Monday, October 7, 2019

Deep Dive Center for Murmuration Quilt

Murmuration Quilt beginnings....Wanted to get the core done before leaving town.

Colors I am drawing from ...I think I need some mid tone so will work on that before pressing forward.
This is for the Playful Color on line course I am taking offered by Rebecca Bryan

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Deep Dive into colors

Doing a deep dive to get colors for a quilt that goes from dark to light within a spectrum  I would like some more mediums but my stash just does not have any more so I am going with what I got...This is a use stash only project to challenge my color perspective without buying anything. Now to cut strips, I am going to use my newly acquired Accuquilt for some.Wonder if the red cutting board is tainting my "eye" of these colors..??

Friday, October 4, 2019

Great Grand Daughter Quilt

Riley Hope our second Great Grand Daughter will, we learned today, be born on Oct 31 if all goes as planned. Love the lamb and the fun it is having dancing with flowers. The back is minky with cute owls. Loved making this as baby quilts always are a joy and fast to do.

Monday, June 3, 2019


See there is this peach tree that came up on our property from we know now where. It has been growing and we have not paid much attention to it. Then this year it has produced lovely peaches. A lot of peaches it seems to us. We picked the first one and one bite told us this was a good peach tree. Now there is on our property others who also like these peaches, one in particular....

 That squirrel is a peach eater....seems he even smiles as he eats in front of us.  Well, a squirrel has to have fruit too I guess.

We are not being deprived by the squirrel and we are happy to share with our fuzzy tail friend.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Something from the Scrap Basket

 What do you do with 100 2.25" refrigerator magnets you salvaged from being thrown away because they were for a handout for a convention a few years ago and the organization is cleaning our old stuff?  YOU TAKE THEM FOR YOUR STASH.....
Now several years later when your guild is thinking of things to sell in their booth at a quilt show, hmmm you remember those magnets...
You start off with digging in your scrap baskets and find what left overs you have

 The more you dig the more you find and not even sure what it was left over from but it is nice
 The parts join together and the next thing you have is this
 A bit of trimming and then you have this. 
This is a finished square that is a quilt sandwich of left over stuff, craft felt and a backing/ quilted together and cut with pinking shears. the craft felt (fake batting) is nice because it hold so well and does not flake or shed.
The finished mini blocks are then hot glued onto the salvaged magnets ready for sale (if they are chosen for the booth) at our guild booth later this summer. 100 "free" items could give back dollars to be used by our guild.