Sunday, February 04, 2007

My string quilt-take two.
Before I get distracted,- I neglected to repeat that the Gratitudes quilt i posted pics of on my last quilt was from Sunshine Quilts, Judy Laquidara's blog. Judy posted hour a day instructions on a variation of this quilt and I then adapted Judy's instructions to make it bigger and change the borders. Thank You, Judy!!

These first two pics are an example of how I get distracted by juicy projects. Those blocks from the string tutorial have grown and grown and here are two variations of how I could place them. Not sure which is grabbing me here so feedback is most welcome.

Next we have a sad pic! I showed you the box of strips I getting my strips from when I started the tutorial-now look! After making all those blocks you can't really see where I have been. Just goes to show how far those scraps and offcuts will go and why it's a pity not to keep them.

Another little tangent I went on on Friday-DS had a little girl's birthday party and informed me one of my bags would be good and that she likes pink, unicorns and princesses! I made a matching gift tag as well. This is the end result and he was very happy, hopefully this young lady he is so in tune with liked it as well.

As promised I have included a picture of my shirts4quilts stash. Recent visitors to my blog may like to go back to the early posts to see the variety of quilts my group and I made from an op shop shirt challenge. I am planning a few more, mainly for charity and gifts and here are the lucky recipients soon to be given a second chance at life.

The final picture is of my two little precious' heading off to the bus at 7.45 am on the first day of school. Very stoic performance put on by their mother ...until they ran off towards the ute and I didn't have to be brave anymore! Have since enjoyed three afternoons in the sewing room and it was GOOO_OOD!!

Is anyone else having trouble getting in to comment again? Or is it my cleaned up computer? If you think I'm being rude and not saying anything it may be because your computer is telling me to log in or not giving me the letters to identify. I find it hard enough identifying the letters when they are there, least of all when they are not!!
have a great day, Tracey

15 comments:

Fiona said...

Goodness, you've been busy. The strings look excellent. And DS obviously recogises his Mum's talents - always a good sign.

Anne said...

Ooohh! Love the string quilt! Scraps are a wonderful thing! And shame on anyone who throws them out:-) And the bag is so cute:-) I'm sure the DS's "little pink princess" loves it.

About your comment-problem: I'm somehow beeing denied access to publish comments as a blogger, but am alowed as soon as I sign in as a Google-acount-user. Why, I dont know...

Owens Family Adventures said...

Your kids are sooo cute!! Do they wear uniforms to school??
dawn

bettsy said...

I thought I would get heaps done when the kids started school but haven't got anywhere, except do a little bit of mending. Maybe tomorrow... after I sew on some buttons ( I hate buttons)

The Calico Cat said...

I had problems too....

Love the school unis. Do they really ride in a Ute to school? (You'll have to share a photo.)

UTE's are all but gone from the American driving landscape. (Before I started to type I remembered what we called them, now I can't...) We never had Holdens...

Beth said...

Tracey~ you BUSY girl you! I LOVE the string blocks! I might have to see what I have more of when I'm done with the red/blue centers. Mary has one in purples and pinks I am CRAZY about! I loved the pictures of your precious kiddos! I'm sorry to tell you tho, I would have been the mom yelling YAAAHOOOO! as mine went off! I hugged my friend who shed a tear or two and skipped merrily back into the house! I'm a BAD girl! lolol
Google/blogger has not been playing nice with me either. I have had a bit of luck tho when I'm not able to sign in the 1st time, I just try a 2nd time and it goes thru...so strange

Dawn said...

Oh the pic of your kids all ready for school is adorable! And I love that quilt!

Susie said...

Hi Tracey,
What a lovely unicorn tote that you made for the party!
Commenting has been difficult. If there is no code I just type a letter in the box and then it will tell me I did it wrong. Then the letters will appear. It's time consuming, but the only way I can make it work sometimes!
I love the hats your girls wore to school!
:)

Libby said...

Isn't it fun to find a quilt in a big box of scraps *s* Your darlings look just darling on their way to school.

Diana said...

I think I like the arrangement on the right side a little better, but both are beautiful. What is it about scraps? I never can seem to make a dent in them.

Ali Honey said...

I love the kids school hats, very sensible.
Are your Amaryllis Belladonna ( or naked ladies ) out yet???

Try making comments on other bogs only after you have signed in to your own blog. That worked for me.
Cheers! Alison.

Susan said...

I like both arrangements. Can you put the darker center from one into the squared look of two? That would be my favorite, I think. =)

Great children pic!

Elaine Adair said...

Hey, LOVE those string quilts!

What's a UTE? Now, I'm going to visit Judy L -- haven't been there n a while - thanks for the reminder.

Comments?- I ALWAYS have to sign in with my Google Account first, before I can get my comment to go through. Good luck with the 'puter. Irritating right? Hang in there.

Naked ladies? Yep, we have them here in Nebraska .. they pop up from seemingly nowhere. I didn't plant them, and they weren't there a few years ago.

The Jen said...

I love that string quilt and I like the instructions you've posted too. Great work. Your kids are adorable! They look close to the age of my kids. Too cute.

~jen~

Tonya R said...

Love the string blocks - great,deep colors. Both layouts look marvelous.