Friday, April 6, 2012

Hi everyone, well what we thought was spring is now winter againnnn....just not as bad as Edmonton, Alberta.  They have probably had close to 1 foot of wet stuff in the last couple days.  But here, well it has been a bit wet, however, it is going to be very cold for the next couple days....like -5C.  I see buds starting on the fruit trees and the tulips are almost budding so those temps will put an abrupt end to those flowers.  Oh, well, we can only hope everything survives and to keep my mind off of this terrible weather, I have been busy like crazy in my sewing room.  I need a bright day to take pictures but I will show you what I have done lately.

I saw this pattern for a chicken door stop. I had made the little chicken pincushion several years ago and recognized the door stop was the same pattern only made bigger. My first one was of 2 1/2" squares of nice brights. I found a charm pack of them and cut them into 2 1/2" squares. Then I took some iron pelon and made my own grid. Laid out my squares, ironed them down, sewed them in place and voila.....my chicken door stop

Here is a picture of how I sewed the squares together and inserted a zipper in the bottom so I can add weight.
The second one I made is a little smaller and for one of my good friends that is so generous in sharing her scraps with me.  I made it using mostly strips and I gave it to her for Easter.  They were really fun to make and mine guards my kitchen door and is so perky and bright colored.
Next I was part of the March doll quilt swap.  This is they quilt I received from TN, USA

I really love the border fabric she used and she must know how much I love scrappy quilts because it couldn't be more perfect.  Of course I wasn't so speedy and she hasn't received mine so no picture of that today.  I had an extra couple days delay when I put the machine needle through my finger that continued to bleed for 2 days, not on the quilt fortunately.  And be darned, I almost did the same thing again today to the same finger....I so got my quilting gloves on.

Today I am finishing up a baby quilt made using the "twister 3 1/2" ruler.  I used 2 charm packs of California Girl and I tell you this is such beautiful fabric I want to make more things with it.  If you get a chance, buy as much of it as you can and it will be sold out over and over.  Picture on my next post.

This is it for today!  Please drop by again soon and I'll have more pictures to show.  Have a great weekend.

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