count down to christmas

Monday, June 25, 2012

my two oldest grandkids

Do they like their pics made or not? LOL  This little gal is going to be the recipient of the 1930's quilt in the post prior to this one.

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My first 30's quilt

This is my first 1930's quilt that I have ever made. I am  quite happy with it. It is a queen size. This will be for my 1 and only grandaughter. She is 5 going on 20.  She only has a twin bed now. Someday (tomorrow) when she grows up and gets a bigger bed it will be hers. They do grow up so fast ya know. After all her daddy is 30 and seems he was just 16 a few days ago. :(
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ugly quilt

 This quilt is called my ugly quilt. I made the nine patches and took them with me to the quilt shop and was looking for fabric to go with them. Shop owner advised that I needed something with lots of color to blend the nine patches together. Ok, I thought...After all she is the shop owner and does this everyday. So..thinking what do I know....  So I took her advise and bought the fabric and finished the quilt, the whole time not really happy. But, thinking oh this will turn out fine in the end.  Not......This is my most ugliest quilt I have ever made. This is not me at all.  Lesson learned is........go with my gut feeling next time and just say..oh those arent colors I like and find something that suits me not quilt shop owner. I know she was just trying to help but next time I am just gonna go in there like I know what I want and if I don't like the end result that I picked out who will be to blame but ME. :)  
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Saturday, June 2, 2012

keeping my word....

I have been sewing on a project that I have had started. I have one more border to put on and then I will post a pic.  I actually cut the fabric that came in the kit  with the throw  but it was a little short. Thats ok I didn't care for the fabric they had picked out for the border anyway.  Maybe tomorrow I will dig in my stash and see what I have...crossing my fingers that I have red or green to match. I would really like to get this top completed so that I can move on to my next unfinished project.  (Getting anxious to start a new project:)   Do you get that way? Of course it is fun to complete one also.  Which do you like the best?

I am off to bed.    Have a great night and may all your quilty dreams make you smile..
and remember
...........A messy house is the sign of a happy quilter