Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hugs & Kisses Bordered.

I finally got around to getting borders on my Hugs & Kisses Quilt. It was last on my list. See I had to make a "to do" list before I could sew anything more or new. I told myself that WHEN the list got done - I could : Make more Pineapple Blocks, or more Spool Blocks. And I have been really good. It took me over 3 weeks to finish my "to do" list - originally, I thought it would only take me a few days. But since the Flood in Nashville & surrounding areas - my job has come first. I think I worked 70 hours this week. I can't even remember the last time I got paid for 70 hours.

I am bone tired & have not been out of pajamas all day. I have not cooked ONCE this week - last night I got tired of NOT cooking & made Tortellini & Sausage Soup. It was SO good! anyway - back to the list.........I had on there: To bind DD#2's quilt. Repair DD#1's Quilt. Patch a pair of jean's. Bind the grandbaby's quilt. Complete the 200 spool blocks I had half finished. Bind a "give-away" quilt. And machine quilt 2 customer quilts. 2 of the quilts that needed binding, had the bindings 100% machine done. Or they would NOT be off THE LIST.

Anyway - I ran into Stitcher's Garden to find a yellow fabric for the strips & blocks swap for my guild meeting & picked up this brown fabric. I thought that the little images looked similar to the hugs/kisses block that I made.

So I got it. It DOES look really nice as the borders for this quilt. I NOW wish I had had the forsight to get an additional 2 yards to make matching pillow cases. All I had left was enough scrap to cut strips for my Pineapple & 6 blocks for my Spools Quilt.I have not decided How I'll quilt the Hugs & Kisses Quilt, but I might just be lazy & use the pantograph that is already on the table from the last customer quilt that I made. it's called POPCORN - looks more like clouds to me...but I don't name the patterns......ha Ha Maybe use a brown thread too. Unquilted, it measures 83 X 98.

I also cut some strips for QB1.

Y'all PLEASE keep QB1 & her family in your thoughts. Her father's house & her Aunt's house were totalled by the flood. It's so devestating. Her Aunt is over 80 & has been diagnosed with cancer - this is absolutley emotionally devestating for them. The homes are being rebuilt - but all the memories & momentos are gone forever. You never know what you got until it's gone. I feel SO awful that I am not able to help them. I wish I could. I do.


(who is off to pop some garlic bread into the oven & heat up some MORE Tortellini & Sausage Soup!!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quilt Photo Op & "The Tank"

Here you see a few pictures of the "Night & Day" quilt that I made last year. Modeled on the kitchen floor, by my beloved little grandson - whom I have been calling TANK, all week!

Isn't he just precious? 5 months & 19 pounds. We had him out to the Ren-Fest in Triune this past weekend. He was pretty good for being 5 months old. I had bought a teeny tiny little baseball cap @ JoAnn's Fabrics for $1. He got a lot of compliments.

Cute little bugger. Quilt is nice too!


Monday, May 3, 2010


If you have a long-arm machine or a short-arm machine or any type of machine that you can trace patterns then you need to go to Urban Elementz! they have posted some free pantograph designs. Several are very cute. I love the Strawberry Fields.

Of course you'll have to do some taping to connect the pages when you print them, but hey? It's free, so no complaints!

I need more Pantographs like I need a Ha ha ha! But i saved them all.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

Twilight In the Garden

Today was day 2 of the "Old Timer's Day Festival". Pretty much a wash out - pun intended. It's rained so much so quickly that there is flash flooding every where. The interstate has even been closed in areas. I-24 in Nashville @ Bell Road is under water. Literally. And the rain hasn't stopped. More to come tomorrow. My basement got a little bit of water. I went into panic mode, and whent he rain let up, it receded. I am still in panic mode. The water didn't come but MAYBE 4 feet into the garage, and it was MAYBE a 1/4 inche deep........but I have my LONGARM manchine in the basement. I have the majority of my STASH in the basement. All I could think about was how I was going to get it all upstairs by myself. So far I don't have to worry about it.

ANYWAY.........The Quilt Guild I belong to, hosts a quilt show during the Festival (I might have the exact title of the "festival" wrong...) and this years' theme was something to do with Garden's . I'm sorry, I didn't pay attention. I am not an extremely floral person, and the 2 quilts that I entered into the show were my "Twilight In The Garden" and "Butterflies for Ryan". The Butterfly Quilt belongs to DD#2. It is currently residing @ my house for repairs. Of which I have not completed.

Twilight In the Garden is a quilt I made while we lived in Alabama. If memory serves me correctly, I bought all the fabrics from Joan. ALL the fabrics, inclduing the backing, are all Thimbleberries. The pattern is from the book ; "Bed & Breakfst Quilts" by Mimi Deitrich. It is one of my very most favorite quilts and I am sure you've seen it on this blog before!

I won a "merrit" ribbon for my participation. QB1 took my photo. We were all sitting around doing handwork & I have my Grandmother's Flower Garden in my hands.

So long for now........I hear more thunder & I need to go let my vey wet "outside" dogs "in" for the night. After being outside, all day in the pouring rain, I think they deserve a nice dry place to sleep.