Friday, October 25, 2013

Batik Petal Quilt

The weather here has finally taken a little dip.  It was 55 degrees yesterday morning and this morning too!  Love this weather.  It feels good to slip on a light sweater.  

In between Halloween festivals and decorating pumpkins I've done a little sewing.  I finished this bright little baby quilt.  I really love the back fabric.  I may go get some more.



I plan on attending more festivals and even eating a little candy and goodies this weekend. I read a quote this week that really was great.  It read, "If you have the power to make someone happy. Do it."  I love that.  It makes my imagination start thinking about what I could do to make someone happy and just that makes me smile.   Have a great weekend. April @Little Mama Hen
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Double Irish Chain and Some Fries


 Working a little on my Double Irish Chain today.  I'll give you one guess of what I plan on filling that white space with...Dresdens??  why yes!  I can't wait!

Of course, quilting always makes me hungry, but I don't always want sweets.  I often crave salt.  It's a good thing that I'm healthy with low blood pressure and good cholesterol readings, because I love some salt!  I remember when I was little kids use to talk about how they'd sneak a cookie or some sugar from the sugar bowl, but I always went for the salt shaker.  I'd just sprinkle a little in my hand and enjoy!  Anyway, I have finally just about perfected potato fries.  But I don't really fry them, I bake them.  I cut the potato into thick circles and then slice to make long chunks.  Leave the skin on!!  It's a great source of potassium!  I spray them a little with PAM and sprinkle them with some Emerils Chicken Rub and Mortons Season All.  I arrange them on a pan covered with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes!  I like using Red Potatoes but you can really use any kind.  What do you cook when quilting?



Today was slightly cooler for us!  We were able to sit outside and enjoy the weather!  Hope your weekend is full of good weather, yummy food, and of course some good ole quilting.  :) -Little Mama Hen

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Dresden Star

 I love to make Dresden petals for a quilt.  They are so dainty, simple, and add such beauty to the quilt.
 Dresden petals are very time consuming and delicate, but oh how I love them.  This quilt top is nearing a sweet finish and it will be very hard to part with her.  I'm using the same technique/pattern that I used for my last Bloggers Quilt Festival Entry Here.  Of course, when the top is done, I still need to construct the back; I'll still have her for awhile.  :)
  
 I've been wanting to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt.  However, I didn't even now there was such a quilt called a Golden Wedding Ring!!!  I found a template on ebay and I'm so excited to get this little one started!!!  scrappy style of course!

It's raining a little here and somehow when it rains I just know that all is well and good. -April@Little Mama Hen

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stepping Stones and a Sham


I love scrappy quilts.  I'm not sure why except that they are so full of color and every single one always turns out different.  With this Stepping Stone quilt I started out with 3 inch squares.  Half the squares were light fabric and half of the squares were a darker fabric.  I then cut 2 inch strips and switched between the dark and light fabrics.  Easy, fun, and very scrappy.  :)  A great element about this pattern is that you can make it square or elongate it into a cozy rectangle.  Mine finished at 43"x 61", perfect for a toddler or a throw on the sofa.     


I also finished another pillow sham for my cousin.  I actually painted the front and the back has a zipper closure.  It should fit nicely around a 20" pillow form (I only had an 18" form for the pic).

I hope that everyone is doing well and I'm hoping for a little cooler weather soon.  -April@Little Mama Hen.

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