Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Finished Product

Here it is.  THE quilt.
This is the front.

This is the front close up:

This is the back.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Craft room and fabric

Here are pics of my organized craft/creating room and of new fabrics :>)

View from the door way

Isn't Leo adorable????

This is the card creating corner.

New fabric - its SEW pretty. Flannel on the left, cotton on the right.

 New fabric -I love butterfiles :>)

This is my new quilt calendar!

 Can you see the name of the quilt pattern?  I live on True Blue Road.  Of course I'm going to HAVE to make this pattern. :>)


Here are the rulers hanging out.

Sewing/cutting tables

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!   The craft/sewing room is DONE!  I feel So good about it.  I'm happy.  I have a lot of storage to fill up (yes, more shopping!!! LOL) and I have the tables the way I want them (2 of the same would be good but for now, I'll settle for what I have).  The room should be efficient, we'll see.  I'll take pics tonight and post them either tonight or tomorrow.

Now, I can work on the quilt and get that done, and when it IS done, I can then put the binding on it up there.  :-)

I'm beat.  I have to go make dinner, which will be easy, walk the dogs out in the yard, then feed them, and then put my feet up.  For some reason my ankle (the one that swells and gives me trouble) is aching.  That just means, time to put my feet up!  Hehe.

YES!  Feeling good.  I have a plan for tomorrow (finally got my truck back today)  - need to go to Fredericksburg and get a few things at Costco (paper supplies mostly) and a couple of other stops.  I need a new pocket calendar for my purse and would like one that also had a address book in it, and I am hoping to go to the mall and find calendars there at a kiosk that was up during the holidays - hoping they have everything marked down on sale!  Also hoping I can find a quilt calendar there but if I can't that's ok.  Just a whim.

I also have to find some things to decorate my quilt room with - inspirational stuff.  Of course, if I get the little wall hangings done that I want to do, that will help. :>)

Of course I'll be stopping at the quilt shop to see what's on sale, and also run down to JoAnns.  Can't go up there without checking that out.  Teehee.

Off to make dinner!  Later !!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Quilting stuff

So, I have gotten quite caught up in the quilting craze.  Silly me.  I can so easily become addicted to anything that requires me to shop.  I should become a professional shopper - maybe that would stop me from spending money on stuff for me!!! 

I bought some new fabric and I have some ideas for it.  There is something I bought that I'm going to share with my friend Mary.  It so reminds me of her. 
Then I have an idea for a rag quilted heart for Valentines day.  It'll be a wall hanging.  I have the idea in my head.  I need to wash the fabric and start on it - but first I have to draw out the pattern so I don't waste my fabric.

This is my flannel for the hearts
This is the heart fabric for the squares the hearts will go in

 The heart fabric in the center will be for the border.  The white fabric and the blue fabric are just some that I saw that I really liked. :-)  STASH! 

I have to wash it tomorrow and let it dry, then I'll draw out my pattern, and I'll get to cutting.  I really want to work on it.
But first, I'll work on Jenns quilt.  I'm pretty close to finishing the hand quilting part.  Then, squaring it up (which I'm not looking forward to) and then the binding.  I'm gonna do it - finish it - before the end of next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm also nearing the end of the second in a series of books I'm reading - the first being "A Single Thread" and the sequel is "A Thread of Truth."  Good reads.

Well, I'm beat.  Almost bedtime - and if I want to read, I'll hit the hay early.