Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fit to be Geese backing

My Fit to be Geese backing is done.  The geese on the back are larger than the ones on the front.  I was able to use up some of my scraps this way.  Scrappy backs have really been calling to me lately.  Now, just need to get it basted.  I'm planning on quilting this one on my home machine.  I liked how my mini fit to be geese turned out and I think I will do this one the same way.
I need to remember that I haven't yet picked out a binding fabric.  I usually have the binding finished and waiting as soon as I start a project.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fit to be Geese with borders

I finally got a chance to take this outside for a picture.  I am hoping to get the backing ready tonight.

I had a very full week. 

*Son #1 went to camp so, that blew 2 days for dropping off and picking up. 

* I picked up my ironing boards Yippee!  ( I will show them soon).
*We went to my niece's graduation party and snuck in a short motorcycle ride. 

* I only got to sew a strip of flying geese for the back of this quilt.

*Oh, and I fixed son #2's PJs although, I don't like to count that as sewing...more like torture...they've been waiting to be fixed since winter!

*I got the last of my fussy cutting done for my Olde World Style blocks. 

*We took back our pop cans in 2 car loads (they were from both grandparents and an aunt too).  My son #2 is saving for his class trip with the earnings.

*I went through a stack of kids clothes and found the top of my dresser (weird that NONE of that stack was MINE)

*And a trip to the ice cream shop!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Red White and Blue Finish

Here it is finally finished.  This is the Chevron Posies pattern.

This is about half of the quilt.  I chose to make the twin size.

Friday, June 17, 2011


I'm working on finishing up this binding.  Isn't this polka dot adorable?  Just 2 more sides to go.

I also have a new love...
Let me introduce you to Summer House by Lily Ashbury for Moda.  Oh, the possibilities!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fit to be geese wall hanging

It's finished.  I ended up changing my mind about the piping and binding colors.  It's not exactly what I planned on but it will look better in my house.
I stitched in the ditch next to my geese and then did some straight line quilting in the setting triangles.

2011 UFO Totals
87 UFOs
-17 Finished
=70 UFOs left
(now if only I quit adding to the list, I would get through them faster!)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My oldest UFO

Finally finished!
It's not very exciting but I'm happy that it is finally done.  I won a package of charm packs at a guild meeting several years ago.  Then, I had to run out and buy another pack and coordinating fabrics.  I've had this thing basted for at least 3 years.  My plan was to learn how to do free motion quilting on my home machine but, I never tackled it.  Now, my idea of a throw quilt has changed.  This one is way too small.  Oh well, it should still look good in the stack of quilts.  My husband does tease that he is going to start selling them off when I'm not home.  I think I will give him this one to start with. 
It's almost midnight, I'll see what it looks like in the morning.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The second one that got away

This is the second hexagon quilt that got away from me.
The first was an auction where they let another lady bid after the time was up!  I'm still not over it!  It was beautiful and had the history with it too.
Anyway, this quilt is now my cousin's.  It was possibly made by her great grandmother.  Ooohhh but I had it in my arms for at least a minute before she snatched it.
A few of the hexagons are breaking off and the binding has been worn through but, it's still really soft and adorable.  Some day, I will have one of my own.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Here she is

Here she is...
My girly quilt!
This pattern is called Fire Escape.  The quilter liked it so much that she made one out of red, white and blue (with gold steps).   I may just have to do another one because I liked her quilt a lot.

And the back...
I was so excited to show this off today, I brought it to work.  When I got it out for the first time, I was so embarrassed!  When I finished the binding last night at the quilt shop, I laid it down on the floor to get a good view...what I didn't know was that the black backing picked up every little thread and piece of lint!  It was COVERED!

I really wish I could have gotten some shots outside today but it started to rain and I couldn't wait to show you.

And, I will leave you with one last shot of the quilted daisy...

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Here is a sneak peek at my girly quilt.  I just got it back from the quilter and it's ready for the binding.  I will show more pics when it's done.

Today, I finally finished quilting my red, white and blue quilt.  I think it has taken me a good 3 weeks to finish.  My neighbor has got to be sick of me by now!  I was finally able to work on it tonight without a single phone call from my kids (or hubby).  I can't believe how often I have to feed those boys!  And, when they are not calling to find out what they can eat, it's "he's touching me!" (or something close to that).  Anyway, I came right home and trimmed it and I put the binding on.  Now, I just have to hand stitch it to the back.  I can't wait to show you.  It's not bad for a beginner.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Gone green

Well, my little wall hanging has gone green.  I can't say that I like it better than the red but I think it will go better with my house.  I was really having a tough time deciding.  The red just looked a bit flat to me.  I'm not planning on putting borders on this one but piping is calling me.  I was toying with the idea of red for that but, I don't want it to look Christmasy.  How about black?  Anybody have any suggestions?