Monday, April 29, 2013

Quilting fun

Yes! I'm having some quilting fun this week. I'm playing on the Quilty Pleasures blog and doing a blog hop. I picked up this button
And I'm playing on their blog to get to all the different places. I've done it for the last several issues and managed to "win" a copy of the magazine a couple different times. Once I scored a bit of fabric too!  You can't win if you don't play.

So tag along by going to Quilty Pleasures blog - it's rather simple.

I have the first 6 volumes of the Quiltmaker's 100 blocks and I plan to have the rest that follow. They get more fun and grab my attention more as we go along.

Good luck!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

2 more finishes

Yes, it's true! I've been a bit lax in finishing my quilt projects. However I do have a couple that I finished this month. They are small and somewhat related. They are both Patch Ability patterns from 2012's BOM (block of the month) that I purchased the patterns for, raided my fabric stash to make, and now present for your enjoyment.
This one to the right is "Liberty" and she represents the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Old Glory waves proudly to show that we believe in our military and support them. We pray for them and when we can, we say thank you to them. I hope you do too. She had to have a background of bright blue to show her to her best. The stars around the edge represent the active duty military. Long may she wave!

The beautiful Canadian Maple Leaf flag is representative of our neighbor to the north. She waves "hello" to both us and our Old Glory. I made this one to be a companion piece - I have no family there and no true ties to Canada. I just love the parts of her countryside that I have been privileged to see. I have friends who have friends there and so I have chosen to be friendly with Canada in their honor.

I am working on several more small quilts and hope to have them ready to show by the end of May or before. I have several that I want to do. I'm trying to make these small ones by using fabric I already have in the house. Bit of a challenge for some as I don't have the vast array of colors that I should. I'm not a big fan of reds, oranges, and yellows. So to make these two, I did have to buy some fabric. The blues, the star fabric, the white, and the gray I had.

I'd best get back to working on my quilts so I have something for show and tell later. Hope you all have wonderful days.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April is here!

Yes, April is here. It's my birthday month along with a few family & friends who share the month with me.

I celebrated by re-doing the stuff on my Kindle. I goofed one day and reset the thing to factory specs. That was a heck of a shock to realize that could be done with such an accidental touch. Well, I now know I can reset it without too much headache. Me and the games are just starting over to get the high scores.

I recently put out an Eastern Star Chapter newsletter. I didn't think it would take that long, but it certainly did. Maybe because I had to insert our roster as well? Who knows. Won't have to do another one for a while.

I've been working on small quilts and getting more of my UFOs done. No pictures yet, but soon. Have to remember to take the pictures on a sunny day so I don't have to use the flash on my camera.

My husband and a couple of our friends went into the mountains today to open our cabin up. Said there was very little snow up there - less than what we normally see Memorial Day weekend. Guess that means we'll be on water rationing this year.

Well, I'm off to email a friend the address for my blog and then get some dinner.