Sunday, May 30, 2010

My birthday present

I've been saving my birthday money because I wanted to get a new sewing machine. I've really been wanting a featherweight. I just love the way they look and the history behind them. Saturday we went up to Trinity to look at the new travel trailer that the Inlaws gave us recently. There's a great quilt shop up there, Heavenly Threads, that I visited back in December. The lady that owns it is really nice so I was very pleased to find that she had a featherweight for sale! It's in pretty good shape-needs cleaning, the cord needs to be renewed, and the box is stinky! But I already love it.

I also bought some panels for gifts, a few fat quarters, and three yards of some adorable Darlene Zimmerman fabric. I plan to give Sister a yard of this for her birthday. I also bought a Quick Quarter by Quilter's Ruler to help with my HSTs and the corner blocks for DH's snowball quilt. Speaking of, here's some more completed blocks:

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Campers

This is the kit I bought at the Quilt Show last fall. It's a snowball kit with American Jane's Happy Camper fabric. I *love* the Happy Camper line and so does my DH. This quilt will be for him. I'm making this quilt 10 blocks at a time as it gets a little tedious sewing all the corners. I'm stitching each corner twice so that I will have a HST from each corner to use in another project. This is going to be a cute quilt. I bought it from Plain Janes. I just googled the address and found she's going out of business. What a shame!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Something is wrong here. . .

Here's the sock that I have been knitting, in desultory fashion, since February. Looks good, huh? Take a look at the stitches on the needle. Looks like a lot, doesn't it? I thought this sock was taking an inordinate amount of time to knit so this morning, while waiting for Red to finish speech class, I counted the stitches. 108 stitches.
I normally knit socks for DH with 64-72 stitches.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


This will be the backing for the bluebonnet quilt! I had a 20% off coupon in my shop hop book, saved over $5 which is half the cost of the book! Am chuffed. This is a Hoffman batik. I love it! May have to make something for me out of this!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Shades of Blue

I finished the quilt top using the bluebonnet fabric. The line is called Shades of Blue. I used the disappearing nine-patch pattern and this is a lap size quilt. I really like this one! I had planned to make this for Jaynie but she says she is not going to have the surgery. Well, I'll just save this one, just in case. I'm hoping to find some bluebonnet batik that I saw at PPnQ sometime ago for the backing. Hope they still have it!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!