Monday, July 24, 2017

Last Weeks Blocks

I would have posted these last night but we were having a storm. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

High Country Quilters Class

The High Country Quilters had a fabulous time in class on Friday. Everyone was fully engaged in the process and having a fun time!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

More Blocks

I forgot to mention yesterday that I'm doing a sew along with Pat Sloan. It is called Grandmas Kitchen. I've done three blocks so far. I'm using 30's fabrics. Each block so far is a different color. I will do this as long as I can, there are only 12 blocks. I will probably donate this quilt. It's not really my style (read not wild enough lol).

I had some kite blocks left over and wondered what they would look like of they were assembled differently. I happen to like it so I will cut fabrics to send thru the GO cutter at some time.
I'm still plugging along on my tumelo trail blocks. They have been my leader enders between other things.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weekly Update

I have gone back to working on my Canadian quilt in red and neutral fabrics.  These two blocks were very tedious but look great finished.

only one heart block was stitched this week.

I quilted this top as it is a great example of how, many colors work together. I want to add it to my trunk show.

The back fabric has been in my stash forever. It wasn't wide enough so I stubbed in frogs and mushrooms in black and white. The quilt is much brighter than the pictures show!

Monday, July 10, 2017

From Sunday Quilting

I quilted this top Sunday and stitched the binding on today after work.  It will be next after I finish binding on the man quilt.

I love this quilt so much that I think I will make another and change the block arrangement.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Sunday already?

This weekend has just flown by. The blocks completed this week are only a few because I have been appliquing birds on my newest blocks. This is another take on my neutral petal blocks. I love the appliqued birds. My biggest accomplishment is that I started putting my tumelo trail blocks together. I used a different sashing than others I have seen. I was on the fence about it until I saw the photos. What do you think?

Monday, July 3, 2017

Haywood Arts Commission NC

I was invited to participate in an Artists Demo today.  I demo'd needle turn applique.  I was also able to display quilts for sale.  One did sell and I'm so happy.

Denise demo'd other forms of hand needle work.  

We were among other artists like beading, card making, using found pieces in art, water color painting, jewelry making and pottery.  It was great to get to know and watch other artists in action.  Thanks ladies for making me feel very welcome.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Finally a flimsy and tumelo trail blocks

After Months of waiting / aging, a fabric was selected for the border on the pedal to the metal quilt top.  I think it adds more pizazz!  I am teaching this class in September so I need to finish for the class sample.

All my tumelo trail blocks layed out.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

More blocks

My blocks this week.  Sorry about the orientation.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Week day update

These are the bits and pieces I worked on after work in the evenings.

First up are my blocks for mini Monday.  I'm using widths that I already have, 1 1/2 inch.

Hearts that got sown.

This is my start of tumelo trail using again 1 1/2 inch size for the nine patch blocks.
   I am not sure about the sashing and setting stones.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Plaids on plaids

I quilted this top today and I am so pleased.  I even found a red plaid like fabric for the binding.  Woot!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Project Updates

I decided to participate in Temecula Monday mini.   I'm using the sizes that I have, 1 1/2 inch strips and blocks. So mine will turn out larger but that is OK.

These are my hearts from this week.  The cow one needs a few more  stitches but I couldn't resist showing it.
Here is the plaid on plaid quilt top.  I think it might be finished.  Maybe another red border.  Any suggestions?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Catching Up

I am catching up on all my commitments. Proposals, QOV's and quilting for others. I quilted the last of three QOV's yesterday and I have top loaded that I will start as soon as I finish this post. It feels really good to get caught up and not have things hanging over my head. I started appliqing some hearts and they are so cute. A heart is needle turned on a 4.5 inch back ground. They are so fast to sew. As you can see blogger is not cooperating this morning. The small heart quilt (this is the back) is for the Cotton Robin which I participate in every time it is offered. I can't show the front, it will be mailed tomorrow. And the plaid on plaid top continues. I'm thinking I will put a strip of the light plaid fabric around these nine blocks and go from there. The top will tell me what to do next lol.
Enjoy your Sunday. