Monday, June 29, 2015

Quilting and birds and flowers

Hi friends!
Finally starting to quilt my daughter's star quilt.
It's very big so it should take me a while.
I was helping Hubby a while ago and spotted a bird's nest in this tree.
She must be setting on eggs because she never moved while i was taking pictures, you can see her tail sticking up.
Maybe a little better shot of her tail.
That tree has been there for years but it's on my grands football field and got knocked out of the ground for years but it's stubborn.
It's a crap apple tree and doesn't have fruit but it smells so good in the spring when it blooms!
My big lily bloomed over night it seems. Those blooms are as big as salad plates.
The smell is heavenly!
Have a great one.

Friday, June 26, 2015


Hi friends!
Sandwiched it yesterday!
Had to bring the table into the house because it was so hot on the porch .
Those clamps work good , Sis got these for me for Christmas because she couldn't open the ones i was using. They were very hard to open !
I always check the back for pleats, only found one.
So now all i like is quilting it.
Maybe i will have time to do that this weekend.
Have a great day friends.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Tomato's and daughter's quilt

Hi friends!
Sewing together the last of the backing for Daughter's quilt!
This may be to big but i can always cut it off. Going to put it together this afternoon , i have been putting them together on the porch but at 98 degrees it's just to hot.
We go to cooks to get fresh vine ripe tomato's and this is part of their garden.
Makes ours look like a little spot!
They plant all the way to the river that you can't see for the trees.
Good river bottom land.
We went back yesterday and got some more.
Have a great day friends.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Our Weekend

Hi friends!
I worked Sat. on making the backing for this big quilt.
That big pile of fabric is what i was sewing together. Still don't have it big enough. Didn't get much done yesterday because Tommy's daughter's came over for Father's Day   . Made him feel  real good!
Hubby watered the garden Sat night and i picked a lot this morning.
It took off with that water, it's hot today but if we don't get some rain soon he will have to water again.
Pretty soon we will have so much we will have to start giving it away!
We have to much when he plants a half row.
Have a great day friends.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Ready to sandwich

Hi friends!
This is what i went with, don't think i could get it any flatter.
I added 10 inches of snow on the top and on the bottom..  It's plenty wide enough.
I think this picture is just the bottom added.
This is with the top and bottom.
I added this blue because i though i had  enough but i didn't and it came from Jo Ann and i want be going back there for months.
I used another blue that's in the star for the top and bottom border.
Hope it's not to big for the queen sized battening that i got for it.
It should really cover her bed nicely.
After i finish this one i will start on Jessie a wedding quilt.
One of our baby granddaughters is getting married.
We have six grandson's already married with kids but this is  the first granddaughter . She is my beautiful doll!
This is the happy couple, Isn't she beautiful. She was our  first granddaughter. The oldest of all  our grand daughter's.
By maybe a year.
This was taken Easter in front of our house.
When she was down here she liked my layer cake quilt so i ordered a layer cake  for her quilt a few weeks ago.
The star quilt i am working on is for her mother's birthday.
A little late!!!!
Have a wonderful day friends.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Daughter's quilt

Hi friends!
Another day working on this!
I have done just about all i can and it's laying pretty flat.
So on to adding the fabric to square it up and putting on borders.
If you decide to make one of these , the most important things to remember is 1/4 inch seams and lot and lots of starch.
That is about as good as i can get it.
I know she will like it even with flaws.
Now to get it ready for borders.
Have a great day friends.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Daughter's quilt

Hi friends!
 I worked on this all afternoon Sat.
Got the two sides together and worked the rest of the afternoon trying to get it to lay flat.
It still has to much fullness in it to quilt, of course i will add on to it and add borders.
I may work on it this afternoon.
I must have starched the last half better than the first half because it lays down so pretty.
I will let you know how it goes the next time i post.
Have a great day

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Daughter's quilt

Hi friends!
I worked on my daughter's quilt yesterday.
Put the white between to points but it was not right so i will be using the seam ripper today!
Used my sweet little 221 to put it together.
Made this two yesterday, going to make a barn and star quilt on my other quilting blog.
Already have some stars made for it.
Going to just work here and there on it because because i will be working on a great grands quilt to.
She will be two in August and loves Deer.
Have a great day friends.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Daughter's birthday

Hi friends!
Today is my baby girls birthday.
So i cooked dinner for her yesterday.
She wanted strawberry home made ice cream instead of cake so we made some.
I finally got my quilt ironed, because it needed it bad after i washed it and put on our bed.

I got both of her pillow shams finished and put them in side a basket.
Now i need to finish her quilt!
Have a great day friends.
may take a few weeks but i will get it done.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Pillow Shams

Hi friends!
Since there is no way i can get finished with my daughter quilt in time for her birthday , i am making pillow shams for it.
They look like crowns!
I couldn't do them small enough to do the whole star so a half one on each
Her birthday is Monday, Her brothers was last Monday!
I am going to cook her dinner Sunday because she has to work Monday.
She should be off with pay because it's her birthday.
Making a funny design with the dark blue!
The garden is looking good, Hubby  was plowing it this morning.when i took this shot.
Have a great weekend friends.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Daughter's quilt

Hi friends!
With quilting my other quilt not much is going on with this one.
This is the one i am quilting right now
I did pin the two half's together but think i am going to do some more work on it before i sew the half's together.
I really need to clip some threads!!!!
Have a great day friends.