Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quilt and Birthday

Hi friends!
Cool Cloudy Day!
I started sewing the binding down last night.
It's looking real good.  Going to get me some color catchers tomorrow because i don't know about that red binding.  If it bleeds it would only show up on the backing!  I hope but better to be safe then sorry.
I asked him what he though and he want the lightning to look like real lightning.   What does real lightning look like?  He suggested light blue so i guess i will look for some light blue.  Maybe a very pale blue!
I think all my light blues have a pattern on them and that want work!
Maybe a fat quarter some where.
Today is my baby's birthday, he turns 72 and catches up with me until Nov. when i turn 73.
I got him a ribeye, hoping he will like that because they didn't have any t-bones.
I will cook him a good supper tonight, salad, baked potato, and a ribeye!
I made him a sweet potato pie last  weekend and their is some left!
He is weed eating the bank beside the road today because it so nice and cool.
It's so cool that we have not had the air on in a few days.
Maybe the power bill want brake the bank for this month!!!!
Have a great sewing  day friends.
Quilt happy

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Mark's quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful cool day!
Tommy is pulling the corn up because it's all gone.
We got over 200 ears in the freezer.
I spent yesterday quilting this quilt for my oldest grandson and his wife.
Then i worried because i couldn't find any thing here to bind it with.
I pulled all of these but none would work!
Went  to bed worried about it and during the night i saw this!  It matches the back better than the front
but i think i will have to go with this because i don't want to go to town.
It will look better when it's sewed down! course i will still be looking at my stash to see if i can find any thing better. I have some brown but it's for Aden's quilt, the one i will do next.
I still haven't solved the lightning !
From a distance like one of the pictures above [the one with the fabric's that didn't make it for binding] it looks o k but i just don't like it!
Mark if you read this let me know what you think, o k?
I am going to sew it down when i get finished with the binding.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nette's Quilt Finished!

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I finished my daughter's quilt!  It's in the washer now and i will have to cut all the stray threads and sew on a label.
I used a blue sheet on the back.

It's hung sideways with the top and bottom on the side's here.
Would have made the top and bottom borders bigger but didn't have enough of that fabric to do it.
I wanted it with plenty of fall on each side.
The size is 91 by 94inches.
A very good queen sized quilt.
It matches her pillow shams that i made her for her birthday.
Love you baby.
Have a great sewing  day friends.
Quilt happy

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hi friends!
My giveaway winner was drawed!!
First i wrote down all the names.
Cut them out and folded them up.
Tommy's hand!
Stephanie you are the winner, congrats.
Please send me your mailing address and i will get this to you .
I will have another one soon friends!

Nette's Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Saturday we had company all day and I didn't get to sew. Yesterday afternoon I quilted this.  It took all afternoon!
I got some of the binding sewed on last night but not all.   I hope to work on it more tonight.
It's my daughters quilt to match her pillow shams that I made her for her birthday.
This is a picture made of a picture of us at our reception after our wedding nearly 17 years ago.
It was held at my son and daughter-in-laws house in 1997.
Given by Amy[ daughter. in law] and Tommy's Abby.
We had a good crowd at the wedding and Amy handed our camera's to every one so they could make us pictures.
Tommy paid for a album of wedding pictures but it was only half full, I though they should have giving half of the money back. Don't guess they did!!!
Have a wonderful sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Friday, July 25, 2014


Hi friends!
Don't forget my giveaway that ends next Monday the 28th.
The link is right   HERE
Have a great day, Babs

Nette's quilt.

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
Another Flimsy made into a sandwich.
I bought a pale blue sheet for this one, not great but OK.
This is my daughter's quilt.
I'll will have two to free motion quilt just as soon as i have a couple of hours to start them..
I made two [pot holders] yesterday , one my Elvis pot holder and this one!
I made it out of a half square triangle and some more scraps when i was trying to do something with the mountain of scraps i have piled into baggies here and there.
I think they multiply, like rabbits.
Maybe this weekend i can work on that some to.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt Happy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hand made Christmas

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
This is my July entree in the sewcalgal handmade Christmas Challenge.
To see every one else's entree click   HERE
My entree is a Elves pot holder and a  Christmas scrap mug rug.
You all know how to make a pot holder so this is not new to you.
I made it double sided.
Elvis is on both sides.
The rug mug is just Christmas scraps  sewed together to make a mug rug for Christmas.
Have a great Christmas gifts making time all year long.
Quilt Happy


Here is the link to my giveaway  HERE
Better go over and join in , i always add some more things to it.
Good luck friends.

Mark's Quilt

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I did get a little done yesterday but no sewing.
Got Tommy to help me bring in the table off that hot porch and set it up inside so i could sandwich this quilt.
Found the perfect sheet for the backing., it has a little green in it for this quilt.
Going to look good with it don't you think?
We ran around all afternoon yesterday, Dr. apt. ,Tags for Tommy's truck and went to see my sweet brother on his birthday.
Then Tommy got some free ion in his truck so it was supper time when we got home.
So i didn't get in sewing time!!!!
But at least i have one quilt ready to free motion quilt it.  Just don't know whether i will have time , house needs cleaning bad after running around for 3 days.
Spray basting in the house gummed up the floor so i have to mop!!!!
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I got to looking yesterday and one that i though was a fat quarter wasn't so this is what you will win along with that scrap! HERE is the spot to click to enter yesterdays giveaway. And a much better picture of the fabric in the fat quarters.
 When Alisha was here last week she asked me to make her a bag like mine and you know when your grand baby's ask for something you always try to do it.

I though she would like what i lined it with!!!
I put her one pocket inside hers because she is to young for a phone or car keys..
She loved it but of course i have to make her a pillow sham to go with the quilt i made her last year because she will be 13 next month.
I still have a few days to do that!
She was the one making the funny face last week after a trip to the dentist.
I took one back yesterday and the three oldest for their check up and clean so they are all good until January.
Have to get to work, quilt's are calling me!!!
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Follower's Giveaway

Hi friends!
Cloudy day!
I am having a giveaway for all my followers near and far and any new followers that wants to join in.
Four Fat quarters and any thing else that i put with it from now until Monday.
It will run through next Monday The 28th.
Just leave a comment for one chance and second chance leave one stating how you follow.
Two chances !
All the normal rules apply and i will post the winners name on this blog next Monday.
I love my followers and wish i could just give every one a few fat quarters but the Price of fabric and Postage is to much for a retired person.
So thankful for all of you.
Good luck!
Have a wonderful day.
Quilt happy

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nette's quilt is a filmsy!

Hi friends!
Rainy day!
Making more churn dash block's for my daughter's quilt.

I already had enough blocks for the bottom row.   Is is so light and airy looking.

All it needs now is the borders, and i am going to use the sea shell's fabric for that.
Now all i like is the backing , battening and it will be a sandwich.  Then i can quilt it.
I have Marks ready to make a sandwich of to so i should be busy for the next week.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy

Friday, July 18, 2014

Good Corn!

Hi friends!
Rainy Day!
Maybe i will get to sew today!
We gathered all this corn last night after we got back from seeing the Dr..

I put them 12 to a freezer bag!
This is what 154 ears of corn looks like ready for the freezer.
Just had 10 in my last bag.
We will pull some more next week, some wasn't ready yesterday.
We usually get a little less the second pull.
After that we will get a few ears for a while, we usually get around 250 to 300 and we hand them out because all our great grands love them and a few of our grands do to.
We eat them all winter long.  We love peaches and cream corn!
Maybe i will get to sew , that's two days this week that i haven't got to.
Have a great sewing day friends.
Quilt happy