Friday, May 31, 2013


depends on what you call finished.
 I'm done with the top of this quilt.....but only half finished with the quilting.
I baked a cake today but did not frost it.  I'm certainly glad I can't say I finished eating it!

 I got some fun buttons from Sam Hunter designs a couple weeks ago.  This is how I felt today...maybe it should say 'runs in circles with scissors'.  Ha
The weekend is here.  Yahoo.  Enjoy.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

I have too been sewing!....... just not posting

 (see this nice green grass?  This morning it was white with snow!  hard to believe this pic was taken last week)
Two weeks ago I decided to make a birthday present for a friend I don't see often.  So for 3 days I was a maniac. This is the first paper piecing I have done.  I chain pieced all the blocks and found I tried to beat my time from the last round. ( that is kinda how I drive too)


I wanted to finish it quickly so I quilted it on my little bernina.  Swirly fun.
I used batiks because I love the scrunchy goodness when it is washed.

This is the back.  It has bears all over it but they are hard to see.  But anyhow the rest of the story is that her birthday has come and gone and the quilt is still on my sofa!  Guess I should have called her before I started sewing so fast and furiously since she is obviously out of town. Jeesh!

Blogger quilt festival

Why is it so hard for me to post?  Seems like it takes forever to load pics and I guess I lose focus by the time they are loaded.  

I had been planning this quilt for a couple days, spent a couple days sewing the blocks, put it up on the design wall and did not like it at all.  So I added some negative space and voila!  love it! 

I quilted it on my little Bernina.  Since it is so large (king) I quilted different motifs in each square and frame.  Taxed my brain, it did, coming up with different designs.

 It makes me smile when I walk into my room.

Hope you all get to spend some time checking out the festival
I am linking up to Amy's Creative Side  Spring-2013-BQF-button.jpgSpring-2013-BQF-button.jpg