Sunday, November 29, 2009


Here it is all put together. I added 3 borders to the outside of the diamond pattern - 1 white 2" border, 1 striped 3" border and 1 daisy 5" border. I loved how it turned out. I have the quilting patterns stenciled on the borders. The diamonds will just be 1/4" traditionally quilted. One exception - I am not using the traditional white/neutral colored threat to quilt. I am alternating bright pink and bright orange to give it some 'pizzazz' :o)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Quilting Post 2

Next after iron all the squares open, put them front sides together and sew.

Some squares may have become 'unsquare' during the previous sewing. Square them up if needed.

Sew until all your squares are together - same pattern on both squares so they look like above.
Arrange the squares how you like.

I decided on the random style. Start with a row and connect each block to the next like I did on the first row. Make each row and then sew each row together.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Quilting Post

Step 1 - Have your strong hubby move the kitchen table into family room. Turn on a documentary and set up your supplies.

Step 2 - Put two squares pattern side together. Drawn a line from corner to corner. Sew 1/4" from the line on each side.
Step 3 - Cut on the line creating two squares.
Step 4 - Open the squares - iron the squares open.
Step 5 - Sew squares until you can't sew anymore :o) 150 squares later....

I was way too tired to iron them so they are still sitting on the table just like this.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another weekend!

So this might not look that great to you, but it's one of my favorite snacks. Warm homemade peanutbutter syrup poured over popcorn. Warm, gooey and sooo yummy! Very easy to make.

A great evening at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati. My aunt, uncle and cousins sang with Larnelle Harris. I really like Larnelle. He puts everything into his singing.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Going a little wild!

So I am probably setting up our little Irish girl to be a hippy wild child, but I loved this fabric! I just couldn't bring myself to do the traditional pink, purple and yellow baby rattle, bottle and teddy bear type quilt.

Someone else told me that I was going to freeze her brain with all the bright colors!