http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/index.php/vintage-tin.html it is special to me mostly because of the center scene. It wasn't on route 66 but at a gas station much like this one. My mom had stopped to get gas, and my daddy stepped out to pump gas. That was how they met. She showed me a picture in her picture tin of her old 57 Chevy pulled up to the gas station, and although I DO NOT know cars at all, I think it looks ever so much like this photo. So I am going to stitch this up just like this with one exception. The car in the center is going to be her baby blue. IF I could find a 57 Chevy to super impose in the scene, then I might just do that. LOL. I'll think about giving that a shot, but I'm not super creative. I've never even sewed Flying Geese before LOL. So this will be a new experience for me. I just know I HAVE to do this for my mom.
I didn't think that I had any black and white fabric in my stash. LOL. Teach me to go and check before heading to the store. I had a little quilt pack that I had bought on clearance when Walmart was changing up their stores from pre-packs back to will-cut stations. Not so sure anymore that was a good move. BUT... anyhow. I found a bundle of black and white and a few precuts that should get me started nicely. YAY! I'm so excited. I hope that this get's you all excited about this lil beauty too!!
Friday, November 16, 2012
I am so completely thrilled!! I have been working on this quilt for 25 months. October of 2011 I started this quilt. Hand pieced, and hand quilted. It currently sits on my bed. I haven't even had the heart to put it in my washing machine. Too chicken that it will fall apart before I have a chance to sleep under it. How bad is that??
The make over is somewhat complete. I have a few more things to hang on the wall, or should I say DH has a few more things to hang on the wall. That is where the hang up has been.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
I have been keeping busy working on my Link to the 30s quilt since I got my new puppy Lili. I tried to find something with smaller pieces that she couldn't get to while I was working. Well, smaller pieces certainly describes this quilt. It is called Bejeweled Wedding rings really. Link to the 30s is the name of the book that it can be found in. Here is what the blocks will look like and a look at my fabric selectionSara at My Sewing Room She sent me one of these
Saturday, September 22, 2012
This is a picture of my current quilting room.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
I went to Joann's and they had such a great deal that I couldn't help myself but shop. Fat Quarters were on sale for .99 cents. Yeah I know!! Well the deal got even better. Batting was on sale for 50% off. But on top of that I had a coupon for 20% off your entire order customer appreciation. I was super excited, and had to hit the store. Here is a picture of my fat quarter haul for the day.