Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fans and Owls

Finishing up the binding on this quilt. I started it in 2009. I think it was my first internet QAL and when finished I set it aside.......I decided to just go for it and try Bishops Fan quilting on it. My handyman made me a few circle templates that came in "handy"!

I even had a little sunshine the other day , so I could take a picture outside.

I just love those owl. Fussy cut the centers of the blocks and the cornerstones.

A closeup of the quilting.....

A few leftover blocks on the back.....

This time I incorporated the label into the back...

Yay, another hash mark on the UFO list!   :)  Jeri

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Been Busy...

I have been absent from here lately.  Been busy w' life....work....and such. Today I made a couple of travel accessories for a friends birthday. She recently got a Kindle Fire and so I made her this to put it in to keep it from getting scratched in her bag. I lined it in flannel so it's nice and cozy in there. :)

Aren't those little birds cute?

and a little Snap Happy bag to put her Ipod, earbuds, charger,
or whatever into.

Such a cute little set.

I took them into work for her today, with a little coffee, spring flowers, and a cupcake.
I think she was pleased.
I just love to make things for people, and this little set
went together quickly.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bee Blocks for February

Finished up the rest of my blocks for the month. These will be going out tomorrow.....

Candy Land Blocks for Harmony do Good Stitches Bee

String Blocks for ScrapBusters Bee

and these are for a teenage girl named Avery her story is here....

Okay , off to the post office I go.....

Monday, February 6, 2012

Superbowl Sewing

Over the weekend I managed to finish a couple of blocks for my Feb. Bees....It was (of course) Superbowl Sunday yesterday and so I decided to have my own personal "sew in". I did take time to watch Madonna at half time, and caught a few of the commercials, and a little football.

 I had two CandyLand Blocks to make for my Harmony quilt group.

These are the blocks.

and then for my other I am Queen for Feb in a new to me Bee called "Sew Bee Wonky"

I started with a 3 1/2 inch wonky star....

this was to show my group how to make the block.
I broke it down into 6 1/2 inch segments.

Here you can see the four blocks ready to be sewn into one.

To make this StarGazer block.

Kinda like this, and can't wait to see what comes in the mail.....  
Happy Monday!      Jeri

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Estate Sale Find!

On Friday last week I walked up the street to an Estate Sale. Wow am I glad I did. Entering the house I saw tables of china , some linens and books. There in the corner sat a familiar looking box shaped case.......

My heart skipped a little as I asked the cashier if I could look inside and was it a .....


Oh my was I pleasantly suprised. I had some money that my mom gave me for Christmas and my Birthday and had been saving it for just the right something...............

My handyman shined her up and got her running nicely. Now I need to think of a good name for her.

                                                               Isn't she so cute?