Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Missing a #8 UFO! :-0

Finished January's UFO in February.......February's is in 3 pieces--back, batting and flimsy!! To add to the anxiety, I thought I'd just check to see what #8 on my list IS...and there ISN'T a #8 !  Choosing to consider that a 'happy accident'. February's will now be finished in March-no matter what number it is ;-)
Entered this strip quilt in the guild's show coming up in April (incentive to finish!) along with this little quilt....The pattern's found at , by Marcia Hohn

Real happy, also, how the Bloggers' BOM blocks are turning out....

Hope you had a happy and productive Leap Day. We'll do this again in 4 years!! Happy sewing......

Sunday, February 26, 2012

February's Blogger BOM.........

Designed by Amy Smart of  A Quilter's Diary. This was a nice block to do. Here's all 6 Blocks so far:
Have to put them on Flickr. It's been fun to see everyone's blocks in one place.
Still practicing my FMQ this isn't my final answer:

I have a feeling this will never be my favorite FMQ pattern, no matter how much I practice ;-)   !
Ending with a wish for all to have a great week ahead.....AND a cute picture of our 2 girls at home (DD & Gracie :-)

Sorry 'bout Gracie's glowing eyes !!  :-}

Friday, February 24, 2012

9 patch finished!!

Had sort of a 'snow day' today, so took advantage of all the free time and finished putting the binding on by machine. It really came out pretty. And it's nice to have a new bed cover for 'free' ;-) !

A couple more gratuitous shots, 'cause it makes me happy to have completed this quilt...(it was my UFO for January, but if you don't tell anyone..... ;-)
Here's the next UFO coming up. This quilt is a strip swap with 5 other quilty friends. All our labels helped make the quilt back fabric wide enough to overhang the front for quilting.
Sorry for the dark photo...can you see 6 quilt labels?? :-)

Have a great weekend and happy sewing.........

Monday, February 20, 2012

A Farmer's Wife revisited....

I'd forgotten how much fun these little blocks were to plan and cut and make!! My dear BQFF, Barb, reminded me of them this weekend. This is End of Day (#30) and Duck and Ducklings (#28).
After a few more, they'll be set out on the design wall (floor :-) for another group shot. It was nice to revisit the farm...........
Happy Fat Tuesday tomorrow--watch out for those paczci's (poonch-kees)  Have a great week!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

She likes it !!

Sarah liked her baby quilt and laughed when i told her the backing was green for their MSU Spartans! It was a lovely shower in her family many showers are in restaurants and halls. This was a sweet change & it was so nice to be invited. The burp cloths were a hit too....
The tutorial for them is at . In fact there are many tutorials I plan to return and try from her site.  Such a great amount of talent out there!!
Completed one 'Civil War Scrappy Chain' block for March's guild exchange. It was designed by a very talented member of our guild, Lisa Burmann. Her website is and there is a wealth of talent and ideas there also....
Have a wonderful Sunday. Happy sewing!! :-)

Friday, February 17, 2012

a little more L O V E ........

BQFF Barbara made this for me and our other BQFF, Judy, for Valentine's Day! She surprised us both!! Mine was rolled up and placed in a pretty green bag in our mailbox on Monday evening--I must've just missed her special delivery coming home from work late......The pattern's from the site. Barb is a very talented quilter. She is fearless when it comes to trying something new! Judy and I are glad she's our BQFF :-)
Gave this month's FMQAL stitch a try yesterday. My feathers need a lot o' work...but they weren't as scary as I thought they'd be. Had a few tension issues (green bobbin thread coming up and thru) Room for improvement for sure--but will try again soon...

Little label for the baby quilt...shower's tomorrow. Love showers--wedding and baby...such fun, happy get-togethers..(and there's always good food ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend, all. Happy sewing.

Friday, February 3, 2012

it's funny how things happen.....

Yesterday I doodled this on a post-it next to my computer and carried it to the sewing room for a reminder. Really would like to do a quilt (at least some blocks!) ala Tonya and/or Victoria.....
While checking my favorite blogsites---This is posted  today on Sew Mama Sew's blog:

My Mom used to say 'Great minds think alike'....and that's all good--but what are the chances?? Maybe it's a little of that ( ;-) and a little 'gift' we get from time to time if we pay attention to our life and to those in it.
Anyway --- it made me a VERY happy camper!
Not so happy that UFO isn't finished for January :-(  But it really will be nice when the quilting gets finished this weekend. (I'm only watching the commercials on Sunday!) Here it is auditioning it's spot when finished...

The free motion quilting is taking me a bit longer than gets in the way!!

I'll leave you with a photo of the lone hibiscus flower on our tree....does the center look like this year's color?? Kinda tangerine tango looking, maybe? Have a happy weekend...and get some sewing in during the Superbowl! ;-)