Friday, June 25, 2010

Too Much Color

In the light of day, the color is toooooo strong in the photos I posted yesterday.  The  border around the 4 square is much softer.  Guess I shouldn't fool around with the camera settings.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Quilt Along Update

Here are the 4square blocks . All 12 of them.
And the 16 patch square.
And here they are all together, waiting for direction. 
My sore throat hasn't gotten much better.  Anything cold seems to bring a bit of relief.

Quilt Along UPDATE

All the 4 patches are completed, and half of the 16 patches are done.  I have a terrible sore  throat, and now an irritating cough, and itchy eyes.  Must be allergies.I've lived in Northern Virginia for  23 years, and now I'm developing allergies??????  Hope to finish up the rest of the 16 patches today.  Not too far behind.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The End of FNSI

The bag is complete.  The interior of the bag has a large pocket and  an oversized sunglass case.    This is for the Tote Bag Swap I am participating in. Finished 4 squares for the Quilt Along.  Good Night, Friday Night Sewers!  

Friday, June 18, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

Ready, set, go!  Have a totebag to finish and then, if I'm not too tired I'll start on my first quilt.  The pieces are cut, but somehow I think I didn't cut the charm packs correctly. UGH!  You'd think a retired teacher could read directions.  Only time will tell... Off I go!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No cutting today

No subbing today. No cutting today either.  Around 10 a.m. I started feeling achey.  I went to Joann Fabrics to use my last 40% off coupon.  Picked out a different fabric for the binding of the quilt, for the Quilt Along.  By the time I got home my arms felt like 50 pound bags of potatoes.   Off I went for a nap.  Woke up feeling a little bit better. I'll be a roving sub at an elementary school all day tomorrow, so it won't be until Saturday, before I can tackle the fabric.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Journal for Early Bird Christmas Crafting

Here is the journal I will be using for Early Bird Christmas Crafting.  I wonder whose names will be entered?

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A Busy Week-end

I had a very busy week-end.  On Saturday, I went to the Quilters' Unlimited Conference.  Actually these are code words for:  BUY MORE FABRICS AND PATTERNS, and that is exactly what I did. Then, on Sunday, I went to Joann Fabrics to use the 50% off coupons that were  burning a hole in my pocket. I had only one disappointment.  The fabric that looked red at the store looks like burnt orange at home.  Oh well, I have one more 50% off coupon. Guess where I am going his morning!

I'm posting only some of my purchases. Will add more later.

Charisma, by Chez Moi for Moda-quilted fabric,with contrasting fabric for pockets.

Bought 2 charm packs of BOUTIQUE, for the Quilt  A-Long.

5 yards = 1 twin size quilt
Ready for Christmas 20?????????

 Too much flash on the second photo- colors are red.

Pinks, browns and greens- have no idea what I'll do with these.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pay it foward

Looking for 3 people to join me in a fun activity called: Pay It Foward .  I am willing to ship overseas.  See particulars below, in a previous posting.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Two Swaps Completed

A closeup of the embroidery on the pillow I made for the PILLOW SWAP.

The potholders that were made for the POTHOLDER 3 PASS.