Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Couple of Things

My Amanda picked out this material for me to make a table runner for her apartment!

 

 
And I made an Easter bunny basket-(the pattern -and material from Sweetwater)
 
And Amanda was home to go shooting with dad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Trickier Than It Looks

I have been doing hand appliqué on my "anniversary quilt" for many, many hours this weekend! This is my progress:

 

Despite my best efforts, my leaf tips need a little work? The best part of this project is the preparation of the pieces for the process, I thought that I would find this part tedious, but I really enjoyed the hours I spent turning the edges under with the starch , double freezer paper method!

I need to quilt a lot of other projects this weekend, so I am off to do those!

 

 

Friday, March 6, 2015

Planning.....Planners

My BFF is a planner! For that I am most grateful! You see we travel together once a year, for her to run a half marathon, and I cheer her on! She plans all sorts of site seeing adventures that always include quilt shops for me!

I am grateful that she is the planner (although that puts the burden on her---I would be happy just staying in the hotel room, sitting by the pool, eating at nearby restaurants), but the adventures we have had due to her planning are certainly "priceless".
So far our adventures have taken us to New York, San Fransisco (a few times), and Seattle.
This year, we will be traveling to Colorado!
So I am happy to make her "planners" to celebrate the seasons, holidays, etc.
 
And her newest, pictures taken from her blog, www.grammiegabs.blogspot.com
 
 
Other things I am working on----a secret gift for my sissie's 50th bday-to be shown later, and I am continuing to plug away on my Anniversary Quilt, Midnight Floral Fantasy by Karen Kay Buckley:
I love to paper piece, so these pineapple blocks have been super fun to make! So many more to go...

I have also really enjoyed making the hundreds of leaves and berries for the borders! The spray starch method of turning the edges over before I appliqué them down has been my favorite part, even as time consuming as it is! I watch my detective shows and work the day away!

In fact, I loved turning those leaf edges so much, I started another blue scrap project, I believe is called Joseph's Coat!

 

 

JoEllen
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is certainly a labor of love! I hope my hand appliqué does this quilt justice!

 

 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

2 Items made and a Big Win

Made this tablet cover b4 Vday, but forgot to post!

And a "dime bag" I made for my niece (a purple lover):

 

The big win was My SON-IN-LAW's:

He took first place in his class and overall in his division:

 

 

That man can do whatever he set his mind to do, and do it best! I am so proud!

 

 

Friday, February 20, 2015

T&J Flimsy

Theresa and I whipped up this quilt for a co-workers 60th bday. She is a girly girl and we thought this fabric suited her so well!