Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wizard of Oz Quilt

It has been a very busy couple of days. I have a friend that is 70 years old. He does the best Lolly Pop kids and Oz coroner impersination. It is guaranteed to make you smile. For a long time I have been wanting to make him a quilt and finally. I am getting to it. I purchased the Oz fabric last year and it has taken me a while to get to it. I have researched and found some ideas, and just went at it myself. I cut the strips of the Oz fabric into separate blocks, then I made pinwheels out of Emerald City green pattern fabric and some Debbie Mumm gold with apples I found on sale. It made me think of the apple trees that slapped the cowardly lion in the woods on the way to Oz. I did a yellow brick road pattern through the quilt leading the way to Oz. I still have a border to put on, but I am waiting on the fabric. I ordered Emerald city green, with the bad witch flying on it. I will post another picture when it is complete.

I have a baby quilt ready to mail to a family member. I just need to add label. I will post that picture also.

The weather is pleasant here today, but quite a rain storm coming in later. Will be quite warm in East Texas tomorrow, so we will continue to work on the addition to my quilt room. We are in the process of making a separate place for my quilt frame and machine. It will give me more room in the sewing room to spread out. You know you can never have enough space.

Happy Quilting to all.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rainy Tuesday

It has been a rainy day in East Texas today, but I love the sound of rain on the tin roof. I have been busy for a few days planting strawberries. So have not spent much time near the computer. We received a lot of strawberry plants that had overgrown and we decided to plant a small patch. So far we are half finished separating the new growth and have half an acre planted so far. We are really going to be busy picking if all of them do well.

I have started a few plants in seed pots. Mostly flowers so far, but have some broccoli, and cauliflower started. Also some celery. I have never grown celery before so I thought I would give it a go.

Today I am working on some friendship blocks to share with the ladies at church. They all made blocks before I joined their group and asked me to make blocks to share. I am embroidering my name in the center part now and I will make blue blocks.

Today I will post some pictures of an apron and some towels I did recently I made them for fun swap on a group. I like to make different things. I bet you are wondering why my blog is fun quilting with Beansnana when I have not posted many quilts. Well we have been busy since the holidays, adding on to our new home and lots of people coming and going, so my quilting has been set aside for a while. I am trying to get moving with it again.

Seems like it is supper time, so I better go throw something together. Happy Day to all....

Monday, February 2, 2009

February 2,2009

It is a beautiful day in East Texas. I was supposed to be planting strawberries today "about 1/2 an acre worth, but it rained hard last night and is quite cool this morning. So I guess I have another day before I have to get serious about that.
Yesterday I participated in a sew in with "Country Quilters USA" a yahoo group. I had the most fun. I worked on a UFO... A quilt of the month quilt my SIL bought a number of years ago. She started it, but had difficulty with it. I tried to show her the problems she was having but in the end, she did not want to finish it. I had to take 4 blocks apart and the others were still in the original package. It was fun to work on with friends making communication on the internet. I will post pictures of my work. Just as soon as I figure out how this works.
Time to move on to making a book bag for my Granddaughter.
Happy Quilting to all!