Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Intermediate Quilt Except for Borders

Ok, here's a picture of the quilt all together except for the borders. I can't make up my mind about the borders. I'm trying to decide. This quilt will have a scalloped border. I really like the floral fabric but I know you won't be able to see my quilting.
I'm thinking about the white border with the little beige dots. I will have to buy more of that. I will put a small 1 inch folded flap of the floral fabric all around the quilt to separate the scalloped border. The other fabric I'm thinking about is the beige fabric. I picked that at the store because it was the same color as the small beige dots. Now that I'm looking at the pictures, I think it is too dark...Please give me your opinion. I'm leaning toward the white border...Let me know what you think, please. Til next time....

Little Applique Sample

I don't know what to call this but it's really small so I'm just going to say it's a small wallhanging. At least, that's what I'm going to make out of it. This is what we did in our Applique class last Friday. It might be small but I sure learned alot from this. This class covered circles, points, leaves, stems, needle-turn and the back basting techniques. I finished this last night and I really enjoyed doing it. I know it's not much but it really made me feel good to do this one. I have never really liked applique but this was very enjoyable. I really like the back basting method. If you've never tried this, hurry up and try it. It might just change your mind about applique....I know it did mine. til next time....

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Star of Bethleham and Drunkard's Path

Wow, what a combination...Bethleham Star and Drunkard's Path. Here's a picture of my blocks. I struggled with both of these but they are done and ready for my class tomorrow. I'm going to have to practice the drunkard's path some more before I decide if I like or don't like it. I'm not crazy about it at the moment but will reserve my judgment til another time. I am finished with all my blocks for this little quilt. Now to put them together....til next time....

Star of Bethleham

Drunkard's Path (Love Knot)

Applique Class and the Star of Bethleham Block

I took the day off Friday and went to an all day applique class. The class covered the back basting method and needleturn method. This was a good class with alot of fun ladies. Two ladies brought refreshments and we all brought a sack lunch so we didn't have to leave the premises. Lots of fun and I even enjoyed the applique class. I think I'm actually starting to like applique. As soon as I finish the little project, I will put up a picture.

I went home and started working on a Star of Bethlehem block. This is the hardest block I have ever tried to make. I got so frustrated trying to get the diamonds to match. I finally just quit sewing and had to get up and walk away from my machine. Nothing was going right...I turned the TV on and tried to forget about this horrible block. How could this block have such a lovely name, surely it is named wrong! Arrrrggggg!

I went to work at the quilt shop yesterday and took the block with me. I asked everyone that came in if they had ever made this block. No one had. I thought about this block all day. I got up early this morning and went into my sewing room. I looked at the block and thought maybe I could measure it and figure out a way to match those diamonds without sewing and unsewing so much. I finally figured it out. I made the block and didn't let it defeat me. It isn't the best job I have ever done but I learned alot with this block. One of the main things I learned from this block is that I NEVER want to make another one! It's done and that's that....I will post a picture later. I have to make another block right now and then I'll take pictures. Yeah, I did that block and I feel better. Til next time...

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Pinetree block, Attic Windows and Appliqued Flowers

I didn't go anywhere this weekend. It rained and the wind blew all day Saturday from Ike...it wasn't as bad here as predicted. I was so glad as I am so scared of storms. We cleaned off our porches and put everything into our garage expecting big winds but they didn't happen. We were very fortunate. My heart and prayers go out to the folks in Galveston and Houston and along the coast for all that they have lost. The next few days will tell how much they are affected...

I actually got some sewing done while watching the weather coming in...I was able to sew on my blocks. I made the attic windows block and the pinetree block. I even did the side setting triangles with the flower appliques on them...I still consider applique the "A" word...it is not my favorite thing to do but I am trying. Here's a picture of the blocks I got done.

I did some more quilting on my little quilt but have more to do and I am still working on my Redwork. My third one so far and I am about two-thirds done with that one...I'll post pictures soon of those. til next time...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Texas Weather

Yikes, Hurricane Ike is getting really scary! The weather doesn't look good..get your flashlights, batteries, water, and other necessities together and batten down the hatches. The winds are supposed to be really strong even up in our area. (Dallas) Put all your plants and loose items up...I don't want to see any cows floating around in the wind. Take care and be safe out there. Watch for flood water and be smart about driving in it. til next time.

Texas Weather

Let it be known that I hate storms and stormy weather. Watching the news this past week about the hurricanes has gotten me so scared! I have already been through a small tornado and had to replace my roof from that. I am getting so nervous about this hurricane coming in...Please take precautions and stay safe wherever you are...

