Monday, May 14, 2018

Removing the Daisies.........

 Happy belated Mother's Day Quilting Friends!

You KNOW I spent the day with my precious Momma
and talented Sister!  Of course the entire Hee Haw gang was there too.....
but, you get the picture!
I hope all of the mothers out there had a blessed Mother's Day!

Filling you in............

Here is the quilt I sent to my swap partner, Debby, in Oregon
for Lori at Humble Quilts doll quilt swap.
It is untitled, because I couldn't think of a good name for it!

However, it is very scrappy made with 52 different fabrics.
23.75" x 18.5"
It was a lot of fun to construct.
You can see all of the doll quilts from this swap

I received these gifts in the mail!
Cheryl of
sent me the adorable Boston Terrier Salt & Pepper shakers
and note pad.....
and Priscilla in Connecticut sent me the
beautiful friendship star block with featured Rooster
fabric!  She also sent me some vintage chicken fabric
as well as another chicken friendship star block!
Thank you ladies so much for your friendships and thoughtfulness!

It's finally planting season around these parts!
I LOVE these African Marigolds.

Have you all ever grown lettuce like this?
Well, it works!  And, I can't wait to eat some!
To the right is some dill I will place in the garden
once it is tilled.  LONG story there....but, it is finally getting done!

I am so proud of my barn quilt my sister made me!
I don't want it fading too quickly, and the front
porch here at the Quilt Cave is the perfect spot for it!

Any guesses as to which Bonnie Hunter pattern this is
I am currently working on???? LOL

Here is a throwback photo!
My sis will have been married 24 years in a few short days.
Time to start thinking about her Silver Anniversary quilt!

An antique find at a new to me Antique Mall near me.

Which brings me to the chicken pic of this blog post.....

Meet Oreo!
Oreo is a Light Brahma hen and is a large breed chicken.
She is quite docile, and lays a large cream colored egg.
Don't you love her feathered feet?

I can't believe my little Sugar Doll 
graduated Junior College......
she is ready for her next step in
becoming a Veterinarian!

Meet Robert E. Lee.....aka Little Bubs.
I helped him with his costume for his living history
presentations at his middle school.
He did a really good job, and it was fun helping
him recreate an outfit from the past.

In closing......I would like to share with you all a couple of 
house hold tips that have been working nicely
for me here at the Quilt Cave......

Have you ever tried to remove wall paper borders?
It's time for these daisies to say goodbye!
I have found that full strength Downy
applied with a sponge has helped in the removal of this.
It comes off in 2 layers......the print of the daisies comes off first...
then I reapply the Downy to the glue and paper that remains.
I have been pleasantly surprised at the results!

And next.........

something that happens to the best of us this time of year.....

mildew on vinyl fencing.......
It's ugly, and makes your vinyl fencing 
and siding look unpleasant.
I thought I would share a really easy
way to remove this unwanted mildew with you all?

These three products can help you alleviate your mildew problems
for several months at a time.

Here is the recipe I use:
1/3 Cup Tide
1/2 Cup Cascade (Some recipes call for Spic-N-Span if you can find it?)
3/4 Cup Purex
3 Quarts Water
(I do admit, I add some bleach if I am treating a really dirty area.)

Mix these ingredients in a large bucket.....
Scrub affected area with mixture and scrub brush....
Rinse with water.....use a power washer if you have it.


A clean vinyl fence ready for quilts to be hung
on it for picture taking......
and of course it just looks nice and clean for 
backyard barbecues and such!

There you have it folks!
Some tried and true
hints and time savers from 
Ole' Uncle Kevin the Quilter.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Quilt Auction
University City, MO
I will be the auctioneer for this event!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Flower Valley Quilting Guild
Lecture/Trunk show
Zion Lutheran Church
123 Carson Road
Ferguson, MO 63135

I hope to see you at one of these events!

Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter