Thursday, January 29, 2009

Y Seams

I pulled red fabrics .......OK hmmmm...... to practice inset seams....... My motivation for this learning experience ?......Trying to piece hexagons.....need I say more. I've always avoided inset seams but, there are so many wonderful patterns that require Y seams....that I decided it was time for me to be buckle down and learn the dreaded Dot to Dot sewing....LOL

My first 8 pointed star! Woo Hoo! I did it...I love it........this little 8 pointed star has given me such a feeling of accomplishment. Now, do you think I'm ready for a Lone Star quilt? LOL....(repeating to myself) baby steps.
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


A hexagon top I'm working on today...... Maybe, I'll add another border or just quilt it and call it done.... I gave up on the English paper piecing for, I thought I would use a few of my hexagons to make this little wall hanging .
Happy Stitching,

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Table Runner

Ohhh look what the mail delivered today! Carol at Cornfield Quilter had a give-away on her blog. I received this lovely table runner. It's BEAUTIFUL a BIG thank you to Carol. :)
Happy Stitching,

Friday, January 16, 2009

What will it be?

BRRRRRrrrrrrr, It's cold. Hope everyone is staying warm! Tommorrow, I have to go out for some quilt batting. I want to get the 4-patch furrows loaded so I can get started quilting it.....OOohh my a trip to the LQS whats a girl to do! This is what I've been working on not sure what it will be when it's finished. Also,,,,ugh I've been trying so hard to English paper piece hexagons.....the papers and my fingers are not cooperating... those papers are slippery little suckers!! :) Have great weekend!
Happy Stitching,

Monday, January 12, 2009

Dilly Bag

Lurline has a tutorial on her blog at Lurline's Place for these cute little Dilly Bags. I made this one today. Easy to follow instructions with step by step photos! Thank you Lurline for sharing this fun project! I'll be making more of these. If anyone is interested in making one for yourself or as a gift. You can find the tutorial here .
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Binding The Little 9 Patch

It's a rainy blah day here.........that makes it a great day for sewing :) Let's add some binding to this little quilt.

All done and ready to hang! Now what? Well, I could start on one (of many) UFOs......naaaaaaa lets not go there today....... Maybe fold some fabrics and tiddy up a bit........naaaaa it's not that bad after all I can still see the floor......... Oh wait even better why not make some crumb blocks!
Happy Stitching,

Friday, January 9, 2009

Starting From Scraps

I wanted make some scrappy 9 patches so I grabbed myself a handful of light and dark 1.5 inch strips. I cut these strips 5.5 inches long (that gave me three 1.5 inch segments from each strip set) for a better variety and interest.

Next I chose two other fabrics from my stash to go with the little 9 patches. I love the green not to crazy about the orange but, I think it works so I"ll go with it.

Now, I had to decide what I would do with the other fabrics.....hmmmmm. Got it! I'll make some hour glass blocks to use for alternates. Next, I cut one 4 1/4 inch strip from the green and orange fabrics. After a little more sewing..........and more sewing. :)~

TADA! A sneak peek of what I have so far.. LOL I'm thinking about using this darker green for the border then adding a deep chocolate brown for the binding.
Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Catching Up

I'm back!! Did ya miss me? :) Thought I would post a photo of my latest attempts.......Two little wall hangings......The Random Ohio Stars is another finish! The pattern I"m sure everyone is familiar with is by Bonnie Hunter at LOVE her site she has so many wonderful free patterns. If you've never been to her site it's a must see!! I also made another one of Bonnie's called Four-Patch Furrows. (blue one in the middle) It's waiting to be quilted. The Scrappy Stars in progress you see on my design wall........not sure what I'll do for the borders on that one yet. I"ve been tagged by Bumble Beans she wants me to list 6 random things about myself......I"ll play along! :) Hmmmmmmmm....thinking. OK here goes.

  1. I've been chiseling away at a 3 pound Hersey bar I received as a gift over the holidays.....Mmmm yummy!

  2. I have a Harley Davidson Sportster that I haven't ridden in over 5 years!

  3. I thought it would be fun to have eyelash know......treat myself to something a little different.....Well, let me tell was different alright! They bugged me so much I had them removed the next day! LOL (never again lesson learned ).

  4. I sat on my glasses.....had them fixed but......they still seem to tilt to the right.....gonna have to take them back in for another adjustment. sigh......

  5. I always mix Dr Pepper with my morning coffee. Ok guys all together now EEEEEeeewww!!!!!!!

  6. My second toe is longer than my big toe!

I won't tag anyone but, if you would like to play along consider your self tagged! LOL

Happy Stitching. :)