Monday, September 27, 2010

Design Wall Monday-9/27

I have a few almost finished items to share. I've missed DWM for a couple of weeks!
I finished my Wonky Town quilt. I think I have a handle on how to do free-pieced letters. They were time intensive, but fun and they look pretty good! I also got a few free-pieced trees in there. This quilt was fun and is OOAK (one of a kind)!

I have 2 of the 4 word borders done on Cupcakes as well. I think this will be a very cute quilt!

Here's the little bag I knitted while we were on vacation. I plan to line it with the fabric sitting there beside it. I tried to felt it, but the yarn I used doesn't felt. Too little wool and too much acrylic fibers guess.

Hope your week goes well and we all get lots done!
God bless

Monday, September 20, 2010

We're home and I've been knitting!

While we were on vacation, I finished the cupcake blocks, the Raggedy and Friends block embroideries, and half of the snowball applique' blocks. I would have finished them all, but I started knitting dishcloths, then knitted a purse. This is just as addicting as quilting! Oh No! So, during the trip, we had to visit yarn stores as well as quilt shops. I came home with some wonderful yarns and fabrics. The day we got home, we decided to have a pajama and movie day, so what did I do? Knitted a scarf! I had fun with embellishments on this one. I used some beads that I have had around for a couple years, and some ribbons. I put it for sale on etsy, but it may just end up being mine if it doesn't sell by the end of this winter!

No DWM for me today, but I did manage to put the crumb blocks together into a top, and the cupcake blocks are organized to put together too. I think I will do an applique'd border of words-sweet treat, that sort of thing, instead of free piecing.

So, that is my quilting (and knitting) world for now!
I only have one day left of freedom, then it is back to work...Wed night! Wee Haw!

God bless

Monday, September 6, 2010

DWM-9/6/2010-and Happy B-day to me!

Yes, it is Labor Day, it's my birthday, and we are on vacation! Lots of things right there to be happy about! I also retreated into the sewing room for a couple hours yesterday, and finished making some more of these fun little houses. I am onlygoing to make 16 of them, then put them together with sashing and I was thinking of a free-pieced letter border that says Wonky Town or something. But as you can see, I need to work on my free-pieced letters! The W below is my first attempt! It turned out wierd, has some raw edges showing, and I think I can do better! So I'll try again...later!

I finished applique' stitching my Cupcakes blocks. I am glad I have 2 other projects to take on vacation! Below, I show fabrics I think will be sashing and outer border fabrics. That bright pink is really bright though, so I don't know. If you want to, share an opinion! I was thinking of free-piecing words around this one too for a inner border-like-Sweet treat, delicious, that sort of thing. Maybe if I get better at it!

So, that is my design wall! Have a safe and Happy Labor Day!

God Bless

Friday, September 3, 2010


Today was the first one of our September vacation. So nice to think we won't be working for a little over two weeks! I plan on doing alot of hand applique work. I have three projects linec up for that. I showed them the last couple of design wall Monday posts. I may slip a finished quilt in there somewwhere too.

An update on Shara's condition: She got a cortisone shot directly onto her rt hip joint space. It is amazing how much those injections help! After a couple days, she has about 60% less pain. We are so thankful this worked! At least, it is working for now!

God bless!