Monday, March 23, 2015

Two Posts in ONE day!

Don't expect this to happen often :P

As I was sitting here, I thought I should add in a picture of my most recent finish - the Joseph Lap Quilt:
I am getting better (more comfortable) with my new machine/frame combo and am almost ready to put other people's quilts on the frame :)
Joseph is for a pattern that I designed to use 10" squares. All of these fabrics are man-friendly (thus, the name Joseph). I will publish the pattern after I get at least two more sizes figured out ... the pattern is done for this size *YAY!*

March 23, 2015 - the year is flying by!

I've been busy ... I did not get the hat quilt done :( But close enough to know I like it and will have it finished before next year ;)

I finished up another quit for a pattern. Now to work on directions for at least two more sizes.

AND I have this lovely little piece on my design wall
Yes, it is little, it is just under 15"X20"

This piece is for a demo at my Quilt Guild in April - isn't it cute?

For more design wall goodness, check out Patchwork Times.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Life is SO busy!

My second semester back in college feels much busier than my first semester. I am trying to squeeze in time for quilting, but it doesn't always happen.

I do have a deadline, so I am squeezing other things to make time for quilting :) My guild challenge is due next week Monday and I hope (fingers crossed) to have my quilt finished by then. We will have to see!

The quilt I am doing is just blocks right now. I am using raw edge applique and sewing around the pieces with invisible thread.
The theme is hats. I am focusing on the hats a mother wears. As you can see, the inspiration for the design came from Warhol ;)

The faces were going to have more detail, but when working with the heads, I realized it was better to just have them as blanks. So many times we define mothers by what they do, not who they are, making the design more meaningful without the personal details in the faces.

Hopefully next Monday you can see the results of hours in my Sewing Dungeon!

Check out more quilting design walls at Patchwork Times.

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 ...