Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dresden towel

I've been seeing a lot of Dresden Plate quilts on Blogs lately. Most are using the Easy Dresden Plate ruler. I looked in my pile of rulers (I'm embarrassed to admit how many I have) and sure enough I have one of those. So before I made a quilt I thought I would try it out on a kitchen towel and see how well it worked. Well it was really fast and easy. So I now have a pile of Dresden plate wedges ready to sew.

Cell Phone Pouch

I found the instruction for this really cute Cell Phone Pouch on the Blue Moon River Blog. She has the instruction with pictures in a PDF file that you can print out and use. I loved the way it turned out and will definitely make more. I made this one with the left over scraps from the Red and Brown quilt I am working on. I think I need one in black, pink, blue and beige, maybe green. I girl's got to have one for every outfit doesn't she?

Quilt Along

I'm making progress on my "Quilt Along" Quilt. I have all the blocks made and arranged. Now I just have to get them sewn together. It is making a very pretty Girly Quilt. The kind that when my Husband looks at I know he is thinking, "I hope that's not for me!".

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Fabric!

I went to the Oklahoma City Quilt Show last week and got some great new stuff (like I need anymore projects!). I found this great book "Sugar Sack Quilts" and there is a quilt in there that I'm dying to make. It even uses Rick Rack. I found some great fat quarters and a red border fabric so I am ready to go.

I also got these great fabrics at Oklahoma Quiltworks for a Red and Brown quilt that I have be wanting to make. I love this quilt shop. They have everything in the world there. I like to support the small quilt shops in my area, but sometime you just need a print that they don't have. I better get busy on all these projects. Maybe I should give up sleeping?

Quilt Along

I saw this post a while back at Old Red Barn Co. Where she is having a Quilt along. There is even a Flickr group where they post the pictures. Most are using big, bold, beautiful fabrics and the results are wonderful. I just had to make one. It is a very easy strip quilt. Took about 30 minutes to cut out. Sometimes you just need to make a quilt that is fast and will give you that instant gratification.

All cut and ready to go. I can hardly wait to see how the strips look together.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

This is one of my truly favorite things. My husband gave me the lotion a few years ago and got me hooked, it smells so good. When I ran out I went to "Bath and Body Works" to purchase another bottle and realized it is one of the more expensive lines in the store. I swallowed hard and bought another bottle. I usually get more for Christmas which helps ease my guilt a little. I discovered that Bath and Body Works is an evil place. You go in there when there is a really good sale, and when you buy something they give you really good coupons to get you back in. Then when you buy more you get another coupon. It is an endless circle that you never truly escape from. The Tiger Lily is from my yard. They are almost finished blooming for the year.

Cottage Garden

My Cottage Garden blocks are slowly coming along. The background is a really nice Brown with vines of green leaves on it. Doesn't really show in the picture. I've been collecting fabrics that will look nice with it. and I loved the way the reds, greens, golds and oranges show up on the brown. I don't usually use orange. I probably have about a tablepoon of them in my fabric stash so this is a nice stretch for me. I do love how the violet color gives it a spark.

This is the quilt I making. Looks lovely in every color. I'm still in my "red" phase so all the vases and some of the flowers are red. I'm not crazy about the center house block so I will probably change that.
The pattern is from Quilting in the garden. It is a really wonderful book. Lots of great quilts. I think I will make up a center block with some of the flower shapes. Maybe make a wreath. I'm not looking forward to quilting that dark brown!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I got these really yummy fabrics last week and I need too make something with them. They are really busy fabrics so I need to find a simple pattern that will show them off well. I already have a lot of quilts going right now but sometimes fabric just calls to you and you have to drop things and just do it, or it drives you nuts.


This is one of my favorite Scrapbook pages. I thought this was such a cute picture of my grandson and his cousin. He's at the age where I doesn't like to be hugged in public. He doesn't complain, but you can tell what he is thinking by looking at his face. This Photo always makes me smile.


I took this picture in May. The Photo is a little blurry but it was windy that day. I love the beginning of summer when everything is green and starting to bloom. Once the Summer heat sets in the blooms vanish. We've had to kill 6 rattlesnakes this year. You really have to watch where you step outside.(Ah, the joys of living in Texas) We moved into this house 2 years ago and the garden is slowly filling out. I add a few more plants each year. Some of the roses were already here.