Tattered Garden



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

Monday, August 30, 2010

Florabunda Block Eight!


Finished Block eight this weekend..four more and then we get to see what Erin does with the center and borders.
Erin of One Piece at A Time  is now doing videos on how she does applique' very informative.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And She's Off!

OK,  I just couldn't stop myself.  I started another applique' project.I have joined the group of quilters addicted to Kim McLean patterns.
This all started when I found the blog Glorious Applique.  The pictures just draw you in.
I also have a friend who does a lot of Kim's quilts so I can see how beautiful they are in person.
I decided to start with the Hearts and Flowers quilt in Quilt Romance by Kaffe Fassett. 
Since I didn't have any Kaffe fabrics  I ordered the fabric pack and started a stash. My fabric pack from Glorious Color came this week.



Trouble is all the fabrics aren't in the pack and I don't have a clue how to substitute or cut them up or use them to get a good effect. 
To be continued.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rick Rack Nines - It's Really Big



Rick Rack Nines is from Leaders & Enders a Bonnie Hunter book.
She said this was a big quilt and she is right.
It has 290 nine patch blocks along with 20 half blocks all made from 2,670 - 2 inch squares.
I used just about every 2 inch square I could come up with on this one.
The alternate block fabric has little blue flowers on it but it doesn't show up in this picture.

What I need to learn is to read all the directions before I start a quilt.

I still have the borders to do but I'm taking a rest from this one.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Another Giveaway!


Pat over at Silver Thimble Talk is having a giveaway.
You should check it out but remember I' am going to win.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My other Hobbies


I finished another rug and also finished spinning the red yarn on the right of the picture.
There is also some wonderful fiber in the picture I have yet to spin.  It's from the Gale's Art  Etsy site.  She has beautiful fibers if you happen to be into spinning.

Keeping Up!

Block seven of Florabunda is complete.  Just in time block eight is supposed to be out this week.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Somebody Stop Me!


OK, I have finally decided I need help.  My friends already tell me I get way too many packages from Amazon.  I think Amazon has my credit card number on speed dial. 
I just love books and can't seem to control myself.  My latest purchase came today.
All of these books are wonderful and I have already found several things I want to make.
If only there were more hours in the day!




I haven't been able to post in a while because my old computer finally just gave up and died.
I bought a new one yesterday.  
I decided to get a new iMac and am so glad I did.  
I really like it.
There are lots of things I have to learn.   
It's very different from  PC.