Sunday, July 26, 2009

new quilt tops

I just put these on my blog. I like the blue one - can't stand the green one.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Round Robin.....

So I redid this twice and let's just say I need more pratice. This is for Tony's...

This square is for Maragret's.....not sure I like the orange, but it matches the orange with the birds....

So I tried the machine applique... not very good luck here.... I unpicked it twice and really should unpick it again... but alias I just want to be done with it... I should have done it by hand-- better control... maybe I should blame it on the machine... Sorry Barbara-- this square is for yours.... Please forgive me?

With these three squares in the mail Monday (hopefully).... I am done with my set of squares. I applogize to all of the Round robin participants for using this as a learning tool.... I will get better...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bev Weatherspoons baby quilt made by Jeanette

Big Star

1st block- This is from a pattern out of the Big Star made Easy (there are 14 main patterns and this is the first one). I wanted to try this technique out because I like stars and hate the Y seam--- so I used some scraps (turns out that you need quite a bit of scraps and so I had to do some modifications) the reason you need so much is because it produces the following two squares in addition to the first... or you can just save the pieces for something else. I thought I would try it and here it how it looks so far.

2nd square or what the pattern calls bonus backing...

3rd square or the bonus square.

As you can see lots of material-- not sure I like this idea. This was for a wall hanging can you imagen how much is needed for a queen size quilt? I think I might have to modified... I will think on this.

Saturday, July 4, 2009


These are just some quilt tops, this first one I found at a garage sell, it is partly hand stitched and machine. It seems to be kinda old, don't know how old

This next one is a scrappy quilt, it needs a border (I am thinking a yellow would be wonderful).

So, if you are a family member and would like one of these tops, just let me know. Otherwise, I am going to put them on my blog Bejeweled Quilts for a giveaway. Let's say you have until the end of this coming week, July 10th, to respond and then I will post it on my blog for a giveaway. Thanks....