Friday, September 23, 2011

Sept projects

This is a portion of the Millennium quilt, It grew so large I split the blocks up and got a 2nd smaller quilt ! The many squares of color were part of a world wide swap by quilters in the chat room I was with at the time. We all packaged up envelopes of 80 bitty squares and mailed them everywhere ! Germany, Australia, Saudi, Japan, every Provence in Canada !

Gina, is a fire victim of a recalled Ceramic firepot, that used a gel fuel, If you have this type product PITCH IT !

2 weeks ago I was blessed with 100+ yds of fabric. Its been folded and fondled, dreamed on, and now put to work !
A large portion of Brights was used in making 3 Confetti quilt tops for the GoodDeed pile.
This weeks quilt colors are Tan, Navy, Wine, Brown,, stay tuned to see what they become...

Diva'Darlin had to be in the pic too

Sunday, September 11, 2011


TheDiva is my happy helper most days

I was fighting to get used to a new hearing aid all of July & August, which makes me b'witchy. and leads to LOTS of sewing. On the ironing board I have 4 blue feathered stars , I also did up 5 lime green ones for a gal in TX.

A local lady that had given me much yardage for backs asked to have a quilt made for her grandbaby. I was inspired to do a wholecloth on satin left from the wedding of her son.
It stitched up really well.

I made 6 red feathered star quilt tops and have 3 listed on ebay at the moment.

I stitched 6 dozen stain glass blocks. They are listed in packs of 12 on ebay at the moment.

seller name is karylsquilts

Today I'm finishing an Irish chain quilt for Gina who was burned badly be a gel fire pot. She was life flighted to the Univ of Ia hospital last week. scary !

These pots were RECALLED in June'11, but not all shops took it off the shelf !!! If you have one of the stoneware ceramic fire pots that use a gel alcohol fuel. ~Pitch It ! ~

Do a google of fire pots warning. I cant seem to get the link to show on here, Please pass this along its important.

Loot !!

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I had a exciting Saturday ! Upon waking up looking outside 7 am I noticed the neighbors were setting up a rummage sale. I don't DO rummage sales I don't need more junk. ... right LOLL.

7:10 I think there might be batting on a table over there. hmmm...
7:14 there are a lot of people wandering around over there. Maybe there is something good..
7:20 I hustle into some clothing and ooops better comb my hair ! and some shoes !
7:30 wander around 3 church tables stacked high with so many prints and hues of color fabrics, threads, quilt books, embroidery parts. Boy this lady had a lot of stuff...and I watch women with hubbys all bit dazed carrying arm loads to the 'clerk' . while I'm trying to guess the pricing on all this stuff/merchandise.
7:45 My Hubby arrives home and sees me over there... then sees the piles of fabric and quilter goodies. OhOH.....
7:50 " HoneyyyMrMano'mine.. . I need some cash.......... lots of cash...

8:03 Both our arms are full. I waltz back across the road with 45 yd of $9 batiks for $35.

~ wow !
but later.....................

The neighbors show up on my door step with Big fat moving box,

The bottom falling out of it... wheeled over on a dolly cause they could not lift it......

filled to the brim with all the leftovers of the day. MORE ! . After sorting it all out I had another 50 yd of quilt cotton fabric, 20+ yd of flannels, a heap of suitings and skirt weights and many yards of satiny silky blouse colors.

. ..of course I cant leave all the crap around the house... Up & down the hallway... Think the 'Hoarders shows' have scared me ! so off to the city to find some bins.

Then to clean closets so the bins have a place. Then I found MORE there!

Last winter I was sent boxes for backing from Kay in AZ, Shell in KS had given me a bag full early spring, Angela had brought a quantity over late spring.. I still had 3 bins of my own and past donations from Lori, Linda,Shirley, Nancy all had to be mixed up, stirred, refolded, fondled, dreamed on, and stashed away in a manner to Make Use Of Soon....

the day was productive with lots of loot and 2 closets rearranged plus I'm motivated again !!
.. next donation burst I would like a few elves...

..a few finished items looking pretty in the corner

........................................................ Im off to sew !