Monday, July 20, 2015

A little of this and a little of that, plus a blooper!

I have been working with some fat quarters that I purchased. This green star is some thing I was working on and thought I would make it into a pillow, but it is just a bit big for a pillow so I will turn in to a small quilt to hang on the wall and practice my quilting and bindings. 


Trying my hand on some scrappy 4 patch stars. This weekend I have been working on stars. 
The red are 2 of 4 that I will be making for a small quilt. Both of these are from Missouri star quilt videos. Love Jenny's videos so may great ideas.  The fabric is what it left from a quilt I bought from Craftsy a few month ago when they were having a big sale. I have 75% of the quilt cut out and the fabric in the center is what was  from the scraps. I am in a stop mode and can only get 2 done because I ran out of the white fabric and need to go to the quilt store and get some more! 
Some other things that I have been working on. 
I saw a tutorial for a cutting, ironing table  at Buzzin bumble.  
I was in desperate need of a cutting table because I was on the kneeling on the floor trying to cutting my fabric, let me tell you...not fun! I had carpet burns on the tops of my  feet from all the getting up and down. LOL!
I found the table at Goodwill and it was $19. The board cost me about $25 and the rest of the stuff was just a few more dollars. I think the whole thing cost me under $75. The best part is it is saving my knees and back ! Happy Dance time!!
Here is the top, when I am cutting larger things, I use my big cutting mat. 
Now How about a little funny. 
I made the red cherries on Fri,  ( Bee in my bonnet - farmgirl vintage) I was so excited and wanted to get it quilted up and started quilting, so proud of myself that I was doing this on my own then I attached the binding again very happy with myself, Happy and cheering the whole time Go Heide, Go Heide...Then I was getting ready to hand sew the binding on and OH NO!!!! The stems of the cherries were sewn on wrong! I had to make the little blueberries ( same pattern as cherries) just to prove to myself that I could do it right. At first I was mad, All that cute fabric wasted, then I had to laugh, how could I not see it. Oh well....you live and learn. 
Thanks for stopping by and Happy quilty hugs to you all. 
Heide 

Linking to:
Confessions of a fabric addict- Can I get a Whoop-Whoop.

5 comments:

  1. Congrats on the cutting table! I can't wait to get mine. Love the stars!

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  2. I've said to a couple people today what Angela Walters says, "You only see your own mistakes". I went back and forth like 3-4 times between your blueberries and cherries to figure out, stems wrong, huh? Finally I see it, but it is not noticeable one bit, I promise. I hope you let Lara know you used her tutorial, love that girl; she has such ingenious ideas. I want to make the pressing station with the storage under it. So Craftsy sale was good? You're happy? I keep alllllmosssst jumping and buying something, then think yikes my stash is crazy as it is....

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  3. Great new board!!! ANd ya know what...quilting is soo forgiving...I never saw your oopppsss till you mentioned it!

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  4. I too had no idea that your FGV blocks had a blooper. They look wonderful Heide, as do your other blocks too.
    You did a great job with your ironing table - wow what a deal you got too. Can't beat the total price for sure! I hope you love using it as much as i love mine. Sorry that it took me so long to respond, I was off the computer for a few weeks.

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