Friday, June 28, 2013

Hexie Update...

I'm still pondering how I'm going to quilt & finish my first hexie runner.  But while I'm doing that I figured I better get another project going.  What to do?  What to do?
I had a fall colored Jelly Roll on the shelf that I think will do nicely and several Fall Fat Quarters I can pull since that's the color scheme I know I want to work with.   I cut the strips into 2½" squares and I've slowly been basting as I find the time.  See how pretty they are....  And I haven't even used every color yet.

And since it's Friday I was am going to link this post to A Quilting Reader's Garden where she has a Hexie Linky party.  But I just tried to link and it seems she hasn't put her post up yet.  So I'll just wait until I see that she does. 
 I know life can get in the way sometimes and time can get away from you.  
 I now see that she has her Linky post up now so I'm heading over to share with her and the other hexie lovers.     
Come and join us....
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

New floors....

I'm loving my new floors!!  I love them!  Love them!!!  
I just can't say that enough.  After having carpet all these many years (and shag...of all things) it is just so great to be able to swipe a dust mop and be done.  No lugging around a heavy vacuum.   It feels so good under my feet.
Here's a picture of the floor in my sewing room.  It's also in my bedroom.   So easy to keep clean and the best part is when I drop a pin I don't have to worry about it getting hidden in the carpet.  I can spot it right away.
Now just in case anyone is wanting to know what kind of floor it is...... Ummmmm!!!
I'm not too good about the details but I can tell you this much:  It's made by Congoleum and it comes in planks that stick together and it took two days for the flooring guy to get it installed.

And I love it!!  ;o)

I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda

Monday, June 24, 2013

Monday and I'm back.

   Hi everyone.  I'm back.
I know!  I know!   I've been away from my blog for way too long.
But I've had a lot going on around here and we've been away celebrating.   I'll post about all that later.  And yes I will show you my new floor.  ;o)

But right now it's still Monday and for the first time in all these last weeks I finally have something new to share on my design wall.  Of course I'll be linking over on Judy's Design Wall.  One of my favorite places to visit.

Remember I told you that our guild is having our auction this fall and we are each  asked to donate at least three items.   I have two made already and have been mulling around several different ideas trying to settle on just one more.
Well.... Saturday rolled around and all of a sudden I realized the theme I wanted to use.
Several months ago I had purchased a Halloween Layer Cake from the Fat Quarter Shop along with three matching 1 yd cuts of fabric (orange with black bats, blue with black flying witches and a border print)

I pulled them all off the shelf and proceeded to cut the 10" squares into fourths and then sashed them with a black 1½" strip.
I sewed a few of those 5" sashed blocks together and ended up with a small table runner.  It just needed something more so I cut a 9" square in half diagonally and added them to the ends to finish it.  
For the placemats I decided to cut some of the 5" blocks in half and sewed seven together to give me the width I wanted and bordered them with black and added the orange bat fabric.
 TaDa..... Here I go.....
#3 auction item ..... Small table runner (12"x41"  still needs trimmed) and two placemats (13"x19").  I'll be binding them all in black once I get the quilting finished.  

AND......I still have 16 of the 5" sashed blocks left to make a nice sized table topper that would fit my dining table nicely.   I plan on using the border print to finish it and I'll use the blue witches as the backing for the placemats & runner.  
That should take care of all the Halloween fabric.  
I hope you're having a great day. Glad you stopped by.....Linda