Monday, April 30, 2012

April Schnibble Done!!

OK, so I just finished the Schnibble for the month of April at 7:45pm on the last day of April!!   Taaaadaaaa!!  Smile 


Yes… it was cutting it a bit short!!  Just a tad…  like only 4 1/2 hours before the deadline of May 1st!!


And, of course, taking photos after dark inside is sooo not my forte… sigh…


But these will have to do for the moment!!


I really love this pattern!  Carrie’s directions are always so clear and easy to follow!!


And this girly Moda collection, California Girl, is just precious!  So soft and pretty and springy!


And Yogi got some good napping done, too!! As usual!!  LOL!!


What have you been working on lately??  Something fun??


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My First King Quilt!

When my youngest son finished college and moved into his own apartment a few months ago, we got rid of his old childish furniture and put a king size bed in there and made it into a guest room… empty nest, you know!

So, I decided it was time to try my hand at making a realllly big quilt to put on it!


I went through my stash and collected up all the fun bright fat quarters in peach and pink and green and purple and a bit of brown and yellow!


I used the original Turning Twenty pattern for the design, but 20 fat quarters did not make a big enough quilt, so I used 36 fat quarters, instead!


The block layout was six rows across and six rows down.  It is such a fun scrappy quilt!!  I named it Peach Melba!  Waddaudink??


The throw pillows and bed warmer on it below, are actually turned with the back sides up, because I like it better that way!! 


The pillows and bed warmer were made with the leftover blocks from my Four Squared quilt!


Currently I am working on a second king size quilt for my own bed also using fat quarters but my own design!  The colors are quite the opposite of this hot quilt!!  I’m using cool blues, purples and greens!  Stay tuned!!


What have you been working on lately???  Enjoying spring??


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Bit More Curio!!

I just posted a few days ago about finishing my March Schnibble in time for the online parade. Whew!


When I was trying to find the needed 2 charm packs of the Curio collection for the quilt, I could  not find one place that still had 2 packs for sale, so I purchased a Layer Cake instead.

curio layer cake

So, I cut the Layer Cake squares in two, setting aside one “half” stack for later and just used the other half, split again into two stacks of 5” squares for the Schnibble quilt.


So, what to do with the remaining half of the Layer Cake???  I arranged the 5” by 10” pieces on my design wall, along with a few 5” squares leftover from the quilt, to make a bed warmer / table runner!  Love the versatility!


Four strips wide by about 10 strips long gave me a runner 18” by 90”!  I had some yardage of one of the florals in the collection for the backing and used a stash fabric for the binding.


I free-motion quilted it with leaves!!


I really like it on my dining room table for spring!!  And no leftovers to store away!  YAY! 


Gosh I do so L.O.V.E. being home for spring break so I can sew all day !!


Monday, April 2, 2012

Roman Holiday Done!!

Over two years ago at our 2009 fall guild retreat,


I made this jelly roll quilt top from Moda’s Roman holiday collection.


It was my only quilt top in my sewing room still  not quilted!! 


I quilted it last week and attached the binding and label in time to take it to bee on Saturday and finish it up!!


The sun was out this morning so I took it out on the deck and photographed it finally!


Yogi sure loved being out on the deck with me!


He had such a good time sniffing all the spring


scents on the breeze!  You could just see his


little nose twitching away as he sniffed!!