Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Borders on

This top wasn't too hard at all. Large pieces, star design, pretty colors...I like it!
Now I have to figure out how I want to quilt. I know I am going to spray baste and machine quilt. I will most likely stitch in the ditch each seam. Then I will try some dot to dot stitching. Nothing fancy.
Any ideas?


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Border time!

What do you think?
Is it too close in color?
The colors are actually different, but the darker which is blue has some aqua in it.

It doesn't really matter, this is how it's going to be. I have everything pressed and ready to cut for the border.

Off to cut...

Monday, September 16, 2013

I learn so much from other bloggers

I was reading Judy Laquidara's post from the other day and she was telling about a new yogurt she found at Target.

If you like yogurt any at all you need to run to Target (the only place to buy it I believe) and grab some. It is SO good. I only have one that didn't pass the test and it was the Raspberry one. I don't like seeds and the seeds were left in, but the flavor was fabulous.

My husband really wishes I would quit reading other blogs as it really does make me want to try new things and that means buying stuff. Tough luck on him! :)

My cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer and had surgery Thursday. I went through my fabrics and have a quilt in mind. She will have radiation and possibly chemo therapy so I want to do something for her. She lives in Texas so I can't be there, but I can pray and make a quilt, so that is what I'm doing.  Her name is Laura if you have a mind to pray for her.

Off to sew,

Friday, September 13, 2013

Organization is the key to success!

ROTFLMBO!! And I know you are too! Especially if you know me and my organizational skills.

1. A place for everything and everything in its place.

2. Don't put it down, put it away.

3. File don't pile.

4. Quality over quantity.

OK, this is going to be a problem. I have a large quantity of quality.

One more saying, from Thumper..."If you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all!"



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Hello, my name is Diane...nice to meet you

I have been away, in more ways than one. :)
I recovered from the August retreat but it took a while. :)
I have another retreat I'm looking forward to in January. I'm pretty excited as its with Bonnie Hunter.  I'm now in the middle of deciding what fabrics to use in the class. I know some of the quilters will be using shirts, I want to use my Civil War fabrics. I need to decide what colors though. The pattern is Smith Mountain Morning and it is made with browns, blues and muslin. I like that and have pulled more than enough of those fabrics but then my eye went to the pink, brown and muslin and now I'm torn.  I have time to decide, so I will just do as my Papa used to do and ruminate on it.
I want very much to get my pineapples at least into a top before the retreat so I can show it in the Show and tell portion. So many of my friends saw the blocks and the mess I was making with the scraps and they oohed and aahhed over them that I want to have it finished. It's a goal.

(If you want to see a picture of the blocks here is a link to an older post  I can't find the picture in my folder to link to so just click back.

  I did the math and finding that I miss counted and don't have as many made as I thought I did :(  but if I get 1.6 blocks a day made between now and the retreat I will have it made in time to get it into a top and maybe even quilted if I can bribe a friend into quilting between Christmas and the retreat. Usually the first few weeks after Christmas are used for resting for machine quilters but we will see what I can come up with.

Yesterday I got 30 pineapples in various stages of completion. I feel like I get a rhythm going and it goes faster. If I work on just dark rounds then trim, then light rounds, then trim it feels like it's faster. Maybe not, but I'm going with it. :)

I hear the pineapple calling my name...but wait...the husband is calling too...I guess I will work on pineapples tonight after supper.