Friday, February 27, 2015

Fat Quarter Slide--For the Last Time?

Since we're in the trailer now, I have Fat Quarter Slide on our bed. I'm very happy with how it looks here!

You can even see the backing on this pic.
I am so happy with the way it fits in here. I was worried about the size because RV beds are never the same size as home beds. It fits just perfectly! Ta Da! The flannel backing worked just as I had hoped too, keeping it on the bed better than quilting cotton would have. The heat register is on the floor at the foot of our bed, and I didn't want the quilt to slide off and sit on the register. The spread that came with the trailer did slide off, so I was aware of it. It also provided no warmth at all. Now we're cozy.


Thursday, February 26, 2015


We have finally made it to Florida! We had to wait for all kinds of things to happen before we could leave. Now we're here and there's no snow! OK, that's pretty amazing to me. It was around Knoxville when the snow disappeared. Coming thru the mountains in Tennessee was harrowing. Fog, rain, temps in the 30s. I didn't like it.

Today we went to the Henry B. Plant Museum in Tampa. It was built in the late 1800s as a hotel.

Henry B. Plant Museum

The place is HUGE! I can just see Lady Mary Crawley there. There were bits on the tour about how people had to act in that time period. Certainly no spitting, fidgeting, leaving a lady alone. A gentleman had to escort her everywhere. She could not enter a room by herself.

I recommend to anyone in Tampa to see this place. Get a feel for how the other half lived.


Sunday, February 22, 2015

An Old One

I made this when my daughter was in high school. Those are her school colors. I was going to put something for band in the middle, but never did. It is now hanging in one of our bedrooms. I like the braid.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fat Quarter Slide---Again

The quilting is completed on Fat Quarter Slide. Here are a bunch of pictures of the quilting. Each square has a different motif. I had to wrack my brain to come up with that many designs.

Pay no attention to the fuzz on the quilt


Friday, February 20, 2015

I Was Wrong

Bunch of things I was wrong about:

Dryer is coming on Friday. YAY!! I can wash and dry clothes again. I hope. If all goes well. The way things were going on this whole project, I won't count on it until it happens.

I'm not scarce at all. Here I am again!

I'm sure there's other things I'm wrong about too.

I finished the quilting on Fat Quarter Slide and put it in the wash in preparation for it to be the first thing dried on Thursday. Then the dryer didn't come, so I hung it to dry over the shower curtain rod. Good thing I couldn't throw it in the dryer because I have stains. My purple pen didn't come out all the way, and there are some dirty looking spots. It's back in the washer now. Maybe things didn't get completely wet? First time this has EVER happened to me. You?

In September I was Queen Bee, and requested nine-patches. I was going to join another bee and request the same thing, but decided to make these up as is. I added white patches between the nine-patches, and I really like it.

Photo bombed by Trixie

I made four patches of my scraps and joined them into rows for a border. I really like this! Thanks to AccuQuilt for making the 2 1/2" squares so easy to cut. Didn't make much of a dent in my box of squares.


Thursday, February 19, 2015


I will probably be scarce for a while. I've been having mucho computer problems. (See how well I speak Spanish?) This computer is going in to the computer hero to be bombed. I will still have my netbook, so I am accessible, and I might get my camera to link to it. We'll just have to see.

Meanwhile, this is what I was working on today:

These are the blocks from when I was queen. I requested a simple nine-patch with no pastels, nice bright colors. I was going to wait and join another bee and ask for the same thing, but decided I would use these to make one of the Christmas present quilts I want to make this year. Voila!

This is the layout I will use however:

Makes a bigger lap quilt.

I have been cutting up scraps into 2 1/2" squares, so I joined a bunch of them today to make a border. I think it really goes with the scrappy nine patches. Need to get busy on my white squares.


Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Bee Blocks

I have my February Bee Blocks all finished. These went together very quickly. due I think, to Cheryl's excellent directions. This is Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs who I pattern tested for. Her patterns go together so nicely, and look so cool.

It's her Scrappy Tiles pattern, enlarged. to about 24" square. She asked for all blues. I hope she posts a picture of all the blocks sent to her.