Saturday, February 28, 2009

Top is Done

Finished the top today, I added a 1" strip of background between the blocks. Not what the pattern stated, but hey, not the first time I didn't do what a pattern said to do. grin. Couldn't get back quite far enough to get all the borders in, there is a 4 1/2" border all around.
I think I will bind it in either the orange or the batik from the points. Not sure yet which.
Another 5-6 inches of snow last night. I don't think Mother Nature knows there is global warming going on. Also was -2 degrees this morning. VERY COLD for this time of year. Has been super cold since early December. I'm ready for spring.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New block

We had a workshop at club this week and this is the pattern. I wasn't able to do the stitching at the workshop as I had sprained my left arm. Its Ok now so stitched up the block and have the rest of the units pieced, just have to square up and sew the blocks.
Its always so amazing to see what everyone chooses for colors etc. There will be some wonderful wall pieces from this class. Everyone else used a light background, but of course, I had to be different and use a dark. I am pleased with it though.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

P.I.G.S. project

Yea, the top is done for my P.I.G.S. project (projects in grocery sacks) this is an annual challenge in our quilt guild. To join in you have an unfinished project, pay 1 fat quarter to enter, then finish it by a certain date. If you do not get it done your fined 3 fat quarters, if you do you get your name into a drawing for the fat quarters.
this was a jelly roll that I won at the Hancock Fabric Retreat last fall. Wanted to have it done for the spring retreat, for show and tell. Now to layer and quilt. spring retreat is the middle of March, so it needs to get done.NOW!!
Its always lots of fun doing the pigs projects, gets something finished.
I think I will bind with the leftover bright fabrics, stitched together. We will see what happens by then.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to one and all. Here is "Stinker" sharing my Valentine quilt top. This is the wall quilt, there will eventually be a full size quilt to match. Was fun going through all the red scrap to make the hearts.
We have about 8" of new snow yesterday. The cardinals look really "red" against the snow, so I guess thats natures valentine gift to us. OK at least its RED!!
Hope everyone has a great day.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

log cabin

Finished this small log cabin, now if I had only put the top center block in the right orientation, it would have been fine. BUT--- now will make another with the top middle block turned the same direction as the bottom middle block. this will make it into a star. Oh well best laid plans.
Guess that's why I ended up with about twice as many 1" strips cut, than I needed.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Finally quilted

The two batik wall pieces are finally quilted. They have been ready to finish for over a month. Hate it when life gets in the way of stitching. I've had these small batik squares for over 10 years, had forgotten that they were in an envelope in the file. What a happy surprise to find them again. Will have show and tell for quilt meeting tomorrow.
Rainy and windy day here in the middle of the country. 40mph wind out there. good thing I do not have to go out today.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Pretty Kitty!!!

This photo was taken by a game camera by Tim Wilke on Jan 29th. This is about 4 miles South of where I am. I guess this cat has been in the area for about three weeks. He has seen the tracks and set up his camera and captured the photo.
Mountain Lions are not native here, this one probably migrated from the Rocky Mountains. A long walk as we are in eastern Nebraska. They follow the waterways away from their natural habitat when there is overpopulation in an area.
They feed on deer. There is a huge deer population in the area so at least it will have lots of natural food and not start taking farm animals.
Just thought I would share the picture .