Sunday, January 23, 2011

decisions, decisions

After spending alot of time looking at my fabric stash  and decided I would make bonnie's Nine in the Middle Quilt instead of the Happy Scrappy Irish. It is going to be alot of work but I'm sure I will like the outcome.                         

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Organizing the chaos

Today I am cutting down a box of scraps that were gifted to me. It's amazing at just how long that can take.
I am using some of Bonnie Hunter's scrap system. I know many of her quilts take lots and lots of 2" squares so most of the scraps are going to the size. The larger pieces may stay as big scraps. Never know when that piece of fabric needs to be used in bigger size. Here is a picture of my cutting area with the fabric I am working on. It doesn't look like much but it seems like it when making those small squares. I already have a quilt in mind for them. The Scrappy Irish Chain. Only takes a little over 1,000 2" squares. Some in my family think I'm nuts for cutting fabric into little pieces only to sew it back together. But they won't turn down a quilt when completed. Guess I have to feed the little one. Seems she has to eat every day.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Now what to do

Now that the mystery quilt is done I have been thinking about what to do next. I am begining to go through a box of scraps that was gifted to me. I am cutting as many as possible down to 2 inch squares to start another Bonnie quilt. I would like to try making one completely from my own stash without having to buy any fabric for the quilt. We'll see.

Monday, January 17, 2011

mystery quilt no more

Last night I was able to finish my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. I love the pattern. Now I feel lost. Guess I will have to find another quilt to make.

It did flood here yesterday. Dh went out and snapped some pictures of the area. Glad I didn't have to go out for any reason yesterday or today. Some of the roads were closed. Even one near us. Thankfully we are high enough to not worry about our house flooding.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

chugging along

I now have my pieced borders pieced. Just need that "right" shade of green to do the inner border and I will be able to put on the borders and get it done. The weather has been nasty and my daughter has been quietly watching tv today sooo, I had the perfect conditions to work under.  Here's hoping it doesn't flood. At least not too badly.

Friday, January 14, 2011

It's a girl

My dear SIL had her daughter this afternoon. We are excited to see her pictures. Welcome to the world Chelsea. 

It looks like a nice huge storm is headed our way that will dump LOTS of rain and of course it wouldn't be a local storm if it wasn't raining sideways. So, cue the wind. Probably have some flooding over the weekend too. I really hope not as I don't want to work on this holiday weekend. I have some serious quilting to finish up.

That is my goal. Get the borders done and work on cleaning up my stash pile so there is some semblence of order.  I just got Bonnie Hunters Adventures in Leaders & Enders book in the mail today. I was so excited. There are so many quilts to choose from I don't know where to start.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Yeahhhh!!! I finally finished step 7 on the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. One more step to go and the top will be complete. I love the look of this quilt. Next step are the borders. Guess I know what I'm doing this weekend.

Took dd to her dr. appointment in Portland today. Not sure what to think of the info.  Little one just keeps growing and some parts aren't keeping up. The weather going over was just typical Oregon winter. LOTS of rain and wind. I'm surprised we haven't heard about flood warnings. Well we did see a warning sign but we don't live where the flooding was. Looking forward to a long weekend.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 10, 2011

I am no sports fan but I feel the need to cheer on the Ducks in tonights game in Arizona. Go Ducks!! Now that I've done that, back to quilting. I started putting the top together on rrcb (roll roll cotton boll) quilt last night. I got so excited to see it come together. It really is a beautiful quilt. But as I got about five rows sewn together I noticed the seams got further and further away from each other. I am now about half way thru ripping out the seams of each block so I can trim them down to size. After doing this they fit the quilt perfectly. Needless to say I was not impressed and I looked like my thread stash threw up on my sweater.  I asked dh what he thought of the quilt. His answer was "its too girly" I think due to the pink in it. gotta love him though. He is great in supporting my fabric (quilt) habit or is it enables it??

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Lazy Day

I am continuing my progress on a mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. It's called Roll Roll Cotton Boll. This has been my first mystery quilt and won't be my last. It will size out at a queen size quilt.  I have been enjoying keeping up. While it isn't a race to the finish it is a quest for  me to see if I can complete the steps in the weeks time before the next step comes up. So far I have been able to accomplish this. Even with Christmas festivities. But, the holidays are over and that means back to work. For some reason my dd's school has chosen to return on the 4th. Unlike all other schools in the area and most of the state.