Sunday, May 31, 2009

cupcake pincushion

Up a little earlier today. I love to sleep in but it seems my body won't
allow it. I go off to bed imagining sleeping thru the night and after waking
up for the 5th or 6th time I realize it isn't going to happen. I did actually
sleep all the way thru one night about a month and half ago. I was shocked when
I woke up. Anyway, I'm up and caught up on all things internet. I'm trying to
figure out how to make a pincushion shaped like a cupcake.
I did make one last night by totally winging it. HA. I used the cap from a can and glued
fabric to it, not bad but everything is too straight.
I did find a pattern posted
by a wonderful woman so I'm going off that. First off, I'm just going to flatten a cupcake
paper and copy that. I mean why not??
I need to do some laundry and vacuum as well but sewing comes first.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Finished the quilt top

The top is done with the exception of sashing and borders.
I don't understand why no matter how much fabric I have on hand it is
never the right fabric when I need some. Grrr.
Now the top will sit until I get some solid colors to go with it. Pink and Turquoise.
Think I'll do pink sashing, maybe 2 1/2" wide and then a border of 4".

Friday, May 29, 2009

Figuring things out

My son helped me get the Twitter link on the page. What a smart man he is.
I currently have 12 (yikes, did I say that out loud?) unquilted tops stacked on
my cutting table. I did manage to get 5 quilted but I made 6 more quilts during
that time. I am working on a new top. Nothing fancy, I needed to sew something so
I just pulled out some precut 5" squares and started putting them together. I ran out
of the fabrics I was using so now is the time to sew those rows together.
It's rather bright, pink/white and turquoise blocks. I need to be sewing and
not blogging.

Follow me on Twitter

I can't figure out how to add the little twitter emblem but you
can follow me on Twitter if you like. It is under Desertdebbe

1st post

This being my first post of my first blog, wow, how exciting.
My passion is my family and then QUILTING!! I love to piece and
quilt tops on my stretch frame with my Bailey Home Quilter.
I have two forums. One is just for the BHQ which
The second is a quilting forum. We do get off topic from time to time but
isn't that what friends do?

Hope this comes out correctly.