Friday, June 28, 2013

Gone Fishing 2 Quilt

I decided to make a companion quilt to the Gone Fishing quilt.

I had 6 main blocks a lot of material pieces left over from the first quilt. So I made scrappy blocks using up the bits of material and alternated them with the main blocks. I did have to make a center block to match the main blocks. put borders on and this how it turned out. Still need to piece the borders and sew them on but the top is almost done.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

1st Annual Classic Car Show on the Lawn

 Today Alan and I checked out the 1st Annual Classic Car Show on the Lawn put on by the Monterey County Sheriff's Posse .  This car show benefits youth and scholarship programs in our area. The turnout wasn't too bad I think there were about 50 or so cars and 1 motorcycle. The event was put together nicely and there was a raffle going on throughout most of the day. There was a barbeque and a couple of venders. I hope they do it again next year.

I took a few pictures of some of my favorites. The first is a picture of the same car that my husband's mother owned when he was a child. The others are ones that I liked.

We had a good time, spent zero dollars and saw some really nice classic cars.  

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Goose in the Pond Pillow

I had this Better Homes and Gardens patchwork pillow kit just laying around the house. I thought that it might make a nice gift for a friend of mine. Sooo I opened it up and started working on it. It was a nightmare to do. All the pieces were uneven or the wrong measurements. I had to do a lot of improvising. Then there was the mistake by me (I blame some of it on my pain meds for a tooth that I just had pulled). I didn't notice it until I was almost done quilting the pillow top. Oh well, I wasn't going to take it all apart. Besides hubby said, "Don't worry about it, it looks fine". Anyway it is done and looks OK the mistake still bugs me, but My friend will understand.

Here are some pictures of it laid out before I finished piecing it together.

Here are the pictures after I quilted it, mistake and all.

Here is the completed pillow with all the ruffles and a picture of the back.

What have I learned from this experience? Don't buy a kit. Use a pattern instead where you can measure and cut your own fabrics. And never do a project while on medication. It can wait until you feel better.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Gone Fishing Quilt Update 2

Today I finished the quilt top. It still needs to be pressed, but I will do that right before I quilt it. I still need to go get the backing and batting. Here are a few pictures of the quilt top.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Gone Fishing Quilt Update 1

I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have the top of the Fishing Quilt almost put together.

I would have been done with the top a long time ago if I could have decided on the material for the borders. Here are some pictures  of it laid out on the bed. I still have to finish 1 outside panel then sew panels to center panel. Then measure, cut and attach outside borders. I still have to get the batting then it's off to be quilted.

By the way the cat is out of the bag. Hubby has seen it and likes it alot.