It is always my birthday

Whenever I like something it is always my birthday.
And I like a lot. My friends know this and let me be. Great friends.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Picture

Happy Easter to you all. 
We did yard work Friday at our son's house, and his daughter and youngest son decorated the blooming Japanese cherry tree with plastic Easter eggs. 
It has been warm here about 65 F ( 16 C ) and today is even warmer and sunnier. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday Picture

Staircase Sharm-El-Sheik Egypt. 
How I long for sun and warmth.
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

A HUA challenge completed.

I am a member of a group of six quilters that call them self HUA's.
One of our group members had a important birthday , and a lot of quilters made her a birthday block.
The varied in sizes and color ways. So what to do with them? 
She divided them up between all the members and we challenge ourselves to do something different with them.
So they lay ed in my box, moved to the USA with me and lay ed in the same box some more. 
So one day I just cut them up disappearing nine patch style. 

I found some light squares I was going to use for another project , and decided to use them even so they were not the right size. I made half square triangles with them , and trimmed them all to the same size. 
I found this layout here:

I added a border of bright color squares and a small cream border to the quilt top before the red bigger border, and it is a good size now. 
I found the perfect backing fabric for it. I used the same fabric for the binding as well.
                           I love the way it came out, and I had fun practising my quilting.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Visit to an on-line shop in Washington

I had the chance to visit an on-line shop on Camano Island here in Washington 
 Friday with some great quilting friends. 

Enter through the front door to.....

a quilters paradise.

Bolts of fabrics every where.

Even going up to the second floor. 

I love this little wall hanging, it is so me. 
My honey could give me a gift card for this place any time. 
Go check out their website , 
you may find something you need.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Photo

Found at a local nursery.  
I would love to have this for my front yard. 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sunday Picture

Sunny Saturday on Ruston Way , Tacoma.
Everybody enjoyed the sunshine and warm weather. 
Now back to the normal rainy days. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Scrap Quilt finished for my friend

My friend is always cold, 
so I decided to make him a warm quilt using my scraps in green, blue and cream.
Originally I was planning on doing 12 blocks, but
since he is tall and skinny, I had to add a row to the quilt so it will cover him. 

I had to take this picture fast, since the grass was wet but the sun was out .
The backing is a nice soft grey flannel, it will keep him warm.
 Even the binding is scrap binding. 
I quilted stars and loops in the border, and did a soft meander in the center. 
I hope he likes it , I do. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday Picture on Monday

Old rod iron lock from a castle in Germany
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you.