Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brocante and Kids Quilt

My newest quilt for the Kids is from my stash. If you click on the picture you can probably see the prints. They are not new, maybe from the late 90's but with the plain blocks broke it up. Have put the rest of the fabric together for the backing. Will show the completed quilt when I get it quilted.
This is a closeup of a corner of the Brocante to show the prints and fabric better. Now I can't find the name of this charm set but it was sent to me for Christmas this past year by my dear friend Kim, Also with yardage the border fabric and the blue which I used for the background. The fabric is Park Avenue by 3 sisters for Moda. There is still another stripe which could be used in another quilt.
I put it on this dark fabric to try to show it off better. The colors are very soft. I tried to put the blocks in a way that the stars would show. Love this pattern so Thank you Sinta for picking it for this months mini. Hope to get it finished soon.Thank goodness the tornados didn't visit close. Although they did have some warnings up. Plenty rain though. The temperature was in the 70's today. The grass will really be growing. I at least got some leaves raked yesterday. It was so nice out I just had to get out and do something.

I'm still having problems with the pictures uploading but got it done the old way today. Probably be getting some dogwood pictures in the next couple days. Some of the little trees are starting to bloom. Thanks for visiting and hope your day has been good.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Is Spring ever going to get here?

If you click on this you will see all the little blue flowers . It's the Vinca I have growing on the south bank of the house. Had to get the leaves raked Off them to let them grow. Still have more leaves to go but can only do a lttle at a time. Wouldn't have been as bed if I had been aboe to bet the leaves raked off last fall. But thats the way it goes.
This is the little bed of primulas that I have. I just put 3 new ones in but the pink rimed on in the left corner was from last year. They loose most of their leaves and all during the winter but are the first things up in the spring. The white one is also an old one.
This is a closeup of the pink rimed one. they come out so quick. Need a special spot with just a little sun and plenty of moisture.
At least I got the pictures in. They changed the way of doing it and I think that was my [ problem
Had to have a picture of the Perennial garden but as you can see not much has come up yet. The bulbs There was one jonquil early then these narcissus, they are huge. The columbine are coming out a little and the dianthus. The pinks are starting to show so color on the other side of the drive where the naked lady

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Kids Quilts and others

I have been making kids quilts and after the last post when the pictures did not appear I am trying again. The pictures are in there but I don't know if I will be able to get them in here. I had a very nice lady helping me but what she says is to click on upload image but nowhere do I see that or anything like it. I think I must have an old page.

So I think I will just post this and then go back to Picasa and try to get the pictures in another post. They have it so that you almost have to write the post there before going and after you publish the pictures are uploaded. At least that is what it looks like to me. Guess that is sort of what the Windows Writer does, IF I could get it downloaded .

Sorry this has been such a downer but thats the way I feel about it now. Ever since I got this new camera and then Kim got the very same camera for Christmas and has no trouble.

Thanks for sticking by me.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Different Pattern and kids quilts

I saw this pattern in  a flyer that came in a renewal for the Quick Quilts. It just looked sort of neat that I picked out 12 different FQs out of my stash that sort of went together and decided to try it. I will say that the pattern had it listed as the Modern Baby quilt All in reds and pinks.
This first picture is the way the 17" square was cut. Then part of the top pieces were put on the bottom .Then sewn back into a square.

This is the blocks all sewn back together Now they are sliced diagonally through the middle.  and switched around. Sewn back through the middle and then put into a pl;easing placement. I  then found this black print floral that is probably from the late 90s that I used for the borders. Sort of out of this world don't you think?
This is the finished quilt. I was making this as a throw for a friend. She has black leather couches and needs some color. Might not be a friend aster I give it too her.
In the past three weeks I  have sewn up the tops of 7 kids quilts. They are all cut out and the pattern given so no really any big deal. Here is the last two . I believe I showed a couple in the last post. I think after seeing how many the gal has to quilt, That I will make one out of some fabrics I have and quilt it also to help a little. We have another meeting in two weeks and she usually has quilts that we have made ready for us to make the binding  on them. She gave me one of mine today . So will need to find something to use and get it sewn on and whipped down.

I sure hope I got these pictures right. When I came back to it all that was there was the squares. so am hoping they stayed there.

I have no excuse for not posting sooner. Just really bummed out with this new camera and the way it uploads. I'm sure it is me not knowing what to do. Guess it might help if I read the instructions that was put into the computer from a disk.  Kim got the very  same camera  for Christmas and seems to be doing fine but then she doesn't have  Picasa which is what the blogger said we should get. Most of the time it makes it easier to put the pictures in a blog but getting them into my computer pictures is another thing.

I have two weeks off from swim class. The spring session starts the second week I think. Seems funny not going any place on Tues. and Thurs. mornings. But the time will go by fast. If it warms up this next week like they say I can get the mulch spread. Get more leaves raked up and off the flowers coming up or vinca.  Other years I had this done in the fall but couldn't do a thing in the fall with my  surgery.

Otherwise things are going well. and am looking forward to the travels of the summer. Have two granddaughters graduating from collage. One in Florida the other in Philadelphia. plan to get to both.Then in late  July the Cruise to Alaska.

So where are you all planning to go on your vacations?  Thanks for sticking by me. I will be back sooner or later.Thanks for stopping by.