Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I got the final stitches on the binding last night. I pieced this top in July 2009 and after finding the border fabric I was hoping to have it done before Christmas 2009.....Oh well, It's ready when the holidays roll around again!
The friendship star blocks were from a long ago swap and the nine patches were leftovers.
It doesn't have any Christmas fabric in it but the border stripes reminded me of candy canes.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
While at my quilt class I told you the teacher asked us to bring in show and tell. A woman brought in this crazy quilt that her grandmother made. The date embroidered on the quilt was 1885 and the appraiser agreed with that time frame. She did say sometimes dates on these types of quilts do not always represent when it was made but rather to mark an occasion, such as a birth, death or marriage.
Since I'm working on the wool crazy quilt this was a joy to see!
I love the fan and am pretty sure I'll work one into my WCQ.
Look what is attempting to bloom in my backyard! Can spring be far behind?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Julie wrote this in her card, "Since making the little cheddar quilt I've progressed to ever smaller and smaller pieces. I've made minis before but not with pieces this tiny. It's all your fault!" I'll take that as a complement.
This whole mini measures approx 14.5x18.5!! That is tiny!! I love the border fabric too as it frames it so nicely. Thank you Julie!
I do not want you all to think that I need any thanks. I had so much fun doing it and seeing your lovely little creations!!
I also finished the pineapple block from Linen Closet Quilts Vicksburg BOM. Whew, now I can work on a funky house.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I had a wonderful two day class and learned that I need to do that more often!!
To refresh your memory this was the quilt I saw and loved at the Outdoor Quilt Show last summer. When I saw that she was giving a class I jumped at the chance. Tonye was a wonderful teacher. She was very encouraging, laid back, funny and generous. Here's a few more close ups of the houses.
Before our "art" lesson I asked her if she had a double martini hidden anywhere!! The answer was a resounding no:)
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Speaking of Cheddar Cheese and Crackers, the teacher at my quilt class last week asked us to bring in some show and tell for our class on Friday. I brought in my doll quilt. Unbeknownst to me the lady who sat across from me is also an appraiser and as soon as she saw the quilt she asked me if it was old!! Now, she was still across the table when she saw it, so it is possible up close she would have been able to see the reproduction fabrics. Regardless, she loved it and it looked old, which is the look I was going for! They ooed and ahhed (or is that ewed and ahed?)and loved the hand quilting. (Karen Dianne, I guess it wasn't that bad!!) I was so glad I thought to bring it.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Congratulations to all of you for playing along with me! I've had so much fun I may have to do it again later in the year.
Woo-Hoo! To Jan from What a Load A Scrap who was the last entry
And Miriam at Yellow Rose Quilts who was almost last!!!
Please send me addresses and I'll get the packages ready to mail this weekend.
Today is the last day to enter your link or send me a photo and I'll draw 2 names tonight for the lovely reproduction fabrics shown. I had to add the most amazing (-ly bright) cheddars to the stack!! Seriously, they may need a bit of coffee stain!!! Do you like the way I hid them in the center?
It has been a crazy week so far. We got a new computer system in our auto parts store and yesterday was the first day up and running. We are almost too old to learn new tricks!!! After a late Monday night and a whirlwind day yesterday we are onto day two. We have the computer guy and our salesman here the whole week to hold our hand and train. Shucks, too bad I have a quilt class in the morning!!!
With all that said I'll post the winners of the drawing in the morning although I probably won't be able to get them mailed until Monday.
Have a great day! Looks like sunny skies here in Central Oregon.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Any tips tossed my way would really be appreciated.
There are now 31 Cheddar scrap quilts to view. (4 of them can be seen under number 27) You have until Wednesday to add a link!! Have you seen them?! Scroll down to view the quilts.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Did I mention there's be a random drawing at the end?? C'mon, don't be shy!!!
I have been working on a few projects but nothing really to show.
I pieced the backing for the George Washington quilt, adding the Declaration of Independence, the Martha W block and a few other bits and pieces. I was hoping to possibly get it quilted before President's Day but that is coming too fast!
I've also been machine quilting my Christmas quilt, which means it is set up for quilting and I can't move on to other projects until it's done. Good motivation huh?
I have been doing a little hand applique on the Vicksburg BOM, although I have to admit the Wool Crazy is pulling me in every time I have a few minutes for handwork. I told myself I'd do 10 minutes of applique a day on the BOM, then I can work on the wool applique.
I can't leave you without a photo so here is a few fabrics I've pulled out for my class next week. Looks like I'll need to purchase a few more brights while I'm there. This is a little out of my comfort zone, but I'm ready for it!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
It's quilt show time! Here is the original vintage quilt that we loved so much. Please add the link to the post on your blog, not your blog address. We want your quilt to be easy to find. If you aren't finished that's OK, post it anyway.
If you don't have a blog please send me a photo and I'll post it.
I'll have this open for a week to show us your quilt, then I'll have a few random prizes!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
I got a chance to get started on this over the weekend. It’s a bit of a learning curve at this point. I have a few more applique shapes I want to get stitched down then I’ll start on a bit of embroidery.
I’m having internet connection problems and am using Windows Live Writer through my new netbook. Another learning curve!
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