Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pillow Tops - Pieced

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I purchased these fabric's sometime back 

quilt fabric

I have a love seat in our
bedroom and I am using a quilt as a pillow

quilt pattern drawing

Not anymore, draw a pattern
and started piecing pillow tops.

quilt block with triangles

Top ONE

quilt block 9-patch

Top TWO

I'm hand quilting them now ! 


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Plant Stand Painted too !

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I had the garage a mess so decided to paint my plant stand too. This is a piece I picked up just after we moved here.

If you haven't noticed I'm having a ball decorating our little home.

plant stand

Have to LOVE this Apple Green spray paint

painted plant stand

plant stand


plant stand painted

Just making it HOME



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Monday, January 20, 2014

1950's, My kind of New Phone Stand

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This is a phone stand from I think the 50's that I found in a shop for $10.00 it's in great condition and had the glass top too !

phone stand

But, as usual I could NEVER leave it alone ! 
I sat it out in the sun, it had that day old smell, but the sun did it, GONE !

phone stand

The top, in good condition, but used and loved

telephone stand

Kilz Primer now comes in a spray can and I love it ! 
One coat of Kilz.

50's phone stand

Then spray painted on the color, I did the green first,
waiting between each coat.

glass top phone stand from the 1950's

Taped off the top and added the blue.
I let is sit for a few days in the garage, 
here things seem to need a bit to dry completely


50's furniture phone stand

Finished !


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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Quilt Pattern for you !

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I'm missing Grand kids 
Here's one of their quilt blocks
tutorial and pattern to make a quilt block
star quilt block

This is a pattern I drafted for a quilt for Grand #1 for his birthday. I posted pic's of it and had a couple emails asking about the pattern, so I'm starting with it.

It may have an "Official Name" but to me it's Grand #1's Quilt block.




Quilt Block Finished size 10 ½” x 10 ½”
               


Cut 2 White           3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 2 Red             3 7/8” x 37/8”
Make the triangles

Cut 5 Blue            2” x 2”
Cut 4 White          2” x 2”

Cut 4 White          5” x 2”
Cut 4 Gray            5” x 2”




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Monday, January 13, 2014

Make old NEW again, Goodwill lamps Re-Done

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With Husband home, he's become my Goodwill shopper.  They do these wonderful 50% off days and he LOVES them.

This is what he found this past week !
7.00 each
painted table lamps

He sends pictures and I said, "Yes" love them !

table lamps

At first was going to leave the gold, but didn't like it after the first coat of green spray paint. I just cleaned and did just a bit of sanding. 

lamps

All Apple Green

clear coat table lamps

4 or 5 clear coats, spray.


These are the shades which came with them. 
I didn't like.


lamp shades

These are the shades I found ! 
Love them ! 

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sail Boat Quilt Block Pattern

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A couple of days ago I posted my 

Sail Boat Quilt Block finds - HERE

And today Here's the pattern for you,

how to make a quilt block sail boat


Cut 2 Colors for the Sails - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Cut 2 Background - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Make Triangles
How I do Triangles Tutorial
Sew 2 finished triangles together, 2 times
Sew these together, center sail.

Cut 2 Background - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Sew to the sides of sail

Cut 1 Sail Color - 8 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Cut 2 Background - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"

Cut 1 Background for the bottom - 2 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Piece together 
You will have a 8" x 8" finished block


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Monday, January 6, 2014

Find of the Flea Market Sail Boat Quilt Blocks

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In Texas we went to a flea market and look what I found
just laying on a table. 

Sail boat quilt blocks
I took all of them 

Sail boat quilt blocks

They fit in my suitcase just fine 

Sail boat quilt blocks

I washed them by hand, hope you can 
see the dirt that was in them. I always wash EVERYTHING
after I purchase it.


Sail boat quilt blocks

All the blocks lined up on my drying rack


They are all cotton, with backgrounds of muslin


And a few have the points cut off on the triangles, 
I think that's what I like best !

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Same Foot Stool New Paint

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I took a bit of time in December and I've been changing things around here in our new home.

I think this is the 3rd time this stool has been re-done.

This is how it looked before

foot stool painted black

I used Black Satin Paint

painted foot stool

Topped it off with one of the napkins I purchase 
at a clearance price


redone foot stool

All done, I use it always !


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Quilt Pattern Block of the MONTH from The Quilt Ladies

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It's that time of year again IT'S The Quilt Ladies Quilt Block Pattern of the MONTH

When Grand #1 was little and Grand #2 was starting to crawl. It was a bit of a nightmare, but one day as we played, it just came out, "Here comes "Crazy Man", he's going to invade the train tracks," everyone laughed and it's stuck.  Today as an eight year old, Grand 2 LOVES to be called "Crazy Man" so here is the quilt patterns of "Crazy Man" he wears the name as a badge of honor ! 

how to make a quilt block
And loves his "Crazy Man" quilt
If you can't wait here is the pattern for you,


Each block has a finished size of 8" x 8"
Finished quilt is 48" x 60"

Pattern One
how to make a quilt
 Cut 2 Green    2 7/8” x 2 7/8” triangles
Cut 2 White     2 7/8” x 2 7/8” triangles
Make Triangles

Cut 4 White     2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
Cut 2 Burgundy   3 1/2” x 3 1/2”
Cut 6 Green    1 1/2” x 1 1/2”
Cut 8 Yellow    1 1/2” x 1 1/2”

Sew as shown




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