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I will always remember this date. It's difficult to believe that seven years have passed already. It seems like just yesterday. Hugs and prayers to all of you that were touched by this tragedy. God Bless....Linda

Fall Giveaway

Hey, go over to Colleen's and check out her Fall Giveaway....Click here and it will take you there. Cute kids and cute blog, go check her out....

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Quilting, Redwork and Noah's Ark Blocks

I am still hand quilting my little quilt. I am on the borders now and it is coming along very nicely. I am thoroughly enjoying the hand quilting and I have a good callous on my finger now. It doesn't get too sore anymore and it's going pretty fast now. I have already picked out my next quilt to work on.

I can't believe it is already September. I am falling behind on finishing my projects and I am steadily adding new projects as I go. I am enjoying my new projects though, so, I do not feel too guilty. I am now working on my 3rd redwork basket. I love these and I am going to be giving these as Christmas gifts. That's one reason why I do not feel too guilty.

I have also been working on the little Noah's Ark stitcheries. I got the little bunnies done and the dove. I'll take pictures and post soon. These are very easy and quick to do...click on the Noah's Ark button on the side and you can see the stitheries on Lynette's site.

I have two new blocks to do tonight for my class. Here's a picture of the quilt that I am working on (this is the teacher's quilt)....This is the intermediate quilt that teaches how to machine piece, hand piece, English paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting and scalloped borders. I have done the English paper piecing and now I'm working on the attic windows block and the pine tree block...

Til next time....

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Here is a website that I am signed up with that I love. It's called Tipnut.com. I get e-mail from this site every day and the tips range from how to make pincushions (with all the patterns), making cookies, making casseroles, organizing your sewing area, kitchen, making wood gadgets, etc, etc. You get the picture, it's all kinds of different things. It is a great site. Click here and go check them out!
Til next time....

Winners for my Giveaway

Ok, here are the winners for my Giveaway and here's what they won....Thanks to everyone that commented and now I have some more friends to check out. Since I asked what your favorite gadgets were, I decided I would give away some of my favorite gadgets. I am giving each one of these ladies a pincushion that I made and some of my favorite gadgets. Congratulations, ladies, I hope you like your goodies...

1. Sunny of Seam2bsewing.blogspot.com has won a felt pincushion (this one was fun to make using felt and buttonhole stitches )and some of my favorite items.

2. Candace from wraggedypatches.blogspot.com has won my favorite Kitty Kat pincushion. I used hand dyed fabric for this little fellow.

3. Cherold from cheroldsplace-cheri.blogspot.com has won a little log cabin chicken pincushion and some goodies.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Lynette Anderson's BOM Stithery

I've seen this little picture on other blogs but it never clicked with me...I guess I was brain dead or something. Anyway, click on the Noah's Ark at the side of my blog and it will take you to Lynette Anderson's blog. She has the cutest free stitheries. She is celebrating her year of blogging by giving you these FREE stitcheris. As you recall, I just finished that little redwork stitchery and I learned 16 different stitches with that class. I'm revved and ready for another challenge. Keep your eyes open for my Noah's Ark stuff. I have to play catch up since I just found this....Go check out her blog. til next time....

Anna's Birthday Giveaway

After you register for my giveaway, pop over to see Anna, at Around the Quilt Block, she''s having a give-away to celebrate her birthday. Pop over to wish her happy birthday and to join in.

Monday, September 1, 2008

My 100th Post Giveaway

Ok, with my last posting and the little tutorial I did...that was my 100th posting! I never thought that would happen. I am not a writer and I was never very good at keeping a diary so I'm as surprised as you are. Anyway, I have decided to celebrate my 100th post with a giveaway. I have not as yet decided what I will do but it is going to be a surprise. I will post a picture when I have fully decided. I will be giving 3 surprises. Please leave me a comment and I will have a drawing next Saturday which will be Sept. 6th. You can comment until Saturday, Sept 6th @ 12:00 Central Time (Texas time). Please leave a comment and tell me what your favorite gadget is and why it is your favorite. I will draw Saturday night around 6 o'clock and let you know who the winner is. Until then, keep on quilting! Hugs, Linda

Civil War BOW

Civil War BOW
Barbara Brackmen does it again! A weekly Block of the week. Comes out every Saturday!

May for Me!


Tell It To The Stars

Tell It To The Stars

Judy's Scrap Challenge 2014

To Recall The Fight For Women's Rights

Civil War Quilts by Barbara Brackman

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching
Relax and stitch

Getting It Done Challenge

Getting It Done Challenge
2013 is the year I want to get it done! How about you? Are you up for a challenge?

