Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm Not at the Beach Anymore...

I'm back at the farm...well, not really...but I did get back to my Farmer's Wife blocks this weekend. Got 3 done

#111 Wrench  #8 Bouquet  #69 Partial Orchard

I'm up to 25 blocks...I laid them out on my "design" floor...I didn't do a very good job of showing them on point...They are so much fun to do...hope to get a bunch done this week!  Hope you all have a great week and do whatever it is that adds happiness to your day...ENJOY!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just Had to Share...

I just have to share a very happy e-mail that arrived from our sweet Hampton and Camden...
...they are very patiently waiting for a baby brother or baby sister...Andy and I get to be grandparents to another precious little person...his/her arrival is scheduled for January, but if it goes anything like Hampton and Camden he/she will arrive the very end of December..Merry Christmas...Happy New Year all rolled up in one!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Let's Finish Our Quilts Up!

This has been more fun than I can even express...I hope you all had as much fun as we did...this week we don't have any new instructions ...just finish up your borders and quilt any way you want.    We won't post next week,but we'll be back August 4th for the parade of make sure you send Kelly or I a link to your quilt and we'll have some prizes for the parade.  You do not have to have your quilt quilted and bound to be entered in the parade, but we want to give everyone the chance to finish if you'd like to finish! For binding, if you'd like to look at a quick and easy method - please check out Kelly's binding tutorial HERE! To be included in the parade, you only need to have the quilt top finished!  We're really looking forward to a fun parade. I got a wonderful picture from Wendy "No Blog" yesterday of her finished top...I'm going to save it until the 4th for our parade.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the quilts. Have fun finishing up and we'll see you on the 4th of August!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Another Wonderful Week at the Beach

Another wonderful week at the beach has come to an end. Mom and I had a great week. The most gorgeous sunset...absolutely amazing!

Mom and I read lots of books...I finished 3 and got to the middle of a's mom's annual book reading picture...she is just too quick...she see's that camera come out and up in front of her years past it's been her book...this year it's her Kindle. Probably the best gift we ever got her...she loves it...and packing this year was so much easier...instead of packing a big basket of books we each just loaded up our Kindle's. It was an awesome week! Already looking forward to next year...I've only been home 24 hours!
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Let's Put It All Together

Well ladies, can you believe that we're at the end of our quilt...hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did.  Let's get to it...I

Gather all of your blocks that you've made the last several weeks...following the diagram
lay out your your blocks together and then sew your rows together.  Give it a good press and add your borders

Borders for my version...

Gather your 2- 2 1/2" X 56 1/2"  and your 2- 2 1/2" X 60 1/2" inner border strips and your
2- 6 1/2" X 60 1/2" and your 2- 6 1/2" X 72 1/2" outer border

Sew your 2 1/2" X 56 1/2" inner border strips to the left and right sides of your top.  Press toward the inner border strip.  Add your 2 1/2" X 60 1/2" inner border strips to the top and bottom of  your top.  Press toward the inner border strip.

Sew you 6 1/2" X 60 1/2" outer border strips to the left and right sides of your top.  Press toward the outer border strip.  Add you 6 1/2" X 72 1/2" outer border strips to the top and bottom of your top.  Press toward the outer border strip.

There you're
all done...quilt, bind and ENJOY!

Wendy sent me a picture of her top this week...she's ready for her borders's beautiful Wendy and all from your stash...can't wait to see it with the borders.

Can't wait to see all of your quilts!  Make sure you put your link on Kelly's blog today...I want to see all of your wonderful blocks together.  Hope you had fun!  We sure did!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Do You Want to do the Pieced Border?

Kelly has a real treat for you all this week...if you're making the big version and you'd  like Kelly's wonderful pieced border...head on over to her blog for the instructions.  She's done all the math and has it ready to go for you.

If you're going to do my plain get a week off.  There's lots of work involved in that pieced border so we thought that would be enough work for one week.  So if you need to catch up or you have something else you have to work on, this is the week to do it.  I'll be back next week with the directions for putting it together.

Have a great week! I'm so looking forward to our "Simple Things" Parade...we're going to have some really awesome quilts!