March 6, 2014
No kids home from school or babysitting, so I enjoyed myself rocking out to the radio and getting some projects finished!
I finished the binding on this little quilt… It’s going to be donated to one of my guilds to offer as a silent auction item.
One of my teachers challenged me to do a single binding on a mini quilt instead of a double. I did it, and it wasn’t too bad!
It measures 11 x 17 inches.
For the quilting motifs in the open blocks I used a little 1 cm sticker and quilted the feathers around it.
Here’s a view from the back so you can see the quilting better:
And last, but not least, I was getting an updated picture for a class proposal I’m putting together….As you can see, the mad photo-bombing cat had to get involved! I did get a picture without him, but he is just too funny!
Thanks for visiting!!! Time to get back to work…
March 6, 2014
I can’t tell you how fun it is to go every couple of months to the bird refuge! Every time we go, we see a different set of birds. Yesterday we saw numerous Bald Eagles, Tundra Swaps, Grebes, Coots, a couple of Blue Herons, and a Pelican! Here are a couple of pictures that I took… Hope you enjoy them!
Always impressive seeing one of these big birds!
This guy was just hanging out in the grasses.
Thanks for stopping by!
March 5, 2014
Yes, I had 3 of these little orphan blocks left over from the “Doll Quilt Swap” on flickr. I decided to put them to good use recently, and this is the second project I came up with! (You may recognize the block from the mushroom pinnie… LOL!) Yes, it does work! (If I put a battery in…)Thanks for visiting! Now, to think up something to do with that third block…
March 4, 2014
This is the pinnie that I made for my partner in the FLiPS swap. There’s a fairy that lives inside! My partner received it, so I can show it now!
I used an orphan block that I had left over from DQS (Doll Quilt Swap) on flickr. I love it when orphan blocks can be used in new ways! Don’t you?!
Thanks for stopping by!
February 28, 2014
I figured I’d share one of my little quilts that I did back in 2009 with you today! I had just finished my “Dear Jane” quilt and was still needing to do more Jane blocks! I really love the barn I featured in this one… It is an old barn/homestead in Layton, Utah by my old job.
"Down the Lane with Strawberry Jane".
2009 Utah State Fair Challenge Quilt. The challenge fabric is the strawberry fabric. There are numerous Dear Jane quilt blocks within the quilt. I used applique, paper piecing, picture piecing, and back baste applique within the quilt. Designed, pieced, and hand quilted by me.
Thanks for visiting!!!
February 25, 2014
I saw something similar to this at Village Dry Goods, my LQS. Laurie, one of the gals there designed it, but didn’t have a pattern. I had to make one up! Love it! This is a birthday gift for my friend Sue! She’s received it now so I can show it to you!!!
This is what it looks like on the inside… Thanks for visiting!!!
February 21, 2014
Here’s my latest bitty block for our “laundry theme” in the BBC. It features my feral cat, Grey, laying in the laundry basket, but ever ready to make a quick get-away if anyone comes near! If you look in the dictionary under “scaredy-cat” you’ll see a picture of him!
Here he is in real life! When feral cats are fixed, their ears are cut to identify them… He has become quite affectionate if we sit down and let him come to us. Otherwise, he’s like a shadow that disappears… “You can’t see me…”
February 11, 2014
Here for your viewing pleasure is some winter scenery from Bryce Canyon National Park in the beautiful red rock country in Southern Utah! I see a quilt in my future featuring this first photo!
It was frigid outside when we drove through the park. Parts of it were closed, but we still got to see some gorgeous scenery! I have always loved the red rocks, and with a layer of snow, they are magical!
February 10, 2014
Not much chance of fire on this trip!
Denise, Karen, and Patsy…
Karen, Patsy, Denise and Sherri…
And here is Cynthia!
Meanwhile, back at the hotel… Denise colored her eyebrows to match her gorgeous hair! Eyebrows and a snack for later! LOL! I roomed with Denise! She’s a riot! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll have some scenery to show you on my next post!