Friday, November 30, 2012

The Last Quiltlet

Is being finished up now. The roll of tape is to stop the shaking of the quiltlet while I take a picture.



And the bag of the others. I think nine in all.


This a T Shirt from the collection I am working from, on commission. It made me smile!


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Easy Street Part 1

Here are the 200 4 patches in a grey and black on white prints. These were actually very soothing to sew. The grey print I have had in my stash forever.


I am anxiously waiting for step two. Bring it on! Hop on over to Quiltville to see what others have sewn.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Organizing...

A never ending task.... Here is the sorry state of a fabric shelf before...



And the after...



And... The colorful stacking bins from The Container Store. They hold my strings. The bin colors coordinate with strings in them.


I had hubs do the heavy lifting to put bed risers under the bed. This will give me some much needed space for storing quilts. Just love to make them, keep some and give some(ok a lot away).

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Busy busy

I have been busy with a variety of projects. I am doing Easy Street, the new Bonnie Hunter mystery. I have added a link on the left side of my blog. Here are about 194 pairs waiting to be sewn. There is a pile of ten that are sewn.



They are starting to be sewn.....I reward my self with sewing these as I work on the two T Shirt Commissions quilts. This works good for me and keeps me motivated.




Tinker Belle likes to help me eat my yogurt. Blackie is just sitting there looking strangely at her. He does not like yogurt (he normally eats anything) I guess he is jealous that she has my attention.



Have a quilty weekend.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

A Quiet Day

Hubs and I spent a nice quiet day yesterday with a early dinner at 4. Here is our special table with fancy china. We really enjoyed it.



And of course you know I was sewing up a storm.

These 6X6 blocks were sewn in my hotel room when I traveled in May. I started out sashing in just two colors but I didn't like it. So I just kept adding more colors and am happy with it now.



I am doing some re-organizing in my sewing room. This seems to be a never ending job. I will share pictures when finished.

I picked up my Bernina 200 from Branums today and stopped at Hancocks for black quilting thread. I've been working on quilting quiltlets for a special project. They are pillow style so only light quilting is needed. It takes longer to load (with pins UGH) than it does to quilt. I only have a few more go.

Hope you have made time to sew this weekend.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Quilting in my pajamas

Today will be a quiet day. I have already quilted a love quilt and it was a challenge. These quilts are pillowed cased so I had to remove my red snappers. I am reminded of how I don't like to pin quilts to the leaders.

What great way to start Thanksgiving! Doing these quilts just warms my heart!





I did a all over swirl pattern.

the back.



Lovely texture. have a few more to do but I really need to start on two full size t shirt quilts. These are a new commission.

For the animal lovers. My special kitty Sebastian. Right now he is on my lap giving me some nice therapy. Mmmmmm


Happy Thanksgiving.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Ironing board upgrade

My ironing board was getting a little (ok a lot) yuky. I didn't have enough decorator fabric to make a new cover so...

The old


The improved



I fused some misty fuse on the back of this piece of decorator fabric. After it had completely cooled, I pulled the paper off and finished by fusing it to the existing fabric. It will do for now but I will be on the lookout for some inexpensive fabric to do it right. How do you keep your ironing board looking nice?

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Devon

This is what my grandson wanted for his birthday.



A close up. Yes it is a sun tiger tarantula.



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Aqua strings and a flimsy quilted

Here are nine more aqua string blocks.



Are you sick of seeing my string blocks?

Yersterday I got the urge to quilt one of my many tops. So I put this work of art on the frame. I just love this quilt. It is made up of orphan blocks and so beautiful. I used a rosy colored thread on top and so fine on the back. The panto is bountiful feathers.



And the back.



I am off to my grandsons birthday party today so no quilting. Maybe this evening when I get home. Tomorrow for sure.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Aqua strings

I am amazed at the amount of aqua fabrics strings that I have. I probably have as many more as these.



A kitty picture for the cat lovers.


I hope everyone has a quilty weekend.

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Veterans Day

After a day of shopping, dropping my Bernina 200 off for service I came home and quilted this small one. I was trying out some new thread. It quilted WONDERFUL. it's made by Southern Thread and it is a cotton poly. real similar to permanent core only better. I found it on eBay for $2.00 a cone! They are 6000 yard cones. YUM! I bought one of each color.



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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Doll and quilt

I made the doll at retreat 2011. Her name is Crystal. The little quilt measures 12.25 X 18. It was made,using bonus triangles from another project. They are both at my job on my desk.



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Busy Day

Yesterday I quilted a love quilt. I used the baptist fan panto.. When finished I had mixed emotions about the finish. I set up a hanging area between two trees (I have many). After seeing it hang outside its lovely. What do you think.




I couldn't resist hanging my court house steps quilt....



WOW!

Here are the blue strings I did yesterday. All that did not really make a dent in the blue string drawer. How is that possible?




Happy sewing / quilting on this Veterans Day weekend. I have served my country and fully support ALL military personnel serving their country!!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Court House Steps quilted and more

Yesterday was a productive day. Margeret came over and we sewed ALL DAY!!!!!! We both accomplished a lot. Margaret completed 16 star blocks that she is working, a commission. Me, I had started quilting the court house steps quilt Thursday night. Got two rows done before bed. Yesterday the machine ran all day till around 5:30.



The panto I used was giggle. I am SO HAPPY with the results.


Today I think i will try and string a rope between two trees, clothesline fashion to display my quilts.

last but not least some green string blocks from last Sunday.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Battle of the batting (Sunday)

You know all those scraps of batting that you cut off??? Well, when the pile gets too high, it's time to use them. I will be able to get at least 3 quilts from all the batting scraps. When they get too small to use, I donate them to a church.







And it being Sunday morning I baked bread, cinnamon rolls with chopped apples. They "we're" good, but now gone. I just might have to do it again this Sunday. Did you know that you could use parchment paper as a lining. Clean up is a breeze!

I have been steadily making small spool blocks with no project in mine. Just enjoying the process of making them and adding them to the drawer. I average about ten an evening on a work night. This makes a nice gentle ending of the day ahhhhhhhh!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Purple strings and more

As promised, here are the purple strings. They measure at 7 1/2 inches square. Aren't they yummy?


The whole stack so far. The spool of thread is 4 inches high.


This morning I have ground flour, made bread and two batches of apple raisin cinnamon rolls. They are rising as I write this. YUM!

Now I can play in the quilt heaven! Yes.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Strings and a flimsy

Yesterday I sewed pink colored strings. Aren't they pretty?




Last night I brought out the bag of court house step blocks that were Done more than a year ago.... I only had to make two more for the flimsy.

Today I sewed the rows together and put a border on. I began with a warm brown fabric. But after cutting and joining two pieces of fabric together, the quilt top was SCREAMING for something more exciting. So this is what I finally decided. I think I picked a fun print.



This will go on a full size bed. I wanted it to have enough of a over hang.


Tonight I have picked out purple strings for some wild sewing.

Hope you are having a quilty weekend....

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Blocks for Erin and strings

Erin hade a post http://vesuviusmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/taking-action-wanna-help.html

I am not good with the HTML function in blog press.

The are disappearing four patches that start from seven inch squares. Erin has a little tutorial on her blog. These are really easy to make.


These are the strings I have from the last few days. I will add these the the pile from retreat . Yummy colors.


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