Saturday, October 30, 2010

Here's the panel I added the borders to.   This will fit nicely in my kitchen this Christmas.

I fly by the seat of my pants when I try to miter corners.  I just don't know how to get all four to turn out right.  I'm pleased with three of them....and then there's that dang last corner that just wouldn't work right.
I fiddled with it and stretched it every which way and even squinted my eyes to see if that would help (it didn't).... So I gave in and let it be and sewed it up and I'm going to act like I don't even see it.   

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Good morning..... I was reading my newsletter from this morning and Bob had a link for a new site called Find My Fabric .  If you don't have all the important information about the fabric you need....all you have to do is take a good picture and their software can 'read' that pic and tell you an online store that may have it in stock.    This has the potential to become a great help for those of us who seem to run out of fabric before a top is finished.  (Me!!)  

Today I'm going to be working on attaching a border to a Christmas panel.  I want to miter the corners since the border fabric is a stripe.... (notice I said "want")... but I usually have a hard time getting all four corners to look right.  Wish me luck 
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

I got so far behind on making the blocks from Shannon's Blog so I've been busy these last few days trying to catch up and get them finished.  I've really enjoyed learning new ways to piece the blocks and most of all ... changing how I press those pesky bulky seams.  Thanks Shannon!

For now I've put them away until I decide how I want them set.  I don't think I want to do an applique' center.  I do have an idea floating around ....but for now ....

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Wow!  I knew it had been awhile since I'd posted .... but goodness!!!   

Our guild had our second Quilt Auction a couple of weeks ago.  I made two sets of (matching placemats and table mat) and a Ho Ho Ho wall hanging from Patrick Losy Christmas.  Santa was fun to put together and I plan to make more from his book.  Such cute patterns.  I wasn't at the auction since that was the day we got home from Lincoln.... but one of the gals told me all about it and said my HoHoHo sold for $55.oo so I'm pleased with that.  Not sure what the sets brought in.  Sounds like we had a successful Auction that will help build our bank account.  We also donate a portion of our sales back to a local charity of our choice.  This year we are donating to the local Majestic Theater renovation.    
about 36" square
I used Connecting Threads charm pack
Made with Jenny Beyer border print

I've completely lost track of time with all of the Dr visits and Don's surgery.  He's strong and dedicated to getting back to being able to do everything he used to do and now we're back home and settling back into our somewhat normal routine.   I've also completed this round of  knee injections for at least another 6 months.  Two trips a week, for 5 weeks, running to Holdrege.... along with extra days for Don's tests before his surgery has been just enough road trips for us for awhile.  (I wish)!!!