Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The ORB Strip Quilt

I'm almost finished with the top to my Old Red Barn (or "ORB") quilt-along quilt. I could stop where I am and call it finished, but if I add another 10 inches in length and width it will fit a queen sized bed very nicely. It is on a queen sized bed in the photo below, but it doesn't hang low enough over the edges for my liking, so, I'm going to add on to it. The quilt-along ends this week and, obviously, I won't finish it by the end of the week, but I don't mind. This quilt turned out much better than I had anticipated, so I'm taking my time with it.

Luke can never resist jumping on my quilts when I'm trying to photograph them....crazy kid!

I also won 2 giveaways and a contest, but I'll tell you about those next time because I don't have photos yet. Exciting!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Great Site for Knitters/Crocheters!!!

Hi All! I'm really busy with my Old Red Barn Co quilt, so there won't be much posting this week. Also, my chihuahua died so I'm pretty sad about that. She was 16 yrs old and was going downhill fast (wouldn't eat, was losing weight quickly). She died here at home as peacefully as one could hope for. My Sophie Pop went to doggie heaven, the sweet thing. I'll miss her.

On the brighter side, I wanted to tell you all about a WONDERFUL knit/crochet site I recently found via Ravelry. Its called Sweater Babe. Oh my, is there anything she designs that I don't like?? No, there isn't! I want to knit and crochet it all! Plus, she has a "help" page where you can ask her questions and get help on projects or techniques. WOnderful site! Why didn't I know about it sooner!?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just Call Me (Quilt) Block Head. Its A Good Thing!

Who is also quilting along with the Old Red Barn Co.? If you are a quick cutter/sewist, there's still time to join the fun! The grand prize is a Janome 6600P! We are in week 4, so there are three weeks left to the quilt along. I finished pressing and cutting my blocks this morning and will begin sewing them together tonight. Here's a look at my blocks:

Click on the Old Red Barn Co button on the right sidebar if you'd like to learn more!

I've also been working on two other quilts that aren't nearly as finished as I'd like them to be!! First is a hexagon quilt:

This is almost half the blocks I need. The fabrics look very subdued compared to the other quilts I'm working on!

Then there's my double pinwheel quilt. I love the bright colors of this one!

I'm using Baskets of Flowers by Mary Engelbreit for Moda Fabrics. I'll be working on these three quilts all week along with completing more 9 patch blocks for Amanda Jean's quilt along. Lots to do!

What are you working on???

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Would You Like To Win A Janome?

Then join the quilt along at Old Red Barn Co.! You'll have to shake a tail feather, though, because we're in week 3 already. My fabrics came in yesterday and I got them all cut this morning....

I'll start sewing them together tonight after the kids go to sleep and then I should be all caught up.

I'm using Paula Prass' Flights of Fancy fabric. It isn't a fabric I'd normally choose for myself, but I get one hundred extra entries in the Janome giveaway for using it! To be honest, I really like the fabric. When it arrived in the mail and I opened the package, my first response was, "Wow, that's really pretty!" Sometimes it takes a little push (or a little greed!) to get me to try something new and expand my horizons. In this case it was a very good thing. The colors in this fabric line are really pretty and I love the designs.

So, join in the fun! It isn't too late!!


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