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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Lovely weather.....

photo by Mike Coates      

We had some white stuff on the ground this morning at our house. This is just a beautiful pic I found online. It isn't where I live.  Although I wouldn't mind this view. :)   I love the snow and especially when it is falling at night.  Nothing anymore peaceful.  I know not everyone likes the snow like I do. :(   Yes the trees are beautiful when they start budding out in the spring with their bright vibrant green, and then in the fall with all their awesome colors. It is nice to live where one can enjoy all the seasons.
Weather like this makes for some wonderful reading and quilting. I hope you and yours are safe and to those that are being hit by Sandy my prayers are going up for you and your family.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Got the last one.....

I  kept lookng at the "Blueberry crumb cake" fabric each time I saw it at a fabric store....but didn't buy it. I kept thinking** later.  I need to figure out a pattern before I buy.... : )   I went to my favorite quilt shop just a few weeks ago and bought it.... mmmmmm so pretty.. It was their last one..  I can see why it went to fast. It is beautiful.. Now what will I make??I'm not sure.....

It is cool and cloudy here. Its good quilt piecing or reading weather. Reading is something that I haven't gotten to do much of lately. I've been babysitting alot. When I get the chance to read I don't like to put the book down when I get started. What are you reading?  Are you reading a great book that you would like to reccomend?  I just love to read. Reading takes me to places that I will never be able to travel too.

Take time to sew today. 
My hubby says I am happiest when I am sitting at my machine. :) 

colorful pics-nothing quilty...


This is a scrappy quilt that I have been working on recently. It is going to be a king size when finished.  That is why that it isn't displayed very good. My hubby's arms wasn't long enough.. 
I don't even have this one finished and I have another idea for one that is similar. I might work on it this winter.  I still have lots of scraps left for another. I am trying to use up some scrap/ugly fabrics. There are plenty of them in this quilt..
Pic below is the start of one of my borders.......

UFO finished..

Here is a quilt I just finished for my youngest grandson that is 2.5 .  He loves "tractors". 
Below is the back of the quilt.  I didn't think it really matched the front but I saw this fabric at Joann's Fabric and just knew it was meant for this quilt for him.  Actually I used a black binding and it looks great.  And guess what I done? Silly me let him have his quilt before I got a picture of it completed. Ohhhh where was my brain. Sometime I think it is on vacation. LOL 

Quilt with border..

Sorry the photo isn't great. Quilt hasn't been quilted so it was hard to hold up. I put a large border on this one so that after it is quilted I can put a scalloped  edge on it. I have never done one before and so I am gonna experiment on one for me.  Also made this twin size extra long so that I can put it under and over the pillow.  Everyone that sees this quilt top says that they like the brown and that they would never have thought to have picked a brown to go with it.