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I think I'm in a turkey coma here, and I was so good at dinner! I had a small portion of everything, and "only" one dessert! I had the second cataract removed Tuesday, and I can't believe how good my night vision is! I'm hoping to do some sewing this weekend!
I thought that I would get a small second helping of stuffing and ham and then have no dessert, well my oldest daughter came by with pumpkin pie and that was that thought was shot to heck.
I will be sewing the next 2 days making some memory bears. I need to get these done so that I can do some holiday sewing. I got the kit for the wall hanging with the large tree and you put lights on it, I want it for my front door.
Roolen had posted a gnome ornament tutorial on her blog, and these are the first two I've completed of seven. These were finished first so I could take to 2 of my GK's yesterday...and they loved them!This message has been edited. Last edited by: elsie123,
Debbie, the pattern came from a book called "Snowball Quilts" by tammy Kelly. The nine patches are made with 2 1/2 inch strips cut into 2 1/2 inch wide rectangles. The focus squares were 6 1/2 inch squares with 2 1/2 inch squares diagonally sewn in each of the corners. Really easy to do. Finished size was 38x47 inches or so. Thanks for asking. Pat
Didn't do any sewing this week, had company start coming in Wed evening and more on Thurs. We had our dinner on Fri, so it's been non-stop all week with cleaning and cooking. DH and I are enjoying a little quiet time while DD and family have gone to eat with SIL's family, and DS and wife have gone on a little sight-seeing jaunt in Atlanta since she hasn't been here but a few times.
I did give the girls the crochet scarves I made and they loved them. Other DD will be here tomorrow and will give hers to her then. I will post a picture next week when I uncover the laptop.
It's been crazy with 10 people and 4 dogs and 2 cats in one house at the same time. The cats have been hiding most of the time, but one of the dogs is into everything and has too be watched constantly.
No sewing, it is full mode Christmas here till tonight. Cards with Christmas letter are mailed, boxes to all the girls are mailed, delivered the last of the tree items to c*h*u*r*c*h tonight. Gift wrapped for 4 hours yesterday. Just a gift bag to deliver to the senior citizens center and I am done with all the required things I must do for Christmas. Now just the volunteer things I want to do are left. May actually get into the sewing room this upcoming week before I forget where it is... Chris
Posts: 6073 | Location: Tampa Bay | Registered: Jan 10, 2003
Pattyj, I love your quilt design, and the colors of the quilt. The quilt is just so pretty and bright. I want to make one for my grandson. Could you tell me how big the blue triangles are? I found a video on you tube to find out how to do a snowball quilt, boy it seems to easy. I can't wait to get started on one. Do you just measure the space between the blocks? Thanks for all your help.
I got the binding sewed on my GD'S quilt. I didn't get enough binding strips cut. I had to go into my scrap bag and hunt for enough scraps to make more binding. I found just enough big scraps to finish off the binding. Than about 5 inches from the end I ran out of top thread. I had loaded 2 extra bobbins of thread for my LA to do her quilt with I used one of the bobbins to put the binding on with so I have now an extra bobbin for my other GD'S quilt. Now all I have left to do is the hand work. Holee, Roolen's Santa would make a nice pot holder for Chris tmas.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Handie Ann,
Posts: 3536 | Location: Des Moines, Wa. USA | Registered: Jan 05, 2004
Casey, thanks for the compliment, I know there is some kind of math. formula to give the dimensions but I don't know it. Cut 4 squares 9 3/4 inches cut twice on the diagonal = 16 side setting triangles. you will have 2 triangles left over. Cut 2 squares 5 1/8 inches then cut both squares on the diagonal 1 time= 4 corner triangles. Treat these triangles gently so they don't stretch.
I finished DH's quilt a week or so ago. Although he likes it, I'm not happy with it at all. It was the first time I've used flannel for backing, first time for invisible thread and I machine stitched the binding.
I don't normally have problems with the edges being wavy, cause I square them up pretty good. This one is a bit wavy though. Think it could be the combination of the flannel and the machin stitching the binding? I used a walking food the whole time. I've decided that I won't be using the invisible thread any more.
Poor guy. The first quilt I've made just for him and I'm not happy.