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 ;)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Yes, there IS something on my Design Wall this morning :)

I have a boot on my wall :) I am in the process of re-making my Daddy's Boots quilt. There were things I wish I had done with the first version, and this is my chance ... I have the first boot almost done and I've started on the second boot. Just have to finish the eyelets and then I can sew the second boot. I have one week to complete this as our guild challenge (which was extended from last year) is due next Monday night ... Here's hoping I'm not sewing up to the last second (like last year!).

AND I thought you'd be interested in the progress of the BOM I was working on with Jennings Community Church - I now have the top completed! Mine is on the left, my sisters is on the right :) As you can see, we used different fabrics, put our blocks in different places and I added to my borders ... plus I did a scrappy checkerboard border rather than the two color one from the pattern.

For more Design Wall inspiration check out the links at Patchwork Times

Saturday, February 8, 2014

DONE! Conversation Hearts

 I finished up my Candy Challenge Quilt 

 I have to say, trying to photograph a BLACK quilt is not an easy task inside! It looks like some places aren't quilted in this photo, but it is fully quilted!
 Along with the pieced blocks, there are three with words on them - Here is the iconic Conversation Heart :)
The colors are much more true in this picture - but the top of the quilt faded off into shadow, so here is a peek to show you the true colors :)

I used a fleur de lis meander to quilt this quilt and backed it with a bright flannel fabric. I will be donating this quilt to one of the charities my guild supports 
(the collection is at our next meeting).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

And - in my Sewing Dungeon ... !

 I am working on the latest Project Quilting Challenge - Sweet Treats!
For my inspiration: Conversation Hearts - and I've got six blocks done :)
Not shown here are two more blocks done - using embroidery to put conversations on hearts ... Not sure how many of those will get done as I am not a fan of hand work :P
How are your Project Quilting Challenge projects coming?