Sunday, May 20, 2012

Scraps to treasures

Remember all of the strips and scraps from the last post?  Well here is the results, yea!  The top picture is half square triangles that will finish 3 inches.  These will be pinwheel for a quilt I am working on .  I may have to cut more lights, but will wait to see.  There are hundreds of these things.  More than I will need for this project, I am sure.  The under picture is tumbling blocks.  Mostly small ones, but some big ones, too.  I am planning kids quilts for our QSC project.  We are making kids quilts for the Children's Miracle Hospitals here in SC,  there are 4.  What fun quilts these will make.

There are more scraps to cut up, but they are in the NEED to iron bag.  So, saved for another day.  I will probably make them different size HSTs.  We will see when I get there.

Tomorrow, back to longarming.

Happy Quilting,

Friday, May 18, 2012

Jewel Box

This is Sarah's quilt.  She saw me making one 2 years ago and liked it so much she had to make one too.  She used scraps, like I did.  Finished and the binding is on.  It will go to a grandson getting married in June.  I am sure it will be a happy quilt for them.  Sorry it isnt very bright, all this rain keeps me from taking pictures outside and inside they come out looking a little yellow.  I think it is those new florescent light bulbs.  ULCK!!

10 Bags like this of scraps, yes that is alot!!  It has taken several years to collect.  There is also a bigger bag and I just found some more, OH  MY!!!

Anyway here is what most of them look like now.  The top picture is 1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3 inch strips.  These have gone into their respective boxes.  There were some found squares, too.  These went into their baskets.  You know the strawberry baskets, they are great for the squares.

This second picture is the 4 inch strips. Half of   these are being cut into half square triangles for a scrappy quilt I am working on.  The other half will be cut into the small tumbling blocks.  I am using my Accucut to cut these.  It is really great and fast.  I be I have 300 half squares already cut.  That pile is almost gone.  Will post a picture when finished.
 Flowers for Mothers Day.  Yes, I am almost a week late, what is new. LOL at me.  The red roses are from my wonderful husband.  He takes such good care of me.  He doesnt like cut flowers because they dont last, but he got them anyway.  Only the 2nd time.  They are about gone now.

The second ones are from my dear step-son, Tyson. Such a treat.  He has done flowers before.  But this year he came home overnite for Mothers Day.  Then our son, William, got to come home Sunday nite for 2 days.  That was totally unexpected.  He had to work, but they got finished up early.  My Dad and Step-mom came for lunch, so we had a great day together.  Family is wonderful.

Last is me and the fur babies.  This is the morning scratch.  They have to have it.  Lovely PJ's , LOL. Ranger in on the left and Patch the right.  You just have to love them.
Well that is a lot to catch up on, so I am going to end for the nite.  Got to get some rest. Off to longarm group in Columbia in the morning.  Looking foward to seeing everyone.

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mothers Day

Happy mothers day to all" no pictures yet. But I did get flowers, yea.... Hope it is a good one foe you,too. Happy quilting, Vicki

Thursday, May 3, 2012

I am Quilting again!

I am back to quilting.  The heart attack made me take a few weeks off.  The doctor said I can go back to my normal activities.  Yea!!!.  So, last week I made and quilted a T-shirt quilt for a customer.  It turned out good.  Notice on the 2nd row, 3rd spot is her cheerleader uniform.  She was a tiny girl.  I took the top apart and added blue fabric to the neck, arms and bottom.  Worked good.  Mom was very happy.
Now for some pictures from before HA (heart attack).  This is Fran's do your own thing quilt.  Actually it is from a book about making your own rules. Think the name is "Breaking the Rules".  She carried it even further than the book.  Fran has only been quilting for a short while and she said this is her favorite quilt.  She did a great job.  I loved quilting it.  The back is solid lime green.  It really is not as bright in person.  The camera really zapped it.  I do love the stripe she used.  Got to find some.

Next are a few kids quilts.  First one is a split 9 patch.  I used a bright allover cat design.  Left over from something else.  I just love this quilt.  It will go to my Orangeburg Quilters Guild charity.  We do quilts for kids for the Disabilities and Needs Board.  They are so loved.

This one is for QSC Kids Quilts.  It will go to a Children's Miracle Network hospitals here in SC,  there are four.  We collected over 80 quilts at our spring meeting in March.  We will be collecting more at our fall retreat.  The hope is to get every member to make just one.  That would be over 600.   Can you imagine. Some of the gals made several, one even made 10.  What a wonder treat for kids that are sick.

This next picture is from my class at QSC spring meeting with Gyleen Fitzgerald.  (click on her name for a link to her website) This is a pineapple block without paper piecing.  All of the blocks will have the green centers.  I have over 50 blocks almost finished.  only one more round for each block.  This has been a fun project to work on while resting from the heart attack.

Now, the other class I took from Gyleen.  This is called Seven Sisters.  This is the first block I made.  I used some hand died fabric, that I did dye, for the alternate color of each star.  The the print is in each star, with the black as the background.  Now, if you look at the next picture you will see that the print takes over and the stars become the black and alternate color.  What a shock that was for me.  Can wait to get more stars made.  But have to finish the pineapple first.  No new UFO's, LOL!!  This class taught how to make a Y seam with out inserting it.  Really easy, once you figure it out.  The hard part was putting the stars together.
Ok, one more picture.  My fur babies.  The one on the right is Patch.  He is 12 years old.  The one on the left is Ranger and he is 2 years old.  Patch is all Yorkie.  Ranger is supposed to be Yorkie, but there is something else in there.  He has very long legs and his ears dont stand up. Plus he has and underbight.  But we love him anyway.  Ranger likes to chase squirrels and he caught one about 2 weeks ago.  Yes, the poor squirrel is gone, but Ranger gave him up to DH when asked.  It was no fun when he couldnt chase it anymore.
Happy Quilting to everyone,

  This quilt is made from 2 1/2 inch strips, like a 1600 jelly roll quilt.  I used up scraps and made a wonderful quilt.  Sorry it is a little fuzzy.