Sunday, October 25, 2009

No More Pumpkins!

So...ya think i like the table topper/runner from Green Fairy Quilts???? Obviously this is what I did this weekend!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Topper

Happy Friday! I took off 1/2 a day today and spent time sewing and cooking and doing dishes and all i have to show is a clean kitchen, dinner on the table and a cute table topper! I have fabric cut out to make 2 more of these and the one more with just 2 pumpkins. I made the runner with 4 pumpkins and it was 4 feet long which is too long for me, so i decided to shake it up a bit and make a topper and it's cute, but not sure i'm digging it. It's about 24 or 26" square and I cut the border fabric from 4 1/2" to 2 1/4" so that i would have enough for the remaining toppers, so maybe that's why i don't care for it, maybe i need that big the way, this is the tutorial from Green Fairy Quilts...
Hope everyone has a wonderful week-end!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Odds n Ends

Remember when I said I was going to stick to just one project at a time so that i didn't have a ton of stuff going at the same time ... well i thought i was doing pretty good with that until i started digging thru some of my stuff and realized i have a small pile of stuff to get finished. So the easiest way for me to deal with that is to make a list ... here it is:

1. Make binding and bind SIL table runner

2. Quilt and bind Decadent Victorian table topper -- DONE

3. Make binding and bind Cotton Candy quilt

4. Quilt and bind Maypole table topper

5. Quilt and bind Red White and Blue table topper

6. Make 3 pumpkin table runners, one complete

7. Make binding for October Schnibbles and bind when back from quilters

8. Make quilt with cut up fabric of Cotton Blossom -- this will probably be a WIP for the next year if not longer!!

9. Quilt and bind Funky Fat Quarters quilt

Gosh, and I haven't even started another quilt lately...i'll have to get busy with that sometime soon, but I just came across another adorable Christmas table topper that I want to start...check it out at this link ... it's a free pattern. It's called Trees on the Table and it's by Patchalot is so cute!

Then ... there's this fabric ... i just LOVE it! I've had it for over a year now and i just don't know what to make with it! I'm so afraid i'll cut it up and then another pattern will come along and I'll wish I still had it! Not sure i'm diggin the blue fabric with the rest of it, but we'll see.

Pumpkin Table Runner

How adorable is this table runner!!! I made this on Friday evening and the tutorial is over at Green Fairy Quilts. It's a great size too, i think it came out to be about 48" long. I have fabric cut out to make 2 more, but i think I'm only going to use 3 pumpkins so it is shorter. I may also make one using 4 pumpkins but stack them 2 on top and 2 on the bottom to make it more square.

Monday, October 12, 2009

How Do You Store Your Quilts?

Ok...I have a question for everyone. How do you store your quilts?

I have seen so many people that put them in cabinets and it looks awesome, but i don't have room for a cabinet (maybe someday) so I store mine in a huge container in my office. I make pillowcases and then i fold up each quilt and put it in a pillow case.

What are your thoughts on how to store them and will it damage them the way I am storing them?

Sunday I went to Joann Fabrics for a few things and came across a sale bin containing fabric for $1 a yard ... and since i make my pillowcases with inexpensive fabric, i purchased 10 yards and made 8 pillowcases and still have fabric left to make a few more. So here's a picture of some of them...the fabric isn't the prettiest, but who really sees it when it contains a quilt in a container anyways?!

P.S. Check out the adorable table runner tutorial at Green Fairy Quilts. It's a pumpkin runner and it's cute :O)

Apple Crisp

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday :O(

I didn't do any sewing this evening, but i did manage to sweep out the baseboard heaters so we can turn the heat on evenutally, went to the grocery store, and out to dinner for subs. Oh, then about 8:30 I got ambitious and decided to make some apple crisp. This is the YUMMIEST apple crisp!! I know the 2nd to last picture looks like it is burnt and i could have put foil over it 5 minutes earlier, but it makes it so chewy when it gets darker with all the sugar and butter .... oh Yum!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October Schnibble --- Finished -- Woo Hoo

Woo Hoo! October Schnibbles is finished! I love how it turned out. I haven't quilted it yet because i'm debating ... i think i may have to take this one to be quilted.
Now i can spend some time putting the binding on a Christmas gift for my SIL and my cotton candy quilt. Then ... i need to find a quilt to start. Have you seen the Zig Zag Christmas quilt at Twiddletails? It is adorable! I have some Christmas fabric with nothing to do ... i may have to try a zig zag quilt.

OH!! Have you seen the Pumpkin Spice Cake over at Bitty Bits and Pieces? OMG it looks fabulous! I think i may have to try that recipe!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend :O)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 09

I am participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival. The quilt I chose is my Decadent Victorian quilt.

This quilt has to be my favorite! My girlfriend Christine made a quilt out of a jellyroll in this fabric and i fell in love with it. I so never would have purchased this jellyroll based on the colors, but once I saw her quilt I ran out and purchased one. I held on to this jellyroll for quite some time because I knew I needed just the right pattern and had a difficult time finding one until I bought the book Jelly Roll Quilts.

The pattern is called Daisy Chain in the book Jelly Roll Quilts by Pam & Nicky Lintott and is done with one jelly roll of Decadent Victorian and a bit of yardage. I just love the colors in this quilt.

And that cute little thing in the picture is Maggie Mae...isn't she just adorable! She is our neighbors dog, but I would take her in a heartbeat! She's just so happy :O)

October Schnibbles Coming Along :O)

Hello! Happy Friday!

Guess what i've been working on this evening!!! Yep, my October Schnibbles. The 9 patches are made, snowballs are pinned and ready for sewing, flying geese like things are pinned and ready for sewing...hoping to have it put together tomorrow and maybe quilt it on Sunday?!?

Hope everyone has a great week-end and I have something finished to post on Sunday :O)

October Schnibbles Fabric

Hi Everyone! I can't believe it's been a week and I haven't posted...well, that's becuz i haven't done anything ... well nothing to show. I have completely lost my mind though! Last week I order the Schnibbles pattern for October, so last night I ran over to the Door Mouse to find some material and I can't believe what I bought! My intentions were to do this pattern in Red, White and Blue, but what I ended up with is so far left field. I have NOTHING in my house that goes with these colors, i'm not in to blacks and greens, but i fell in love with the black floral fabric so i just went with it...what was i thinking! Hopefully when I get this schnibble done i will like this topper, if not, i will definitely be a gift for someone! The cream color looks light in the below picture, but it's more of a taupe color and very warm.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

UPDATE on Jellyroll Giveaway

The response to Laurie's giveaway and quilt blocks for Terry has been OUTSTANDING! So much so that the Fat Quarter Shop has donated a $50 gift certificate and someone else has donated another jellyroll! Several people have offered to do the longarming also.

What a fabulous bunch of quilters we have out there!