Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bee Blocks

First I would like to thank everyone that gave me ideas and sent links to find knitted animal hats for the grandbabies. So many to choose from! Very exciting, thank you again!
Now on to some bee blocks I finished this week.  I am once again in the

This is a fun Bee. You pick one block and make it several times in colors your hive members picked.
I choose Red/White/Blue  Surprised?!
When I receive my blocks I will post them for all to see.

Here are the blocks I made for my group.

I love how different each block looks with just a change of color.

What is next?
Yes, the Wizard of Oz Quilt
~~add borders
~~make a backing
~~layer and pin

Goal by Sunday Night.  I think doable!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Katie and I !!

Oh, Katie and I have been having fun, a lot of fun!
I love to hand piece and she is just the best fabric in the world.
We are getting along quite nicely!
When I am done Katie will be

108 inches by 120 inches

No border, just Katie!

I like to work in sections so you will see a little scrap of paper pinned to the top left corners.
Row A section #1, Row A section #2  and so forth.

I have Rows A.B. and C done.

I am at a standstill while I wait for more yellow ribbon Katie to arrive, it is my favorite.

Here she is so far!

WOW, first it was too sunny for pictures, then too dark. She did not want to go outside with me so this is the best we could do for now!

 See in this above picture? I do not like those two blues together. I must do something about that!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Something new?
Yes, I tried stamping!
This is fun, really fun!
I believe I got better as I went along, at least I think I did!

 I am not ready to use these blocks as Ayumi has so many new patterns coming out and I would like to add them to these blocks for a wall- hanging.

Then, I have always wanted to try a Dresden Plate Block, but had no idea how; so my friend Elaine gave me a lesson!
This is what I came up with...

I used my Dresden Ruler and made 5 inch blades. Sewed them together and got this..

Super fun and very easy!  But I thought the middle hole was too big so I made another one with 2 1/2 inch blades. Now this is where I really learned something. I thought if it was smaller you would not use the same number of blades, oh no, I learned it is the width of the blade not the length! 
 I so need more Dresden rulers!

Tombow Glue, have you used it before? I love this glue. I put some on the small blades and positioned it right over the larger blades. It is great for place holding. 

Now what to do with that hole?
I do not applique, at all!
Here is my brainstorm.

Ny Grand- babies play plate from their kitchen. Aah, a good size!

Trace on cardboard, add pink scraps to my pink vase! 

 cut out the circle, trace on fabric,  use glue,

I know, I know but this is not a quilt and I know the cardboard will not be coming out but that is OK!

Fold over the fabric on to the cardboard.

I then use Steam-A-Seam Two put some in the middle and plopped down my circle and steamed it into place!

Pinned and ready to quilt.

What do you mean my cardboard fabric circle is too big?
Yes, I agree, so off it came and on went a pinking shear circle with Steam a Seam Two

By this point I bet everyone who applique's is cringing.

Sorry!  But I am making this up as I go along!

On to my favorite part.
The quilting.
Again, no idea at all how to applique so I used pink Prescencia thread, (which our cheerleader has HERE) and did a big stitch on the large blades, the small blades and in the ditch of the binding.


This is how I plan on using my non-conventional Dresden Mini Quilt!

BTW, I have no idea how but the large plate is really 12.5 inches!  Again, no idea how that happened!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

OZ Peek

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Here in the states it was extra long!  I have been so busy working with my Katie's fabrics that I forgot to show you some peeks of my OZ Quilt.


I show you that, let me say if anyone every thought about piecing a king size quilt
This has been so much fun and it is moving along very quickly!   I will have some pictures to show you later this week.
But, back to the purpose of this post.


I just have the border to put on and then the quilting will begin.
There is still Room in the Wicked Blog Hop.
Details on my side-bar.
Happy Sewing Everyone