Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Tomorrow is THE DAY!

 Yes, yes, Yes!!!  Tomorrow Suzanne has invited us all over for a 2-day quilt retreat.  I am sew ready!!
63  String blocks.........check
142 sashing strips................check
 80 9 Patches....................check
Strawberry pretzel salad (that can pass for a dessert)...............check
And  Waffle Cookies.............check.

Just have to throw together some chicken, brown sugar and pineapple juice (Hawaiian Chicken) into the crock pot in the morning and I am set for a fun day of sewing, eating, laughing, and more sewing.   Thank you Suzanne!!!

Happy Quilting!                                Lynda

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Super Capes

 Almost a year ago I made a purple and pink supergirl cape for Ellie.  I finally got around to making a pirate cape for Gavin.
This is the receiving blanket I posted a couple of days ago.  I didn't like how bland it was with just black and white fabrics.  I was going to unpick the whole edge and add red piping.  Nina Lise and Vreni both suggested I just add something on top and not have to pick out all those threads.  I found some red rick rack and now it has so much more personality.  Love it now!  Thanks for the suggestions.

Happy Quilting!               Lynda

Monday, February 17, 2014

Such a silly mistake!

 I've finished the 142 sashing blocks to go with the 63 String blocks already made.
 Now on to the 9 Patch blocks to add to the sashing.  More scrap strips and white strips sewn together.  I was working amazingly fast and before I knew it I had 160 of these little 1 1/2 inch strips for all 80 corner blocks........WHAT?? I only needed 80 of this one and 160 of the 2 scrap/1 white piece!!!   Oh bother!
 So I have spent the morning picking out 80 little white 1 1/2 inch squares so they will be ready to add another scrap 1 1/2 inch square.  Such a silly mistake.....but it took up my whole morning.
On to better things.  I made this cute receiving blanket for a great nephew being born in March.  Wouldn't it have been cute to add a tiny red piping to give it a little pizzazz! Do I really want to unpick that first edge just to add some piping???  Sure would be cute....just saying....

Happy Quilting (and unpicking)!               Lynda