Sunday, October 24, 2010

On the cutting mat for this week.

I actually have a few things on the cutting mat on this week. I have made a little something out of these beautiful fall fabrics. I only have the quilting to do and then it will be ship off to a far away place. I'll post a picture sometime in mid-November and the story behind it. Stay tuned.

The other project I have on the cutting map is...I finally have picked the project for the Wednesday Wackos annual Christmas Gift. YEAH!! I'll post pictures of those sometime mid-December. Stay tuned.
Guess it's that time of the year..full of surprises!!!!!!!

However, these are a couple of Table Toppers I quickly put together trying to use up some 5" squares and practice my machine quilting on. Kinda of cute and good practice for me. Not sure who I'll be giving these to...have a few more of these to do.
Have a good quilting week,
Pam O

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday Wackos reach 8 years together!

Not the the best picture of the Wednesday Wackos...but non the less a picture of out 8th Year Anniversary Dinner.

Starting on the left is me, than Pat M, next to Pat is Sue but you can't see her. That is Margie at the end of the table, back right is Linda, Robin, Marilyn, next to Marilyn is Terri but you can't see her either. Front is Susan and missing all together is Pat B who is on a road trip with her husband and Rob, our youngest, who is busy moving her family to a new home.

I have written many times about the Wackos, so you know how much each and everyone means to me. We have made every effort to meet every Wednesday sharing ideas in quilting and sewing, stories, retreats, shopping, families and have as much fun as we possibly can.

I look forward for many many more years with my Wacko Sisters!!!
With love to each,
Pam O.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Runner - French Rose

The French Rose Pattern has always been one of my favorite.

I actually finished the quilt top this last summer. I had these four blocks left over so made a runner.

I was glad I had this, it gave me an opportunity to practice my quilting before I do the quilt. Frances Moore, would be so proud of me....I took her quilting class a few months back. Think if you click on the picture, you can see some of the quilting. The flowers are raw edge which gives it a nice look too.

Will post the quilt when I'm done.

Pam O.

I got carried away....again

Ok, so this is what happened. I was reading one of my favorite blogs, Malinda Quilts ETC. a few weeks back. One of her sewing friends was sick and so a pillow case was made for her to cheer her up. I could almost see the smile on her face when she received it and thought what a very nice thing to do.

At the same time I was reading that, I thought about my friend Terri's Mom who had just taken an awful fall and ended up in the hospital. So I pulled some bright fabric from my stash and made this one for her. Love the colors and hope it too brought a smile to her face.

After I finished, I just started pulling fabric and cutting pillow cases kits. I have made so many of these and it's a great way to cut down some of your stash. I actually have never saved any for me to have. I usually make them for my grand kids and have made them for gifts.

I got carried away, again.

These are the ones I finished. Most are for children and a few Christmas. This time I'll keep a few on hand for when the grand kids spend the night.
The thing I noticed after pulling all that fabric, it really didn't make much of a dent in my stash. . Hmmmm

Pam O.