Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Center Blocks of Henrietta Whiskers.

I have been trying to catch up on some of my BOM's. I am thinking I might want to limit how many I do next year. LOL Anyway, I finished the last of the blocks for Henrietta whiskers yesterday and sewed the blocks together last night just before Biggest Loser came on. I really like the way it is turning out. Today I hope to get the borders on and the applique in the borders done. Then it will be ready to join the ever growing pile of flimsies. I definitely have plenty to quilt on this winter. (grin)

I have already shared blocks 1-7 with you, but here is block #8.
Block #9....It felt good to get this one done yesterday.
Kevin held it up for me out on the deck this morning. What do you think?
Now I need to choose border fabrics. I really want to get this one to flimsy stage.

I hope to show you the past 2 or 3 blocks of Birdie Stitches in a day or two. Still haven't gotten the 36 patch put together, but I do have all of the blocks done. Not much else going on around here. I think that is why I love fall so much. It cools down. We have gorgeous colors on the trees. Life slows down, so that I can work on my quilting without any guilt. LOL  Friday is town day, so I need to work on a grocery list. We have kind of let healthy eating slide. Time to get back on the wagon. I need to get Kevin's lunch around, so I will post this. Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Have a good one.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Decided It Was Time to Return!

I have had a nice long blog break. I have gotten things done, but not really much to post about. I have done a complete house cleaning. We are ready for winter on the inside, not so much the outside, yet though. LOL The garden is done. We had a bad storm in August with lots of wind and hail. It pretty much destroyed what was left of the garden. We did dig potatoes during Labor Day week. Out of the 12 lbs or so of seed potatoes that I planted we got back about 3/4 of a  wheel barrel. I took 2 of my chore buckets full of potatoes for mom to have and share with other residents in her apartment complex. Everyone was so happy to get them. I was a bad blogger and did not get any pictures.

I have been working on my 36 patch quilt for our bed. I laid them out and decided I needed 12 more blocks. I have them almost done. After counting, I realized that I had 13 blocks instead of 12, so I will have an extra. This will be fairly large for me to quilt. I may need my head examined, but I am thinking about doing straight machine quilting on it with my walking foot. I really would like to have it ready for our bed in a few weeks. I may chicken out, though. (grin) It probably wouldn't take too long to hand quilt X's in the blocks. Anyway here are the first bunch of blocks laid out. I will rearrange these when I add in the next twelve blocks.
At the bottom, you can see portions of the quilt that is on our bed. Sorry about that.
I went and helped Hazel move. I grabbed this great picture of Noah and Izzie. Aren't they cute?
I won a few giveaways, but I'll share about them in another post. I got the Chicken Hearted wall quilt top done. I'm not sure needle turn applique is for me. I usually like hand work, but this seemed to take me forever.
The kit came with the backing and batting too. I now have it pin basted and ready to hand quilt.
Now I need to get off the computer and get some bread made. It feels good to be back. I will try to post at least once or twice a week. Everyone have a great day. Thank you for visiting and please come again.

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