Monday, February 28, 2011

My Quilt for My Nannie

I'm a Nannie (Grandma) but i also have a Nannie.  I started this quilt a very long time ago in 2004 and then got very sick.  I've been wanting to start working on it again so i washed it, or rather rewashed it.  Now i need to get it ironed, sandwiched & pinned.  I had already done some quilting on it but didnt do a very good job and couldnt get it to lie flat, so i took it out.
The entire quilt is hand sewed.  Usually at soccer practices, in front of the tv, and on my breaks when i was working.  It's in my grandmother's favorite colors: green & yellow.  I cant wait to get back to quilting this.  And thankfully my Nannie wont care if my stitches are somewhat big, just because its from me.

Looking at this, i realize you cant really see the yellow pinwheels.  I'll have to get a nicer picture of this quilt and switch it out.  

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pay It Forward

I love to cruise blogs. Just to see what i can see, ya know?  Well, i found some that i like and a couple that i really like.  One of those that i really like is Lazy Dog Quilts & More by Judy.  And not just because she gave me a great idea for one of my quilts.  Anyway, she's doing the Pay it Forward that's going around so i thought i'd join in. 

The first three people who leave comments on this post will get something homemade from me. 

You must also post this on your blog and send something (that you made) to 3 people by the end of 2011. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Need Help

I'm not even sure if anyone's found my blog yet. Or if they did, find it interesting yet. I'm still learning. Anyway....i need some help.

Below is a picture of a quilt top i made for one of my nieces. I took the off white border off because it seemed to clash with the muslin i used in the blocks. I think i'm gonna put a small muslin border around it first but need ideas for a bigger border.  The fabrics used in the blocks are marbled but i bought them a long time ago and cant get the exact same colors anymore.

I did look at joann's and found some tie-dyed looking fabric and some marbled fabric of a totally different color that might work. What do ya'll think? If i used a color that's totally different?  What about black?

The dark color that looks black is a dark blue. The other colors are a lot brighter in person.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Not much quilting going on...

I haven't been on here much, and there hasn't been much quilting done.  We had a check up at Shriner's with our youngest, for one.  And trying to rearrange some things around so i'll have an actual room to sew in.  Plus, trying to stay warm. 

I intended on doing some hand work on the way to the hospital cause its a long drive, but forgot it when we left at 4 am.  Oh well, at least i have something to do while i'm cuttled up in blankets.

Hope everyone is staying warm and being more productive than i have been.