Small Quilt Talk

Stash Manicure

Rainbow Scrap 2014


Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012
Angela's Doing It Again This Year!

Friday Night Sew In

Handmade by Heidi


Disappearing 9 Patch QAL

Christmas with Lesley

April Get It Done Challenge List

  • Make 30 floating four patch blocks
  • Bind the scrappy half square triangle quilt-Done.
  • Quilt and Bind the Purple/Gold tablerunner
  • Put the Civil War blocks together-Top is Done!

Free Motion Quilting Challenge for 2012

A Few Scraps Quilt Along

Christmas Through the Year

Thimbleberries Sew Day!


Bingo during May For Me

Getting It Done Challenge List

  • March Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt-done 03-05-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt - done- 03-11-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the 2nd D4P Quilt
  • .
  • February Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red & White Christmas tablerunner-done

Autumn Block Party by the Quilting Gallery

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Christmas QAL


Year of the Pig Wednesdays

Pat Sloan

Patchwork & Quilting Radio - Hosted by Pat Sloan.

Breast Cancer Site

Breast Cancer Site
Click here to give someone a free mammogram

Sew Cal Gal's AccuQuilt GO! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

Christmas Quilt Show by SewCalGal

Verse of the Day

Moose on the Porch Star QAL

Little feet calendar


Scrappy Challenge-Scrappy Saturdays

Positive Thoughts to Brighten our Journey

Little Miss Shabby blog

Free Motion Quilting Project-2011

Free Motion Quilting Project

Mystery Monday Button


Free BOMs over at Ellies Quilt Place

Amy's BOM Website

2010 BOM from Amy

UFO Challenge 2011

2011 UFO Challenge List

  • 1. 30's Sampler..I'm still working on this one!
  • 2. English Paper Piecing Baby Quilt-A Little of This A Little of That-flimsy completed 02-04-11, ready for quilting!
  • 3. Scrappy BOM - Flimsy completed 01-28-11, ready for quilting!
  • 4. Purple Stack and Whack- flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 5. Blue 9 Patches - flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 6. The Moose Quilt-still in pieces.
  • 7. Row By Row Quilt, quilted-binding is on but needs to be sewn down.
  • 8. Hexagon Magic- flimsy completed 02-01-11, ready for quilting!
  • 9. Santa Claus Quilt-ready for quilting.
  • 10. Hand Pieced Stars

2010 Finishes!!!

  • Nov 21-Oh, My Stars!
  • Oct 18- Boo Quilt
  • Oct 10 - Christmas Tree Quilt
  • Oct 10 -Turning Twenty (30's Repro) Quilt
  • Sept 25- Baked Alaska-quilt top for LQS
  • Sept 25 -Table Manners
  • Sept 20 - Dear Blanche
  • Sept 15 -Funny Flowers
  • Sept 7- Pink Toile Nursery Rhyme Quilt top for Carolyn
  • August 16- Plaid Teddy Bear
  • August 16-Red Heart Tablerunner
  • August 9 - Mother Goose
  • July 27-Autumn Braid Tablerunner
  • February 27- I Love to Fly-donation quilt
  • Feb 20 - Warm Fuzzies-Donation Quilt
  • Feb 7 - My Sewing Friends Quilt
  • Feb 1 - Nostalgic Garden Quilt
  • January 25 - Love Pillowcase for Alayna
  • January 12 - Pillowcases for Thomas Quilt

Quilting Bloggers

Whoop-Whoop Friday

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop

Lynette Anderson's BOM

Photobucket-Dallas Quilt Show 2011

Free Quilt Patterns

I'm a slow poke too!

The Dear Jane Quilt

Great site for Crazy Quilt Patchwork


First Friday Freebie

Quilts For Kids Website


Linda-Quiltville block

Linda-Quiltville block

Fat Cat Patterns


Great tips of all kinds!

The Kind Hearted Pledge

Bargello Bowl

A Quiltville Mystery Quilt

Carolina Crossroads

Orange Crush

Double Delight - I want to make this one too...soon.

Carolina Christmas-I want to make one soon

A Tisket A Tasket BOM 2009

2009 Christmas Quilt for Patchalot Patterns

Christmas Sparkler 2008

Christmas Sparkler 2008
Free Pattern from Patchalot More.blogspot.com

My Word Cloud

Wordle: Untitled

My Rainbow

Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and blue.


What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

Charity Quilter

Charity Quilter

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway
Click here to comment and enter the giveaway. Last day to enter is Nov. 30th!