Saturday, June 30, 2012

Leap Year? Already?

I know time flies, but really, leap year?  Or could that just be the Scnibble for June?  Oh, yes, that's it!  This was an extremely easy pattern, but, of course I piddled around, and made it last a lot longer than necessary!  I used a Benartex line called Heritage for this Schnibble. 

As you can see from the background, it has been quite dry here, and yes, my porch does need to be painted.

That's it for now.  I hope to have some pics to show of my latest project, pink-and-black zebra shorts for my husband.  Don't ask, I'll just have to explain it to you!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

America the Beautiful

This is my America the Beautiful quilt. I started it about a year ago, for a guild project; it was in McCall's quilting magazine last year as an installment each issue.  I wasn't going to make this quilt, but my friend talked me into.  I started out a couple of issues behind, but got caught up until the 4th part.  It was so hard deciding what fabrics and colors to use for every part, I just put it away.  One of the ladies finished hers, and now I am inspired to finish mine. 

what's left?  The four big, white spaces are two rows of HSTs.  I don't know what colors I want to use.  Also, There are several strips necessary to make everything fit together.  Again, not sure what I should do.  Any suggestions? 

I was hoping to maybe finish up this weekend, but I don't think that is going to happen.  Tomorrow I need to get ready for a machine quilting class on Monday that Paula Reid is teaching.  I'm hoping she can give me some confidence to start quilting my filmsys.  ( Is that a word?)  : )

This is Cissy.  She looks innocent, doesn't she?

This is what she did as she passed by.  Just a little skip!  Well, I better get back to my project, it won't sew itself!  Besides, it's 93 outside, so a good day to be inside at the sewing machine.

Friday, June 1, 2012

By The Skin of My Teeth

For the May Schnibble, that is!  I finished 'Doc' at 10:00 pm, last night.  The picture is not the best,  I laid it on my design wall, and snapped it.  I think this is my least favorite so far.  Not sure why, I thought it would be really cute when I started; maybe it is just because of the time crunch.  It does look better in the picture! 

Thanks for looking!