Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
I am trying to decide what to do with the lone log cabin. I didn't enjoy it enough to make more of the same, but I could add more of something to make it big enough for a wallhanging. (any ideas?)
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is Patch.
This is Patch strutting her stuff in the ring. That's my cousin on the other end of the leash.
This is Patch sitting on my niece after working out in the ring. They are both rooting on Griz in the Rally. (which I found out today is obedience)
Here is Patch and Griz. Despite their appearance they are babies and so lovable.
Here is Griz at Rally. He didn't do very good.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
While typing up my post the spell checker corrected my spelling of momento and wanted to change it to memento. So, I brought out the Merriam-Webster.
me-men-to: something that serves to warn or remind; also: souvenir
momento- not in my dictionary at all.
I looked online and found that the words can be used interchangeably, but memento is actually the correct spelling.
While in Europe we saw so many paintings that had skulls. In churches, paintings of ministers with these awful skeleton heads, usually setting on a table with the minister's hand on it. We also saw a lot of carved skulls. We saw it again and again and I had to find out what the meaning of those skulls were.
This is what I found:
Memento Mori- Remember you are a man and you shall die. It was a reminder, especially for the religious, that death would come, no matter how important they were on earth.
I hope you found that interesting:) I wouldn't have posted this but it is Saturday.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I was always holding my paper up to the light to see where the next piece goes. I'd pin, then flip it and check to make sure I had a seam allowance and that my fabric covered the whole section it was supposed to. If I didn't have enough light then I wouldn't be paper piecing! When I had weird angles that was a whole 'nother scenario.
Someone got me this ruler and although the ruler is handy, the best pp tip for me came from the directions inside the package!
By the time I thought I'd take photos this is what I had. I sewed on the line on the other side of the paper. I trimmed the seam, then pressed.
Now this might be fairly easy to see where to put the next piece of fabric, but for the sake of this post I'm going to show you how I did it.
Turn the paper over so you can see your sewing lines.
Get an index card and put on your next sewing line. (I actually put it up a tad more then in the photo)
Fold back your paper against the index card.
Use your add a quarter ruler and use the little edge against your card.
Set your next piece on top of the fabric and you are ready to sew. No holding up to the light!
I did the same thing on the sides. Put your index card on the sewing line and fold back.
I really wanted a seam that was a bit smaller then 1/4" so I used my regular ruler. That works just fine.
Until I read about folding back the paper on an index card I fought with paper piecing. This tiny, easy trick has helped me immensely! Now, please don't tell me you've been doing this for years, OK?!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Ruthie lives on an island off the coast of Maine. She loves lobsters!
Paula does amazing applique!
Patty IS the lady in the center! She oozes creativity and is happy at life!!
The two below were done with a different group of ladies. We wanted to keep them small so that was the only criteria.
I love my Lady Liberty RR so I thought I'd show it again. She is hanging in my entrance way to herald in our Independence Day!!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The appliqued log cabin was the center of the block. My addition was the log cabin squares. This is how it looked when I sent off for the next round.
This was Jill's completed quilt! Isn't is amazing!?
The center block was the compass square. This was how it looked when I sent it off.
I love my completed quilt so much I had to show you all again:)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I've been digging through and cleaning out a few areas of my sewing room that needed attention. I mentioned last week "crumbs"; those bits and pieces of blocks that seem to multiply as fast as my scraps. Where did these come from?! I recognize a few, like the flying geese strips from the RR Crossing quilt and a Rupp block that I obviously didn't have the colors figured out. (it is still pretty cute though huh?) but I really think someone snuck in here at night and dropped of the drunkards path blocks and about a hundred HST in all sizes.
I'm not sure if the plan is still to work on these over Sisters week or not, but I am determined to do something with them.
Aren't you glad I didn't have a drawing for these? Ha, I'd probably have a negative reader amount!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I pulled a name out of a bowl and that name was........drum roll..........
Country Log Cabin Quilter
Please contact me at Loridweightwatchers(at)gmail(dot)com with your address and I'll get the package out to you right away.
Thanks so much for playing along.
Monday, June 15, 2009
OK, I see a lot of bloggers doing this so I thought I'd jump on the giveaway bandwagon. This is actually my 101st post but I noticed Friday's was number 100!
Just remember one woman's (or man's) junk is another one's treasure. I'm not saying it is all junk, but it is something I no longer want in my closet.
With the help of my brother and sister we just moved my mom from a 3 bd home that she has been in for 18 years to a 1 bd apartment. It reminded me to clean the clutter from my house so nobody will have to roll their eyes at my collections of stuff!
Several years ago I ordered a BOM pattern from The Quilted Garden. (can't find them online any longer) It was Botanika by Robyn Pandolph- very beautiful. It could be elegant or you could make it more loose and primitive. I did 2 blocks, prepped a 3rd and now I would like it gone.
If you do a google search for Robyn Pandolph Botanika quilt you will see the whole quilt as she did it. I also see a few shops still offering it as a BOM.
The only thing I ask is that the winner do something with the 2 blocks that are already made. Use them as a medallion then donate them to a charity,or whatever, but don't just chuck them in the thrift store bin and keep the patterns. I want to see what you do with the 2 blocks. The other thing is don't look too closely at my hand applique:)
What you will win: 2 completed appliqued blocks, 1 blocked pinned and pieces cut out, 12 patterns by Robyn Pandolph. These blocks finish at 20".
Feel free to comment even if you don't want the patterns or blocks, just let me know.
Cut off time will be Tuesday night 9PM Pacific time. I'll post the winner on Wednesday.
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