I had no need to worry about there being enough scraps for my Not Always Black and White quilt.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
When my oldest was little I used to love singing 'You Are My Sunshine' to him. I feel each of my children is a ray of sunshine in my life. That said, my baby has been gone for the last two weeks. We picked her up from the airport late Wednesday night.
Armed with flowers
and a sign.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
here. If you don't want it scrappy just use a single fabric rather than sewing strips together as shown in the tutorial.
Getting the binding onto your quilt is the next step. Here you can find steps to help you along doing it all by machine.Here's a tutorial on how to make it come out perfect each time.
Monday, June 22, 2015
You may remember that my grey and black scrap bin was full. After dumping those lovely scraps into a laundry basked to make them easier to see. I started making wonky log cabins. I've got 19 done.
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Friday, June 19, 2015
If you are like me there are parts of quilting you feel very confident in others that push your limits. I recently entered a quilt in HMQS. I know my quilting is not my strong point.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
As any quilter knows scraps have a way of multiplying. Before you know it you have bins that are overflowing with bits of goodness. What's a girl to do. Make a quilt of course. When my blue bin was overflowing I made this one.
When my green bin couldn't be contained it became this.
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Monday, June 15, 2015
I finished my Scrappy Dresden before I left on Wednesday to teach. But because I had a hiccup getting my daughter off on her Europe trip I didn't get it posted. I took it with me thinking I'd find time to photograph and post it but that never happened. Now that she is enjoying her trip and I'm done teaching I've found a few free moments and here it is. I put on a scrappy green binding using this method. Feeling like a winner as I celebrate this finish. Linking up with Cynthia's Oh Scrap to celebrate."Love the Mon Ami fabric, as well as your Coreopsis. Thanks for the chance to win." You are so welcome, Marei. Please send me your snail mail and I'll serve you up that layer cake.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
This is what the mail man delivered to my house on Tuesday.
To add to this pile I had already received. Plus the ones I had already given to Ginger to put in Boxes of Love. That pile filled her back seat.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Because it's been a while I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway. So I cut some flowers from my garden. Got out my quilt dish and served up a layer cake of Mon Ami by Basic Grey for one lucky winner.
Friday, June 5, 2015
I've been quilting my scrappy Dresden quilt. I was hoping to have it finished to share today and whoop it up with Sarah. But I didn't quite make it. Just a little more to do. So next week for sure.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
If your like me you often have a big stack of quilts to bind. Although I enjoy putting a binding on by hand, doing so takes more time than I often have. So I do a lot of them by machine. I recently learned a new technique. It has a nicer finish than my previous method so I thought I would share it with you.
Roxanne's comes in. To be honest though once you have the bottle you can refill it with Elmer's school glue. Stock up in the fall when you can get it cheap. But that long metal spout gives a nice bead of glue so start with Roxanne's.
Press into place.
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