Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hotdogs or hot studs?

I'll let you be the judge of that! (Although if you're under the age of 40, you might want to scroll quickly down to the quilty portion of this post NOW!

We went to breakfast last Saturday with my sister and BIL and brought my camera to take pics of our new 241 Tote bags designed by Anne Graham of Our husbands thought our displaying of our bags in the apple tree was lame, so they decided to model them for us.

Ummm, I really like the apple tree pictures, don't you??? We did have fun making the bags, even though we had some problems of our own doing. At first I wanted to blame the pattern, but then my sister realized it was our own ineptness that was getting us all in a tizzy. SHE figured out the confusion, then we were off and running and finished the bags in about four hours, instead of the two it should have taken.
I have this baby quilt
basted and ready to be quilted. Then I'm going to start the boy baby quilt which I showed you a bit ago.
When I get bored with the blue and white quilt, which I have thirty-six 12 1/2 inch blocks done so far, out of sixty-something needed to be complete,
I work on these:
which are seven 1-inch squares by seven 1-inch squares. I got the idea from Katy of Her blog is fabulous - you should check it out. I'll be putting up more pics of my blocks and asking for input on what solid color I should use for the solid blocks. (I don't think I'm supposed to have any solid in what I've already done - oops!) Has anyone seen these quilts, some called scrap vomit, and on Flickr? The ones I've seen, like Katy's, are 2-inch squares finished, so twice the size of mine. I love Katy's, it's gorgeous and fun!

Friday, July 22, 2011

High heat equals fat ankles, and various and sundry other pics.

Do you know what this is? Not the fat ankles, but the fabric thingy? My daughter made me this nice camera strap! I forgot to take a pic before I put it on the boring black strap, but you can see it good enough in these pics. She's very thoughtful and has good taste. She also is the mom of Ezra, my grandson!

I haven't posted in a while because I've been too busy making these:
And there are more, but I left them inside the house during my photo session and it was 104 degrees, so I was too hot to schlep back inside to retrieve them. Plus, after looking at a few of them, I think they all start to look alike unless you're viewing them in the flesh - um, fabric!
I also want to show you these, but I'm almost embarrassed by this. Although the fabric-buying frenzy WAS over a period of quite a few months (I think, I hope, I imagine, I pretend...)
But feast your eyes on this prettiness and enjoy:
This group of fabrics is for a baby boy quilt I must get started on, and soon:
I already made the Sherbet Pips baby girl quilt, and have started another baby girl quilt made with the Castle Peeps fabric.

This fabric is from It's handprinted in Georgia, 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton, and I LOVE it:

Then there's this fabric for more of the Japanese x and + blocks which I love making and I showed you a few sometime ago:

And these I haven't decided what to do with yet, but I love the brightness.

I hope it's not too hot where you guys are! I know some of you are in the middle of winter, but we're in a scorching heat wave which is supposed to break Sunday, or so the weathermen are predicting. Let's hope they're right!
Have a great weekend, wherever you are and whatever you do! May you bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Blue and white quilt (Elizabeth Hartman's Superstar)

As usual, my photos are lacking in clarity and color accuracy, but these are the first few blocks I made. I have 22 made so far, which I will post pics of later, don't worry :-) using various and sundry fabrics, mostly blue and white.

I want to thank Pokey and Pip for the tips on fraying. My next trip to the fabric store will include those supplies. And thanks for all the anniversary wishes - we had a wonderful day on Jamestown (do you say "on" when you're on an island?)
I am STILL having trouble commenting on some blogs, so if you haven't heard from me, it's not from lack of trying! Very frustrating! ESPECIALLY when it's a great giveaway I want to enter!
Humor me while I post one pic of my darling Ezra:
Sleeping so peacefully in their tent while camping out! Might I say the quilt that grandma made is the reason for the comfyness?
Have a great day, everyone! May you bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fishy Onesie

I made this onesie for Ezra a couple of months ago, but don't think I posted any pics. I came across the pics on my camera card the other day and thought I would show you.
I machine-appliqued the gnome fabric on, but Tara informed me that it's starting to fray after several washings. Oh, well. That gives me an excuse to make some more. He's probably outgrown it now anyway.
I've been so busy sewing in my free time that I haven't posted in a while, but soon I will show you what I'm working on. And it's not the Farmer's Wife blocks, either. I think those are going to remain UFOs (unfinished objects) for quite a while, as I made some poor decisions and can't get my enthusiasm worked up for them anymore. Oh, well - live and learn!
Have a great Monday!
~ Jodi ~