Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Quilt from Leftovers!

My last blog was about my Prairie Flower Finish. Lots of snowballing occurred during the making of the quilt. I saved those little triangles and made half square triangles from them. Then put them together into blocks and then made a wall hanging.  I am so thrilled with my something from nothing quilt.

I stitched just outside the ditch on the half square triangles.

Figure 8's in the sashing and stippling in the outer borders.

This is wedding doily number 11.

Here is wedding doily number 10.

A closer picture of number 10.  I am working on number 12 and then will have three left to make.  I can do this.  Wedding on the 11th of June.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Prairie Flower Finish!

I have a finish! I am a huge fan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company's Block Magazine.  If you have not seen one yet I encourage you to get one.  I am sure you will be hooked.  The magazine is $5.99, printed on beautiful paper and does not contain one single advertisement.  The patterns are great and the stories interesting.  This pattern is from Block Magazine and was so fun to put together.  It is called Prairie Flower.  I used Little House on the Prairie fabric.

I free motion quilted on my domestic sewing machine.  I bought stencils for the center white square from the Stencil Company.

I had bought a fat quarter pack of the fabrics and made a scrappy binding cutting strips from the long side of the fat quarter.  I did order some yardage for the borders.  I am so pleased with this quilt.  Now I'm off to pick another pattern from Block Magazine (I am not endorsing this magazine for compensation etc.  I simply like it).  Thank you for stopping by for a visit and have a lovely day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Bibliophile Files!

I am linking up with Sarah at for the monthly Bibliophile Files where you show and tell about the books you have read in a month.  These are the books I read in April:

This is one in a delightful series "44 Scotland Street".  Wonderful characters.  If you love Edinburgh, you will truly appreciate these books.  

This was a good book.  It is about the life of Robert Louis Stevenson.  Very interesting.

Ken Follett is a favorite author whose books I enjoy immensely.  This one is set just prior to WWI and the events that start off the war.  Also covers the war.  A real epic saga.  Very good book.  It is the first one in a trilogy.  I am currently on the second book and will talk about that next month.

I have read this book before but found it in my sons room and decided to re-visit it.  Had a few belly laughs.  He is really good at finding a cultures quirky habits and way of thinking about things.  He has written books on England (Notes from a Small Island) and Australia (In a Sunburned Country).  Makes for very interesting and entertaining reading.