Tattered Garden



May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

NYE Mystery Quilt

The second mystery I am doing starts tomorrow..
It's the NYE Mystery 2009 by Anne B. Smith .
We have already picked our fabrics done some cutting and sewing - 288 half square triangles for a lap size quilt.Now we are waiting on the first clue.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Raising Cane Finished!

We got the final clue to Raising Cane last night so I was able to finish it today.
It was a fun mystery and Dorthy gives great directions so it was quick and easy.


I am wondering where some of you take your pictures for your blogs? I just don't seem to have any place in my home that is suitable..I am never satisfied with the pictures I take.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Raising Cane

I had decided I wouldn't do any mystery quilts this year because of time limits....but I was bored today and needed to do some sewing.
I have been saving the steps to Raising Cane a Dorothy Young Mystery so I started today.
I used Christmas fabrics since I have collected so many.


I was able to get finished with clue 11 and have no idea what the quilt will look like when the blocks are put together..

We were supposed to choose a focus fabric and three other fabrics that went with it.
I am not so sure my choices were the best...they look better in person the colors are better.

I guess I will find out when it's all together.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snow in Virginia


I was in Virginia helping my Daughter with the new baby and on the day I was supposed to come home they had a huge snow storm..
I am from Georgia and I think this is the most snow I had ever seen.
We measured 20 inches.
It was beautiful but delayed my trip home a few days.



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Heavenly Gift


Wow, what a day December the 5th was.
My Daughter went into labor on her Birthday (three weeks early)
and the baby was born at 4:23 am December the 6th...
Lillian Wrenn
What a wonderful birthday present.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chez Moi Birthday Quilt




I just finished this quilt for my Daughter's Birthday. It's a free pattern from Moda called Chez Moi. I was a little disappointed in the weight of the quilt.. I used Minkee for the backing and the batting I choose was a little too heavy. I never know what kind of batting to use with Minkee.
Anyway it's finished... in the mail and I hope she likes it.