Friday, January 29, 2010

Jenny's January Challenge

the challenge this month was to make something useful out of a teatowel.i specifically made this for my Ikea daybed. it's where i watch t.v. do hand-sewing. and my knitting. lots of bed pillows make it comfy. but also create places for little things to get lost. if only for just a few minutes.i used 2 teatowels to make my organizer and it has 12 very useful pockets.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


just a bit of romantic pretty to brighten up my cold cold January.Darla by Tanya Whelan. 6 half yard cuts from Quilt Taffy. i like to buy more than i need. then there are big pieces left over to play the last moment i changed my fabric choices from just the pink and red ones. to include the green. and although i am pleased with the outcome. let's just say.'s on the smallish side and comes together fairly quickly.made star points using the geese ruler. i know. my ruler doesn't have the size we need. i followed directions for the one that finishes 1-1/2 in. x 3 in. and then trimmed it down.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Little Ruche

so a couple of days ago. my sister yells into the next room. tell Auntie Karen about the hat. of course i was thinking the little fashionista was gonna totally rip into my newest knitting. but what she said i was not expecting. i want one. that's what she sister liked her birthday present very much.regular Ruche. Jo Sharp Alpaca Silk Georgette. #3 needles.
little Ruche. stash Lana Grossa Merino 2000. #2 needles.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bride's Bouquet

i couldn't remember which block was next. so while everyone was working on Sky Rocket i was working on this one.February is extra block month. March borders. April break. and in May we start our next quilt.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cheddar Cheese and Crackers

just an update on Part 1.
cut lots of small pieces.
sew brown triangles to background squares.
sew background triangles to brown squares.
arrange on design wall and sew to cheddar.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

that's funny....

....i didn't see your name on it....
remember when we said that all the time.these were fun to make.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cheddar Cheese and Crackers

does anyone mind if i cut Part 1 into 4 pieces?
cut lots of small pieces.
sew brown triangles to background squares.
sew background triangles to brown squares.
arrange on design wall and sew to cheddar.thank you so much.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Kinda Like a Gift Receipt

i finished a present-to-be. early enough to tackle something to match.if ya wanna see me wearing it. tomorrow you can check here. i won't care if you forget. please forget.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cheddar Cheese Anyone?

don't even say it. another quilt? why not. it's just a doll quilt. i picked these 12 brown Jo Morton prints when my LQS was having their sale. of course i only got 1/8 yard of each. that was really hard. but not impossible. i just knew something would come up and this is all i would need.cheddar. turkey. poison. i've been learning new lingo. but just a beginner. i might be taking a chance using this black & beige toile for the background. but when it comes to cheddar. the expert has suggested that this one is the best. just a measly 1/2 yard is on its way to me. that was also very hard. because they are having a sale on everything until January 15th. but i repeat not impossible. my plan while i wait was to cut sets. a set i decided was 2 squares and 4 triangles. and since it was suggested that we could use 36 scrap fabrics. i decided i should cut 3 sets from each brown print. and 36 sets from the background. the toile is by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

AQB1 - for Tascha

this is my block for Tascha aka Natasha aka Hanies. her blog is here but most of her work is on Flickr here. in particular you must see her doll quilt here. i wasn't even part of the doll swap. but for a time i was hoping she was gonna send it to me.she asked for a 16-1/2 in. block that was more of a quilt. so i knew i had to make 2 in. blocks. and i knew i had to piece them first.i had already started cutting and making before i did the math.
8 x 8 = 64 x 3 = well it's just too many!