Thursday, March 31, 2011
|Blue Bonnets in Texas|
|Ducks at Inks Lake, Texas|
|Spider in web on boat dock|
I DON'T like Spiders! Now, since I've said that, there was a beautiful spider web with 2 spiders on it on my brother's deck steps. I used the flash on my camera to get the web in the picture. The spiders never moved the whole time I was on the deck (THANK GOODNESS).
I have lots from our trip to Texas. I'll probably blog about it for days. I brought home some goodies from the trip.
PS: I mitered the borders on the 'Fat Cats in the City' quilt for Betty the morning we left on the trip. Betty has seen the quilt top and loves it. Now to finish the quilt on the quilt rack so that I can get it quilted.
Friday, March 11, 2011
|Fat Cats in the City|
|Pineapple Blocks the Easy Way|
The Pineapple blocks were taught by Marilyn at quilt guild on Monday. I couldn't post before now since my dear hubby had my camera in New York City this week. Marilyn learned this method over the phone from a friend in Canada. It is so simple. Check out my tutorial. I made the two floral blocks for the tutorial, and the red and yellow block at guild. It really was fun and easy. No paper piecing! This would be a fun block for a block exchange.
I've also been working on the string spiderweb quilt blocks. Pictures and links are in an earlier March post. I'm almost done with piecing the 80 blocks. I'm hoping to finish piecing them in the next few days. I'm hoping to get the quilt top finished at the next Quilts of Valor sew-in.
Dear Blogland. I received an e-mail this morning that this block is copyrighted. I honestly didn't know. A friend showed me how to make this block. She had a friend tell her how to make the block over the telephone. None of us knew that there was a printed, copyrighted pattern for this block. In my defense, I did Google search for this block before I sat down and created my tutorial. Nothing came up. This is wonderful block. The correct name for this pattern is
Sew Simple Pineapple by Karin Hellaby and can be found on the Quilter's Haven web site. I am sorry for any infringement on someone else's pattern. I try hard to give credit when I can. I am a firm believer in someone's copyrights. I believe in paying for what someone else has created. They did all the hard work, they deserve something for their efforts. Again, I am so sorry about this. It was an honest mistake. Please check out the Quilter's Haven web site for this pattern and even more patterns.
If you are in the USA, you can order these patterns at Landauer Corporation. If you look on the Quilter's Haven website, under distributors, you can find places to purchase Karin's publications. There is even a distributor in the Middle East. These links DO work. I've just ordered Karin's Sew Simple Pineapple block, and I also ordered Karin's Fast Flying Geese Quilts book from the Landauer Corporation web site.
Enjoy Karin's quilting methods. I surely plan to enjoy them.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
|Spool Pin Doily's|
|Spool Pin Doily on my 1896 Singer 15 treadle|
The Wild Game dinner at church went well. We had dishes with pheasant, venison, duck, turkey, and lots of other meats. My favorite was the gumbo with shrimp, chicken and venison sausage. YUM! I brought some of the leftovers of that home.
I did get some crafting done this weekend. I embroidered 2 cat blocks for the 'Fat Cat in the City' quilt I'm making for Betty.
|fabrics for the Disappearing 4 Patch TOBE|
Friday, March 4, 2011
http://lolqov.blogspot.com/. We'll have to see what Rita and the girls will use this for. Maybe I'll add it to my 'strings'.
Today will be a busy day. I'm cooking 5 lasagna's and 5 stroganoff's for the church's Wild Game dinner on Saturday. I'm making them with venison. Yum! I don't know that I'll get much sewing done today. Oh well. PS: I added the 'Can I get a Whoop Whoop! button (and several other's, too). Check out the links.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
|80 templates, ready to sew|
|80 templates, in the process of being sewn|
|partially finished block|
|leaf squares from Marilyn|
Marilyn gave me three leaf blocks she had left over from a quilt and pillows. Her friends made the blocks for her as a goodbye gift when she moved. I'm going to make binder covers with the blocks. I've printed off the manuals for my treadle sewing machines (and other old sewing machines) and I've put all of the info into binders. The binders aren't pretty, but, they are very functional. Now they will be pretty, too! Thanks Marilyn! Aren't friends sweet!
The roses are just a bonus! I bought them for myself. I thought they would look nice in my kitchen at the engagement party. The edges are crinkly. I thought they were unusual and pretty. I love roses! My mother is from Tyler, Texas, and it is the Rose capitol. They still have the Rose Parade and festival every year. I haven't been since I was a child, but, I have great memories of it. One of these days I'll go back.