Monday, December 29, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
A basket liner.
Table runner. It also has an ironing board cover, lamp shades, bath mat and tons of other things I can't wait to get started on. Hopefully you will see my projects currently in progress list deleting fast!
I also bought these jelly rolls for myself probably before Thanksgiving. I like to chose my own fabric so it was handed to my husband for him to keep until Christmas. It's 1974 and Recess.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Of course Jake saw me taking a picture and HAD to be in it.
I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Now if I can just finish my Winter quit. I also bought a jelly roll of Candyland Christmas. I've loved it since I first saw it under the Future Groups category on the Moda website. The only store that I found that had it was Material Girls. I'd looked for it for awhile and nobody had it so I settled for Winter. Then I decided not to buy Candyland Christmas because I had already started the other one. When I saw it on sale for half off on Saturday at Material Girls I bought a jelly roll and fabric for the borders. I've had to hold back all day from not unwrapping the jelly roll and starting on a new quilt. Maybe it will have to wait until next year as I am also finishing Merry Go Round.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I've been way into jelly rolls lately. I don't know why I waited so long to try them. I'm not going to do that with layer cakes. I chose this book of layer cake patterns.
Sorry about the glare. This is the pattern that made me choose this book over other layer cake patterns. I love it. A tool to help me make scalloped edges. I want to put a scalloped edge on my appliqued flower quilt. I'm up to 15 now! 5 more to go!
I have no plans for this fabric, I just love it so I chose two fat quarters. Ok, let's be honest.... I'm still in a baby mood and I thought these would be cute for something for a baby.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here is a link that tells more about ICWA:
Under ICWA tribes have the ability to take a child back for 7 years after placement! We need to pass better laws to prevent this from happening to anyone else. The very most important part of adoption is to put the best interest of the child first. That is not what happened in this case. If you read Heather Larson's blog you will see that the baby is being used as a pawn by both the tribe and the birth mother.
If we want the laws to change we can't just sit back and cry. We have to do something to make it happen. It's going to take not only adoptive couples, but many, many people to come forward asking for change. What I am asking you to do is contact your state senators (if you are in Utah this is Hatch and Bennett- think Bennett for Senate). Write to them explaining why you want the laws to be changed. Ask them to sponsor legislation that would more narrowly define what consitutues a Native American Child for the purposes of adoption and to look at the cases individually to keep the child's best interest in mind.
To see more on this story click here: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=5066749
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Wild Thing uses two charm packs. I've never used charm packs because I haven't been sure what to do with them. I'm excited that this one makes a throw size and uses charm packs. I can't wait to get started!
Jelly Filled uses a jelly roll, of course! I'll tell you a little secret...... I've bought a few things for myself for Christmas. I've given them to my husband so he can wrap them and give them to me. I realize he is suppose to pick what he gives me but let's be honest.... I help him match his clothes. When he gets the kids dressed in the morning he comes up with some interesting outfits. It's probably best I chose my own fabric. One of the things I've given to him to stash away is a 1974 jelly roll. I think this will be a fun pattern to make it in.
Camille also sent two other great surprises in the mail. Two charm packs! One is At Water's Edge by Blackbird Design.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This is a Christmas stitchery sampler I made about 4 years ago. I just got the frame for it yesterday. See, not only am I slow about quilting my quilts I'm slow about finishing other projects too.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I got Baby Blocks by American Jane, Whirling Dervish by Rose Country Quilts and Granny's Bloomers by Atkinson Design. I thought the first one would be fun either as a baby gift, or hopefully for another baby of mine! Hopefully sooner than later! At Ben Franklin they have a Whirling Dervish quilt on display. I don't like the fabric but I really like the pattern. The last one will just be for fun.
I also got this book for $1. Here are a few of my favorite quilts from it.
I said before that I was getting obsessed with hexagons. Well.... I bought some paper pieces today to try some. I figure if I don't like it I'll just make a sampler quilt that I've been wanting to make and throw this in. I can do just one, right?
Then I found something very, very exciting.... All the cutting supplies were on sale for 50% off. I bought some pinking shears for about $22, regular price $45.99. What a great deal!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
It's now on the quilt frame. Unfortunately, the same machine that's given me nightmares in the past is at it again. Now it sews for about 2 seconds and then stops all together. Also, they were out of 80-20 batting when I went to the store. I bought 100% cotton and I'm having a really hard time with it. It keeps ripping when I turn the bars to get to the next row. I haven't used this kind before. Any tricks to help? I keep having to reach between the layers and tuck it in place.
Monday, November 24, 2008
2- Grandmother's Flower Garden. I've said quite a few times that I love this pattern. Well, at Gardner's in Ogden on Friday they had one in a glass case when you first walk in, made in tiny, hexagons. I must have been dreaming of it when I woke up yesterday morning because I couldn't stop thinking about it all day. I have two main questions that I keep asking myself. First, I tried hand quilting once. Didn't like it. Don't plan to try it again. If I hand pieced a quilt would I feel obligated to hand quilt it? I'm thinking I might. Would the universe frown on me if I didn't? I'm thinking so. Do I want to attempt to machine piece one? It almost seems like more trouble then hand piecing.
This Grandmother's Flower Garden Variation is from the book Quilts, Quilts, Quilts. I love it. I also love the traditional one though. This one is done in about a 1 inch hexagon. I bought this book when I was a sophomore at Snow College in 1998. I really wanted to take the quilting class they offered, but didn't have room in my schedule. I figured I'd buy the book anyway and figure out how to quilt on my own. I love the book. It has so many great lessons on everything you need to know to quilt. I want to make the sampler in the book. Maybe I'll hand piece on GFG and put it in a sampler.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I loved these Grandmother's Flower Garden coasters. Don't know if I'd really let someone with a cup of hot chocolate put it on a hand pieced coaster, but they look great! Then again, I love this pattern.
This is the fabric I have for my Amy Butler quilt I was talking about in my past post. I bought some for the back, but the store only had 3 or 4 yards left so I was going to do it in the middle with Moda's Essential Dots in brown on either side. I was so excited to see this today so I bought two more yards. Now maybe the quilt will finally get quilted. I love the big, bold print.... makes a perfect back. It's from Amy Butler's Belle line. Probably from 2006.