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, April 28, 2013

Sunday Picture

Entrance to our subdivision in Graham. 
I just love the Japanese cherry trees when they are in bloom.
Photo taken today 04-28-13.
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you today. 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Baby Quilt done for my great nephew.

My great nephew Janos was born on April 15thof this year.  
He was born into a big soccer family.  Dad plays soccer, his grand pa played soccer, and his uncle plays soccer. 
I found this soccer fabric in my juvenile box, and used this quick pattern to make the baby quilt. 
I quilted double loops all over it, and the back is a nice blue flannel with sports pictures on it. 
I hope Janos uses this quilt for a long time. 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Modern Quilt with Men's Shirting Fabric

 I recently joined a International Modern Quilt Guild  ( see here, Modern Quilt Guild Stuttgart )
 and our first challenge was to use men's shirting to make a modern project with them.
 I love what the ladies did with their men's shirting fabric.
 My Friday church group and I are making baby quilt for charity, size about 40 inch by 50 inch, so this    was a perfect project for me. Simple but stunning , and the right size.

I found weeks before this free quilt pattern at Jo-Ann's , and it was perfect for this challenge.
 Just maybe because it had my favorite color in it. 
My baby quilt measures 42 inches by 50 inches. 
I used a light grey back ground fabric and quilted small and medium swirls onto the quilt. 


Good thing I  had just mowed my lawn, so I was able to throw the quilt out onto the lawn in the sunshine and take a picture. 
Check out  here what Aby came up with with her challenge, awesome! 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday Picture

Iron work near Alder, Washington. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

Happy Scrappy Quilt

I wanted to use up some scrap strips and pieces that were to small to cut down for my squares and bricks ala the Scrap User's System by Bonnie Hunter.

So I sewed them to a used dryer sheet, a fellow quilter told me about using that as my foundation. Sometimes I sewed on the strips before I added them to the foundation piece. 

After I had all the fabric in each color way sewn on , I trimmed the piece to 6 1/2 inches square. 

I am making brightly colored squares in orange, purple, blue, green , red and yellow.

This is my finished block,it is 12 1/2 inches.  The bright fabric I found a few month ago and it was perfect. 
The background is a white on white with 2 1/2 inch strips of different designs printed on it. At first I thought I may not like this back ground fabric, but now I love it because it makes it more interesting. 
I am going to make 12 blocks and than set them somehow ( this is still in the design stage) 
The best part about using used dryer sheets is that when I have to iron the block they smell so nice. 
Check back and see what the finished quilt will look like in a few weeks. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sunday Picture

Coffee mugs at the swine museum in Stuttgart Germany. 
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have a picture for you.