June 29, 2015

Bear for fair

Justine finished her 3rd bear.It is ready for the fair.
I found a quilt block on line and tried to duplicate it.

I found I needed to do something called a partial seam to make it come together. Usually I can figure out a block from a picture but this one had me stumped. There was a tutorial that helped a lot. http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/bright-hopes-quilt-block.html
So easy when you know the tricks.

Summer is speeding by. The old saying "If you don't get er it done by the 4th of July you ain't gona get it done." is so true. Have a great week

June 19, 2015

bears,doll bed quilt,flag quilt

We have been busy working on a few projects. Justine is working on her memory bears for the fair. The clothes bedspread were her great grandma's. We have put 13 hours in the blue bear. The chenille bedspread bear has had 7 hours so far . Justine learned to do the ladder stitch for closing the bears and is doing a great job. That is not the easiest stitch to do. Eyes,nose and closing  the back of the arms and legs yet to do.

The small doll bed quilts center is made from some flag quilt scraps. The rest was from my 1 1/2 inch strips box. Love making this kind of quilt. Just sit and sew no thinking about matching anything.
I saw a flag block on a blogger site and decided to make it into a small quilt.

Alden Days this weekend. All kids are coming home. Will be a fun time. Have a great Father's day. j

June 18, 2015

Beautiful flowers

I have had some really beautiful flowers to cut this year. The plants I potted are also looking great. My seed geraniums look great in their pots and they are blooming. Enjoy the pictures.

 East patio flowers.
 I know it is late but I planted up the old wheel barrow and the wagon. The poinsettia is sprouting lots of new green leaves.

 The west patio flowers are doing great.

 This coleus is from last year

The scent of this honey suckle is wonderful. Hope you all have a great weekend. Wish those dad's a Happy Fathers day.j

June 11, 2015

Another new bear.

This time I used a cashmere coat for a bear .Wool for the pads and ears. Felt stuffed nose.The pattern is ok but if it is one Justine chooses to make I will change the legs. They are a bit skinny for my liking. Rainy day today. Nice and cool. Gardens needed a good rain. Blessed j