Sunday, June 28, 2009

2 UFO's done....but there's more!

This weekend I finished two UFO's and yet I have several more! I started this pattern called Cowboy Days by BlackCat Creations and now just need to fussy cut cowboy fabric. (I have plenty of cowboy, rodeo, cow hide print, hats, boots, ranch fabric.) This was one of the first patterns I purchased when I started teaching myself how to quilt and knew I just had to make it. I started the redwork immediately....but that was a long time ago. I probably should never have tried to do this as one of my 1st projects, but the cowgirl side of me couldn't resist. I'm so excited to have completely finished one UFO this weekend and the other will be sent for quilting in the morning. I have made a deal with myself to finish two more UFO'a these next two weeks before I buy any more fabric. (glad I don't have money on the table on this deal...I would surely lose! LOL. We have a wonderful quilt shop in my town that I love to go in during my lunch. The owner and the ladies that work there are so sweet and have taught me so much. Hope everyone has a wonderful week! Till next time, Kathy

Friday, June 26, 2009

Me and my Janome creating!!

After 5 long weeks, I am back at my Janome...stitching away! Last night I finished binding one of my UFO's and tomorrow will finish the backing of a long time project. I am so embarressed about this, but will tell my story. I started this 2 years ago for my cousin who wanted a memory quilt for her wedding gift. We hung the pieced top at her reception, but I was never happy because it's longer than wide. It's off balance!! I put some borders along the side, and now I'm afraid it really looks bad. Amanda said she didn't care, it's just what she wanted. I feel terrible I've had it this long, but I just hate giving someone something I am unhappy with.....Here are some pics of some of the blocks. Tomorrow after I finish the backing I will post more pics.
Even though I have been away, I still view all the blogs and really enjoy them. Thanks for all your inspiration you share. Till next time, Kathy

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Had a Time Out

I had to have a time out from blogging (even though I am a new blogger). I want you all to know I am really really missing it and will be back in 2 1/2 weeks. I am back in school working on my RN to BSN. After 2 1/2 weeks my class load is less and I know I am going to be back. I am looking at my new room and just can't let myself get down and out. I keep telling myself this is only temporary!
BUT......I hit the jackpot. I got a call from one of the girls I used to work with and she said after she moved she went through her sewing items and wanted to give some to me. I was in shock!!! It was 3 rubbermaid containers full of scraps (an applique dream), patterns, books, and about 50 spools of quilting thread that came with her machine. She said she just doesn't like to quilt.....she usually makes clothes. I was speechless and can't wait to get busy. Pictures will come soon...I actually have some blocks I finished before I enrolled in classes.
Wish me luck.....I have to not even look at my new sewing room for a couple of more weeks & then I know I can spend some "me time" ..... creating! I have really missed you guys and still take a sneak peak at your blogs even though I have not posted anything! Till next time, Kathryn!