Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
I I started the first of three commission quilts, queen size log cabin and fan combination quilts for the children of a country school classmate. I like the 12 log cabin blocks in the center of the top quilt better than the 4 log cabin blocks in the second. I think I will match the inside fan fabric for the first ring of fans and use the same fabric for the outside ring of fans also. The big curve is easy to sew easier than setting in a sleeve but the little black corner piece is a bugger to sew. Only a couple more dozen blocks to go.....--Ann-- lots of inspirations at Patchwork Times.
Friday, February 15, 2013
And we've got snow.............
Monday, February 4, 2013
(click) I must have been thinking I would make the first one 5 across and 6 down rather than 4 x 5 and this one is 3 x 4 blocks it will be a nice child size quilt. "How to" for sewing 30 degree triangles (click) Darlene Zimmerman makes it so easy. I just have to add the 1.5 inch border then the green stripe border then practice machine quilting on this one first. Lots of wonderful quilts at Judy's PatchworkTimes I just had a flash from the past.... the green reminds me of a dress I wore in our high school play My Fair Lady. I watched the movie on tv last night after the football game. As I watched I was remembering who played the many characters and the costumes. I was in a street scene, the ascot race scene and the ballroom scene. For the ascot the girls were all in bright bright blue and white satin dresses no two were alike. We must have worn hats but I can't remember. My dress for the ballroom was chartreuse green with a chiffon overlay it was very simple and elegant then the costume crew added sashing and sequins and then be-dazzeled me with some really gaudy gems. (I watched The Game Plan the other night too). I think the skirt was almost a full circle so lots of flow for the ballroom dance but there were so many couples on stage no one got the full effect of my dress. Its just as well I wasn't a very good dancer.--Ann--
Friday, February 1, 2013
Happy day before Ground Hogs Day from the land of shifting snow. Earlier in the week our snow came at a nice angle then yesterday in the cold and wind it all got up and moved. I made real progress on my top down sweater its long enough I can feel its warmth on my lap. I should be counting stitches on the sleeves and knitting those by super bowl. How long will they be by the end of the game?!
thats a lot of words for what actually happens, knit, purl and repeat to the end of the row then knit a row. Its good weather to knit and have a look at Judy's on the needles . --Ann--