Friday, November 26, 2010

Coming Along

This, surprisingly, didn't take as long to put together as I had expected.  I've only got one more row to sew on.  I'll do that after dinner.  Today was a nice, productive day.  Now, I need to figure out what I am going to use for the backing.  Then, I've got to convince myself that I can custom quilt it.  That scares me a bit.  I am not that good, but this quilt seems to scream "custom quilt me, no pantograph!"

Black Friday

Black Friday - a great day to sew!  I don't do the shopping thing, but prefer to shop online and spend my time working on my favorite hobby - quilting.  These are some of today's projects.  These are the completed blocks from #10 of the batik beauty BOM. Next on my list for today is putting some of the Civil War blocks together. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkeys!

My nephew requested these for Thanksgiving.  Easy to do with oreos, chocolate frosting, candy corn, malted milk balls, little reece's cups, and some white and black frosting gel. I mixed up some yellow and red food coloring in the white to attempt some orange feet.  You could even do a red gobbler! My poor turkeys aren't that great!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Eleven months work

Tonight I finished up the blocks for the civil war BOM quilt,  Block 11 had some mistakes in the directions but I finally figured it out. I just had to lay them all out.  It is so big I barely found a place big enough.  It is supposed to have two borders and a final border of half square triangles.  Don't think I'll do those.

Friday, November 19, 2010

October Civil War Blocks

I finally got the October Civil War blocks finished.  These are my worst!  I am terrible with the set-in seams. Going to work on the November block tonight and tomorrow.  It is a big 36 inch block.

I've made homemade bread today, banana bread, and I have some PF Chaing's chicken on the stove for supper. Yummy.  I feel so blessed today. My son called and he got an A in his Text Criticism class at seminary.  He is on cloud nine! And like all Mamma's, when my son is happy, I am happy.

Going to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner with family next week.  Since Elijah and Katie weren't coming home, I almost didn't want to have Thanksgiving, but it just didn't seem the right thing to do.  After all, I do have so much to be thankful for, and we don't see my brother and his family nearly enough. I am excited about cooking and us getting to eat with them next week.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Batik BOM

This one is coming along. I've layed some of the blocks out in the picture. I've done a lot of things, not exactly like the instructions, but I think it will still turn out to be a beautiful quilt.  That is what I love about quilting -  can really mess up, but when you put it all together, you see the overall picture and almost always, it is beautiful. Kind of like our lives.  We have so many mess-ups, but in the big scheme of things, you can see the work of a loving God, working our mess-ups into a beautiful quilt of life....


Anybody make a lot of mistakes sewing when they feel bad?  I've got some kind of congestion, coughing thing going on and I.'ve made so many mistakes on my sewing today!  Check out the picture.
The border piece on the right is the correct one, the others are wrong,...phooey.  But....I kind of like the way the others look, I might only take the right one off and change it, rather than all the others.  That way, this quilt would definately be uniquely mine. I think I'll lay out all the pieces around it and see what it looks like.  Anyone else ever done something like that?  This one is definately NOT some of my better work - bad y-seams, curvy borders, bad points......

Friday, November 12, 2010

Back to sewing.....

Such a beautiful day here in East Tennessee!  Got all my errands done, so tonight and the rest of the weekend, I get to sew!  My goal for the weekend is to get caught up with my BOMs.  I have Octobers to do, and I have one of the Novembers.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can....

Friday, November 5, 2010


We had sixteen turkeys passing through the back yard this morning!