Well, like many of the other bloggers out there, I'm having a hard time finding time to write, with the wonderful summer weather we are having.
For the past month or so, my routine has been:
Wednesday and Thursday- go to work, Thursday night guild meeting if I have time
Friday- pick any veggies or berries off the garden, water flowers, pack for the weekend at the lake.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday- enjoy the weekend at the cottage.
Tuesday- come home and do laundry, pick stuff off the garden, water flowers, do any housework.
Then start all over again with going to work for 2 days.
I haven't been quilting much at all for customers, although there are a couple of them I should think of starting soon!
I have started another quilt project of my own, a Grandmother's Flower Garden. It has been a great take-along project and I'm enjoying it so much.
I found the hexagons patterns on a website with free graph paper. www.PrintablePaper.net is a really cool site, I will be using it alot!
Then I printed some sheets of hexagons onto 8"x11" sticky label paper.
After I cut out the hexagons, I peeled and stuck them to my fabric, 6 petals and one center of a different colour.
Then I cut around them about 3/8".
Next I basted down the corners, taking an extra little stitch in the corner itself and then a traveling stitch to get to the next corner. Note: I did NOT go through the sticky label paper to the other side.
Then, I proceeded to stitch each petal to the flower center. I don't know if it was necessary, but I always placed a straight grain against a bias edge, just to give it extra stability. It doesn't work out for the sections in between the petals.
I may make some flowers out of the floral fabric as well, and see how that looks.
I also plan to make some white daisies.
I don't know how big this quilt will be, all I know is that I still have alot more flowers to make! I hope summer lasts a long time!
Hope you're all having a good one!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
They recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary and she wanted to give them something special to mark the occasion.
Valerie said the patterns were a type of "Storms at Sea".
On mom's quilt she chose "Oriental Clouds" pantograph.
And on Dad's she chose "Waterworld".
Her parents are sure lucky!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
She works as a nurse and often works the evening shift, so has some time to do some hand applique.
Look at all those hearts!
I like them since they aren't your typical symmetrical ones.
We were both pleased with how it turned out!