Saturday, April 6, 2013

{Post 1,156} Spool Quilt Fin-Fin-Finished!

What a great feeling to take this out of the dryer and put it on the bed!  Quick stop outside to get a picture:

Then to the bedroom:

{Post 1,155} Flower Bed Before and Some Flower Pics

My husband is working on this flower bed today.  It is all planned out.  Now to just work the plan!

Here are some before pictures:

Here is one of my peonies with this year's growth:

{Post 1,154} Spool Quilt Label

I don't know what possessed me to grab that strip of green go make the spools the right width!  But what is done is done.  Debbie, I have lost track of you and don't have an email or anything.  Please re-contact me!

Quilt is just coming out of the dryer.  More pictures to come.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

{Post 1,153} Snowball Quilt Machine Quilted

This is heavy on pictures and short on words.  I did the first loops in navy, second in dark red.  The quilting pattern is called Double Bubble.  

All Thimbleberries fabrics.  Finishes at 68" x 80".

{Post 1,152} Double Teaming

This is me double teaming the binding and the math.  I was doing two math lessons with my son.  Figured I might as well start on the third side of my spools quilt binding while I was "just" sitting there waiting for him to do the 25 problems for each lesson.  

From left to right above the quilt is my sewing projects bag, the math key with my Gingher embroidery scissors on them, a math paper, the math text book, and just off to the right, my brilliant son!

After I finish this post, it's off to work on machine quilting my snowball gift quilt.  Neat new pattern.  Hope it comes out like I imagined.  It's a very large loop meander (think tennis-ball sized) that is being stitched first in navy and then in dark red, the second shadowing the first.  At least that's the plan!

{Post 1,151} Three Guesses

Three guesses who's coming home tonight?

Remember, this is a very large 16" x 20".  Hope he doesn't miss it!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

{Post 1,150} Tree of Life Pieced Border On

{Post 1,149} It Only Takes a Little Homemade Bread

I love homemade bread.  I love the smell when it's baking.  I love touching the unbaked dough.  I love watching the yeast bubble.  I love watching my family gather around and devour it.  I have a new love:

It's the homemade bagel.  Love, love, love.  Here is the recipe.  Here are the steps in pictures, once the loveliness was mixed, shaped, and risen.

From top to bottom, it's risen,




baked.  Mmm-mmm.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

{Post 1,148} TOL Center Finished and Gift Quilt Idea

Here is my Tree of Life quilt center.  It measures 54" square.

Here is what I have left over from a small piece of what I think will be the perfect inner border fabric.  I have the pieced borders which come after this inner border nearly finished.  

Here is a quilt top that I pieced some time ago.  I am going to finish it as a surprise/thank you for a family that has been a huge help to my daughter living way up in northern Wisconsin.  It's a snowball quilt, so that's appropriate, don't you think?  The fabrics to the side are the inner (blue) and outer (gold) fabrics.  I should be able to finish that quickly since it's all pieced.  Each snowball is 4" square finished size.