Wednesday, April 27, 2011

one flower wednesday

my garden is growing!  this is so fun.  I took my flowers to show and tell at my guild last night, and my guild ladies asked if I would teach a workshop on them.  I said sure!

Friday, April 22, 2011


I'm calling this quilt "Shortstop."  When I asked my nephew if he was expecting a boy or a girl, he said shortstop.  I believe he means boy, because he also specified no pink should be in the quilt.  It is really coming together, though now that the pattern is emerging I can see a do over in the upper left hand corner.  I did lay it out first before sewing together, and still made a mistake, very first seam, oh well.  At least it is fixable.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

FNSI pic

Here's Emma's pillow.  She doesn't like it right now. She was unhappy because she could not pull the letters off.  She will appreciate it someday maybe:)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Friday night sew in

for some reason, I can't do anything with pictures right now, so no pics to post at the moment.  I worked on a baby quilt, Emma's pillow and more hexies.  Not just on Friday night, but over the whole weekend.  My husband went to a Bible studay Friday night, that continued on Sat morning, we also had a houseguest, so have been busy nonstop, son has a birthday party to attend today, will be ready to go back to work to get some rest!.  I finally had access to email and blogs today, so will go check out what else has been going on this weekend.

Handmade by Heidi

Friday, April 15, 2011

Future hexagons

aren't these fat quarters beautiful?  thanks everyone for all the nice comments, I am so happy to be part of this group.  I hope to do a tutorial soon on making the hexagons without templates. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A hexie flower for One Flower Wednesday

I've been bitten by the hexie bug!  Last Friday night, I noticed a button on another blog, One Flower Wednesday.  Curious, I clicked on it, and discovered a whole new shape.  Oh, how pretty those hexie flowers are!  Right away I wanted to print and start cutting templates, but my computer wouldn't play, printer wouldn't print. I had to wait until the next day for my LQS to open.  I went in the next day and asked for templates or ruler, just any hexagon making supplies that they had.  The owner asked me, would you like to know a quicker way to make them? I said, sure!  She pulled out a bag full of hexies, a project she is working on, and showed me how to take a circle of fabric, any size, and make a hexagon out of it.  I was so excited, I had to buy some new fabric, couldn't walk out of there without buying something, after she had showed me such a wonderful time-saving technique.  Her name is Rita, and her store is called Quiltsmith's, I just have to give her credit for showing me this.  I went home and made a hexie flower.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Interlocking circles

More prep work for Friday night sew in.  This quilt is complicated, and I can't put my mind on autopilot and just do it, takes a lot of thought.  Here is the sample from Harriet's book.

It's small, which is a good thing, will be fairly quick, and perfect size for a baby quilt. I am blaming the manufacturer of the line of fabric I'm using for making it even more complicated, as there is a stripe.  Harriet and CArrie's book said to make the 9 patches first, but I started with cutting out the plain blocks first, then placing the the other strips and around them, and then cutting out the 9 patches last to prevent any do-overs, I hate do-overs.  Takes all the fun out of quilting for me.  The 9 patch is not a typical one, it uses 3 different strip sets instead of two.  When it all comes together, it makes the interlocking circle effect.  It's a great quilt, one I will probably make again

here's the layout of the blocks without the 9 patches.

here are two of the strip sets that go into making the 9 patches,  That's enough quilting and blogging for now, time to go jogging with my son, I hear DH and DD waking up. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring is here

the weather has been crazy, cold one day, hot and wonderful the next, then severe storms, power still out for some around here from the storm on Monday.  I changed my back drop to the highway view because that is what I see most days on the way to work and back, blue skies and green trees, just beautiful.  Great way to start the day.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What I'll be working on and a giveaway

I couldn't wait for the Friday night sew in, so here is a little head start on my Interlocking Circles baby quilt

AND Stray Stitches has a 200th post giveaway,  located here actually lots of giveaways, but be sure and check out her Monday April 4 post--good luck!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011