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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coming back to life, slowly..

Hey Girls. I feel like I'm starting to come back to life after the NYC trip.  Went Krogering, put some laundry out to dry in the sun, and ate some lunch. 
Since I also got the bills paid , I think I'll take some time to show you a few more red and white quilts.


Monday, March 28, 2011

New York City, And Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts

I'm exhausted girls.  I don't even know if I have the energy to tell you everything I saw and did.....so I'll post some photos for you and hopefully you will be able to get a sense of what I experienced.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sunshine and Citrus

I was out and about with my friend Claudette last week.  Our travels took us to The Salvation Army, as it frequently does.  Claudette found a couple of denim skorts...her go-to summer wordrobe staple.  She needed to replace her well-worn (worn-out) skort that has seen her thru many good times and adventures.  I wish I had a pic of it to show....

Anyway,  my search took me to mens shirts and this is what I found.  This pic does not do them justice. The shirts are in the colors of sunshine and citrus and bellinis. I just love the madras plaid shirt.  The colors in it are beautiful and blend with all the other fabics I chose. 
And this is what I did with them.  I cut them up into random sized strips and just started free-piecing log cabin blocks. I added some of my scraps to the blocks and I think they fit in perfectly.  These blocks are 6 1/2 inches...because that is the size ruler I had on hand.  All the shirts I purchased were large, XL, or 2 XL, so the amount of fabric I got from each shirt was tremendous.  The 30 or so blocks I've made so far only used the fronts of the shirts....the backs and sleeves are still whole.
And these little guys are 3 1/2 inches.  Not sure how they will all end up together, but I was having a great time working on them.
So that's what I worked on this past weekend.  Not spending any time at the machine this week, but I'll be back at it next week.  I'll post more progress when I have it.
Talk to you chicks later!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Project Update

Just wanted to show you chicks that sometimes I do finish (sort-of) some of the things I've started.
(I'be been wanting to share this with you for some time but I lost the transfer cord to my camera)
This is a from a kit I bought in the fall of  2009 at a quilt show in Oxford.  I have the binding all set to go....the back required  some piecing....and some more piecing....and I might applique some "loops" on the back so that it looks like a ribbon on a gift. I need to look thru my stash to see if I have some batting.  I plan to quilt it myself.
This is my Just One Star blockng ...waiting for my siggie and an envelope.  Its on my To-Do list for tomorrow.
And girls, I wanted to show you that I got out our Material Girl Challenge blocks from Way Back When and I'm going to try to work out a setting that I like and I swear, As Bob Is My Witless, that I will get this turned into a top...and a quilt, by the end of the year.

There....I said it.  I put it out there.  So it will happen.

Thats all for now girls.  Talk to you later.