Different Things I'm Working On, Thinking About, Keeping Track Of,,

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I Figured out A Name

Ok,,,, I figured out a name,,, actually I came up with all sorts of different names but kept coming back to this one...



now to get it quilted!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Turtle Quilt

The story of the Turtle Quilt...

Once upon a time, a Granma and her grandson went to the fabric store. The Grandson was NOT happy about having to go into a store that did not have any, not one, toy! But the Granma said, "Please behave in here and then we will go to the Toy Store". So the Grandson said "OK, Granma,,, You promise?" and the Granma said "Of Course! But you have to be real good, ok?"

Well, The Granma was looking at fabric to make a quilt,, she didn't care what quilt,,, the Granma just loved looking at all the fabric and wanted to own it all!! All of a sudden, the Grandson said, "Granma Granma,, come look!" So the Granma went to see what had him so excited. He was pointing to a bolt of fabric DSC01805 with turtles all over it. "Granma", said the Grandson, "Please make me a quilt like this! I want a quilt with this fabric".

Well, what could the Granma say but "Of Course!" and she beamed with happiness that her Grandson really, really liked her quilts.

Well, Granma and Grandson picked out fabrics to match the turtle fabric, Granma had no idea what she was going to make but she was sure she would have to make something special because HER GRANDSON asked her to.

The Granma had a goodest friend that she sometimes colaborated with on quilt designs. She showed the turtle fabric to her goodest friend and said "What am I going to make?". The goodest had a turtle block that she was playing with and showed it to the Granma. It was for a baby quilt and was one big turtle. The Granma started playing with the block in EQ and changed the size, the colors, the directions of the turtles. The goodest friend gave ideas and encouragement. This had to be a SPECIAL quilt for THE GRANDSON.

The Granma is working on this most special quilt. All done in paperpiece,,, there are many many pieces, too! These are the colors that she is using...


The Grandson asks everytime he sees The Granma,,, "Granma, when are you going to have my quilt done? So the Granma has been busy sewing, sewing, sewing and smiling with love for her Grandson.

So far, the Granma has almost all the pieces pieced... almost but not quite.

"Granma, do you have my quilt done yet?" "No my Special Grandson,,, not yet - but I'm working on it! I love you, Grandson!"

Saturday, August 9, 2008

There's a contest! I submitted my Orange Crush quilt,,, I think it says LAZY DAYS of SUMMER,,, don't you? The contest is at the Quilting Gallery,,, go check it out! http://quiltinggallery.com/2008/08/09/lazy-days-of-summer-photo-contest/

Butterscotch Bali Pop

Butterscotch Bali Pop
Butterscotch Bali Pop,
originally uploaded by 2ndAveStudio.

Wow! what a great and easy way to use up some stash! I know that this was done with the Bali Pops but I think I could cut some fabrics that I already have....
Doesn't she do great work? I posted the link to her tutorial in my tut-list here on my blog ( see on the left side , I think it's the left side LOL )
anyway,, here is the address too,


think I'm going to check our her other stuff, too!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Orange Crush --- ALL DONE!


WHOO HOO!! It's all done,,, and I think it's ok. And of course, Webster had to check it out - he does like Mommy's quilts! ( see him on the right? ).

Well, what do you think? I thought there was too much yellow in the squares so I took the same green that I used in the border and put in 5 green blocks. Breaks it up just right, I think!

I even mitered the corners -- not my speciality and I struggled with it, believe me! But I think it came out just fine.

DSC01732 LOL, here is another one of Webster checking out the new quilt. He's so funny!

Now I have to come up with a name, cause it sure ain't orange! It's tropical, it's bright, it's hot,,, hhmmm,,,,
Hot Nights in the Carribean ??
Play That Funky Raggae ??
Hawaiian Bliss ??

sounds like I'm making up names for new drinks! LOL !

Hey! It's August in Texas and the temperatures have been over 100 degrees for many days....

and I just finished the top.... hhmmm... Texas Heat ?? Too Hot to Sleep ?? Hot Time in the City ??

geez,, I've always been lousy at naming my quilts -- HELP!

Well, time for bed and I can sew all day tomorrow. Grandson might come over for the night so we can play - he's so much fun! Almost 7 and so fiercely independent but still likes hugs from Grandma... Hey! maybe I'll ask him what to call the quilt. See the idea light pop off in my head?

Oh, and I started his Turtle quilt and I'm trying to finish the Judy Niemeyer quilt... not enough time!

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