Thursday, February 26, 2009

prim rose

I guess this is how you dress up a ugly box? I couldn't take looking at my bare windows any more, they need paint bad but its not warm enough to do it. My distraction are these bright prim rose. I think they look a little better at lest for February.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pillows are done

Pillows are done. I finished them the other night, just before my friends came over. I love them. They make my dark room a little brighter. Don't you think they scream spring or what! I have to tell you free motion quilting was kind of hard I know its just because I am new at it. It like patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time. It can be done but it takes some time to get good at it. I think I did a OK job, but don't look to close please.
This is the backs as you can see I left them open so I could wash them after a while.

I did quilt some with loop-d-loops and some that look like puzzle pieces.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hurt thumb

Green hurt thumb! Paul and I were play fighting on Sunday. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. I was trying to punch Paul. Paul was blocking with his huge muscle. He karate chopped my thumb, and I went down fast with crazy pain. Then the boys thought (she's down, it is jump on Mom time). I thought it was broken for sure even the next day it was hurting pretty bad. I thought how am I going to be a mom without a thumb. Today it does feel lots better, the kids have only bumped it four times. So hopeful it will make a fast recovery.
So to some sewing stuff. Yesterday I finished piecing the backs of my pillows. I was kind of nervous I wasn't going to have enough but I made it. It was a close one, this was all the fabric I had left. I got them all ready to quilt. So here goes nothing, I am going to dive in and do it. Oh I hope they turn out well without having to unpick too much.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Birds, Bees, and Bugs

Top and back are done. I just have to work up the nerve to machine quilt this on my own. I have to stop sending my quilts out to be quilted. It's killing my wallet. If I want to make more quilts I'm going to have to learn to do it myself. I have signed up for a freehand class but its not until April. This beautiful quilt might be sitting on the shelf for a while.


I am working on new pillows for my frontroom. I wanted something bright and fun. I want to free hand quilt all of these on my own, but I don't know how and I am really nervous to learn. I think these pillows will be way easier to learn than a full size quilt. So next time you see these babies they will be quilted by me.

Monday, February 9, 2009

I spy

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I made Wyatt and Dean big boy quilts with fun boy fabrics. I used my Hawaiian friends idea , One Shabby Chick and made up my own pattern. As I was collecting my fabrics, Wyatt said "You can't use any girly or baby fabrics on mine". Everyday for 3 weeks Wyatt would ask me if his quilt was done. I had the quilter put their names on them.
This one is Wyatt's with his favorite combine harvester.
This one is Dean's, he has the choo choo.

Baby Boy

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This tiny quilt is for our tiny new nephew Ethan.
This is Ethan enjoying his Quilt.

Tops done

Friday, October 31, 2008
Tops done

I am done with the top of my Quilt. I am very happy with how it turned out. I have to piece the back, and hand quit the dang thing. Then I will be able to enjoy it. As you can see Razor is trying to enjoy it now.

My new project

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I started a new quilt with lots of fabric I have had for awhile. The pattern is called the "Almost oh my gosh." As you can see I put a quarter on it so you can see how small each square is. I have to repeat this about 80 more times. Paul thinks this will take me 30 years to complete it, we'll see.

Pauls Q

Thursday, October 9, 2008
I just completed this cute quilt for my cute husband even though it's not very boyish. He doesn't like to eat his vegis, so I am making him lie with them. He wanted it huge so his toes would be always covered. So this winter he will be nice and toasty dreaming of our garden next year.

He was a little upset thinking that he was just going to get good things to look at, so I gave him one strip of junk food to look at. Cookies and chips. Enjoy it Paul, that's all you are going to get, NOT THE REAL THING

Betty Crocker

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Betty Crocker

Call me Betty Crocker. Today I baked, sewed, and I also helped put on a shower for my cute friend, Kati. I was almost named Martha, but I dought Martha leaves her boys in pj's most of the day and lets her boys cause mayhem in the house between the cartoons.

To toot my own horn I made a beautiful quilt for Kati's soon to be baby girl. My cookies were a hit at the shower. They where lemon bars out of the box and with a little tweaking became lemon crisps. I put K's on each of them, for Kati. They looked and tasted AWESOME.

I think Kati was happily surprised about the baby quilt.

Kati and Jon said...
Shocked and thrilled is a more appropriate description of my feelings about the quilt! I LOVE it! Thanks again for such a great night--it was wonderful. I'm so glad to have good friends! (p.s. I hope you don't mind but I copied these pics for my blog. I don't know why I didn't remember to bring a camera!)
July 3, 2008 7:43 AM