Wish I could visit

The International Flower Show which starts Feb 28th in Philadelphia. Plan to try to go to the sites mentioned next time in PA. Isn't this beautiful? Go to http://bit.ly/9U15HF to read the full story and photo credit. Saw this at CAgardengirl on twitter.


Two projects done

I found a use for those two Louisiana blocks. Instead of a quilt for my son's car, I made them into placemats for my friend, Bette, whose birthday falls on Feb. 14th. Happy Birthday again, Bette, if you are reading this. The placemat behind the first placemat is the showing the backing I used for them. The second project I whipped through (another 6 hour quilt) is a grandma's quilt for my friend who is now a grandmother of 3. We're having a sort of shower for her and giving things grandma might find handy to have on hand when the little ones visit (lol- or not so little ones). The idea for this quilt came from a book called Lickety Split Quilts for Little Ones. Most of the quilts are made from big (15" and up) blocks. That's my mom holding the quilt for me. I wanted to use this cute frog fabric for the back, but I didn't have enough, then I found a stripe I'd thought would do with it. So I used it after all.


Made it in 6 Hours Flat

Here is a baby quilt I made in 6 hours - yup from start to finish. I even set a timer to see if it would be finished in that time. Took about 2 hours to find the fabric and make the blocks. One hour was to make the sandwich of the back and batting, and three hours to do the assembly and quilting, border and binding. I'm liking this quilt as you go method!! This will work great for making charity quilts. My pattern is one block with the units 6 " square. Came out to 36" square. The center block is personalized with the baby's name. See second photo. I'm happy to report that I only used material from my stash - so there go 2 1/2 yards to a new home!


Organizing Report #1

Okay, decided to attack the small top of a three drawer cabinet. It was pilled high with a file box, stabilizers, clippings, fabric and other stuff (the basket being one). Put away the fabric which included charm packs, put away clippings, stored the stabilizers, tossed some junk and found 2 ufos. Here's one of them - 16 crumb blocks with border now added and even bound.

The second ufo [really not mine] - I inherited it from my neightbor's stash. She passed away two years ago May. She had joined this bom at one of our LQS, and didn't complete it. Somehow it wound up on my shelf. 3 of them were still in the cut pieces. Ive put together the three, but for some reason they don't call to me, so I'm going to enter them in our orphan block swap at the next guild meeting. I'm going to keep two of them and make something out of them Maybe a lap quilt for my son, Frank's Dodge Charger since the color of it is black. We'll see.