Saturday, October 31, 2015

A quiet day

I spent a quiet day yesterday, the anniversary of my son Johns passing.  I let needle and thread soothe me all day.

In the process I completed 19 red string blocks and there is still a pile of red strings.  I think they reproduced while I sewed lol.



Today's priority is finishing the directions for the string stain glass quilt.  Then if there is time I will tackle some sewing.

Sew a stitch and soothe your heart.

Frog Quilter

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sunday Sewing

I meant to get this posted sooner but, but....

I finished sewing and trimming my four patch in a square blocks.  Now they are ready to assemble into a flimsy, the fun part.


 
Sunday I started a new stain glass string quilt top.  Have two pink blocks done and a whole lot of string blocks.



Back to a few more sprouts.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Saturday Sewing

First of all the last post was delayed getting out.  Don't know what happened...  You get two Yay!!!

Today I have been chipping away at completing four patches in a square.  I'm almost done.  







See Maestro on the right.



My area.  With these together I can begin to assemble the top.  But before I can do that I need to write a pattern for my stain glass string quilt.  I'm teaching it November 9.  There are a few other things I have to do as well.

More stitching tomorrow.

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A little update

I have made it through a cancelled vacation, major flooding which we were very fortunate to have no damage and a great quilt retreat which was wonderful.

I have been steadily stitching my sprouts.  Only four pairs left to sew.  I think I am going to do some small 4 patch on the sides.  Then I will see what the quilt wants.  Maybe it will say "I'm done".



Last night Hubs was watching a nature program and the two Manx kitties were watching too.  There was a bird talking.  Amazing that cats watch TV!



I know the picture is a little dark.

This morning I have cleaned my quilt room as it looked like a hurricane came through.  It is lots better now.

More progress later.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

OMG Its Bound

I finished the binding on my O My Gosh quilt.  It's been washed and just needs a label.


It's much brighter than the picture shows.



And a close up...



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Friday, October 9, 2015

Fabulous Friday

I quilted this quilt yesterday and today.  I also got the binding made and attached so I could take it with me to the mountains.  If I'm not fishing, I'll be stitching and there are two plus quilts that need binding stitched down.



My Grand Illusion is quilted.  This was the Bonnie Hunter Mystery for 2014.



I love how this quilted up.  I used YLI cotton thread in a variegated aqua color.



Now I can say that I am ready for the next Bonnie Hunter mystery which starts around the thanksgiving holiday.  Bring it on!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sprouts are growing

My love sprouts are coming right along.  I think I will stop at 4 columns.  I have the top and bottom borders figured out.  What to do for the sides?

I started a quilt that will be a Christmas gift for a friend of ours.  I made them one last year but Dot has claimed it.  Poor Dennis is left out in the cold lol.  I'm not much for doing patterns per se but the magazine American Patchwork and Quilting August 2015 issue had a cart wheel pattern that really appealed to me.



I am adding another row and then will decide on sashings.

Also today Grand Illusion (last years Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt) is on the frame getting quilted.  I have a recipient selected and it will be a Christmas present.  After not having my side saddle for about nine months, the tops have stacked up.  It's time to get caught up especially at the rate that I piece...  Like there is tomorrow lol!



It's really pretty in person.  All the different fabrics bring back lots of memories.

Time to get back to it.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Weekend Update

What a weekend..  Friday I drove to Ashville for the annual quilt show.  I enjoyed the quilt show, vendors and seeing friends from near and far.

Friday evening I was treated to a Travis Trit concert which was FABULOUS,  Thanks Denise, had a great time.

Down comes the never ending rain.  Saturday morning at at 7am I made a mad dash from North Carolina to South Carolina.  And the rain continued and is still raining.  Never did I expect the devestation this storm has caused.  We are ok and property in tact but roads, bridges, dams and peoples homes are ruined.  The extent of the damage will not be known for days to come.  We were without power for about 10 hours.  Not bad considering....

So what's a girl to do... Well sew of course!

I have a third column completed on the sprouts of love quilt and I am loving it.


And neutrals strings completed last weekend.


And some green strings done this weekend.


As for tomorrow...the roads are in such bad shape they are asking people to stay off the roads so that sounds like a weather holiday to me.  I guess I'll just have to suffer through it lol.

So that might / will mean more sewing.  Yay!

Frog Quilter