Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas quilt

Hi friends!
I have quilted between the blocks and am thinking about free motion quilting around the Dresden plates. They are two big to not quilt them.
But it will be next week before i can get to them because i still have to finish some birthday presents before Thanksgiving.
I will love it when i am finished but it has been a bear to handle because it's so big.
Got to get busy on my other things. Talk to you next week.
Have a great thanksgiving friends.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Hi friends!
I have started straight line quilting my Christmas quilt.
Don't know how long it will take me but i will post it on here.
Of course i am doing other things to.  So it may be later on this week before i get back on here.
Can't wait to put it on my bed!
Have a great sewing day.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pillow Shams

Hi friends!
Beautiful day!
I have both of my pillow shams finished.!!!
Now i just like quilting the quilt and the binding.
I hope to have it on the bed Thanksgiving for every one to see.
I think i like them without ruffles!!!  so that was a good decision.
Have a great day friends. Babs

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pillow sham!

Hi friends!
I made my first pillow sham yesterday.   I trimmed the ends with the same fabric i bordered my quilt with
 Hope to get the other done today!!!
I have the quilt ready for quilting, so may get to it today, we will see.
I am really liking this pillow sham, i though about a ruffle but i think i like it this way better.
Got the front part of my other pillow finished all i need to do is add the back.
My Kenmore gave up the ghost last night.  It is 40 years old,  I am not giving up on her, i will take her to the repair man .  Don't know when but at least i have the janome to take up the slack.
Have a great day friend.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ready to quilt!

Hi friends!
This is my first pillow sham, i trimmed the ends with the border fabric on the quilt.
I love this fabric, bought it last year and lost it and finley found it again.
I will get it quilted some time next week.  I have no idea what i will use for binding unless i use the border fabric.  I don't know whether i have enough or not , i will have to check.
Got to get busy , have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Hi friends!
Nice size for a quilt , i love this quilt more every day!
The battening in this quilt is cotton.  I just use cotton  on a few quilt's because poly is warmer and i want to keep my grand kids warm!
But i will only use this quilt for the Christmas season , maybe it will be warm enough.
I got it sandwiched yesterday, boy that hurts, bending over a table that long is rough on the 'old' back.
Then i put it on the bed, turn it over and unpin here and there to get any wrinkles out.
I tried pinning one in the floor once, i was sore for weeks!!!  And it was the first quilt i made , a small couch quilt.
Like i said ' i just love this quilt'
Have a great day friends.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas quilt.

Hi friends!
Nice day!
 I sewed the fabric that i choose on to my Christmas quilt yesterday and i like it.
I will put some of that into the pillow shams to get it all matchey .
I did get the backing for the Christmas quilt and had already bought cotton battening for it.
But today i will figure out how to change Tatum's quilt to use some more black on the half square's.
Have a great day friends.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Hi friends!
Beautiful here.
I love both of these fabric's but i think i will go with the red with christmas packages on it.
I love the one on the bottom but it's has  a cream background that doesn't go with my white.
The red one doesn't clash with the reds on the quilt, i had a red with stars but it didn't work with the red i have already used in the quilt. A different shade of red , kinda orange red.
So i think that's as good as i can get with out shopping.
The red with gifts looks much better in person. It sparkles!!!
Have a great sewing day .