Monday, April 12, 2010

Hi, all!

Well, yesterday I was happy to say I had used up some of my stash - but today I blew it big time because I hit that sale at Joann's! Well, maybe not big time, at least price-wise (it was a good sale!) but I did pick up about a dozen pieces of cotton background prints for quilts, and three great "adult" flannels. I just love a flannel quilt! And tonight, two ladies at church told me they had some quilting fabric to donate - one from an estate, the other from estate sales - so they may be wonderful old vintage fabrics!

Due to a fortuitous set of circumstances (I forgot to get a quilt batt out of the room where my granddaughter was taking her nap!) I got to start piecing the Supersize Shoo-Fly Quilt I'm making for my daughter for her silent auction. Here's the first square of four. I'm using four different Heather Bailey fabrics for the circles, (this one is Nicey Jane Lindy Leaf in blue) and the backing is Kona cotton in (I think) champagne. (I'll have to check the color name!) It was amazing how quickly and easily this square worked up, and since it's about 24 inches square, it only takes four to make a lap quilt!

Speaking of my darling granddaughter, here are a couple of new pics of her - in one she is riding a "horsie swing" made from an old tire. She loved that! In the next, she is sitting on an Adirondack chair we put together over the weekend. Leave it to her - she discovered that the footrests were at just the right angle to be a slide!

Well, tomorrow I have to get back to that second country quilt - time to pin and quilt! Shoo-Fly quilt, you will just have to wait!

Oh - and one last thing - just found out about a great new giveaway on one of my favorite quilting blogs - I'm Just A Guy Who Quilts! He's giving away two $25 gift certificates to Hawthorne Threads, a fabric website. You can find all the ways to enter on his blogsite. The drawing is April 18th, just around the corner! Here's the link to his blog and how to enter! And be sure to check out Hawthorne Threads' site too - they're having a fat quarter giveaway that ends the same day. It can't hurt to enter!




  1. Quilt looks beautiful! Love the pics of Lilli... great swing. And I see you found some chairs... very cool!

  2. very nice in the Nicey Jane!


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