Tuesday, February 28, 2012

new block and improvements

I finally found my cords that will allow me to download pictures. I spent this past weekend adding much needed vertical storage. I put up a couple of shelves. I wanted two sets on each wall but I had the wrong stuff and I couldn't find anymore. That I wanted.

I then put up a pegboard. I know some people paint them to blend in but I couldn't find the paint that I used on the walls.

I also got to thinking about where I wanted my rulers that they wouldn't get in my way. So it dawned on me to use what I thought of as wasted space. Turned out to be valuable space close to my cutting table and much more organized and out of sight when not in use.I have a wall of closet space except for behind these two doors. The wall these are mounted to is the back of a closet that is in the bathroom.

I have lived here for seven years and just now thouht to use this.

I finished Bonnie Hunter's Midnight Flight block in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks book. I did a LOT of ripping on this block but I do like it. I changed it just a little. I don't have any orangy yellow so I made the little orangy squares red. I really like the way it looks. I am going to make it into a quilt. But I have learned I will have to be VERY careful or else I'll be ripping out a lot of stitches.
Now I will get back to cutting up my scraps into usable sizes. I have almost emptied one big bin of scraps. When done that will leave me with one more to go. This made me very happy to see the progress.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Today is the start of my four day weekend. Yea!! I probably won't be doing any quilting but I will be stopping by my lqs in Bend to turn in a chemo quilt. That shop will sell the top and back fabric for $25 for you to sandwich and quilt as you want and then bind. Once done you return it for a $25 gift card. The quilt goes to the local hospital for chemo patients. Thought that was a great way to give back. So I will turn it in tomorrow and maybe do another one. If you don't want to buy their fabric all it takes it two chunks of 2 yards of good quality fabric. So they will stand up to many washes in hot water. I am starting on the binding tonight so I should have it done before bedtime. Happy Presidents Day to all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tillamook Bay aka Orca Bay is done!!

I am now done with Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. I sat down and plugged along tonight and am now finished.  Well it's a flimsy. But for me that is done. Now it's time for me to head to bed.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Orca Bay Progress

Here is my OB before I put on the brown border. I will be getting this to flimsy stage within the next few days.

I have seen some great options for the pieced border layout. I don't know which I want to go with