Monday, April 21, 2014

on my design wall

This has been on my design wall for a week ... I meant to show it last week, but the weather did not cooperate. We were without power from Saturday afternoon to Monday evening ... high winds brought down many trees in our city. I did get the first two borders sewn on this week :)

SO, I have this lovely one block quilt hanging on my design wall. I just have to add the last border, quilt it and bind it and I can enjoy this hanging on my living room wall. I am SO tickled with how this one is turning out. I changed the borders from what the pattern called for, I liked the second border better than having a 16 patch in the corners with plain borders in between.

This is my class project from the class with Kim Diehl. I highly recommend her as a teacher - she was very encouraging and her instructions were very clear :)

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Six blocks, one wrong to unsew and resew!

On my design wall are 6 blocks from my Celtic Solstice quilt ... and one glaring mistake!
As you can see, I chose different colors from Bonnie's colors and I have chosen to use a single background in my blocks.

I won't get any sewing done on these today ... I'll be at a quilting class with Kim Deihl!

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Monday, March 24, 2014

on my design wall March 24

One lonely block. It was supposed to be a project for Project Quilting's last 2014 challenge, but life got in the way *sigh* I have plans to make this into a baby quilt - the bright colors would be good for a baby quilt, don't you think?

Most of the fabrics for the star are from Obnoxious Fabric Swaps and I find I am getting low on the brights from that pile of fabrics. Must be time for another round (it will be posted after next weekend - email me for more details).

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

National Quilting Day

 How did you celebrate National Quilting Day?

Our guild hosted a Quilt-In at the church where we meet. A small group of us spend the day with fabric, rotary cutters, irons and machines :)

Several ladies spent their time working on a charity quilt

 Some of us worked on our own projects.
 I worked on an old UFO:
 All my blocks are done, not I need to do some trimming and adding of sashing ... but I will need to choose something for cornerstones (unless I just use more of the blue batik for cornerstones).
I hope your National Quilting Day was productive!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

what I'm working on today ...

... at least until I had to start getting ready for Awana ;) Silly Socks night ... I'm not sure what I have available in silly socks, but I'll be looking for something!

I'm got all the blocks done for Keukenhof Tulips (pattern by Kimberly Einmo from her Quilt a Travel Souvenir book)! I started this in a class in 2006, so it has been a long buried UFO. Now it is close to being done :) :) :) I'll sew the blocks together and start auditioning border fabrics.

I would LOVE to put a pieced border on this quilt, but I only have 1/2 yard of the background fabric left and the pieced border would need more, so I might just go back to the drawing board as I think a pieced border would really set off the field of the quilt.

What are you working on?

Monday, March 3, 2014

Too Heavy for My Design Wall

 While they may not look much different than they did in the last post, the boots are finished to the point they are just waiting to be sewn on the quilt. They have a thin black line behind them which helps set them off from the background of the quilt. They are too heavy to have up on my design wall, they keep falling off!
And the quilt is quilted. I have to bury the threads and trim it down to size so I can bind it and get the boots sewn on. I'll lace up the boots and hope that I have enough time to get the hanging sleeve sewn on ...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Progress on Boots Quilt v.2

 The boots are almost ready to sew on the quilt. They get sewn on AFTER I do the quilting. I have minimal quilting on the boots themselves. I also will add the laces after everything else is done :)
I am in the process of quilting the quilt. I am doing some very small quilting. I didn't mean to, but this quilt must really want it, because I'm doing it again! That is OK, as you can see, I now have a magnifier so I can see the stitching. When using invisible thread, I have the hardest time seeing my quilting stitches. The magnifier helps me to see them (or rather, I can see the HOLES left by the stitches). Maybe it is my older eyes ... but those threads that are the size of the hairs on my head
are REALLY hard to see ;)