Monday, December 29, 2014

On my Design Wall ...

Everything is where it was, but I have more of the applique pieces attached to the Lady quilt :) I still have 6 pieces that are waiting for applique and then I can sit down and stitch and stitch ...

I'm looking forward to assembling this quilt!

Check Patchwork Times for more design wall inspiration :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday

It has been a while! With an 8am Monday morning class, I've missed out on a few DWM posts. May be next semester ... ?

On my design wall this week is the Lady of Shallot piece, some random bits, a Guild Challenge piece and the Self Portrait that I started a while back (and haven't done much with).
I have been slowly chipping away at the Lady of Shallot design. I have the applique pieces in the little triangles and have stitched down the applique in one section:
All of the rest of the applique pieces are traced onto my fusible, now to iron it on the appropriate fabrics and get them all cut out!
My self portrait is just waiting for me to do something else with it. I was all gung-ho at first, but now I'm waiting for inspiration on taking it to the next level.  Do I want to add my glasses? If so, what is my best option? I really don't want to ruin it, so it sits on the wall and stares at me.
I've also got a start on a challenge issued by my guild. Anyone in my guild should recognize what challenge this one is for! (we have two challenges going right now)

What is on your design wall? Check out Patchwork Times for a bunch more design walls this week of Christmas!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

In my Sewing Dungeon

I have been sneaking into my Sewing Dungeon every so often between studying for my college courses ...

 This one is my own design, highlighting the Spiderman fabric that was hanging out in my stash - I had it pieced quite a while ago, now it is quilted :) I'll dig out my fabrics and hope to get some binding cut later this week.
AND I've got a start on the appliques for the Ricky Tims sew along. I'm behind as the appliques are October's assignment, but they do take some fussing, so I can't get too many done at a time.

Monday, October 27, 2014

The Last Monday in October - where has the time gone?

I have been extremely busy - going back to college after a 30+ year absence is different than straight out of high school! This has kept me from large quantities of time in my Sewing Dungeon.
On my design wall today is a variety of things. Some random, leftover blocks, a self portrait block, blocks from a class with Flavin Glover and my Lady of Shalott pieces from the Rick Tims sew along.

What is on your design wall? I'll be perusing them at Patchwork Times ...

Monday, September 22, 2014

It's Monday - what is on My Design Wall?

 I have started on my Quilt Along with Ricky Tims. The name of the pattern is Lady of Shalott - though I am changing it up a bit ;) I started off by changing out the center, adding applique to the very center.
Now I've started working on prepping the borders. Next month we add appliques ;)
Is anyone else working on this Quilt A-long?

Check out Patchwork Times for more design wall beauties :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Nothing new on my Design Wall - but Ido have a new quilting machine :)

I have been doing other things, like studying and writing papers for my college classes, and not sewing this past week.

BUT on Saturday, Chris from Friends Quilting Basket came and got me set up with my new machine and frame and gave me some training on using the new set up  :)
Now I have more reason to get my homework done and keep off the computer!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Today my frame gets set up :)

This empty spot will contain a new frame and machine :) I already replaced the cardboard with antifatigue mats, so it is already looking better.