Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Finished Quilt For Irish Chain Quilt-A-Long

I quilted it over a few days and I finished it yesterday. Today I put the binding on and took care of the thread ends. I love this quilt. I will wash it tomorrow and put it on my bed tomorrow evening. I can't wait to sleep under my own quilt. Chompie is helping hold down the quilt while I worked it around in my sewing machine. Nice doggie! Ha Ha!

Her is the finished quilt. I had my husband and brother-in-law hold it up. The both are over 6 feet and ti was way over their heads. I it s queen, 90" x 90". 

I thought I would show you what else I have been working on. I am now helping my husband and my brother-in-law make groomers for horse arenas. So I am working with metal. My hands do not look like a ladies hands, I can not get the black out all the way.

This is the finished groomer.

This is me cleaning one of the pieces.

I will leave you with a picture of my little family. Me, my husband, our daughters who are off at school again, my son, his wife and our two grand babies. 


Monday, April 20, 2015

Girls and Flowers

Good morning everybody. I hope your day is going well so far. Mine is good but a little sad. My husband and I took our daughters back to college this last Saturday. They will be gone for about three months. It has been fun with them home. Now the house is quiet. Here are the 3 of us with Chompie at their apartment.

I'm trying to get caught up on my hexies. I received these from my February partner. They are great!

These ones are from my March partner. They are so fun.
 (Isn't it weird how my camera changed the color of the counter trying to capture the color of this flower. I tried to fix it but could not.)


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Irish Chain Twist Quilt-A-Long~Finished Top!!

I have been following along with Melissa over at Happy Quilting doing a quilt along, Irish Chain Twist. Tomorrow is the big day. We have gotten to the end of the steps and now it is time for the big reveal for our tops. This first picture is the top on my bed. It fits perfectly!! I am so excited.
 This picture is taken outside today in very strong winds. You can see how large it is. My daughters are standing on the seat of the picnic table. Sorry about the shade and sunny areas. With its size and the wind this was the only way we could take a picture.
 And then because the help I was getting here is a fun picture of the top facing into the wind. It did not turn out very well but the colors are truer to the way it really looks.

I went tonight and bought the backing and two bottles of spray baste. I will be working on getting it finished now. I want this quilt on my bed. We have until April 23rd, but I am hoping to be done before that. I love this quilt! Thank you Melissa for another great quilt along!