to you all... I'm  on the 401 blog today and 101 followers, so on Wednesday I'll draw a name out of the followers and send her a bit of fabric. 3 Fat Quarters from my newly purchased fabric.
I'll join this up to a bunch of linky parties later in the week. See the buttons on the side bar.

Friday, January 23, 2015

2 New Blue Butterlies

What's wrong with this picture?

The butterfly on the left is missing 2 #5s and a #4. It happens in paper piecing when you forget how to count. I kind of like the lop sided thing. I might just do without the 4s and 5s altogether. Just for a different look here and there. Individuals may vary.
So tomorrow is Rainbow Scrap Challenge link up day, so I will link these, and maybe the blue bow ties I showed yesterday. These were made from a strip of the new fabric I bought yesterday. It was a scrap - cause I used some for the Sweet Sixteen I'm working on. I've cut a bunch of strips and have some sewed together, but I don't like the look. I think I just need to keep going and they'll look better once I cross cut them. I'm not showing them cause I don't like them.
That is all - for now.

Linked to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge
Oh Scrap!
Quilt Art Design's Paper Piecing Party
Can I get a Whoop Whoop?
It's a Party at A Creative Princess
and maybe some others... I don't remember... Hey, I'm an old lady! CRS

Thursday, January 22, 2015

My Best Day in a Long Time

First and best, we went out to lunch with our married granddaughter! It was so much fun.

Then since it was January 22 - visit your local quilt store day (according to the Susan Branch calendar), my hubby took me to the two he found were nearest our new home.  I bought fabric... he really aught to know better.  (See purchases on the bottom picture.)
When we got home I finished up the week 2 block I missed last week for the POD and linked it up to the Flickr group. They are books without names yet.

Then I made 4 of the 16 bow ties for the Itty Bitty Blocks that will be part of a row quilt from Quilty Pleasures Blog . It went really quickly. Those are 2" squares with 1 1/4" squares to stitch corner to corner and flip on the background pieces. They are 3 1/2" blocks now... hopefully. I didn't measure them, but it's not a swap, so I don't really care if they are perfect. They were lots of fun to make.

So this is the fabric I got. I wanted the number one for a "book" for the POD QAL. It'll be for the Numerology book.
No finish on the baby quilt, yet. I still haven't heard back about the spelling and dates from my DIL. Guess I better call her.
Now we'll wish you a wonderful weekend - still a bit early.