Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
I remember how intrigued some of the gals were with my sewing on old phone book pages so I did a quick lesson. I don't know if anyone else has made this project but I do know that I turned some of the ladies on to Quiltville's site.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
I finished the Orange Crush top! Yeah!! I'm not sure when I started this and I'm too lazy right now to go back and look. (I did look it up, we started it March 31, 2008 and the final clue was given June 7, 2008.) I'm still not sure how much I like it. I'll decide after the quilt is finished. If I don't like it, someone else will. But it is going to find a home on my bed for a while so don't get all excited Little Miss DeeDee!
It was close on the border fabric . After cutting the binding and inner boarder strips, I didn't measure how much fabric was left. This was a piece that was given to me a while back and I'm thinking it is from the late 70s, early 80s. Something had been cut out of it but it looked like it would be enough. Forget that saying measure twice....I just cut. Then I sewed on the side boarders and made the top and bottom. After measuring, I was about 8" too short. So I dug through the garbage can, found all the leftovers and pieced them to get enough to finish the top. After all that, I had 3" leftover. Oh I would have figured something out. I just didn't want to make a new border and really didn't want to take off the ones that were already on.
I just pulled out the flanned that I want to use on the back and I'm about a yard too short. There is none of this in the garbage can but there is lots of flannel in the tub that would love to live on the back of this quilt. But for now, it goes on the to be quilted pile.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Monday, April 06, 2009
It was very important to me to use all fabric from my stash and I knew I wanted a flannel back. I made all the kiddos flannel pillow cases for Christmas so I pieced some of my extra flannel using Mary's Off Center 4 Patch method--sort of. Looking back, I wish I would have made it a 6 patch by sewing the camping fabric to the other side, but it's too late now. I'm happy I found bears to make it offiially a bear paw! I knew they would be there somewhere. A bear paw quilt should have some bears and bear paws don't ya think?!?
Later today I will sew the binding on and stitch it down Wednesday at Marian's. Or if I get extra ambitious, I'll sew it down before then! But now I need to go grocery shopping. Yippee.
Thanks Judy, I hope we have another play date real soon.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Meet DJ and Tony.
Our first stop was the wildlife refuge to let the boys out for a potty break. This is Tony's first big road trip so we didn't want to push it. This is about an hour from our house. As we were leaving, I asked Hubby to stop so I could get a picture. He did and DJ spotted the geese. The dog woofs from his toes and I thought the geese would fly away but they didn't.
Then we drove towards the beach and took a side road where Hubby did a road building job. He knew the dogs could run around and not get into trouble. Tony didn't potty while on the leash so we were getting concerned. After potty break and running around, we continued on. Next stop was lunch. Hubby has some stinky clam chowder and then some fish and chips, I had a shrimp panni. Yummm..........Then we gave the dogs our leftovers and a big drink of water.
Lunch was very expensive! And all I could think of was how much fabric I could have bought with that money!!! Shame on me, it was a date and I should have kept that thought buried but that's how my mind works now.
In Washington State, you can drive on the beach so we headed down to find a nice spot to park where no other people were around. We put the leash on Tony and DJ stayed close. After a bit, we let Tony go. Oh my gosh, you should have seen him run and play. We laughed so hard. I was very concerned about him running off but he stayed right by us. We got back into the Super Bronco and headed for home. We had to make a potty stop for me and they slept most of the way home.
It was an awesome day and now that my boys are all napping. I am going to sew!