Monday, January 28, 2013

Easy Street flub

Those of you who are/were doing this quilt-along with Bonnie might see where I went wrong.  And I sewed all 16 blocks together before I realized my mistake.  I ripped the stitches out last week, now today I 
re-sewed them.  Lots of people already have their tops/quilts complete.  I WILL get there!  And I will be giving this quilt away as I don't love the fabrics.  But that's the best part, giving my quilts away!
~ Jodi ~

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine stack 'n whack hexies

I bought this fabric at Joann's.  In my Monday night quilting class we're making stack 'n whack hexies or kaleidoscope tops.  
Here are my triangles ready to sewn into hexagons.
I think I made 24.  They all come out differently, which is pretty fun to see what you end up with.

(Why does my shadow show up in these pics half the time?)
I want to bring my camera to the next class so you can see everyone else's.  There's some fabulous fabrics being used that you might enjoy seeing.
Till then, may you bless and be blessed!
~ Jodi ~  

Saturday, January 26, 2013

scrappy trip along

These blocks are so much fun to make.  After I cut the strips, I can't wait to sew them together to see how they end up looking.   

Happy weekend!
~ Jodi ~

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hand-decorated coasters

 We went to a New Year's Day party at a friend's house.  What do you give to people who either have everything or can buy anything and everything?  They sent us a nice Christmas card with lots of pics of their family so I cut it up and glued it onto these ceramic tiles, and then my daughter uploaded these pretty Cs for me, (their last name initial) and I glued them on, too.  I also put little round kitchen cabinet door stoppers on each  bottom corner so they won't scratch their furniture.  I'm pretty pleased with the outcome.  I hope they like them, too.  I'm going to keep these in mind for future gifts.  The ceramic tiles were only about .39 a piece at Home Depot.
~ Jodi ~

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scrappy trip progress

 These are so fun to make.  But I've digressed:  notice the bottom block is made with 1 1/2" squares instead of 2 1/2".  I actually have one more square done but it didn't make it into the photo.
It's my favorite block so far but I think I will make it into a mini quilt and be done with that size.  But then again, maybe not!  
Happy upcoming week!  (Is it really Sunday night already?) 
~ Jodi ~  

Friday, January 4, 2013

You guys are bad influences!

Look what I did!  Day after day lots of you bloggers I follow in Google Reader have been posting pics of these scrappy trips around the world.  I finally just couldn't stop myself!  And I made a wall hanging like this a few years ago.  I forgot what fun it is.  I'm not so sure I like my combination of fabrics, but we'll see where I go from here.
~ Jodi ~

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blue and White quilt finished

and gifted, at long last.
 I started this quilt over a year ago and had many snags along the way, most of my own doing.
 The pattern is from Elizabeth Hartman.  I think it's called Superstar. 
 The backing is a batik.  (And Abbie had to get in the pic.)
 So this is one of my finishes for 2012!  Yippee!
I would like to figure out how to make a collage of all my finishes for the year.  Maybe later I'll make an attempt.  It's been fun looking at everyone's - very inspiring!
         Take care, and may you all bless and be blessed this new year!
~ Jodi ~

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Easy Street

I haven't linked up but I've been enjoying Easy Street these past weeks.  Here's two of the blocks so far:
And here's some of the piecing:
 My basket was overflowing with all the little pieces.

These little squares are 1 1/2".  I'm taking Jo's advice (Jo's Country Junction) and saving all the little triangles cut off to make these squares for future projects.
Funny thing is, I don't really feel the love with these fabrics.  True to form, instead of doing as Bonnie said and using gray for the first blocks, I went with an army blue.  So matching that with other fabric was almost impossible.  What I did finally go with is what you see, but not my usual type of selection.  I love the black and whites, but the others?  Meh.  Hopefully I'll find someone to love this quilt (when it's finished :-)
(I love yours, Pokey, by the way!  I see you've been keeping up.)
Here's the link if you want to see what others have been doing:
~ Jodi ~

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The heart quilt

in more ways than one.
This is my sister Diane basting a quilt she started about 20 years ago!  She pieced and hand embroidered eight hearts when her daughter Meghan was about four years old.  This year became the year to get it done, and get it done she did.  Here's some blocks close up with her beautiful hand work:

It started out as a little girl quilt, but now that Meghan is 26 years old, it needed to be suitable for a sophisticated young woman.  I think Diane truly accomplished this.  
Here she is hard at work sewing on some sashing.  
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of the final quilt!  I thought I did but, alas, they are not on my camera.  I hope to get some and show you another day.  It's a gorgeous quilt, and Meg loves it!
Oh, and it's New Year's Day, so Happy New Year to you all, near and far. 
~ Jodi ~