Tattered Garden



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

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Joined GO-Ville

I really tried to win a GO on the blog giveaway's but no luck -  so I asked for one for Christmas.
Christmas afternoon while everyone was watching football I took it out to  see if I could figure out how to use it.


One of the extra dies I ordered is the Apple Core so I decided to make a scrappy Christmas apple core quilt.
After all it was Christmas.
Well,  the cutting was a lot of fun and I just kept cutting those apple cores until I ran out of scraps.

 All I can say is thank goodness I ran out of scraps!
The cutting may be easy and fun but sewing all those curves are not.


I tried pinning them together and didn't like sewing over all those pins - so I got out my trusty Elmer's school glue and tried gluing them together at the ends and centers.
I quickly got tired of that and went back to the pins because I think it was quicker.


Not one to give up I kept pinning and sewing and glueing and sewing.
I now have this great apple core quilt which I really like.
I am going to do a curved binding since I like sewing curves so much..

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

T-Shirt Quilt Ready for Christmas


Whew! I just finished the T-shirt quilt for my Husband's Christmas present.  I have been working on it off and on for a while.  Kept putting it aside thinking I had lots of time - only working on it when he wasn't at home.  I had planned on giving it to him in November for his Birthday but missed that deadline.





 I found this cute panel and fabric----- thought it would be perfect as a back.


A little history about my Husbands Airplane.. It's a World war II Bi-plane manufactured in 1943.
He has had it for several years and we have taken lot's of trips together in it. 


Last September when he was taking off for Galesburg, IL he had a little mishap as you can see.
Not to worry He wasn't hurt at all and is now busy rebuilding it.  Hopes to be finished by September so he can make the trip to Galesburg.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I decided to put a little post on the Design wall Monday site Patchwork Times hosted by Judy Laquidara.
I have been working on Lollypop Trees by Kim McLean for a few months.
I finished nine of my Lollypop blocks and was really going strong until along came Thanksgiving, A trip out of town and now Christmas.  I hope to get back to it soon because I really love this quilt.  
Merry Christmas everyone.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Tree Skirt



I finished making my Daughter's Christmas Tree Skirt a couple of weeks ago but gave it to her without taking any pictures.
She sent me some pictures yesterday so I could post about it.  I am glad I forgot because she takes great pictures.


I used this pattern from Silver Thimble Quilt Co.   You  are supposed to us a 10 degree ruler to cut the slices but since I didn't have one I borrowed a 9 degree ruler from a friend.  Just  had to cut a few more slices.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I Asked Them to Stop!

Growing that is...Sometime I wish they could stay little forever.

                                        These are my beautiful Grandchildren.

Chloe is four and Garrett is twelve.



                                                      Lillian just turned one this month.

Time passes so quickly.  I know I am a little bit partial but don't they look cute with Santa?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Another Amazon Visit!

My friendly UPS man came today with more books.
Tonya Ricucci's first book Word Play Quilts arrived.  I have been looking forward to getting this book because I really like her quilts.  If you aren't familiar with Tonya's work you should check out her blog Lazy Gal Quilting.  Lots of great work there.


 And of course to get free shipping at Amazon you have to spend $25.00 - so I also got Stack the Deck Revisited by Karla Alexander.  Looked interesting.  Sometime I buy books just to dream and never get around to making any quilts in them.  Is there anyone else out there like me?

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Help Needed!


A few Months back I made this quilt for my son-in-law.  He is a huge University of Georgia Bulldog fan.  The first time it was washed the black binding and inner border just shredded.  I guess the black fabric was rotten and I didn't notice.   Now replacing the binding is no problem but what in the world am I going to do about that inner border?


The quilt is machine quilted and I just don't know if it would work to just sew another piece of border fabric over the shredded one or not.  Any suggestions from all you quilters out there?

Christmas quilt


I finally finished my Christmas quilt for my bed.  
It's a Turning Twenty -  king sized or a turning 42.  
Looks a little puffy since I have a down comforter under it.
The fabrics are by Moda -  Figgy Pudding and Fruit Cake.
I bought them last year when they went on sale...not the traditional Christmas colors....  In fact my Husband didn't even know it was a christmas quilt maybe it's the brown pillows.
I really like how it turned out and hate to take it off the bed so soon.