Monday, November 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday - after the storm :)

I was on a mini Quilt retreat over the weekend :) a lot was accomplished! On Friday I completed 80 blocks (no picture of that many today) and pulled out a long neglected UFO.  In 2006, when attended AQS Paducah, I took a class with Kimberly Einmo - Keuenhof Tulips. 
I had 2 1/2 blocks complete at the end of the class and put it away, never to see the light of day, until this past weekend. I now have SIX complete blocks and three ready to machine applique! I'm still loving the choices made for this quilt (who doesn't love batiks?). I might even finish this in time to get it hung up in the Spring (better not bury it again, eh?)

I finished up the Tie Quilt by sewing the buttons on over the weekend. There are shirt buttons in each of the cornerstones.
I took all the labels off the ties and put them on the back of the quilt, adding in some four patches from the shirt fabrics and my own label ...

 On Saturday, some wintery weather moved in ... visibility was low as seen in these pictures taken while riding from a quilt show to lunch:
 Thankfully, it cleared up by Sunday morning (picture off the porch of the retreat destination):
My drive home was uneventful *WHEW!*

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Design Wall - Veteran's Day

 I'd like to wish you all a blessed Veteran's Day!
Here is my Army Guy, I will be going out to eat with my him later today(after he sings at a couple Veteran's Day ceremonies with his Barbershop group). He will be a cheap date as there are lots of places with free meals for veterans :)
I have more tie blocks up on the wall :) AND all of the blocks are finished! (there are 24 all together, they just aren't all up on my small wall) Now to get the sashing and corner blocks cut so I can get the top sewn together.

I'm still working on my quilting plan. It will not be as complicated as the last one I did, but still needs to be appropriate :)

My goal is to have this done before the weekend of the 23rd ... Thanksgiving at the latest.
I also have a start on my Iron Quilter Challenge ... I have four 4" blocks completed ... and 8 more arcs finished (not up on the wall). If I could only find the other charm pack, I could pop a few more of these NYB blocks out!

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Design Wall Monday with ties

I've been plugging away on the tie quilt ... I have 1/3 of the blocks sewn. The other two thirds have the fan arcs pinned down, just waiting for the center to be ironed and put on. All the ties and shirts were from the same person :)

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