Showing posts from November, 2010

Roll, Roll Cotton Boll Step 1

Almost done!   Very productive day in the sewing room.  Step 1 is almost complete and I will be on schedule for the next step on Friday.

Step 1 almost complete, about 30 more sub units are needed.
And a sneak peak of the little landscape quilted piece I am working on:
Sea Grapes

Almost Mystery Time!

No pictures to load but I did stop in the fabric shop a few days ago.  I discovered this great piece with my plaids that I have stacked for Brandon's quilt that looked perfect for the constant with the fabrics I had pulled from my stash.   Unfortunately, I only had 1/2 yard and it was suggested 1 3/4 yards PLUS more if we want to use in our borders.  When I walked into the LQS, one of the girls said that to me that she hoped I did not  need much of that one, she had just purchased almost all the remaining bolt for a border on one of her quilts.   Ugh.  I searched the store and nothing worked as well as that piece.  There was about 1.25 yards on the bolt which I bought so hopefully I can get the main body of this mystery quilt done but will need to find something else to use in the borders.    I've admired the fabric sitting with my stack and I'm tickled that I did get this, it just makes the fabrics look right.    The first installment posts in the wee hours Friday AM.   I…

Mystery Quilt Time!

I've got my fabrics pulled for Bonnie's newest Mystery quilt Roll Roll Cotton Boll.   I also have almost as many pulled that are not in the picture too!   This is all from stash, I would love a brighter cherry red for my constant fabric instead of that brownish red  but I did not have enough of one yardage on hand to meet the requirements.  I really, really, want to shop and get that brighter fabric but on the other hand, it is so nice to pull from stash and use up what we have.  We will still need some additional fabrics for borders, these scrappy quilts sometimes can be difficult to shop for and also backing fabric may have to be purchased.  Unless an opportunity presents itself to shop prior to the first of instructions being posted, I am making peace with the project and working from my stash.  Looking @ that pic again, I think I need to toss a few more of those darker and brighter pinks in there too.

And here is a pic of Mickey pulling the raffle basket winner names at our…

Happy Birthday Mickey!

No school this past Friday which of course was a perfect time to plan a 3 day weekend to celebrate no school and Mickey's 12th birthday.  We had beautiful weather and a great getaway to Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, FL.  This is one of only a few beach front parks in FL, the campsites are all heavily wooded and do not offer a view of the ocean but you do get the sound.  The beach is just a short drive or bike ride away.  We took along bikes and kayaks and put both to good use.  We also had to visit the Alligator Farm again too.   Just a few pics to share:

Hot rolls and birthday candles don't play together very well!

kayaking the Salt Run, St. Augustine Light house
Quilt is DONE.
Designs from backside
party feather back and front
Also, I learned that Sudoku DOES have repeats in the 9 grids - in the 3X3 sections, the rule is just each row across, down and within each single 3X3 grid there can be no repeats.  Woohoo!   However, it could have been designed to have no repeats in a…