Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
This is my virual round robin. Round 2 is done. The rules are that we add round 3 before doing the corners. I am not stuck on what to add for round 3. Round 2 was to have leaves and round 3 was sort of what I did in round 2. I thought that my centre was too busy and I needed this round first. So now I'm not sure where to go. Any ideas out there. I am using fat quarters so I don't have alot of any of the centre block fabric but do have some of each leftover. Should I add another colour. Like maybe a shade of green or should I stay with the blues? What design should I use? The next round is the same length of each side. The corners get done after the next strip is sewn onto the one that is there now. would flying geese do it any good?
Nathalie, I finished writing and saved and then realized I hadn't answered your questions.
The swirl is part of the pattern. If you look closely here you can see that 1 block has connector corners and has the main part of the colour of the swirl. The tail of the swirl is actually a half square triangle. I you look at the purple swirl maybe you can see what I am talking about.
I actually made 2 mistakes putting the swirls together but I don't think I am going to change anything. I'll have to think about it. You can't see it in this picture.
Nathalie, We have 2 horses in our yard. One is ours, Count...short for Counterstrike. and Diamond belongs to a friend of Jenn's. We live on 4.5 acres. Kelsey lives in Langdon so, Diamond lives here and Kelsey comes to visit. Diamond has been alot of work , she escapes alot. But she is good company for Count.
Hope you got to get some quilting or sewing done as you wanted to Nathalie.
Well, I had better get to some real work.
Well, I actually got some sewing done yesterday. I worked on my virtual round robin. I now have the second round done. Now I have to plan the next border. I'll try to upload that picture today. Took the picture last night.
I was given 3 bags of pillow quilt squares. They are about 1- 1/2 inch squares. I didn't measure but that's what they look like. I've started sewing them together. I'm using them as my tags while working on other stuff. I plan to make a charity quilt with them. It will do for one of the baby quilts that we make in our guild. We donate to a store front school in Strathmore. There are usually Mom's that graduate each spring and we give the babies a quilt for the mom's graduation gift.
I've started to listen to books on tape while I'm quilting. I am quite enjoying it. If you haven't tried it you should. I have bought a few of the books at the library sales but I am now taking some out of the library as I finally have access to a local library. Because we live in the country and not in Calgary, our cost of an annual library card with Calgary is $112.00/year. Our county finally decided to pay into a library system and now I can be a member in Strathmore for only $25.00 which is much more affordable. Our first year is free. So that is what I am on at the moment. And it's great. I work in Strathmore so I'm that alot , so it's not a problem to get books back on time. We also now have a small library in Langdon. It's hours are short as it is run by volunteers but I've a membership there as well. So I will be well supplied now.
Guess that's it for now. I'll try to add those pictures a little later today.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
And how did I do.
1. finish sewing top together on summer swirls HURRAY I GOT THIS DONE.
2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least.HURRAY AGAIN, I'M DOING SO WELL. I GOT ALL THE FABRIC CUT AND SEWN THAT WAS GIVEN TO US. I BOUGHT 3 MORE COLOURS TO GO WITH IT AND I HAVE THE FIRST BORDER ON THE PIECE.
3. organize stuff for quild meeting as I can't attend due to working evenings. Also get anything that needs to go to meeting there for the meeting. WELL, I SORT OF DID THIS. I CALLED AND ARRANGED FOR PICTURES TO BE TAKEN OF THE SHOW AND TELL. WE HAD A SNOW STORM THAT MORNING SO I DIDN'T TAKE ANYTHING DOWN TO THE HALL.
4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.I GOT 2 SIDES OF THE NEXT ROUND DONE AND I'VE STARTED ON THE THIRD. SO JUST 1 1/2 MORE TO GO.
I do like making myself accountable for getting some things done. It's nice to see that I actually can get a few things done when I plan to.
Fab 4 for April 11:
1. On Summer swirls decided on next border and get it done. There is a border suggested with the pattern, I have to decide if I will use that or something different.
2. Decide on final borders and get them done on guild challenge piece.
3. Finish 2nd round on virual round robin
4. Make ties longer on charity wheelchair quilt.
Hopefully I will get all of this done. I will certainly try.
Since I have to work this afternoon, I guess I'll close for now and try to get some other stuff done. Already had to go outside to catch a horse. Our boarder horse keeps getting out. She got out onto road last night and again this morning. Fortunately, our neighbour noticed early this morning and he went down and shut his gate because she came back into his yard as he came down his driveway to see if he could catch her. So when Jenn and Dave were leaving to do handibus ,they came back to put the horse in our yard. I told Jenn that I would get her.
Both horses are not in the pen till we get the fence fixed. Diamond pushes her way through the fencing.
Happy quilting and make yourself a great day, only you can.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Just have to post a link to a site for a free drawing. Draw will be on April 14, so hurry.
http://mcmawblog.blogspot.com/ click here, find draw info and make a comment.
I've been busy working and reading computer stuff and haven't done any sewing in about 2 days. I'm off for 2 after tomorrow. I'll have to see what I can do.
Since it is after midnight. I'll have to update my fab 4 for friday tomorrow.
good night all
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
fab 4 for april 4
Picture edited out as requested.
my fab 4 for friday march 28 and how did I do.1. finish sewing all blocks together on summer swirls GOT THIS DONE AND ABOUT 1/2 OF THE BLOCKS SEWN TOGETHER. TOP IS ABOUT 1/2 DONE.2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least. STILL NOT CUT OUT. HAVE TO GET ON THAT3. sew the handle back onto a sports bag for Jenn to put her lacrosse stuff into. DONE AND SHE IS USING THE BAG4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt. I MADE THE DECISION AND HAVE ONE SIDE DONE.Hard to believe I didn't blog inbetween the 28th and today. I must have been busy.my fab 4 for friday april 4 are:1. finish sewing top together on summer swirls2. get started on my guild challenge. cutting it out at least.3. organize stuff for quild meeting as I can't attend due to working evenings. Also get anything that needs to go to meeting there for the meeting.4. work on the second round of my virual rr quilt.Hope I do better next week.Guess I should get off line and get some work done. My first of 5 days off.Happy quilting,:)Carol
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