Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My Baby's Birthday...

This past Monday was my daughter's birthday. No more babies! :( She is so beautiful and becoming such a wonderful young woman. Grandma put together this quilt for her for a birthday gift. Emily picked out the colors with her. I thought it turned out great!! And Emily loves it!!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Back Porch Bouquet quilt

Well, its almost done! I spent Friday quilting this one out. I just need to put the binding on! Hopefully I will be able to get to it this weekend..... The binding will be done in brown. I can't wait to finish it!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Abbey Thread Catcher

Here is the link to the thread catcher pattern...

You can see more on Abbey Lane Quilts blog here..

I love this pattern because you can use several coordinate fabrics.. I think these are going to make great Christmas gifts!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thread Catcher

This has got to be one of the cutest thread catchers I've seen! I bought this pattern several months back along with the fabric (Back Porch Bouquet by Maywood Studio). The thread catcher was very easy to put together. My sewing could have been so much better on this project. This pattern requires Alene's Tacky Glue. I'm not sure what other people's opinions are of the product, but I personally don't like using it for heavy duty things that are meant to be permanent. So for this project I used a liquid glaze product used in paper crafting. I swear the stuff works better than superglue!
You can view another thread catcher HERE

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Smelling the roses...

I bought some fresh cut roses a couple of days ago and they are so beautiful!! They smell as good as they look!!! I had to take pictures...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tragedy Strikes Close to Home

Our whole town is mourning the death of two teens killed last night. The accident happened less than 1/4 mile from my home on the train tracks. You can see the news story HERE. My son was friends with these kids. Our town is a very small town so all the kids here are pretty tight. Last night I heard the sounds of the train blaring--quite a bit more than usual, and even louder than normal. The kids were standing on the double-line railroad tracks on the northbound track. Apparently (according to the local kids) the they were waiting for the freight train heading south on the southbound tracks to go by and were watching the end of the train while waiting for it to go by.. They think they didn't hear the oncoming Amtrak train (going northbound) because the freight train was so loud. The Amtrak train blared his horns for a long time, and the teens did not move. It has just been a hard hit on this community. There are piles of flowers and balloons around their make-shift memorial. Tragedies like this never make sense.... My condolences go out to these families and friends.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Back Porch quilt

I love this fabric!! Since this week was spring break I decided to cut out several quilts so that I can work on a few at a time. This is what I'm currently working on. It took me a while to find a good pattern to display the fabrics...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Diagonal length from a square

To calculate the finished diagonal measurement of a block, multiply the finished size of the block by 1.414.

This was taken from the following site: