Saturday, May 31, 2014

Me, May and my Buzzsaw

I want to appoligize to to my followers.  I know it has been a long time since I posted and I am very sorry.   May was a rough but happy month.

I had to let my Web site go.   :(     That also ment that my email address was lost.   I had to get a new one.  Well that was the easy part.  I had to change Google, e-bay, etc.  So I sat with my coffee and I notified all the different sites and programs, I was google eyed to say the least.


My new email:

But, I did get some quilting in.   I purchased these green and tan prints  (I even found one that matched in that had a little red in) at a really good price, having in mind the "Buzzsaw" block.  Ah, my next project.

With them I made 2 1/2" X 6 1/2" strips.  (half of white and half of printed fabrics)  I also cut 2 1/2" squares.  These I sewed diagonal on the top corner.

From these:  I sewed 4 together,

Now I have lots of 6 1/2" squares, so it was time to sew two of them together:

Then I sewed two of those together to make my 12 1/2 inch block:

I made a total of 42 - 12 1/2 inch blocks.  (Buzzsaw)

I carefully sewed all the  blocks together
trying not to have two the same fabrics close.
I then quilted it in an all over feathered pattern.  

Total size is:  71" X  83"

This is a very busy month, not only loosing my email but then there was Mothers Day,my Brother's Anniversary, then my Nephew's Birthday, then OUR ANNIVERSARY (oh my, it was our 39th ...hard to believe how time flies)  Then MY Birthday,  (guess I can't say I am 29 anymore)  Plus, we got company from PA for a week and was helping my future daughter-in-law hunt for that special wedding gown.  WHEW!!!   (We did find a beautiful gown which is now being altered.  Can't you tell, I am all excited?)

REMINDER....don't forget "A Perfect Picnic"  hop starts on June 2nd.   There will be lots of fun going on.


 So till then.....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mothers Day - Say it with Batiks

First and formost....I want to say HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOTHERS our there.  It is their day to shine.  And if you ask me....they should have more than one day to be reconized for all they have done for us!!!

I am very proud of my mother.  She worked very hard all her life. She is the youngest of  a family of 6 sisters and 8 brothers. Grew up during the depression.  Her father left her mother before she was born never to be seen again.  So her mother raised them all herself.   She is now. the only one left of her family, and is  88 years young (has all the average ailments an 88 does) but she is a fighter and doing good.


"Thank you so much mom,
 for everything you have done for me."  

                            Thank you Graphics

I know it has been a long time since I had posted anything.  I have been so busy around here to say the least.  May is a very big month for me.  It was always the month that I have mu fun walking in the greenhouses, picking flowers for my beds and to put on my porch.  I love my flowers and flower beds.  I always have a wide array of flowers around here. (from Roses to Petunias, oh, and a garden.  Love my tomatoes)  Then there are 4 birthday's this month in my family, besides mine.  And 3 anniversaries.  (including our 39th Anniversary)   Then there is Mothers day.  Well, that is actually an easy one.  See, we live in TN and both of our mothers are in PA.  They are in need of anything and neither care for flowers, so we order them a pizza.  They both love it.  They don't have to cook and we get their favorite toppings on.  And is something they look forward to.

                                          2 Large 14" Pizzas

Oh, could I eat a slice about now.  See, they have pizza down here but not at all what we are use to.

Our Anniversary....Well that is to be determined as to what we will do.  Every year for 38 years, he has gotten me red roses.  So, I know I will get them but as to where we will go.  I do not know as of yet.  He always surprises me.  But I do know we will have fun.

Anyway.....before this month began, I had gotten lots of Batik fabrics.  Some we exchanged in our quilt guild last year and some I just, well, guess you could say I horded it though time, lol.  I took a picture of this quilt a long time ago, but it was made of Greens and Golds.  I am so sorry that I did not get to write the designer down.  I do hope they forgive me.  Anyway, I made it in my Batiks, plus added a little twist to the stepping blocks..

It was mostly done with 2 1/2 inch HST;s and 2 1/2 inch squares added on to 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch strips.

It was easy to make..
I did an all over feather design on it.

                                This is suppose to show the quilting done on the back.  But I don't know if it is the camera, me or my glasses.  I don't think it showed up well at all.

And here it is:   

Total size is 70 1/2 " X 80"

OK, I am off to another party this afternoon, and also have 2 quilts in the making.....Never a dull moment in this house.

Till later,


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