Sunday, September 10, 2017

Ugly Duckling

...and here's the Ugly Duckling in its own post so that I can link it up separately.  Just in case you didn't get a good look before, here they are in a larger size :)

 

It's time for THE PERFECTLY PLEASING PINCUSHION PARADE!!

This is my second year to join the parade and I am so happy to be part of the fun.  Click the link below if you'd like to join in the fun!


           

These first three cuties are gifts from my sister.  I absolutely love how realistic the little pie looks.  I like having it out in my kitchen just for fun!  Ida knows how much I like southwestern style art and she created the adorable pincushion frame just because of that.  Who doesn't like a patriotic pincushion?  This little darling is just perfectly pleasing!

                           
I made these four pincushion recently.  All fairly simple.  I did struggle a bit getting the cathedral window correct but it is okay for a first try.  The one on the upper right is made out of a quilt I found at a yard sale one day.  I always feel so sad when I see the quilt that someone spent so much time making laying out in someones yard feeling rejected so I was happy that I could use it to make some fun pincushions.  Bottom left is my version of the old timey tomato pincushion and bottom right was made from someone else's hard work cross stitching.


Last, and definitely least in my estimation is my ugly duckling hedgehog wanna be!  He looked so cute in the instructions, but alas, he did not turn out that way!  Lucky for him the contest came around or he would probably laying in the scrap pile!  

Friday, January 27, 2017

New BOM 2017

Well, it is that time of year again!  Time to join a new BOM group.  This year, Irene and I joined the Growing up QAL Skill building BOM and our first new skill was to make a raw edge appliqué block. We created it using a single cut!  Here is my silhouette rose.  Thank you for the great design and instructions for this fun block Alida.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Perfectly Pleasing Pincushion Parade

I am so excited to join the Pincushion Parade this year.  Click the link to see all of the great prizes and then be ready to share photos of your pincushions when the link opens!!!



Here are my entries to the parade:


Sara and I decided to try our hand at making at least one new pincushion.  Here is my little teacup cushion.  I think it turned out pretty sweet.




I found this cute little floral pincushion somewhere along the way.  It is now one of my favorites.




Here's one made out of a cute little basket.  I also picked this one up "along the way."




This last one is the one I have used for years.  You can see all of the pins and needles in it.  My daughter Sara made it for me when she took a home ec class in middle school.  I have to say that this is my all time favorite. ♥




That's it for now.  I am excited to start a bigger collection for next years parade.



Friday, June 24, 2016

In Our Garden BOM revisited

Since I keep forgetting to post my finished blocks I decided to put all in one post. This has been another learning experience for me. I have a much harder time with the pieced blocks than the appliqué but they are all coming along and I am enjoying working on each of them.  I am ready for July blocks now :).

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In Our Garden Block of the Month

Irene and I joined this block of the month group.  Each month we are given the pattern for a pieced block and an appliqué block.  These are my blocks for February:


Here are my March blocks:


I am looking forward to Friday so that I can see what our next blocks will be!

Round and Round We Go!


I joined my sisters, Irene and Ida, my daughter Sara and fellow blogger Mary in a Round Robin group.  I first joined because my daughter wanted to do it and I agreed to help her and I decided as long as I was helping I may as well join too.  Sara and I are both new at this quilting adventure.  I have done a few things sporadically over the years but not with any consistency.  I guess I didn't really know what to expect when we started.  I was a little apprehensive about working on someone else's piece.  I guess I was afraid to mess it up.  Since I warned reminded everyone that I am a novice (along with Sara), I decided to give it a go.  I have to say it has been a lot of fun and each time I finish one round I am excited to start the next.  I can't wait to see all of the finished products.  Here is a picture of my center block.