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.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Scrappy Star Quilt

A fellow quilter told me about using used dryer sheets
 as foundation for scrappy quilts. 

So I gave it a try.
 It is just like paper piecing, except no paper to rip out and you sew on the fabric , not on the dryer sheet. 

I  even sew bits and pieces together to make them cover the area, but  iron the seam apart. 

I kept adding fabric till the area was covered. 

I trimmed to size when I am done.  This practice piece measures 4 1/2 inches.

 I keep the trimmings to make more blocks. 

I made twelve 12 inch stars, and used white fabric as sashing with
 the outer border fabric as  cornerstones. A small red inner border was needed between the white and the outer border fabric . 

The center of the stars are not quilted. I am not sure why I didn't . 
I sewed on a button in the same color as the center fabrics. 
It came out good size, 52 inches by 64 inches. Perfect for a couch cuddle quilt. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sunday Picture on Tuesday- does that make it a Tuesday Picture?

Since it does nothing but rain here in Washington I thought
 I show you some one that does not seem to mind the rain.
Let's see if Frauke and Susanne have for you today. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My birhday gift is done.

Last year for my birthday a dear friend of mine send me this cute wall hanging, but I had to finish it myself. You know, the layering, basting and quilting plus binding part, lol!

But as of Saturday it was done, and it is now hanging by the stairs in my foyer so I can see it whenever I walk up or down the stairs.
 I love it, thank you so much Barbara.
It is just the perfect time to have it finished, the rain has come once again.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Picture

It snowed yesterday and last night. 
Winter trail quiet and white. 
Let's see what Susanne and Frauke have for you today. 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

International block exchange.

In 2013 a group of former quilt guild members from Germany , and some that are back here in the US  and I decided to do an International block exchange . Each member received a yard of focus fabric and a half yard of background fabric. The block was to be 12 inches finished , and we have 12 members. So each one of us came up with a block.
I choose the Wyoming Valley Star.

This is what just my block would have looked like., 
setting four blocks by three blocks.  

After I finished my top wit all the different quilt blocks I received,
 I added some focus fabric for the border, just to realize I did not have quite enough. 

What I did have was some scraps of the fabrics I used for my block. 
So I came up with a nine patch to use as the corner stones. 

I cut two sides of the quilt border freehand sligthly curvy,  
and finished it with a green bias binding. 

I took this picture of the finished quilt early Sunday morning while the ground was frozen. 
I am happy with the finished quilt. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Picture

Garden and Glass Seattle, Washington. 
Let's see if Susanne and Frauke have a picture for you.