Tattered Garden



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

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Discovering Quiltville

A few year back I discovered Quiltville Bonnie Hunters site and became addicted to cutting up scraps. I have accumulated quite a lot of all sizes but never seemed to do much with them.

I did make one quilt Scrappy Bargello



I did a couple of her mystery's Orange Crush

and Double Delight.

These quilts didn't seem to even put a dent in all the scraps I had cut up. I think I just like organizing and putting strips in their own little boxes.

Yesterday I started another of Bonnie's patterns
Scrappy Trips Around The World

It goes really fast if you chain piece everything. The only problem I see is this quilt looks a lot like Scrappy Bargello. It uses a lot of the same fabrics. I needed to add more new ones to change the look you can still see all the ugly fabrics.
I guess I just didn't cut the pieces small enough.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

One Down and ? to go


I am trying to finish up some of my UFO's this year and this is from the first class I took in applique way back in 2005 I believe. It's been on my design wall so long I forgot. I used my EQ6 and tried to figure out some borders for it. So now I can add it to my list of quilts waiting to be quilted. That list is getting really long.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Don't Laugh

OK, I may be carrying this string thing a bit too far...but I had all those red strips left over from my Aunt Millie's Garden Quilt and I needed something to keep things from sliding off the back of the toilet so I made this.
There must be something more creative I could be doing.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Lillian Keeps Growing



You just gotta love those sleeping baby pictures.
Lillian is 3 months old today!

Aunt Millie's Garden





I finally got the sashing and borders put on my Aunt Millie's quilt top. It seems like I have been working on this quilt forever. The quilt looks better than the pictures. I need photography work.


I am going to add it to my list of quilts waiting to be quilted as I have no idea how I will quilt it. I wonder have you ever spent years working on a quilt and when you were finished you couldn't decide if you liked it or not. That's how I feel about this one. Not too sure about the reds anymore.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Check This Out

If you like Giveaway's as much as I do then go visit Lavender Ridge....It's her one year Blog Anniversary and she's giving away a wonderful book and pattern by Fig Tree.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Blog Surfing and Aunt Millie

I have been on a blogging break lately. My kitchen needed updating and I have spent all my time working on getting a few things done. It is looking better but I will be glad when all is finished.

Today I was blog surfing and found the best tutorial for a cute little needle case over on Sew Prim Khris. I can't wait to make one.


There are so many great ideas on blogs. People are so generous with their information.

I have found a little time to work on my Aunt Millie's Garden sashing. If all goes as planned I hope to finish the quilt this week.