Friday, August 26, 2011

First FMQ Done

I finally got beyond my fear of FMQ and just put my practice skills to the test.
I have had this UFO sitting on the chair in my sewing room  for more than a year.
It was well past due to be quilted.. It is not perfect by any means , but I can live with
 the mistakes and hope to not make them on the next project . I chose a simple all over design.
It was actually fun and went rather quickly. I just have to remember to keep my thumbs
out of the way next time too.  Thankfully the safety on my machine shut it off before I
 did too much damage . Oh well Live and Learn.  My 2 little granddaughters  fixed me up with a
 bandaid and told me to be carefull next time. So all is good .

1st FMQ Finished

 A Meandering  Design

Backside of Design.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Green Fairy Quilt Giveaway

Ckeck out the Great giveaway @Green Fairy Quilts  
 A fat  quarter bundle,a jelly roll, and a layer cake .

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Another Kitty Quilt

Started on the another Kitty quilt  for my youngest granddaughter.
This one is all done in bright colors to match the rainbows in the feature fabric.
 It also has a bright stripe and dot border fabric ...It sure is bright.
 She is watching me put it together..and she just loves all the color.
She has been dancing around the room wrapped in the fabric before I cut it .
So fun watching her little 4 year old mind at work telling me how to put this
 quilt together. Heres a peek at the progress so far.
Hope to put it all together this weekend.


Friday, August 5, 2011

Trip to the UP ( Upper Peninsula)

Entering the Upper Peninsula

Here are a few pics I took of my hubby and I taking a trip to the top of our state. Michigan has 2 Peninsulas and to get to each you have to cross the Mackinac Bridge.  We live in the middle of the lower peninsula. on the pic off to the right of the railing.. is Mackinac Island. It was hard to get a close pic unless your in a boat. The white area if you can see it is The Grand Hotel.  If you are a movie buff you know that is where they filmed my all -time fave movie " Somewhere In Time" ,with the late Christopher Reeves.  I think it is the pretttiest place on the Island...They play the movie there once  every summer. I so want to go to it but it is quite expensive..We stay a cute B&B   No Cars are allowed on the Island, only horse or bikes . It is a great vacation spot in the US.

The Bridge looms up ahead

Mackinac Island ...veiw from the bridge in the early morning


Tip Posted

I was excited to see my tip  on the Quilters World Newsletter site. Tips and Tricks section.
It was nice to see my idea put in print .I have been using these little pants  hangers for some time now.
 Every time someone saw it they would say it was a good idea, so I decided to pass it along to others.   Always try to recycle  when I can and this works great. You don have to re-iron your block again either.
Just hang them out of the way until you need them.

Done at Long Last

Well the Kitty quilt is finally done ..
 My granddaughter Autumn has been waiting patiently, well almost .
I couldn't count all the" is it done yets" each week...
I think she is very happy with it .. It was 80 degs yesterday and she still fell asleep wrapped up in it.
Still plan to hand quilt around the flowers and cats ...but that will be my winter project.
 It is quilted enough to be loved for now.
 Next  I have to start on her little sisters quilt.
That one will be a snap compared to this one.