Saturday, January 14, 2017

Coming Soon - A Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Toward the end of the month I will be participating in a Blog Hop with Giveaways! The Hop will center around this new book I Love Precut Quilts! by Tricia Lynn Mahoney.

I have just received a copy and will be perusing it and then give my review sometime in the next week ;)


Friday, January 6, 2017

Project Quilting Season 8 Challenge 1

for this challenge,  I  used Dupioni Silk that was purchased  at a local quilt shop ... well, local to my parent's winter place in Florida. I  usually  do  my  quilting  in Michigan, but who can  pass up an opportunity  to  be  in Florida  for a week  in January?

I  made an eight sided snack mat and proceeded  to hand quilt one section  ...  and decided  to machine  quilt  the  rest. Handwork  is not my forte.

I  have  decided to call it "One if by Hand, 7 by Machine"


Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Eve

No pictures as my phone won't upload a picture to the blog ...

We are playing picture telephone and laughing SO hard at the changes that happen around the circle. I am the only one who has had a phrase make it all the way around.

May your New Year be a good one.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Playing with dresden blades

I recently  aquired  the Prairie  Pointer by Susan  Cleveland  and wanted to try using it for making conistent  points for my dresden  blades.
I  haven't  sewn any together, yet. so far, they look  great. I  will  see if they work better than my *eyeball* method.

What did you  work  on this week?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

2017 UFO Challenge

I am taking part in the All People Quilt UFO Challenge for 2017. I have more than 12 UFOs, but my hope is to get 12 UFOs finished, not overstretch and get all of them done!

Number 6 is on tap for January. I have already pulled out the QOV tops and found the backing fabric ;) now to finish off the border on the one and get them quilted!

Are you taking part?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

For Christmas ...

My dearest love gave me an Oliso iron. Since using them in classes, I have wanted one of my own. Twisting motions aggravate my tendinitis, so long ironing sessions with my trusty Black and Decker have left me aching.  Because the Oliso doesn't rest on its back, I am not twisting my wrist to set it down :)

And, the iron is a pretty color, who can resist?


Monday, December 26, 2016

cleaning ... organizing ...

My Sewing Dungeon has gotten out of control. About the only thing that is half-way organized are the shelves of fabric, seen above. The rest of the room is full of assorted piles. Today I did some sorting and filled a box with things I will not even miss - and the room barely looks changed. Tomorrow I intend to do some folding and putting away of fabrics from those assorted piles that are still to be found almost everywhere ;)

I want to get the room in a functional situation as I am undertaking the AQS UFO Challenge this year. All of the UFOs on my list need to be quilted, and the quilt frame is hard to get to (see the note about assorted piles) right now. IF I can get everything put away or given away, that will make my UFO tackling go smoother.

Now, do you think I can keep the room straightened?