Wednesday, March 31, 2010

No Sewing Happenin

Hello There! It was a BEAUTIFUL day here in my part of Ohio...68 degrees and sunny...the windows were opened and it was great to have the breeze coming thru the house!

Well there isn't much sewing happening in my house. I have Spring Fever and am in a cleaning mood! Tonight i attacked my washed, curtains washed, ironed and hung back up, floor swept and mopped, cupboards wiped down and all the clutter put away or in the trash and dishes looks great!

Tomorrow night it will be the living room and bathroom! Then possibly a trip to Lowe's for some paint ... hopefully it will be busy in our house over the next month or so with cleaning, painting and carpeting, so probably not a whole lot of sewing.

I plan to keep up with my Schnibbles so i'll have that to post and I'll be sure to check blogs in the evenings.

Hubby's birthday is Monday ... he'll be 48 ... not too far from 50...and he has next week off so it will be nice to have more time together!

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Easter!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hi There!

Here are my first 4 blocks of the Pinwheel Party quilt along. It took me a while to figure out what fabrics I was going to use, but yesterday at the quilt store i saw the new Kansas Troubles line of Butterfly Garden and decided that is what I was going to use. I had 3 1/2 yards of the gold background fabric that I bought a few years ago to use as a backing but didn't like how it looked with that quilt, so i put it in the trunk for a rainy day ... today it is raining and i'm using the gold background fabric. Of course i had to purchase some the Butterfly Garden fabric, but that's ok, cuz i love it!

And for those asking, below is the picture of the quilt i did with the Cotton Blossom Jelly Roll. If you look at the right side of the picture, the rows are at an angle and I would have had to cut too much off to make it square, so that is why i was frustrated and tore it apart. This is the fabric in my previous post that I used for my March Schnibble pattern called RoundAbout.
I can't believe tomorrow is Monday already, and since today is only 1/2 over, i'm going to relax on the couch and watch some movies since the Nascar Race is rain delayed.

Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March Schnibble and Completions ... Woo Hoo

Happy Saturday! Well my plan was to do the border on my March Schnibble last night but that didn't happen ... it happened today instead ... but nonetheless, it is done! I used a jellyroll to do this schnibble rather than charm packs. I had made a quilt out of this fabric a while back, hated how it looked, tore it all apart and put the scraps away...then when this pattern came along i came across the scraps in my tub and used them up. I made it two rows wider and two rows longer just to use it all up and i'm glad i did and i'm glad it's done!!!! Tonight when Dave left for work i got the binding put on another quilt that came back from the quilters this week and today i ran to the quilt store in Bluffton to purchase some fabric to do the Pinwheel Party quilt. I had 3 1/2 yards of fabric i bought a few years ago and decided then i didn't like it, but i think it will make good background fabric with what i bought, i'm off to get the fabric cut so tomorrow i can get the first 4 blocks done since the 5th block comes out Monday.

Have a wonderful Palm Sunday!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Well hello everyone! I think i've been in my own world for the last few weeks. I've been working on my schnibble for the month ... pics to post this weekend ... working on a few other quilts and call me crazy, but i just joined the Pinwheel Party over at Twiddletails. Not sure what i'm doing my pinwheels in yet ... they're on week 4 and i just decided today to do it with all scraps, so hopefully i'll get the first 4 done this weekend. Here's a picture of what it will look like...I'm not a black person, but i think the colors really pop using black and the fabrics i have are bright! Today i picked up a quilt from the quilters so i'll get the binding on that this weekend, plan to finish my schnibble friday night and do the pinwheels on Sunday. I made the March Schnibble bigger than the pattern calls just to get rid of this fabric line i have. I did it in Cotton Blossom.

Since I don't have alot to blog about, here is a picture of a cute sign...i took this picture down in Florida at Ponce Inlet when dave and I took the harley's down there over Christmas a few years back...

Have a great rest of the week ;O)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Too Busy? Will It Look OK? What Do You Think???

i LOVE this fabric...i got it free when i purchased fabric for my nephew's quilts last year...the quilt store was giving you a "store credit" when you spent so much ... so this is what i received with my credit.

I've been trying to figure out what to make with it and i've always wanted to make a log cabin quilt ... so, my cousin suggested i make one using on one side, the whites on the other and i'm thinking of a pale yellow for my center square.

Here's where you come in ... what do you think? Will it look ok? Is the fabric too busy? Is it too much blue? Will a pale yellow center look right?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Funny Post

Good Morning! I haven't done much sewing this week, but accomplished some last weekend, but am not yet able to show you any pictures ... it's a secret.

But last night while checking out some blogs i came across the funniest post. Check out Milah's post ... A Spit Bath by Skipper ... and make sure you go thru all the pictures ... when i got to the end of the post i laughed so hard ... thanks Milah for the great post!

It's suppose to be a great weekend here, sunny and on the warmer side and hubby is off, so probably not much sewing gonna happen.

Have a great weekend everyone!