Monday, August 29, 2011

Busy weekend making bags!

I pulled out these patterns that I bought at a quilt show in Houston, Texas about 7 years ago and decided to try making these bags.

The purse came out better than I expected.

I think my daughter-in-law will like this diaper bag.

These were fun to make.   I work slowly but I think I am getting a little better at making these.

Hearts from sweet hearts.....both bees are sending blocks

I am participating in 2 online quilting bees.  For my turn I asked for hearts on pink and and red fabric from both groups!  This has been great fun.  I have made many blocks to send out and now it is so much fun to check the mail.  I have been getting them in just about every day for a couple of weeks now!
I think these are some of the most talented ladies and I am so excited to be a member of these wonderful groups.
Check out this photo of the hearts I have gotten so far.  I am still waiting for hearts from about 8 bees..........

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Getting organized ! ! !

 I am trying to organize my fabrics. I pulled out a bin of scraps (I have 5 more bins ) and I started cutting.  I used my Accuquilt Go cutter and cut out about 150 tumbling blocks, then some 2  1/2 squares and some small half square bits, then I got out my rotary cutter and cut out some 6 inch,
 5 inch, 4 inch and 2 inch blocks. 

 I took the scraps from all this cutting and used every piece that was at least 1 inch square and  'made' a piece of fabric that is about 26"x20".  I don't know how I will use my 'made' fabric but I plan to add to it once I tackle another bin of scraps.

I am also trying to get my fabric stash in order!  I read about using comic book backer boards so I got some.  My shelf went from this...........


neat huh?

I had only ordered one box of the backer boards so I ran out.  I ordered two more boxes and will attempt to get it all in order when I get them! 
I took all of my fat quarters and folded them and have them in a couple of clear plastic bins.  I will show a pic of that next time I post about getting organized!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thread color

What color thread should I use to quilt my black and white quilt.? Black or white!
Please let me know which one  you would use.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Black and White quilt!

I started this project last week.  It has been a challenge but fun to do.  Let me know what you think.  I am going to put a fabric with a black and white print for the back.  It is about 43 inches square.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Another Mary Quilt wall hanging

I made this one for Rosa. She does so much for our church.  Always there when you need her!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Heart Blocks from online quilting bees...

I am participating in two online quilting bees.  I wanted lots of blocks for my quilt so when it was my turn in each of the bees, I asked for the same kind of block. This is what I have received so far.  They are beautiful.  I can't wait to get the rest of them.  These ladies are so talented.

Black and white quilt

I have started a quilt in black and white fabric.  I will try to post photos later this week.