Saturday, April 14, 2018

Slowly

This is a project (among many others) that I've been working on lately that hopefully I can get done and send to Little Lambs with the H2H project

They've asked that these be small enough and thin enough to be stuffed in a backpack (the suggestion is to use flannel for batting).  I'm still thinking I'll add a small border just to contain all the edges of the strips.

I love string quilts and have several different settings that I've saved.  I really need to make more of them, sooner rather than later.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Friends day

Today, a group of gals went to the GW Bush Presidential Library in Dallas.  I'd been before but right now there's a special exhibit about the first ladies.  It was not a terribly impressive exhibit but I did learn some interesting stuff about Dolly Madison.  She was a snuff user and continued during her time as first lady!  HA  She was also a trend setter in the silk turban department.  Odd.

And apparently Wed. is school day at the presidential library...UGH!  LOTS of kids but most were very well behaved.  Just a few photos from today...








Saturday, March 31, 2018

Went chasing wildflowers

My niece was the chauffeur for my sister and I and drove us down to Ennis, TX to see some gorgeous wildflowers.  Our state flower is the bluebonnet and the red beauties are Indian paintbrush.  SO gorgeous en masse


I'm still working on the bunnies but also got a few of these done for other WIPs/UFOs

The string blocks are 11" so I'm thinking 4X4 would be a good size for H2H "Little Lambs" (I think) kids charity.  They want smaller quilts that can fit in a backpack and suggested using flannel instead of batting.  Will check with the longarm quilter about flannel.

And finally
He is risen indeed.  Happy Easter!

Monday, March 26, 2018

Honest opinion needed

You've seen them sans tails; whaddaya think of tails added?  The jury's out here but just wondering what others think.  I thought it might be cute so I just whipped this one out and laid it on (it's not permanent 😀).  So what do YOU think?

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Doing what they do...

bunnies, that is!  They're multiplying.  I see I need a more varied assortment of colors (can you tell I like purple?).

Probably more yellow, blue and orange would be good.  Think another one needs different colored ears.  I think cute little tails would be a nice touch (though that's not in the pattern).  We'll see since it will be a donation quilts; the tails might just be more work!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Beginning of bunnies

AH!  So cute!  Can't wait to make more but I'm going to the movies.  More later....

This, that and the other

There's a little bit of several different things going on around here and it only seems to be getting worse (I hate that).  This is mostly of my own creating but others are involved and NOT HELPING!  I belong to a couple of row by row FB groups and awhile back, one gal issued a challenge to get those rows finished.  I ignored her for awhile but there were so many completions happening, I had to jump in and have gotten 4 or 5 (almost) done and have shown a couple here.



My two most recent--and another part of the problem.  I did NOT have the second one already in my possession!!  I had to acquire it because someone named Betty showed her red truck quilt and there were several cute ones.  One HUGE reason why these groups can be big problems!!  LOL

And then Lesley over at The Cuddle Quilter showed her adorable bunny quilt.  Now I HAD been scoping out Easter quilts so I could make one for the entryway.  This one is TOO CUTE and Lesley has gotten me in trouble before.  So that's a new start.  AND I'm thinking this one might also work for a charity project I recently signed up for.



Sarah does this every year and I decided to sign up this year.  There are 3 charities to choose from (1 even in Canada) and several sizes of quilts needed.  I'm thinking a smaller bunny quilt for the kids charity and maybe seeing if my longarmer can use flannel instead of batting as Sarah had suggested.  We'll see.