Friday, May 8, 2009

Got that "quiltin'" itch I guess

I bought this kit awhile ago and when I looked at the directions and it talked about English paper piecing I put it away....I had NO idea what they wer talking about! But after taking my quilting class I now know how to do it! So, last night I dragged it out and got almost all my little hexagons sewn up! It is so fun!!! I think I may be addicted to English paper piecing and it is so easy once you "get it" that I got lots done while watching Grey's Anatomy 100th episode last night...oh yeah!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Here's my Japanese Iris by my mailbox. It is deep, deep purple and I just love them! I like them better than the regular Iris. I planted them last year and they didn't bloom but look at them this year! I wonder how soon I can split them and transplant some elsewhere?

Finally finished my quilt!

Well, not completely....the top is done but I need to seam the backing material and take it to Jamie (my friend with the quilt shop) to may be awhile though.....she has a lot of quilts there on hangars! The tulip block was the last one and I used a blanket stitch on my machine. You really shouldn't experiment like that on a quilt....I would suggest you play with it on a scrap piece first but I did learn a few tricks although I probably wouldn't use that stitch again...I think I could have done it by hand faster! LOL!