Friday, January 15, 2010

A Good Start In January

It is a shame to invite folks to your blog (through Entrecard,Facebook,or Twitter) and not have been there that much myself. I vow to post more. The thing is, I just don't have a lot to say. But I want to thank all that have visited and left a comment. It helps.

I was reading someone's blog the other day and she was talking about that very thing and I realized that I am guilty of that same thing. It is like inviting someone to your house and not being home.

Today I thought I would post the latest quilt I have been working on. To start,the members of our quilt guild are required to make at least 4 cuddle quilts a year (these we donate to the Le Bonhuer) So anyway this is my first one for the year.
This was such a simple and fun quilt to make. I got the pattern from the Quiltville blog. If you ever want to learn how to do a certain block you can find it there with very easy instructions. Anyway once I made the first block, I could not stop until the quilt was finished. It is a small quilt only 48"X 48".
This is what one square looks like. I made 16 squares.

My quilting sister Mildred Puckett came over and showed me how to tie the quilt. Boy that saved a lot of time for me and I like the way it looks. I tied it with pink cotton crochet thread.

Now I know you will love this chenile pillow also. It will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop very soon. I will tell you that it is nice and big and fluffy. It is one of those pillows that you will want to hug when your (significant other) is not around.

I am trying to figure out what to do with this bag I made, I had some of the chenille leftover from the pillow so I decided to make this bag. This is as far as I got and now I don't know how I will do the handles. The ends are finished so I don't know what I am going to do with it so I am going to put it aside and do something else. Any suggestions?

This is one of the blocks for the quilt I am making for my granddaughter, it is a wonderful quilt that will look like a four story house when (whenever) I get done with it. But you can enjoy some of it now.

If you recognize what rooms these are, let me know then I will know that I am on the right track. Ha Ha.
Until next time, happy blogging!


Lynne said...

I love the quilt you made! It reminds me of a kaleidascope (I have no idea how to spell that!) You did a great job and how nice that your quilt guild does that!

Da Dude said...

Wow! You are a very talented person. God gave you a precious gift of being able of making pretty things from pieces of cloth. Thank you for sharing your artistry with us.

Dotty Jane said...

Cute string quilt! That's my next project to use up some stash fabrics. Your furniture blocks are very fun:)

JT Locke -- The Frugal Housewife said...

LeBonheur holds a special place in my heart. Seventeen years ago my son had cleft palate surgery when he was 9 months old at LeBonheur. God bless you for the work that you are doing!

Lin said...

I like the quilt, Stormee! Nice Work!

Duni said...

The quilt is so pretty! Love it!
Stormee - how about attaching a contrasting fabric to the bag handles (to make them longer) to tie them into a bow!

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