Monday, February 18, 2019

February Already!!

As I write this, my hubby and I are watching the original Ben Hur movie from 1959.  One of my favorite Bible type movies.  Do you like to watch the old epic movies?
My husband and I had just gotten over a bout of bronchitis and sinus infections when he brought home new germs from his office!  Ugh!  Now we are both coughing and sneezing again!!  Yuck!

I have a few projects I can show you and many which are gifts, that I can't yet!!  I made up a very old fabric panel into a little Christmas tree quilt that my grandson Neal can decorate and undecorate and redecorate. 

We put it up on the end of a lower kitchen cabinet with command strip hooks.  I think he enjoyed playing with it over the Christmas holidays. I had the panel a long time!!

My dear bee friend Linda gave us all cute bee notebook cover kits for Christmas.

I love making little things like this up, in between bigger quilts.  Sometimes, it's so nice how quickly some things can be finished up!!

I bought this kit from Laundry Basket Quilts over a year ago.  I love to put out blue and white quilts in January with my snowman decor.  When I put away my red and green Christmas decor, I am ready for something different, for sure.

I especially love house quilts and find several of mine are in the wintery blue colors that I put out in the winter.  

I put out my snowmen and winter blues in January and keep it out until spring in late March/early April.

I was sooo glad to get this kit on sale, as the pre-fused laser cut applique kits needed for the quilt are quite pricey, and you need three!!

But I am very happy how it turned out!  I cut out and made a few houses each day, so it was a fun project for a little over a week!!

I also took a cool class offered by our local guild chapter on how to use rulers while quilting on a domestic sit down machine.  It was eye opening!!  

I can see possibly using this technique on a wall quilt or table runner, but not on a larger project.  It was very time consuming and tedious, although I'm sure with more use, one would get faster...

Our grandson, Neal, is growing like a weed and talking more every day!!  So cute and smart and curious!!

So, what are you up to these days?  Are you sewing on something wonderful??  Do tell!!