Sunday, October 24, 2010

LUV IT!!!!!

i LUV LUV LUV this quilt! It is so cute and fun that this picture just doesn't do it justice! This is my 2nd finish this weekend and i'm so excited! i cut the fabric out for this Saturday morning, sewed some blocks Saturday evening, made the pinwheels Sunday morning and put the quilt together this evening ... and it's only 7:54 pm! WOOT WOOT!!! OH! and i have plenty of fabric left to make a 2nd quilt, so i'm thinking maybe next year i'll do another one of these quilts and give it as a gift :O) So now here is what i'm thinkin ... i bought striped fabric for the binding ... see pic below ... so i'm thinkin this quilt needs a solid black border, maybe just 3 1/2" so that the binding doesn't get lost in the quilt .... what do you think?
Hope ya'll have a fabulous week!!!
P.S....have i told you how much i'm luvin Halloween lately :O)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Finish...

Woo Hoo ... i finished my Halloween quilt this evening! I'm so excited to get it done!!! She turned out very cute! Oh ... remember this fabric that i just showed you 2 days ago ??? Well today i was back at the Door Mouse to find more fabric to go with it ....
and this is what i found!!! The colors look AWESOME together except for the light orange w/ purple bats in the picture above, so i don't think I'm going to use that, but the rest are fabulous!!!
And this is what I'm going to make with them! It's called A Little Bit of Boo from the Fall/Winter 2010 Quilt Sampler...i think it's adorable. I didn't buy any border fabric because i think I'm just going to make mine super sized and not do the border or ric rac stuff. And the striped fabric above...that is going to be the binding....FUN!!!
So I'm going to sign off for the evening, go do some reading and then first thing tomorrow morning I'm going to be cuttin out another Halloween quilt!!! YEAH!!!

Have an awesome weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lovin Halloween

I am not sure what has gotten in to me this year, but i am loving Halloween! I just cut out fabric Monday evening for a Halloween quilt ... then i bought a few more cuts of fabric for another Halloween quilt ... I'm thinking about buying more to make some table toppers ... and then there's this ... i have loved these gourds for so long but never bought one, so this past weekend i bit the bullet and bought one ... now I've decided I'm going to keep buying a different one each year and put them all over the top of our TV cabinet. My cousin and I decided they would each need a name, so this one will be named Giggly Gordie ... i just love his happy face :O)
Not much else going on in my neck of the woods so i think I'll sign off and go work on the Halloween quilt. Have a fabulous week!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Quilt

Hello and happy week-end! I am so glad the week is over and hopefully work will begin to slow down so i can get back to some sewing!!!

I decided I'm going to get some outstanding projects finished this week-end and so far I'm off to a good start. This evening I made binding for my big Pink quilt and got that sewn on and washed, so now it's all crinkly and pretty on my couch! Check out the picture below ... and then I made and put the binding on one of my schnibbles and made the binding for another schnibble that i plan to get sewn on tomorrow evening when hubby falls asleep in his chair :O) Then all my bindings will be on and I'm going to start a new quilt. This is the new quilt I'm going to start ... you can see the pattern in the top right of the picture, but i just love all this Halloween fabric! I've never been much in to Halloween, but for some reason this year i am so i decided it's time to start making a Halloween quilt. It will probably be finished for this year, but not back from the quilter, so I'll definitely have it for next year.

Isn't this fabric just adorable !!!
This is the outer border for the quilt which I'm not real big on, but with all the bright colors and busy-ness of the quilt, I think it will work well...especially with black binding...
and this .... this is the backing and i LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric! The picture so doesn't do it justice because the green is a bright lime green and it is ADORABLE! All the cute funny-face pumpkins!!!!
Well, that's it for me this evening...i am going to head off to bed because this is hubby's weekend off and we have a busy weekend planned ... i just love fall weekends!!!

Have a great weekend and happy sewing :O)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lovin Fall ... Leona's Quilt ... Just Workin...

I can not believe it has been 1 month today since I have posted! That should definitely tell you that I have not been sewing! Things have been crazy busy at work and I've been putting in lots of overtime, so by the time I get done working and do the stuff i need to do, there isn't time left to sew...but that will be changing shortly i hope! I have lots of projects lined up, several UFOs i want to get done and a few Holiday gifts i want to make!

A while back my quilter Leona was looking for fabric that she had run out of ... she was putting binding on the below quilt and was about 9" short ... UGH! So I posted the fabric and Pat from QuiltsandOtherHobbies just happened to have a fat quarter of the fabric that she gave to Leona. Thank you so much Pat and check out Leona's quilt...she was tickled! One evening dave and i went out to dinner and when we returned home, i was inside getting some things picked up in the kitchen and he came to the window and asked if was hearing any popping noises ... i said no, i was picking up some stuff and in my own world, so he told me to come outside and here is what i found... It's been a while since we've had a fire in our backyard, so it was nice to sit around with the neighbors and visit. Most of the time we hang out in our neighbors backyard around the fire, so this was a nice change.

Other than that, not much has been happening in my part of Ohio. I did go down to Amish Country with a few girlfriends and have some pics of that to show, so hopefully i'll get them posted soon.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!