Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just in case...

Just in case there a long period of time I go without posting, again, I wanted to wish all of you a Happy Valentines Day. February is just a few days away, time goes to fast for me.

This is an Amy Bradley pattern I did a few years back...maybe better not to zoom in on this one or you'll really be able to see this was my first attempt at applique.

Happy Quilting,

Pam O


That's right, MORE to add the the UFO collection, HOWEVER, these may be the 2012 UFO.

Just back from the Road to California Quilt show, I'm really excited about the two classes I took. This year I want with a simply and fun type classes, and I'm really glad I did.

The first class was Bent out of Squares with Karla Alexander. What a fun teacher and a fun technique. This picture only shows two sets (1 set = 6 blocks) out of tens. I'm using batiks from my stash with more and more colors to come, very scrappy. At the end, it will be set on point. Can't wait to see it finished.

My second class was the Texas Braid by Bonnie Hunter. Just another really fun class. Mine is done out of light and dark poke-a- dots, even more fun to work with. Originally, I was going to use red cornerstones, but before starting, decide black would work better.
Both will be a work in progress, but think they will be great when they are done.

Happy Quilting
Pam O

The 2011 UFO Challenge.

OK, in order for my guilds, Quilters by the Sea, 2011 UFO Challenge.
The rules are:
1. Choose 5 UFO's that need to be finished by 2012
2. Describe and list them 1-5 on the entry form.
3. One of five will be randomly picked and announced at the guild meeting every two months.
4. On the due date we are to bring our finished quilt to the meeting..maybe for show and tell
5. There is a $10 fee for prizes along the way and a GRAND PRIZE at the end
These are mine in order:
1. Nine Patch with an attitude, started (I think) in 2008
2. Mumbo Gumbo Started in 2009
3.Fuzzy Spots started in 2010
4. French Rose started in 2009 (I think)
5. Blue Tablecloth started 2010
...and the number randomly picked and due by April 14 is number 4, the French Rose. I need to quilt, bind and label to complete this. Better get busy!
Happy Quilting,
Pam O.

For my friend... has been a while from my last posting. Well, it's not to say I have not been busy a have a lot to write about so let me get started.

My friend, Mercedes, has a Granddaughter that she is unable to see very often. She wanted to do something special for her for Valentines Day. Mercedes had seen a doll bed at a very expensive store and just didn't want to pay the price. After searching online she found this one for a fraction of the price and almost the same style as the expensive store.

GOT TO LOVE A BARGAIN!!! This is the one she found and had it shipped to her. Kinda of simple and not much to it, a little pink curtain on the side which is a little closet, and a little pink cushion for the bed on top.

"Help, can you do something to make it look pretty?" she asked. We went from store to store trying to find the fabric she wanted. No luck. Finally, I said, lets just go see what I have in my sewing closet. First she was amazed at the amount of fabric I had....BUT she found exactly what she wanted. YEAH!!!

I think it turned out real cute and everything is reversible....and I was able to use STASH. Mercedes was very excited...

For my friend..

Happy Quilting,
Pam O.

Monday, January 10, 2011

First Swap of 2011

Last month I didn't even know what a "Mug Rug" was until I read a few other blogs.

This month, after making a few, I joined an online swap hosted by The Quilting Gallery. If interested, this should be a fun, quick, and easy swap. Registrations close on January 18.

Click on the icon "Mug Rug Swap" on my sidebar, it will take to the registration. Also, under swap links, if you click on "Mug Rug Inspirations", The Quilting Gallery featured a few of the Rug Mugs that I have made.

Happy Quilting
Pam O.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

"Vino" Applique, something new and different...

On my sidebar I have my 2011 To Do List where I listed
"Try something new and different", so this is what I picked, "Vino".

Margie, one of my Wednesday Wacko Sisters, does the most beautiful applique. I have asked her to teach me her technique to complete this little kit I picked up at one of the shows. I'm sure some of the other Wacko's will join in on the lessons as well.

Each week, Margie will lead us through the steps to complete the applique, I'm striving for years end...but we'll see. I'm so excited!!!

Please note: I wrote COMPLETED next to Binding on Mug Rugs. YEAH!!!! I was able to finish 18. The picture is posted below on my December 31, 2010 posting. Loved the way they turned out.

Happy Quilting to all,
Pam O.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Had to post this picture..

I'm pretty sure this was taken from the Seal Beach Pier. I didn't take this picture, actually got it from a friend who got it from a friend.

I think it was taken on the same day my husband and I went down to Seal Beach for lunch. I remember standing on the pier wishing I had my camera and thinking back to the days when......

I know you are going to think this crazy, but just after a cold spell of rain and snow in Southern California and it's just starting to warm up, my brother and some of our friends would set out for a day, that we called, surf and sky.

We would hit the beach early morning, surf/swim for a few hours. Just when we had enough, we pack up the car and head for the local mountain, which is about a two hour drive. By 2:30 or 3:00 we had our skies on and doing some of the best down hill skiing ever.

I had to post this picture, someone knew I regretted not have a camera on that day.

Pam O

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 - this is what I would like to happen...

OK, I'm going to get it in writing, I'm making a list of what I would like to happen in 2011. This will be of no interest to anyone but me...but that's alright, at least I'll have my list.

1. On my Side Bar, at the bottom, I have made my list of UFO's (Unfinished Projects) and Sewing projects. I'll post pictures and write "Completed" as I go a long.
2. My Guild is having a UFO Challenge to finish five UFO's, I will join at the meeting in January. I may list some that are on my Side's OK to challenge myself twice.
3. Use my stash to make Charity Quilts.
4. Join WW, walk more.
5. Don't buy what I already have, STASH
6. Be the BEST relative, friend, WACKO, Guild Member that I can be.

...and last but not least, never sit idle.
Think that covers it. Better get busy.

Happy Quilting in 2011!!!
Pam O.