Tuesday, July 23, 2013

FRIENDS HOUSE FINISHED

 
MY FRIENDS HOUSE QUILT IS DONE!
ALL QUILTED AND BOUND.  JUST HAVE TO ADD
A SLEEVE FOR HANGING. I ENDED UP
                                         QUILTING THE FAN PATTERN OF COURSE!!
WHAT CAN I SAY...IT'S MY FAV.
THE QUILT IS BOUND IN SOLID BLACK, SAME
AS THE NARROW BORDER.

 
I HOPE TO START SOME FALL THINGS
SOON TO OFFER FOR SALE FOR MY
NEXT UPDATE. SUMMER IS ZIPPING BY AND
WE'VE TURNED COOL AGAIN SO IT PUTS
ME IN THE MOOD FOR ALL THINGS AUTUMN.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Sunday, July 21, 2013

GIFTS FROM JUDY

 
MY FRIEND JUDY CAME FOR A VISIT ON
FRIDAY. HER BIRTHDAY WAS IN MARCH AND
MINE WAS IN JUNE. WE HADN'T BEEN ABLE
TO GET TOGETHER TO EXCHANGE OUR GIFTS
SO WE FINALLY WERE ABLE TO DO THAT.
JUDY MADE ME THIS DARLING LITTLE PN
HEART MAT USING ONE OF HER ANTIQUE
COOKIE CUTTERS FOR THE HEART SHAPES
AND VALDANI PEARL COTTON FOR THE THREADS.
I LOVE IT!

 
SHE KNEW I WAS LOOKING FOR TWO WHITE
CONE FLOWERS AND I HADN'T FOUND ANY
HERE SO SHE PICKED ME UP TWO FROM
HER AREA. I WAS THRILLED! THEY ARE NOW
PLANTED IN MY LITTLE FENCED IN GARDEN
UNDER THE KITCHEN WINDOW WITH MY
PURPLE ONES. THE WOODEN TOTE AND
BLACK PAINTED GARDEN TOOL WERE
ALSO FROM HER.

 
THE TOTE HAS A RUSTY TIN BOTTOM.
NEAT, HUH? JUDY FINDS THE NEATEST
TREASURES FOR ME. THANK YOU SO MUCH
JUDY FOR THE SPECIAL DAY AND WONDERFUL
GIFTS I WILL TREASURE.
 
KATHY CAME OVER AND SHE AND JUDY
EXCHANGED GIFTS TOO BUT I FORGOT
TO GET PICS OF THEM.

 
JUDY DECIDED TO GET RID OF A BUNCH OF
NICE COTTON QUILT FABRIC SO SHE BROUGHT
BAGS DOWN FOR US TO LOOK THRU TO SEE
IF WE WANTED ANY. THEY WERE NEVER
EVEN WASHED AND WERE FOLDED LIKE
SHE JUST BOUGHT THEM. JUDY BOUGHT
THEM BACK IN THE 90'S WHEN SHE THOUGHT
SHE WOULD BE GETTING INTO QUILTING MORE
AND THEN SHE DIDN'T. SOME OF THE PRINTS ARE
FAVORITES THAT I WANTED MORE OF AND SOME
I NEVER HAD SO AM THRILLED TO HAVE
THEM IN MY STASH NOW. I BOUGHT 16 YARDS
AND THERE WERE STILL PLENTY LEFT OVER!
SHE ONLY WANTED $2. A YARD SO HOW COULD
I RESIST?! THERE ARE SOME FROM JO MORTON,
BRANNOCK/PATEK, KANSAS TROUBLES AND
THIMBLEBERRIES. PROBABLY SOME OTHER
DESIGNERS I CAN'T THINK OF.
 
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A WONDERFUL
WEEKEND. IT FINALLY COOLED OFF HERE AND
I HAVE MORE ENERGY TO DO THINGS.
I HOPE TO BIND MY QUILT TODAY SO I WILL
SHOW YOU THE FINISHED QUILT SOON.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TINA'S BOOK

 
MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN IS NOW TAKING
PRE~ORDERS FOR HER NEW CHRISTMAS
 BOOK DUE OUT IN SEPTEMBER.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER ONE YOU
CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF HER BOOK
ON MY SIDEBAR AND IT WILL TAKE YOU
TO HER PICTURETRAIL WHERE YOU WILL
FIND ALL THE INFORMATION. I CAN'T WAIT!
 
I'VE BEEN QUILTING ON MY
FRIENDS HOUSE QUILT AND AM ALMOST
DONE. I HOPE TO HAVE A PICTURE OF
THE QUILT ALL FINISHED AND BOUND TO
SHOW SOME TIME NEXT WEEK.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI
 
 

Monday, July 8, 2013

FRIENDS HOUSE QUILT TOP

 
HERE IS MY FRIENDS HOUSE QUILT TOP
ALL TOGETHER. I HOPE TO GET THE LAYERS
BASTED TOGETHER TODAY SO THAT I CAN
START TO HAND QUILT IT.
I ADDED THE PUMPKINS/GOURDS TO ADD A LITTLE
MORE OF A FALL FLAVOR. I LIKE HOW IT CAME OUT.
THE PEACH STRIPS AROUND THE OUTSIDE ARE
STRIPS I BASTED ON SO THAT I HAVE SOMETHING
TO PINCH IN THE HOOP WHEN I AM QUILTING
ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE. THEY ARE NOT
AND EXTRA BORDER. THEY ALSO HELP TO KEEP
THE OUTSIDE OF THE TOP FROM FRAYING WHILE
HANDLING. WHEN THE QUILTING IS DONE I
REMOVE THE ADDED STRIPS AND ATTACH
THE BINDING.  IT'S AN EXTRA STEP BUT I
HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH IT. I ADDED THEM
BEFORE I APPLIQUED THE PUMPKINS ON SO THE
QUILT TOP DIDN'T FRAY AROUND THE EDGE WHILE
I WAS HANDLING IT TO DO THE APPLIQUE.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, July 4, 2013

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 
HOPE YOUR DAY IS STAR SPANGLY
AND BURSTING WITH ALL THAT IS GOOD
ABOUT AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL.
WE PLAN TO MAKE SOME HOMEMADE
ICE CREAM IN OUR HAND CRANK
ICE CREAM MAKER.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

 

Monday, July 1, 2013

FRIENDS HOUSE PROGRESS

 
I WAS ABLE TO GET THE THIRD HOUSE BLOCK
IN MY QUILT TOGETHER. TODAY I MADE THE TREE
AND ADDED IT TO THE SIDE. THE PATTERN CALLED
FOR FLYING GEESE FOR THE TREE BUT I MADE
HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES TO MAKE IT MORE
SCRAPPY. ONE MORE HOUSE BLOCK TO GO AND
I CAN SEW THE TOP & BOTTOM TOGETHER AND
WORK ON THE SASHING AND BORDER. 
HOPEFULLY BY NEXT WEEK I WILL BE BASTING
IT SO THAT I CAN BEGIN THE HAND QUILTING
BUT WE SHALL SEE. I WANT TO ADD SOME
PUMPKINS/GOURDS AND WILL HAVE TO HAND
APPLIQUE THOSE ON FIRST. 
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI