Monday, November 26, 2012

Projects In Progress...

Three weeks later and my ribs are feeling much better.  Not 100%, probably more like 90%, but I can now spend quality time at the computer and sewing machine.  Here's what I've been working on...

This little applique project will finish at 16" square.  I'm not sure yet what I will do with it; whether I'll frame it, or make a pillow out of it, or maybe even the center of a quilt.  I'm still stitching around the shapes with a buttonhole stitch in black rayon thread.  I'm loving how it looks.  :o)

And this little (soon to be big) project is Bonnie Hunter's latest online mystery.  This week we are to make 192 four patches from 2" cut squares.  I'm following her color suggestions; just because when I pulled them from my stash they looked so pretty together.

I used my AccuQuilt GO! to cut all the 2" squares, which made that step go very quickly.  And since I have a touch of OCD (smile), I've arranged all like "twosies" together in piles and as I sew I am picking up one from the first pile and matching it with one from each of the other piles; then picking up one from the second pile and matching it with one from each of the other piles; etc., so I don't get two of the same "twosies" in a four patch.  That's why you'll see some of my "twosie" piles on the slant -- I've matched those with the others already.  I know that probably didn't make sense to you, but it does to me.  LOL!

It's only week 1, so it's not too late to join.  Come on in, the water's fine!  Click here for the mystery information, and here for the linky post to some of the other crazies committed quilters who are having fun along with me!  Hehe.

See ya next week with my results of the next step of Bonnie's mystery,

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Houston Pics

Hi all.  Finally getting around to posting the pics from Houston.  See, I broke my ribs the day after I got back from the trip.  Don't ask.  Stupidity on my part...  I'm slowly healing, but can't spend much time sitting at the computer without it aggravating them.

Anyway, suffice it to say we had a great time, although I'll never travel that distance in a bus again!  LOL!  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  I apologize for the blurry ones.  Must have been so excited that my hands were trembling.  Teehee.  The gorgeous red, white and blue quilt was the Best of Show.  Breathtakingly amazing.  I'd write more, but, well, the ribs thing.

Click here for the pictures!

Catch up with ya later,