May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Scraps? Log Cabin!

A while back, I bought a bag of fabric remnants from someone on-line.  They were pretty good size pieces.  They didn't all go together but they were all in the blue and pink ranges.  The bag has been sitting on a shelf.  Last week my darling grand-daughter pulled it out and wanted me to make her a pillow with some of the fabrics.  We got this far:
Violet picked the fabrics
Then I let her pick and choose as we sewed a log cabin block.
And before we could get any further, it was time to go home so her little block sat on my design wall.  The strips started calling out to me so before I knew it, I was sewing log cabin blocks.  I changed up the order she had put them in.  Now I have yet another orphan quilt top. Maybe Violet will want it. 
Added a side and top strip to make the pattern come out even.  Still needs a border.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Frog, Frog, Goose

Did you ever have a project that you just had to finish but you really didn't like?  This piece was one of those........and I was the one that presented the challenge to my group.  The previous post shows the ugly fabrics I ended up with.  Today I present the finished piece with all its flaws.  Things I learned along the way........ 
  • Don't break your wrist when you have a project with a deadline. 
  • Don't decide that 1/4 inch parallel quilting lines will take "no time at all". 
  • Remember to check the heat of the iron and don't hold it down to long or you will burn fabric. 
  • When the back looks really ugly with the stitching, cover it with another piece of fabric. 
  • Show it quickly to your group and then give it away to your grand-daughter who loves frogs.
This was a do or die project that I barreled through determined to finish.  I didn't make the deadline but a month later it is off my to do list.  The name came from the children's game "Duck, Duck, Goose".  I decided to put the frogs in the middle and call it "Frog, Frog, Goose".  Then I managed to burn a small section as I was pressing it so it became "Frog, Frog, Goose, OOPS!"  A friend suggested the small froggy flap to cover the oops burn

Fini!  Done!