Monday, March 30, 2009
I have cut out 48 9"squares in red for my backing and 48 9" squares of batting, then I cut 24 of the paisley material @ 9 1/2" and then cut them into triangles. I cut my strips from 1 1/2" to 2". and layed my first 2" strip of red over the triangle and stitched a 1/4" seam then pressed it out. I continue to add strips till I reach the end.
Approx. 5 strips. Once I complete all 48 then I will square them to 8 1/2".
Stay tuned for part 3.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I guess I forgot to rotate these pics, but my fabric was purchased last year in Lancaster PA and it is by Minick and Simpson the pattern called prairie pasley and the hamptons. The batting by the machine is ready for stitching. I don't throw out anything, I attach both pieces together using a zigzag stitch. The quilt calls for 48 squares, 9 1/2" , batting, and backing. I'm using the paisley print for my triangle and the other for my strips. This will be my first quilt as your go and I will post my progress. Great colours, don't you think!! Happy sewing.
See you soon.
Last Saturday I boarded a school bus with 35 other quilters to visit 5 quilt shops.
I went with a few items in mind, since my stash is overflowing.
There's embroidery thread, fat quarters, doll needles , a pigma pen , Amy Butler bag pattern, Pink yardage, off white yardage for my embroidery, an iron mat and last but not least the last store we visited gave us all a pair of scissors. Now isn't that a great marketing gift.
I must say that we saved the best store for last. Then I had seen this great magazine on The Painted Quilt blog and had to rush out and buy it.
Friday, March 27, 2009
I brought down my beautiful basket that I purchased in P.E.I. Canada and placed all the entries inside. I had Fergus my Westie and Mac my Lab help me to mix them up. Then Fergus pulled one out and ran under the bed. I had to go in after him and retrieve the winner. He ate half but left the ledgible side intact.Congratulations!!! julie from Country girl at Heart
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Well the day is finally here. I have been busy making your gift. This giveaway is open to all bloggers. I will keep it open till Wed. March 25th at midnight. My followers will get thier name in twice. Just leave a comment in my box . So here is your suprise. "A SPRING PENNYRUG."
Monday, March 16, 2009
Well soon my posts will be 50. And my renos are still going strong. To add to the our misshappenings our Hot Water Heater died. So Off to Home Depot for a new one. I was going to post a pink Saturday pic. But guess what? My camera stopped working. It must be the luck of the Irish. So off to town and purchased a Canon with 7.2 pixs. Whatever that means. So bloggers down the road you will see a great giveaway, so stay tuned.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Well fellow bloggers we have had the contractor and the cabinet maker in today. Its a go. Starting monday we get new drywall and paint and floor and then cabinets and sink and faucets and so on and so on. .......Here is a pic before the tear out and here are some pics of the old and torn out kitchen. Can't wait to show you the new one. So hold on to your hats.
Well I have finally finished the crazy log cabin. I used up some of my stash. The colours are not what I'm used to but what the heck. If you have followed my blog I posted a tutorial on the crazy log cabin a few posts back. So another one down more to come.