Monday, November 30, 2009

Who Knew? Sudoku?

Sudoku for quilters. Yes, that's right. I'm sure many of you have seen some of the quilting patterns floating around out there (or you could just buy a Sudoku puzzle book, cheat by going to the back of the book where the puzzles are already solved, and substitute the numbers for fabric). All you need are 9 FQs. Cut them into 4-1/2" squares and play, play, play. It's best to have a swatch of each fabric selection numbered so you always know what fabric #1 is, etc. My grandson even helped with arranging the last two blocks by putting the fabrics in the right spots according to the numbers in the pattern. He loved it! Then add sashing and borders as desired. Easy, peasy.

This quilt is going to my friend and neighbor, Nancy. During one of our group quilting/sewing get-togethers, I admired a knitted cable afghan she was making. I can't knit to save my life. Once done, she gave it to me! How sweet was that! So I'm making her a quilt the size of the afghan she knitted to return the favor. I know her bedroom is in blues and her living room is in browns. Hence, the color scheme that I came up with. I think the fabrics play nicely with each other. I just have to put the final blue border on it and then I can sandwich it and quilt it. This is a really quick quilt to make, easy enough for beginners, and I highly recommend it for instant gratification and a way to use up some of those FQs you have languishing in your lovely stashes. Yes, you know who you are! LOL! :o)

I'll post a final picture once the quilt is completed.

A fellow FQ stash hoarder,

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessed Thanksgiving wishes to all!

We are celebrating Thanksgiving at our daughter, Heather's. Between our family, our son-in-law's family and friends, there will be quite a gathering. What fun to celebrate with those you love. I'll be contributing vege and cheese trays. Guess I'd better get going so I can start cutting up everything. :o)

Enjoy your Holiday!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pretty Pink PJs

I was in the mood to make some doll clothes, so here are the PJs I made. My doll, Nellie, seems to like them. :o)


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Another EQ Block Entry

Just playing around in my EQ program again, so decided to enter another block before the deadline of November 15. Fun!