Monday, April 29, 2013

My first mini quilt

Shopping in Primitive Gatherings booth at Paducah, I saw this cute little mini quilt and just had to make it.  The pattern comes with this cute little 1-1/2" twist 'n turn ruler.  I already had 2-1/2" squares cut so sewed this up and began the cutting:
And carefully laying out the cut pieces:
Morphed into this little quilt:
Yes, it finishes 10-1/2" square!!   It was a fun project!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Paducah AQS & Design Wall

I had a great time at the show.  I thought it was more crowded this year and lots of buying so hope that means our economy is turning around!!!  Saw lots of b-e-a-u-t-i-f--u-l longarm quilting and domestic machine quilting which is what I really enjoy seeing.  Helps me get my mojo back.  Spent too much money, but you only live once!!
I bought some backgrounds to use with the batiks I'm getting from our guild batik exchange.  This is just playing -- don't know whether to do lots of mini color wheels around the center large Dresden plate or do one large color wheel going round in the two borders.  This is with one large.  Of course, I only have the yellow exchange fans done, but you can get the idea of what I'm aiming for.
The picture beside the design is my EQ design with one large color wheel going around.  Can't wait to get more colors so I can really see what it will look like.
Oh, and here's the chicks in their new home.
When I walk out to their pen calling "Chic-Fi-la", they come running thinking I have a treat for them, which I usually do.  Haven't they grown!!!  6-1/2 weeks old!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Eye Candy

Sister's posey quilt:
Gail's 2012 BOM:

Tillie's BOM
Is anyone else having problems uploading pictures?  It has taken me 3 days to get these to upload!!!


Saturday, April 13, 2013


Our chickens are 5 weeks old. 
They will be out of the garage and the dog crate next week in to their chicky palace.  We figure that each egg they lay will be a  $100 egg!!!!