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

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Best of the Best


Friendship. Belgium. Chocolate. Yes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It only took me about 10years to finish this

I saw this quilt at a retreat several years ago and just had to have it. I went around and collected fabrics everywhere I saw them (LOL Boy did I collect them)

And you know, I started this so long ago I can't really remember the time line BUT

I made my 7 year old grandson's first baby quilt with these fabrics before he was born, and I'm making a quilt of stars with the left overs from the blocks. I remember working on this when I had to help my stepfather after his hip replacement surgery and he passed away a few years ago. I remember finding some great backing fabric that I knew would be just perfect - for $1.00 a yard... LOL and I still have it and just pulled it out (ha! Already washed, too! )

That's sad ,,, to keep something that long before finishing it! And there was no reason, when I pulled it out, all it needed was the borders and the stars in the corners.

I know a very talented quilter that can do great things with the plain borders - that were intentionally left plain so she can do her magic - and I think a red binding will be a nice finishing touch, don't you?

Now I'm inspired. I'm going to retreat in a couple of weeks,, wonder what I can finish then?!?


Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scraps, Scraps and MORE Dang SCRAPS!

I havent been bloggy for almost all month, just nothing to say and a big lack of inspiration. The summer time blahs ---100+ degrees doesn't inspire much except trying to stay cool. Anyway, I am still part of the New Project Challenge at CATPATCHES and the new project I started in June was ,,,, are you ready?.. Working up my scraps! I got so tired of seeing bags of scraps around, always saved with the intention of doing something with them. Throwing fabric away just seems so wrong to me,, somewhere I read that if you think about it, it's like throwing $9.00 a yard fabric out the window. So, I save all of it and then, well, try to find something to do with them. Anyway I'm so proud of the progress,, there is a bag of strips,,

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There is multiple bags of scraps by colors

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And I cut all kinds of squares, too but I don't have a picture of those. And this is what I still have to go thru ( I ran out of steam,, I am SO tired of scraps !!!!

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I did find a lot of little bitty pieces, and I put those all in a bag and I'll make some dog beds again for the Humane Society. OH! And I'm going to use old phone book pages and make some string quilts,,

reuse, recycle

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