Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beginning the Flower Basket Part 1....

The four patches are so bright, I hope that my husband can handle having all that pink hanging around the house!

Sewing the four patches to the triangle squares. Oh, I can't wait to see what this basket looks like!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Flower Basket Wallhanging....

Last night I started working on this flower basket pattern that I bought a couple months ago. I have this fun fabric by Michael Miller that should work really well. I hope to actually sew the pieces together today that I cut last night. Cutting is such tedious work, but I think it is sew neat to see what happens when you put them together. Hope you all have a great day of quilting!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

All Morning Quilting...

I am heading out the door as soon as I can figure out what to work on. There a group of great ladies that I have met here that started a new quilting group. Since it is new, I don't have to feel like the newbie. I hope to have something to show for the time that I am there, but you know how us women can be when we get together. A lot of show and tell and talking and not much sewing. But the time spent together is worth it. I hope that you all get to make something neat today. I love reading all of your blogs and I get so inspired.

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I have a confession to make. I have not been quilting, or knitting, or scrapbooking. I haven't been diligently wittling away my fabric or yarn stash. I have been wasting my time on Ebay. I feel so terrible having been sucked into this vortex. I have finally climbed out due to much prayer and the Lord giving me strength to say no to EBay.

How did this terrible addiction begin? Well, it all began when I read a post on Judy Laquidara's blog She was trying to decide which camera to buy and made a mention of having a certain type of camera. Well, I had no idea who the pioneer woman was, but I followed the link to her sight anyway. I was immediately enthralled with her presentation of cooking, photography and home life. It is a phenomenal website to be sure. However, this is where I was introduced to Anchor Hocking Jadeite Restaurant Ware. It is beautiful stuff and so I went to EBay to see if I could get some of it. I had no idea there would be thousands of these things to look at and of course I had to see all of it. So you see, my quilting friends in the blogosphere, this is where I have been the last couple of weeks. I am so sorry that I have not been a better poster, but I will strive to do better from now on.

Friday, July 11, 2008

On going project and a product review....

It is so nice to be missed. One never knows if anyone even reads what is written. So thanks for letting me know!
I have been working on this quilt for a long time. I began it in Alaska at a quilt retreat about two and half years ago. I made a couple quilt blocks for the president of the quilt guild there and I liked it so much that I decided to make a whole quilt using them. I normally like to do sampler type quilts, I have a short attention span. I made it though and when it was time to get it together, the ladies at the retreat suggested putting stars in the sashing. I am so glad that I listened to their advise, despite my inward groaning. It turned out great. Why haven't I finished it yet? Well, my sewing machine at the time decided not to allow me to change the stitch. I really didn't want to do stitch in the ditch, I was really enjoying my free-motion stitch. So, I have slowly been finishing the quilting. I think I have done enough. I am not worried about this becoming an heirloom. So, that is what is happening in the Quilt Room.

Sometimes it is fun to give a review of a handy quilt tool. I consider this project bag by Omnigrid to be an essential tool. I take with me when I go to my quilting group. It is so handy to have all of my needles, threads and quilt top right there, easy to carry. I also would recommend this to scrapbookers or knitters. Five stars for this one.