Monday, June 18, 2012

2 Gallon Crock

Finished my version of Lisa Bongean's 2 Gallon Crock.
Do you ever make fabric choices, complete the project, and then regret your choices?
It is hard to tell in the picture, but the sashing and the binding are two different blues from my stash.
After I finished the quilting, I realized I did not have enough of the blue sashing fabric to make my binding.  I used a nice stripe, but it looks odd on the bottom edge.
No going back.

I was, however, tickled pink to use a piece of fabric for the backing that I have had in my stash for a good 10 years.  
It is a Marcus fabric and has the lyrics for the Star Spangled Banner printed on it.
Just feels good to have an actual finish and in time for the 4th.
Now back to my Primitive Pumpkins.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

I'm a Winner!

Lucky me!
I won this great magazine, packed full of ideas for using my bountiful stash, 
and a wool pattern for a Brown Eyed Susan Penny Rug.
What is it about a HST quilt that attracts me so?
This is my favorite project in the magazine.

I failed to finish my flimsy for May.
I have an excuse though...
traveled to Missouri with my DD and granddaughter to meet and greet all the family.
Shocked me when we discovered Southwest Airlines does not pre-board families traveling with infants!  Might have to check if all carriers do this before I make my next choice of airline.

Travel is a good time for handwork.
Making steady progress on 2 Gallon Crock by Primitive Gatherings.
The geraniums look like they would take forever to stitch down,
no buttonhole stitching.
The hardest part is tracing them and cutting them all out.
I used beads for the centers instead of french knots.
Gives it some sparkle.
Back to work so I can reach my goals for June.
Where has this year gone?

Fell Off the Wagon

 It was bound to happen. I had stuck to my guns until I saw Laundry Basket Quilts' pattern, Alaska Magic. I told myself,  "It is te...