I am thrilled. I just learned that my quilt has been juried in to the Spring show in Paducah. I know it will not win anything but it is exciting nonetheless. Squeee!
These Dresden village quilts are quite fun to do. In our quilt group one was done for Halloween, another in progress for Halloween, a few all season, like mine, and one in a beach theme. I'm thinking ahead, and would like to do a Halloween village for a DIL that would appreciate it. …Continue
The loom is in business again. …Continue
Those winter blowy snowy days when you just want to hunker down and not put your nose out the door a good time to get a few thing sewn up in my sewing studio.
It may sound strange but getting my stock back up after last Christmas In Paris show and sale, to replenish my stoc for this year.. So here is some pouches I have worked on. A little bit of thread painting to embellish the front of these wool pouches.…Continue
The days may seem long but the weeks and months fly by. So many changes have happened in my life. My dear hubby needs more and more care. Keeps me busy. Not as much time for quilting these days but I still get some things done. Working on quilting a string quilt. I love picking out fabric, deciding on a pattern and piecing however the quilting part is not my favourite part. I even enjoy the quiet sitting down and hand stitching the binding down, more. It is taking three times as long to get…Continue
I have a pile of these beautifully worked Dreden Plates that will finish at 16". They were appliqued to muslin feed sacks. Some of the muslin still has faint printing on them. It is quite sturdy (if I can use that as a descriptor) muslin. The blocks are a little musty and smudged from storage and time. Before I trimmed them, some had the old seam holes from where they were stitched into sacks in their previous life. I bought them on ebay at a shamefully low price, so I don't know…Continue
This is what I decided to do with the baby quilt - mostly because of fabric availability and crunch time. I appreciated all who commented and gave suggestions. I made notes for next time. I think it would have looked nice with a dark border as well. I was using up scraps and made do with what I had.
Stats: 8" blocks. 1" inner border, 3" outer border. Machine quilted - domestic machine - in the ditch. Cotton batt. This has been washed and dried. I don't prewash my fabrics…Continue
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I went online to check out quilt classes at the local quilt shop....it has been a longgggg time since I have taken a class. They want $65 for a two hour class plus the cost of pattern and fabric. This is by a licensed instructor...what does that mean??? Is that the going cost now? Geez...
I decided to make another quick table runner using some more heart fabric that I have had in my stash for several years. I made the heart blocks on my embroidery machine & then finished it on my Pfaff. It is laying on my coffee table. I told my husband that it sure would look nice with a bouquet of flowers on it for Valentine's Day. LOL …Continue
Well these snowy days I have been able to finish putting together blocks of an UFO that have been waiting for over ten years, so top already for LAQ.
And I have another UFO looked out to work on at my next Sew What group on Tues.
Here is the Hunter's star layout, before it was completely put together. I like the balance.
The blocks finish at 8", so as is, this measures 32 x 40. Question: Is that big enough for a baby quilt? I tend to make mine a little larger. I'd feel better if this were 40 x 48, but I am not going to make 10 more blocks. (Next time I'll know to make it a 5 x 6…Continue
This is the train quilt that was a work-in-progress for FAR too long. It is in its new home with GS#1 who loves it. I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I used the alphabet feature on my machine to stitch "Rail Road Crossing" in the cornerstones. It fits with the railroad tracks sashing. …Continue
Here is a sample of what has been put together on my design wall so far on the baby Quilt. I'll rearrange blocks for color balance and variety when all the blocks are made, but I'm liking it so far. The arrowhead blocks are 8" finished.
Let's cut to the chase: Common Threads.…Continue
that means 8 more weeks of Paradise!!!! Looked up when there are quilt shows in the area. Next weekend there's one that I went to last year. It was beautiful...hope to take a class or two at the local quilt shop. Am thinking quilting, but the body says more sun!…Continue
I finally quilted & bound a row robin that was started about 11 or 12 yrs ago by a group of internet friends. I sent everyone the black fabric with bright polka dots. Then I assigned each person a specific color combination and asked them to make me six 6" Sawtooth Star blocks using the polka dot fabric as the background and choosing a different center for their block than what anyone else had done. I had received a lot of compliments on it. I'm going to enter it to hang at the…Continue
Too cheap to buy a pattern and didn't like the freebie method for this block for this particular quilt and the fabrics I'm using. However, next time I might be tempted to just go with that one. It would be much easier than what I have resorted to doing - templates. After a lot of math frustration and several block sample fails, templates seemed to be the way to go for this block to get the look I want. This will be a baby quilt, so not many blocks. I'm kind of excited about the…Continue