Saturday, September 03, 2011
Thanks for reading! Keep on quilting!
Sunday, June 26, 2011
This spring I went to the Missouri Quilt Guild show at Powell Gardens and saw this kit using pre-embroidered baskets in a hexagon log cabin setting and I knew I had found the pattern for me! I haven't yet done the fruit towels, but here's the kit I purchased and put together so I could try my hand at the weird angles before cutting into Jack's grandmother's handiwork. (BTW I found a GREAT video tutorial on machine-assembling the hexagons on YouTube - of course I forgot to save it... but it's there, I promise!!)
Now I need to tackle G-ma's fruits, but there's only 6 of them... any ideas for a center block since I don't really do embroidery?
Friday, January 07, 2011
I'd like to invite my readers to share in her journey and help cheer her on. May you be as encouraged by her as I have always been.
To celebrate my 40th birthday in April and the fact that I'm actually able to celebrate my 40th birthday in spite of having had three open-heart surgeries to correct Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Stenosis, I'm running a 5K the week-end of my birthday. I wanted a way to share that journey and possibly encourage others. Hopefully other Adults with Congenital Heart Defects or parents with children with Heart Defects will see this as encouragement that a diagnosis of a Congenital Heart Defect is not the end of the road but just the beginning.
Saturday, January 01, 2011
The squares are 9" cut, with a 1/2" seam allowance for ragging. Since he lives in Texas, I went with three layers of flannel and didn't use batting in the middle of the squares. This was easy & fun to put together, but sure made a mess in my washer & dryer when I ran it through to fluff the rag seams.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
This one turned out way cuter than I was afraid it might. I put this "kit" together for myself a couple of years ago and just decided to put it together this summer. I got scared of all those wild colors and put it aside more than once, but after all is said and done I kind of like it. My 5yo daughter LOVES it.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I've had this cute kit for quite a while, but never got around to making it. I put it together as a thank you/hostess gift for a friend who put up with my rowdy crew for the better part of a week this summer. I'm not much for applique, but there wasn't TOO much of it with just the stars (used fusible & then machine-stitched). There's also a star quilted in the center red square.