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Saturday, July 21, 2012

A top is done!

I have been playing with too many ideas all at one time so today I made myself focus on getting the black borders added to this top. 

And my current project is growing.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Oh my goodness, is it really July 20th

It has been 5 weeks since my hubby had his knee replaced and recovery is slow.  It seems it is two steps forward and one step back but today was a milestone.  He drove himself to coffee with his buddies.  That is good for him and is good/bad for me.  I was managing to get a 45 minute walk done while he was having coffee so will have to force myself to be active or go with him a few times per week and do my walk. 

I have a new pedometer from Fitbit and it is really keeping me on track with fitness, eating and activity level.  A fun toy and I hope it continues to work for me once the novelty wears off?

Yesterday morning my hubby called me to come and look outside our front door.  I grabbed my camera and this is what we watched until they dissapeared into the bush.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Twice on Monday!

Another setting for my blocks.  I think I really like this one and have to give thanks to my friend AnnieBea for showing me the pattern last summer (or was it the summer before?). 

If I make enough blocks, I can make one of each... this one and the stars?  I must tell you that these are so fast and easy with the ruler.  However, my bin of scrappy strips appears to have the same amount of fabric in it, even after sewing with them for the last few days! 

New ideas

Now that I have all my winter projects quilted, time to play with some new rulers, some new ideas.  All scrappy of course!

The first block is one that I figured out after watching an Eleanor Burns video.  It is best for using charm packs but I dug into my scrap bin for this one. 

And, I bought a new ruler.  A Lazy Angle ruler and this is what I am making out of my strip scrap basket and some black pieces from that bin.

I am having fun!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Another UFO bites the dust!

This isn't a very old UFO but technically, according to the group I belong to, if the project was started in the previous year, it counts!  I started this last summer and continuued this spring with piecing and this last week I got it quilted and bound. It is a Yellow Brick Road pattern from Atkinson Designs.  That is my favourite pattern and I make it quite often when I have a stack of fat quarters. 

My other project that I played with over the last two days is from a UTube video by Missouri Star quilts.  I started with a 10" square, added borders, layered and stitched HST's and cut them apart, pressed and arranged.  This will be a decent size Quilt of Valour. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wacky Wednesday

Guess what!!!!  The sun is shining. 

This afternoon, after doing my morning chores and getting some grass cut, I started to play with this idea of using 10" squares (cake plates) and 2.5" strips (from the container I so carefully sorted and organized on Monday evening). 
Reminds me of the Paradigm Shift but this is fast and easy!  Blocks finish at 13" so the quilt will go together quickly.

It won't take many blocks to make a nice size Quilt of Valour. 

And, sunshine in the forecast for the next 7 days!  Summer has arrived. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Let's Twist is complete. Life is good!

I have finished quilting and binding my Let's Twist.  This was made with a cake plate - 10" squares and the Let's Twist ruler.  This is not a UFO - it is a new project that I started this spring, playing with some fabric that was too good a price to pass up purchasing. 

One to go to be finished with my winter quilting projects. 

And, sunshine in the forecast.  A happier husband in my life - recovery from knee surgery looks like it might just be a possibility instead of the doom and gloom from last week where I tiptoed around for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time! 

My sister sent this to me this morning.  Unless you live in the Pacific Northwest, you won't understand just how true this is.