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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Carpenters star

Seems like forever since my last post with reason I have a lot going on
Hubs working overtime 
Taking dad to have caterachs removed  having to work my schedule different
But here is something I have for you 
Finished wedding quilt carpenters star

I love the back

This is what I'm working on now
Tennessee waltz

I have been wanting to make one and saw a beautiful grey and red
You guessed Pinterest 
It's only 2simple blocks and the ruler really makes squaring up easy
Almost a finish
Talk later

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

French braid obsession I'm so afraid

So short story of this quilt most of that read this blog know I bought the book French braid obsession at Rosemary's quilt store last year my husband liked it and picked out the fabric for it
What You don't know is that I was scared to death to start this the ladies at the store said it used a jelly roll so you know me they helped with the fabrics and were more than happy to cut the fabric into 2 1/2in strips asking sure we had plenty and we left
This store it 2hrs away 
I went home excited and began to read and retread the instructions
It did not use a jelly roll and the center braid is1 1/2 wide strips the instructions are for yardage
Sewn together then cut into the right width now I'm really scared and I only need 9 colors so I know I don't have enough to do 4large braids 6 1/2 long and the center5 1/2 long so here we go back to Rosemary's they are confused to so they search through all the fabric and we come home
And I begin

The center square and braid and starting with a partial seam? Did it!
Oh did I say that it does not tell the exact size of the center you have to use the width of the braid 
I need a exact measurement so after cutting 3 I got one right still scared!

Next border ok so far

Large braid x4

3,4,&5 borders the set up of the same strips cut2 1/2 and sewn end to end
And another6 1/2 border of the floating leaves
Oh here is another glitch so since I screwed op he size to the square now I don't have enough to do the outer border (gasp!)
So I got it at Joann's in St. Peter's maybe they have more!
But the ball win store has 2yds and 13in. So another 60 miles to St. Louis 
Now I have had to call everyday for3days because they only hold 24 hrs
And I had to work all weekend when I walked back to the cutting counter and saw it laying thereI think I peed a little !
I was scared it would not be the same

Now there are 6 more borders
A 1 1/2brown

A 3 1/2 leaf border
Not her brown skinny frame
 a pieced 2 1/2 from the braid colors
Another brown skinny frame
AND ..... another 6 1/2 outer border
Oh did I tell you all those borders are sewn together at different lengths
It's all sewn into a miter frame! Yikes!!!!
As long as my internet holds out 
There will be multiple pictures so you might not to look
Next blog
Talk later 
Have a great Mother's Day 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book giveaway

Router trouble and embroidery

Have been having trouble for awhile with our laptop not wanting to work
Have to say hubs was getting really agitated 
When one day last week I got out the iPad and it wouldn't work our my phone
Soo we got a new router so we will see
So here are some quilty pictures
22 total cross stitch blocks

about 20 of these butterfly blocks

6 horse blocks already done

I bought all these blocks at a yard sale for 19$

green fairy quilt at the quilt show
and below is Thelma cupcakes done picken

bought some goodies and I will post them later
have a great day