Wednesday, September 28, 2011

One more thing off my 2011 UFO list

Cup of Tea for You!
This was just one more thing off my 2011 UFO list, the blue table cloth.

Started in 2010, kinda of copied a pattern my friend had bought. The printed squares are printed dish towels.  I used the other end of the towels and cut squares the same size and did some embroidery on them, added some borders and wa la a blue tablecloth.  Reminded me of something my grandmother would use on her table.

Not sure the picture is doing it justice, it really did turn out cute.  I named it "Cup of Tea for You".

Have a few more, well a lot more, to take off my UFO list.....but it sure feels good when they are done.

Keep on Quilting
Pam O.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I DO NOT like smudges..

This was just a quick project I did for myself a few months back, I'm one that does not like smudges on my iPhone.

You can get towels for window/mirrors in the auto section of any store, I think it was three towels per package and with each towel you can make three little pouches.

I know there are all kinds of great cases out there...but this works for me.  They wash up great and protect the phone in my purse and they work great on my eye glasses too.

I gave some to the grand kids for their iPods , they love them.

Keep on quilting,
Pam O.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I need to practice practice practice......

Yesterday I took a Feathers Class from Frances Moore.  There were seven people in the class and there is always one that is a bit more challenged than others, that would be me.

I did ask Frances if she has ever taught a person that was just not meant to do feathers.....she said NO, it just takes PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.  Sooooo that's what I'm going to do, but may be a while before I'm ready to put them on a quilt.

Frances is the BEST teacher ever, she has the patience of an angel.  If you ever have the opportunity to take one of her classes, TAKE IT.  I really look forward to more classes from her, I may do a little better on some of her other designs.  Love ya Frances!!

Back to practicing.
Keep on quilting,
Pam O.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sister's doing what they like best....

I went out to my sister's house for a few days.  We wanted to spend some time together, her working on her craft of pottery and I working on some quilting projects

I wanted to show you what she is working on; Patti is getting ready to do a BIG show next year and has to have 300 pieces ready to go.  She is now working on these little vases with petite little handles.  I just love them.

I worked on Christmas can't show you what I accomplished this week but really like how things are turning out.  More to follow on that for sure.

I love spending time with my sister!!!
Keep on quilting,
Pam O.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Give-a-Way from Norway

My friend Marit in Norway is having a give-a-way (click here).

She has had over 50,000 visits to her blog and I can see why. Marit is a beautiful knitter, she posts pictures of her beautiful countryside, and the pretty sewing projects she manages to get in when she has time.

Look at these two sewing projects she has for her give away and just in time for the fall.

What a way to celebrate Marit and congratulations on so many people stopping by your blog!!!!

Keep on quilting,
Pam O.

Block 3 on the Quilt-a-Long

Block 3 designed by Melissa Stramel
This is Block 3 on the Quilting Gallery's Quilt-a Long.  The Block was designed by Melissa Stramel.  I pick a different embroidery center, but still love how it turned out.

The piecing was a bit tricking for me, I can't tell you how many times I told myself "I Can't do that", sooooo..... I did the piecing first and than the embroidery just it case I couldn't.

What I learned more than anything was to change my wording to "I can't to "I can".  I love this Quilt-a-Long as it's challenging me for sure.

I did skip over Block 2 which is a paper piece designed by Jennifer Rodriquez.  I can only think of one time I tried paper piecing but it has been a few years back, but, "I can" do it and will go back to it for sure.

Keep on quilting,
Pam O.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Celebrate Christmas Quilt-a-Long

Fabric I will use
Quilting Gallery is having their 1st Quilt-a-long hosted by Michele (click on Quilting Gallery or the icon on my side bar for more details.

I'm pretty excited about this...there will be special deals for quilters, 36 designer profiles and 12" blocks they have designed for this project.  It's not too late, this started 9/13/11 and with run through 12/1/2011.

Block 1 designed by Pat Sloan
Above are the fabrics I have picked for this project, Moda's Christmas Flannel.

There are three blocks already posted, this first block was designed by Pat Sloan.  I love it...and I got to do a little appliqué.

The next block is designed by Jennifer Rodriguez and a paper piece...wish me luck on that one.

The third block, is by Melissa Stramel.  This one I am excited has embroidery in the center of the block.

You can see these blocks and more to come on the Quilting Gallery website.

I'll post my progress, this should be fun!

Keep on quilting,
Pam O.

and the "Challenge" continues

So, remember back in December 2010 when I wrote about a challenge my friend Kathy (click on her name to see the story) and I started?  She sent me a gift wrapped in fabric, I made something out of that fabric and sent it back to her wrapped in another piece of fabric, she was to make something out of that piece and so on and so on.....out of breath trying to write that.

Isn't this just soooo cute? I sent her the cupcake fabric and she made me an apron.  The pink fabric she used is like a strawberry swirl and the brown is like chocolate sprinkles.  I just love  it!!!!!

Now, in turn, she had the apron wrapped in the the green leaf now it's my turn to make something for her out of that fabric. Hmmmmmmmm

Thanks Kathy, I love my Apron.
Let the "Challenge" continue...

Keep on quilting
Pam O.