Thursday, February 11, 2010

Beads and Baubles Quilt Pattern

I did it. I finished it. It's done! Yipee!

This pattern took me a little too long to write. Not because it is complicated. Far from that. It is very simple to make. I just started doing too many other projects that got in the way.

This pattern went through a number of name changes, some of which could have been very embarrassing. I kept changing the name in the middle of writing, so I have a ton of documents in my computer with different names. Which reminds me.......I need to clean that out.

Tessy doesn't look to happy to be sitting in front of my quilt. She really wanted to bolt for the front yard. It was all I could do to keep her still.

Beads and Baubles is really super simple to make and is a great way to use up scraps (not that we will ever use up our scraps.) But it could help it. And you still need fabric yardage for the border and lattice, so you still have reason to shop. (do we really need a reason?)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's Show Time!

Or almost anyway.
And it seems I am a little far behind in getting ready for my first quilt show of the year.
Mid February is almost upon us.
So yesterday, I started cutting all the little 3-1/2 squares I need for demonstrating my
Stitching Lines. I need a gazillion! Yep, I do! I have been turning the finished half-square triangles into little baby quilts. But I have to pick through all the finished half-square triangles to find the right colors. This year I have a plan. I am getting a little smarter.
I picked the main fabric for the quilt first. Heh, what a concept!!

So........I found a couple of prints that will work for a baby,
a cute little cow print and a pretty little red rose on a yellow background.

Then I went through all my scraps and pulled what I thought would work.
Lucky me! The same fabrics look like they will work for both quilts.
I just have to pull the blues for the yellow and red rose print.

Unfortunately, that is not enough squares to sew.
The quilt show will outlast my squares, so I am on the same mission today.
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