Friday, February 26, 2010

Thought For the Day

Thought for the Day:

Why, oh why, do I wait so long to change the blade in my rotary cutter. It works soooo much better with a new blade!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Another groovy bag finished. These are so quick and easy. I just love making them!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Brighten the day

Lime green has become one of my favorite colors, closing following red and turquoise. It just brightens the day, don't you think? We've had a bit of sunshine the past few days here in "Green Country" (NE Oklahoma) but I was so busy sewing that I didn't get out and enjoy it. I made my own sunshine! This little quilt will be sold at the Green Country Quilters' Guild show in June (4th and 5th) at the Small Quilt Auction benefiting our guild. Mark your calendars and come prepared for a great show. And come prepared to bid. NOTE: I've been known to buy back my own small quilts in the past.

Monday, February 15, 2010

More from Cindy

My friend Cindy (and her husband John) stopped in on their way through the state, again. We always love seeing them and we're glad they travel back and forth between Nevada and Florida a lot so we can see them often.

Cindy passes her time in the car and in the evenings working on quilts. She started this one 30 years or so ago. She finished the hand quilting on this trip. I think it's lovely.
(and so is she!)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I posted this last year, but here it is again. This one hangs in my foyer after I take the Christmas quilt down and stays up until after Valentine's Day. So, here's wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day. May you be surrounded by those you love!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Isn't this cute?

Don't you just LOVE this little pin cushion given to me by my friend Ranette? I do!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Civil War Reproduction Quilt Top

Well, I got it together...the quilt top, I mean. I'm quite pleased with it. Not so pleased with the picture, but I'll take another one after it's quilted.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The last 2 blocks

I finished the last 2 blocks for my Red and Black Civil War Reproduction quilt and I'm putting it together. This block has a lot of pieces. But it's not a NEARLY INSANE block like my friend Ranette makes. Hers are crazy! And tiny. They have so many pieces that making one really would make me nuts. I figure I'm already insane enough without pushing it any further.
I threw in a little yellow. I'm really excited to see how the whole thing is going to look together. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quick blocks

While I've been working on other projects, I've also been making these blocks:

They're so easy to make. I followed the tutorial over at Magnolia Bay Quilts (see side bar) and found that I could make these in not time.
I'll probably put them in a quilt to give a way to some kid who doesn't have a quilt (I'm considering an orphanage in the Slovak Republic--we have friends there).
Now I have an excuse to save every little scrap. It's so fun to make something out of "nothing"!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snow Storm Projects

I was able to get quite a few blocks done for my Civil War Reproduction quilt during the snow days. (Not that we were homebound--we managed to go out to eat a couple of times and even to the movies which we seldom ever do)