Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas

There is something about Christmas that seems to require some snow - so here's wishing everyone a very Merry white Christmas.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

When all these

end up here - -
I guess SOMEONE needs to rake!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sailing Under the Harvest Moon

Our Quilt Guild's Show is next weekend. This is the quilt I entered for the Challenge and is called Sailing under the Harvest Moon - also the Title of our Show.

Finished...though I was working on it right up to the last minute I could submit it. Show next weekend... Maybe my fingers will heal from all the hand stitching of bindings and hanging sleeves by then. Maybe I should reconsider the strategy of starting the quilt 2 weeks before it is due. And have reviewed the pattern so I had some sense that it was TWIN BED SIZED - not a small wallhanging as the pattern picture implied. Hurrying does not lead to good workmanship, though overall I like the look of it.

Also entered: Breland's Stars - which was the only quilt I originally intended to enter so it was totally finished for his graduation gift. Machine pieced and quilted by me on a long arm quilting machine. So this morning I simply had to make the hanging sleeve.
And my Mermaid from the Challenge in the fall. We were given a gift bag and had to match the % of the colors in the gift bag to what we used in our quilt. I got one that had all my favorite colors and it was my first attempt at a quilt like this. It has a lot more detail than the photos show here...buttons, yarns, beads, shells

Now it is on for the mad dash to finish Christmas gifts...would be nice to Not be sewing at 3 am on Christmas eve.

Monday, October 19, 2009

October October - how the time does fly

Soon - you will see the Harvest Moon submission for the quilt show....

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's been a long long time....

Yes, my world has been busy - but here's a few little things I have completed for Block in a Bag

Summertime was the theme for the first

And Girly things for the 2nd

And finally Bugs- here is my Lazy Bug

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Doggy quilt

This is a cheater cloth but I knew the niece's little boy would love it since it looks like his dog. So I free motion quilted around the dogs...(ok, that was ENOUGH!!)and still have to sew down the binding...


It really helps if you have a pattern, which I did not...It also helps if you applique the flower on BEFORE you assemble the and learn!

Project for birthday gifts

Used up some of the extra minky fabric to make a mini teddy soft.
For my niece's two children

This is the next baby quilt

This is the back fabric
The a modified design from a book.

For the same friend...who delivered a healthy baby boy last month. These are all lovely soft batiks and the bird and branch are a lovely addition. She has decided to hang this one on the wall. The back shows the fabric for the other sewn items in the room.

Been so busy...

The quilting

The minkee...

This is the baby quilt for my friend who lost her first baby. I put it aside and she asked if I would go ahead and finish it....I quilted it on the long arm at the local quilt shop - which helped improve the look of it I think...I wasn't too sure about these fabrics, and the minkee...whooowee - that stuff really stretches...

Just binding left to stitch....

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Star Quilt Along

WHEW~~ Finally finished this Star Quilt Along for my son's graduation gift. I finished it June 10, at 10pm. Graduation was June 11 at 8 am.
I quilted it on a long arm machine at a local quilt shop - which was a blast. The owner let me pick the quilting pattern so I picked a pattern with stars and loops which wasn't too difficult.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

May Block in a Bag

May's Theme - Under the Sea

April Block in A Bag

Teaparty Theme
Dimensional Flower

Friday, May 22, 2009

Isn't this lovely?

This bloom is about 14" across. Amazing!!

Sashing or Not?

Does it need sashing?
Yes, I think it does..

Friday, April 10, 2009

Pat Knoechel

Pat Knoechel speaks to the guild, sharing great ideas and marvelous samples.
Pat is the sister of Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day.
This was a way she used some extra star blocks.
A review of the fuse and applique process.

Lover's Knot

Isn't that border of checks adorable?
Day and Night
You won't believe how they designed this pattern so that it is not paper pieced and looks pretty simple....I will let you know!

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