Every year I get together with my family for Easter dinner and egg hunt here at my house… Here’s a Sister Selfie:
Yes, I’m still sewing like a mad woman, but working on a few things that I can’t share just yet!
Today I finished a little quilt top that I started at the Bryce Winter Retreat that I went to this past February… It measures appoximately 12 x 15 inches.
The pattern is by Carol Johnson… She has a whole series of these landscape quilts. I’ve always enjoyed her work! I wanted to try this binding technique that has you use a phalange (however it’s spelled… LOL!) sewn into 2 strips of binding. It’s sewn onto the back of the quilt, pulled to the front and then top stitched in place. It is machine bound… You can see the thread holding it in place on the phalange. I am going to stitch the corners in place by hand just to give it a little more form.
I am a bit of a perfectionist…
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Bitty blocks usually measure 3.5 inches square unfinished. Occasionally when we do a crazy themed side swap we can choose to do 3.5 inches square, or 3.5 x 6.5 inches.
That gives us a little lee way with our design choices! I decided to use the awesome image of the sign that I got from “So Much Pun.com” when I “googled” pun images… I came up with the frogs sitting in the bug (Ha! Pun intended) with the license plate “LV BUGS” showing two frogs “Parking”… Hehehehehe…
That male frog is a cad. Can you see him making the moves on the girl?!
Welllll… I just finished quilting my friend, Viv’s sweet little quilt. I am incapable of doing minimal quilting!
(I think it’s because my mistakes are so much more pronounced if it’s minimal!
If you quilt the heck out of something there’s so much going on that the little gizmos don’t show up….)I didn’t end up baby sitting today so I had some less-busy time for quilting! (I say less-busy because I still have my own to deal with… They’re not nearly as difficult!)
In the Layton Quilt Guild, we exchanged teacups with the fusible already on them… Then we were challenged to make them into a quilt.
This is what I came up with! I called it, “Tea With Friends”. I added 3 fairies on the shelves because in my world, they can be found everywhere!
IHere’s a funny little story: I showed my DH and he said, “It looks a little messy… They should be hanging neatly- all the same.”
“Why wouldn’t I want it to look real?” I queried.
It measures 28 x 33 inches. Thanks to everyone who participated!!!
Yes, I’m becoming a bit of an Ornithologist wanna be… I hope you enjoy this little trip to the Bird Refuge! (I go frequently so I can see different Migratory birds.)Here are some sun tanning Pelicans we saw from a great distance! (I’m feeling the same need.)
(Supposedly they don’t bite, but I’d prefer not to test that theory…)
I hope you liked visiting the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge again!!!
p.s. I’m an Ornithologist wanna be, so can not be held responsible if I’ve named any of the above birds incorrectly!
Yesterday was our Second Annual National Quilt Day Event at Legacy Village in Layton, Utah. It is a beautiful venue for a quilt show! I hope you enjoy a virtual visit! Coming up the stairs in the lobby…
Thanks for joining us!!!
I have been swapping on flickr since 2009… There are certain people that I love getting as a partner because their work is awesome…
Mamacjt is one of them.
Yesterday, I received the sweetest little quilt in the world… That’s right, a pink and green row of houses!
(I’m moving into the one with the striped roof.)
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