Thursday, May 30, 2019

A New to Me Butterfly

I started out to make the kind I've seen all over the blogs, like here. I've wanted to try them for ages now.
I had trouble getting the background on correctly, so I made a paper piecing pattern.  You may notice I had a problem with that, too. Oh well, these are wonky ones.  I'll fix the pattern for the next ones.  I've been itching to make something paper pieced, you know me.
Linking to Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday.
Happy Thursday,

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Stories to go with the H2H quilts shown on an earlier post

Sometimes I have a time trying to tell one quilt from the close-ups of it shown on other blogs... So on this blog I am sharing the stories of the quilts that I'm giving to the Hands to Help Comfort quilts challenge. I'll show the quilts again and the sordid truths about them. LOL

This one started out as a Squirrel Quilt...

You know how squirrel quilts can be... so exciting to start, so tedious to finish. I liked the color scheme from an ad in a magazine, and I love the white and muslin background pieces on other quilts I have seen, but just not the way I did it. 

This red and muslin quilt is Cherry Pie - my third quilt, and it's been in the UFO pile since the 90s.  It's huge, and I just don't feel like finishing it. There are a few blocks cut that I will send with to Victoria's in Canada... in case she needs to add to the part she cuts off of this one.

The next two may need to be sewn together to be big enough, but that should be easy. These are "made" fabric pieces I made a couple of summers ago. There are orphan blocks and paper pieced blocks included in each. Close up photos show those blocks.



And here is the baby quilt for Jack's Basket.  Some of my favorite multicolored fabrics with two sided "frames".  It's an easy quilt to make, and I made it for a friend to give to a grandchild.  I asked and asked for an address, but none was offered.  I have two other quilts for the other grandkids that aren't as yet finished. They will be donated somewhere when they are finished, too.

Don't you just love the spacey blue on the left and the rainbow "flames" next to it?  In honor of my nephew, Brandon, this one goes to Jack's Basket.

Stories and close-up photos as promised. Shipping these tomorrow.

UFOs For H2H donations

Hi and here it is.  The first four flimsies are for Victoria's Quilts Canada, and one for Jack's Baskets. To make it easier for Sarah, I'll make another post with the stories.  Hugs, Terri

And one quilt for Jack's Baskets.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

I got the best of all Mother's Day gifts this year... My younger son, Scot, graduated from Arizona State University with honors. (Yep, gold tassel and rope, and a special sash given to military graduates, he was quite colorful. We got to watch the ceremony on the computer.) He retired from the Air Force several years ago, and went to school.  He is now student teaching 7 or 8th grade science, and already has a job for next fall teaching 8th grade science.  I'm very proud of him!

I also got a traditional Mom's Day gift. They usually send cut flowers, but this year I got a hibiscus plant. I've always wanted one. Several of the buds are slightly colored already to bloom, but lots are still green.  Looks like the flowers will be orange or gold colored.  Thanks Kids. I'm very happy with it.

So I hope your Mother's Day is as wonderful as mine.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Snow on May 8th

It really isn't anything new here, but I took pictures to remember the event.  (Shout out to my Sis, who now lives in Florida... We got some and you didn't!)

You can't see it coming down like crazy - camera can't capture the big flakes in the driving wind, maybe you can see it against the tree trunk. It's starting to stick on roofs and grass. I heard snow thunder 3 time so far.
And now some other kind of insanity... I got it to a flimsy and ironed it!  Sharing it belatedly on
Happy Spring - LOL