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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Cross Banner

After cutting a 11 inch section
from below the cross intersection
to make it more manageable to
use on the Emmaus/Chrysalis weekend,
the Cross Banner is now ready
to machine quilt.
I used the Escape Hatch Finish
instead on binding.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

TINY remnants

No matter how whimsical my
quilted art becomes,
I still enjoy traditional blocks.
These TINY half square triangles
were cut off from some remnants
from Cindy L. to make this
Quilted Desk Art piece. (4 X 6 inches)
Thanks Cindy L.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Embellished Journal

I was gifted this store bought journal and
had fun embellishing it.
I also painted some elastic to make a closure
and to hold the pencil I also painted.
It's fun it use.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Red/Black/White Cobblestone Blocks

While making cobblestone blocks for
the cross banner, I created these
red/black/white cobblestone blocks
in between to keep the thread going.
Now to place them in a nice arrangement...
or maybe 2.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Making Soap Again

Crafting With Kindness group had fun creating a variety
of hand made soaps recently. We used Vitamin E, coconut
oil, apricot seed, oatmeal, ginger and several different colorings
and scents. Along with some store bought molds,
we successfully used muffin tins with and
without muffin papers
and small loaf pans.
Decorating our creations was
a lot of fun too.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

3 Sections

The banner is now in just 3 sections:
Left, cross middle, and right.
It still needs the verse.
But, it's up off the living room floor!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Notice Any Similarities?

As I'm nearing the edges of the banner
and am needing to create some specific
blocks to fill in , I have a few
already created blocks that didn't
quite make it in the banner.
Notice any similarities?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Banner Bottom

The blocks get darker toward the edges of
the banner. Looks like I'll need to
create more blocks.
Patience is a fruit.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bonus Blocks

Actually piecing the cobblestone
style banner can be quite challenging
and slow since each block is unique in size.
SO, I'm piecing miniature red/black
blocks for another quilted art piece
in between t0 keep the thread going.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Assembly Begun

I'm piecing this banner a little
section at a time.
When something doesn't work,
I either rearrange blocks or
make a new one.
Slow but sure.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Quilts For Sale

See the new slide show
to the RIGHT of the blog.
Thanks Chris for showing
me how to do this!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Banner Beginnings

This is the beginning
of a banner being created
for Emmaus and Chrysalis.
I'm not sure what verse or
where for it yet.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Congratulatons Give Away Winner

Hubby drew the name for the
250 Post Give Away.
The winner is
(please send your mailing address)
Thanks everyone for
your interest in my blog.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Teaching" Cobblestones

Recently I met with
Carol R. and Michele P.
to make cobblestone blocks.
They brought their batik fabrics,
cut strips and I showed them my
somewhat random method
to create Cobblestone blocks.
What fun!
250 Drawing Tomorrow.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Graduation/Mother's Day

What a great Mother's Day with lots of family
and our son's college graduation.
Don't forget to leave a
comment to be a
part of the 25o Post Give Away.
Drawing Wednesday May 12.

Friday, May 8, 2009

250 Post Give Away

Yesterday celebrated 250 Posts
of my blog.
Wow - that's a lot of postings.
Leave a comment to be in a
drawing for this Key Chain/ Change Purse.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

National Day of Prayer

II Chronicles 7:14 - " and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. "

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Batik "Lights"

Last week I posted some of the "light"
cobblestone blocks for a new project
and realized my stash was shy of "lights".
Wanda generously mailed me these
"lights". WOW!
Thanks Wanda. I'm off and sewing again.
Don't forget Collage Mania.

Monday, May 4, 2009


I'm replacing the 3/4 inch buttons
on this cool jacket I got at a cool
thrift store while visiting my daughter.
I could use 3 more buttons like these.
Any one have some?
Don't forget Collage Mania
opens tomorrow!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Piece #3 For Collage Mania 2009

Here's Piece #3 for Collage Mania 2009
All proceeds go directly to the American Cancer Society
through Fiberart For A Cause.
Preview is now open.