Friday, June 18, 2010

WARNING: This is a rant post. Do not read it if you don't want to hear me rant & rave

I am normally completely oblivious to the news and I greatly prefer it that way. I don;t watch TV and I NEVER watch the news. I only get the newspaper on Sundays for coupons!....but I did know about the oil spill, just not the full extent of it. Ronnie made me watch videos and view pics and read articles on it tonight and I am FLOORED. I cannot believe it and I feel like there is going to be utter devastation. Only God is big enough to clean this mess up. I pray that He will step in b/c if don't even know. Did you know that the oil spill in Alaska that destroyed their coastline was 11 million gallons? TOTAL. Period, done. This thing is already at 70+ million gallons. See...this is why I avoid the news. I DON'T WANT TO KNOW! Call it ignorant, I'm ok with that...ignorance is bliss. My world is all happy and "warm fuzzy bunnies" ...I like my lil' bubble. But now I am all concerned over this disaster. I get so mad thinking about it. B/c it all boils down to money. The whole thing goes back to a corrupt govt and greedy politicians.URG>>>>I am going to shut up now....but, I must add...props to Obama for saying he wants to know whose a%$ to kick when this things doesn't work! NOW DO SOMETHING PEOPLE!!! Whoever the "people" are that know how/can do something! (END RANT)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Calling all quilters!! Or anyone inclined to creativity!

My bestie is needing some feedback on which border she should use.
This is VERY important b/c it is the center block for an International Round Robin we are doing.
Please hop over to her blog and let her know what you think.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Latest Process Pledge Update!

Well, today I have been working on projects for the Expo show on the 26th.

Here is my progress / process pics:

Here is a child's apron:

Here is another one that I haven't finished yet:

And here is what I am thinking for the tie, although I may not have enough of this fabric to do just this:

Here is a table runner top that I completed. I still have to baste and quilt it:

And here is a candle mat. I did this one envelope style, so you can see the area that I still have to stitch closed. I also need to quilt it:

And here is a mini lil' decor pillow I made. (I am showing you both sides).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pinwheel Quilt Along Week 1 blocks!

Block 1, Pinwheel Quilt Along!!

Finished Quilt Tops

Here is the completed quilt top I have been working on. This is a surprise quilt for Kyle, sort of as a remembrence of our time in the West :)

Here is a panel I am working on. This is when I laid it out to decide my plan of action. As you can see Jacob decided to help:

Here is the finished top. I added two borders and I just LOVE it! I think I will keep it for myself!!

And here are some of the baggies for the Pinwheel Quilt along!

And here is my very first block in progress:

I will post finished block pics as I go!

Pinwheel Quilt-along!

Lisa and I have begun the p.s. i quilt pinwheel quilt along. Rachel's blog is wonderful! And I could just sit and listen to the music she bhas playing for hours :)

We spent Monday night cutting all the blocks out and outting them in labeled baggies. Tonight I am sewing Block 1!! (you make two of each block).
I have decided to use my 30's prints with bleached muslin (rather than white, to stay true to the time period).


Check back for completed blocks 1!

Friday, June 11, 2010

WIP!! (Works in Progress)

I am preparing to make several blue jean children's aprons!
I have completed to first phase....cutting!

Lisa & I are attending a Women's Expo at the Ocala Ballroom where we will have a vendor booth set up selling some items. These aprons will be there. Here is a sample of a finished one:

Here are the blocks I have received so far from my most recent F8 swap. I have yet to decide exactly how I am going to combine these.....sashing is a must, to be sure....don't you think?

Butterfly blocks:

Chicken blocks:

I also still need to find the "perfect" fabric to use as sashing on my cat blocks quilt form the last F8 swap. Here are the pics of the blocks:

So............lots of things in progress!

Here are some blocks I cut from a panel. It is called "Cat's Meow" from South Seas.
I am currently trying to locate the correlating fabric locally, so I don't have to pay shipping. I think these colors are just so fun!

That's just a few, there are 10 different blocks :)

Here is my bestie "in the process" of a quilty project! Hee Hee, she thought I was taking a pic of the quilt on the floor, lol. This is a flannel rag-top quilt!

Here are my leaders & enders.......a constant "in process":

And these...are waiting to be sewn :)

Process Update...........

Well, here is my first process post!

I am working on a "pinks and greens" quilt. This is probably going to end up being a Project Linus quilt, but I haven't decided for sure yet. I like the lighter / shabby chic-ish pinks and greens and in the swap I am in, I have received a lot of these bright/vibrant pinks and, I am thinking I will put them into a quilt of their own. Here are the blocks laid out:

I am thinking I will add sashing and then several borders.
Any thoughts would be great!!

Here is the panel I bought to make a quilt for my son :) I think it would be a great rememberence of our time in Nevada!

I purchased two panels that each had 6 squares. I decided to cut them into rows of three and I am thought I would put sashing between each row.
Here are my correlating fabrics:

And here is what I am going to use for the backing:

I went back and forth on exactly how to place the sashing on. I had a little help, as you can see, lol.

This is what I decided on for the horizontal sashing:

Whatdya think?? You can see the borders I am going to sew on.
Then I am thinking I am going to put a wide border on the outside of those thinner borders. Maybe a 5" or 6" of the cream correlating fabric.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Here's the basic idea......we all post finished projects on our blogs. I always think to myself "no one wants to see my in-progress pics. Why would anyone care what lil 'ol me is in the process of making".
WRONG!!!! I LOVE to read blogs with lots of pictures of works in progress! How inspiring they are to me.
So.............I took the Process Pledge.

It states:
I, Lisa, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear. I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there.

If you are interested, click the picture below.

The Process Pledge