Sunday, May 25, 2008
It's almost 10am and I'm still in my jammas... OOHH maybe! it can be another of "those" days?? Maybe?
I just got an invite to put my blog on someone's list,, this seems to be the popular thing to do now and it uses something called Mr. Linky ( not sure of the spelling ) to do this.. but you can link up and have a whole list of blogs to see! I thought it was cool so, of course, QUILTRAMBLINGS is on it - just look for BETH.
Niki is the person who left me her blog to link up with,,, she can be found at http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/ - like I said, I'm on there under BETH. Guess this is sorta like a ring, only not LOL ! sounds strange,,, you have to keep going back to her site to get the next one,, so I guess it's like a STAR!! Yeah! a Star! - out, in, out, in -- you get the idea ( see the big cheezy grin )
ok.. enuf -- see down the list of stuff on the side and it says "Quilters Get Listed",, just click on it and VOILA!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
I took some time out this afternoon and watched the movie "LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA" ... it was pretty good and I do like to just sit and watch a movie instead of listening to it while I sew ( does anyone else do this? LISTEN and do something else too?). So after dinner, the CMA awards are on TV so I figured THIS is a good thing to just listen to and I can sew these blocks together. This is what I have so far I think I'm pleased. It's just too late to sew the three rows together - I don't feel like hooking up the iron and getting all hot with the steam... so this can wait till this week.
Oh! Checked all the parts I have made in step 2 and 3 and I still have to press step 2 open! Maybe I'll wait till I sew these rows together then press them all at the same time.
Ok, Carrie Underwood just won some award, I think it was female vocalist of the year... and my eyes are half shut, the fingers don't hit the keys right...
time for bed
Saturday, May 17, 2008
It is a great blog and wonderful photography and good stories.
Just one of my Blog Finds... and must be a bunch of peoples lists cause one entry I saw had 300+ comments!!!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
AND believe it or not! I did not spend any money! There were about 20 vendors there and I found nothing that I couldn't walk away from! Of couse there were not any stupendous deals - like batiks for $4/yard ( now that one I would have to pay some serious attention to LOL!) and there really isn't anything I need. How will I ever use up what I have if I don't use it ???
AARRRGGHHH I'm a HOARDER !!! That's it,,, I just love to have it, look at it,, touch it,, roll in it,,, (( ? )) I just want to own it ALL!
aaahhhh -- I've come clean and confessed...
Ok, so here is a slide show of the quilts and up close and personal things I thought were cool. I haven't edited anything yet so I'm not sure that everywill be good... but at least it will give you an idea.
Arlington Quilt Show May 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
I pulled the fabrics that I had THOUGHT I would use,,, but I can't remember what I had decided on... Oh whoa is me! ( is that how you spell whoa for this use,, sounds like I'm stopping a horse! LOL )
Hmmm,,, going to a quilt show tomorrow,,, maybe I'll find new ones! How fun!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
To the first 3 people who leave a message on my blog about the game that have a blog and that decide to play the game too,
I will send a gift. I'll contact you for your mailing address so that I can mail it,, you don't have to leave your address on my blog so don't worry about that.
But the thing is to PAY IT FORWARD... you have to commit to putting the game on your blog and then sending something to 3 people who leave YOU messages,,, sounds like fun I think!
The challenge is there.... who are the first 3 that will leave me a message and start the game going?
in your spare time -- check it out!
So, I thought about it and I'm going to do it... read the next blog!
( nope, she didn't have my blog listed,,, maybe she should! )
I'm still trying to decide which border I want for the Black, White and Pink quilt ( or maybe it's the Pink, White and Black, or maybe the White, Black, and Pink, or maybe.... oh heck! you know the one! )
I pulled out a quilt I started about 3 or 4 years ago. I had not been quilting long when I started this and you should see the back ( or not! ). the front looks pretty good but I was not real consistant with the seams going the same way and some are even pressed open -- where was my vision ??? But, the front is the important part and I really like how it came out.
The border - the Dreadful Border. Most of my projects stop before I get them finished because I can never make up my mind about "THE BORDER". It needs to add to the quilt itself and it needs to END the quilt. At least that is how I think of it.
OK, I pulled out the Lovers Knot and it still talks to me - don't you love it when something you did a long time ago still does that!?!? So many times there are projects that are silent... I look at them, try to finish them,,, and they just are silent. But this one is SINGING!! Fa-la-la-la LOL!
I wanted something to ZING with the border, so this is what I came up with...
this maybe a better pictures or even this one
I have moved the fabrics around and around trying different combinations and I think this one works the best. I wanted the orange in there for the ZING, some POP,, some FLASH,, a little BLING..
So, does it work?? The first three fabrics, the green orange and black would be thin, about one inch wide I think and the focus fabric would be 3 inches wide. This would give me a 6 inch border,,, it's not a big quilt to start with so the larger border would help. I hope I have enough focus fabric left! I would like mitered corners, too, so I will probably sew the stips together before I attach to the quilt then miter as a solid piece.
So, dear blog reader,,, tell me what you think...., ok?
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I'm using Flickr for this post,,, not sure if I like it or not, but since Webshots was giving me fits on uploading pictures, I had to do something different.
Any-hoo... this is the block swap quilt that my bee did,,, this sucker is HUGE and there are not even any borders on it yet! I put 3 inch borders around each block, cause not everyone's 12-1/2 inch is the same - if you know what I mean. I like the sashing around them,,, I really think the blocks stand out and not all misshed together.
So I was playing with EQ6 and messing around with border designs. I don't want just a plain border, cause I don't want to use any print fabric.. I want the blocks to be the focus completely,,, and I think a plain black border would look really really weird.
I came up with this one
and shared with my friend whom only speaks truth and she said "too much pink", so I played some more and got this one and she said " good border but too fussy for this quilt". So far,,, I do agree. Have you ever done something that you know if just not right, but someone else needs to tell you??
So, friend,,, what do YOU think???
I'm going to leave it for a couple of days,,, look at the pictures I made and see what ya'll think! In the mean time,,, I'll get out another project to finish!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Well, these are mystery blocks, too! guess you can't really tell a lot about them. Mostly blues, greens and purples - aahhh my favorite colors! I'll press them when a good tv show comes on -- I can sit and press and watch tv.. but if the show is too good! then I press during the commericals!
Oh, lazy me!!
I've started cutting the pieces for Step 3. There were a few leftover light triangles so I can use those up... and 44 pieces total is not much at all! I should have this finished this weekend! Yipee!
I really want to work on something else for a change.... Adult Attention Span = SHORT!
gotta git,,, Grey's Anatomy and Lost are coming on!!!