Monday, January 28, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I read a lot of quilting blogs. I am envious of those ladies who complete so much in a day. They seem to be constantly getting things in the mail. They spend hundreds of dollars on fabric, patterns and notions. I takes me a bit to get a quilt top completed and I don't have much to spend on fabric.
Believe it or not, I have never bought anything on eBay before. With the price of nice fabric being high, even at Joann's (sorry I still don't like the fabric at WalMart), I decided to see if I could find a bargain at eBay. I needed some larger pieces to use for Heartstring quilts. I bid on several lots, put was always outbid. I finally won and this is what I got, 17 yards in all for $20 including the shipping. I think I got a good deal.
So, I started to make one of Mary's quilts called Roman Strips. I am using the pink fabric along with lots of the strings that Deb in AZ sent me. I have not idea how long it will take me to complete this top.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
So these are the last cards I am obligated to make. I will start finishing up the last 10 Romantic F8 blocks tomorrow. Then I will be able to concentrate on charity tops and quilts I can sell.
O is for Orange....................................
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
BTW, I don't know what button I hit but I did not mean to turn off the comments button. I meant to keep anonymous from posting but I guess I didn't do it just right. So the comments are back on and please feel free to leave me a note.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I also completed this string quilt top. I used the hot pink that Deb AZ sent me for the centers.
This top, back and binding will also go to Heartstrings.
I made another top with some of the strings Deb AZ sent me but it is screaming for a border. I'll post a picture of that one when the border is on.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
What is is about this block that makes me so happy, after all it is a simple block, not too hard to construct. For one thing, it actually measures 12 1/2", not 12, not 12 1/4, not and eighth too big or small but exactly what it should be. All the seams on the backside are flat and not twisted in one direction then the other. All the points meet in the middle and there isn't a big lump, nor does it look like a tent, it lies flat. She has followed my instructions and used a white background and a perfect coordinating fabric, keeping the colors soft and feminine. Here is a lady who knows her skill level and has executed a wonderful block. I really don't think it is the right to experiment with blocks that are being swapped. I have received many that I have had to fix to make them usable.
On another note, I would like to mention that the purpose of this blog is stated at the top. It is a place for me to keep a record of things I have made and received. I am writing it for me and sharing it with you. If you do not like what I have to say, then go read some other blog. I have attempted to stay away from message boards and the like because I really don't need anyone telling me what I can post or not post or how I should go about my daily business.
I will not be posting any more pictures of the HGTV Romantic F8 swap as it seems to bother them that I post pictures here and not on the HGTV site. I have tried to explain one of the multitude of reasons why I do that, but that did not seem to suffice. They are still trying to tell me how I should go about doing things their way. I really don't think I should have to explain myself.
Sorry to rant but I should have known better.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
This block is for Claire in New Hampshire. She has used a pretty pansy floral in purple, pink, blue, yellow and flecks of gold.
Unlike the Christmas F8 swap, I like almost all of the fabrics that have been sent so far (I've received almost all of them). There are no large prints or directional fabrics to work with. Most of the fabrics have many colors in them making them easy to match up coordinating fabrics. What a fun swap this is turning into.
Another Christmas F8 , this one from Linda in Mississippi. There is only one Christmas F8 left that is due to me. I don't think anyone has heard from this lady so the odds of me seeing that block is slim.
And the first of the Romantic F8, this one from Penny in Virginia.
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Block 2 is for Mikol. She has used a chocolate and pink paisley. Seems to me that chocolate must be the in color this year. I have been seeing it everywhere teamed up with pink, aqua, lime green and orange.
Block 3 is for Penny Sue. I am not a fru fru kind of gal, put I do love this type of floral.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
They say be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. This morning, here in sunny South Florida (yes I did say South Florida) it is 39. I am cold, I am always cold.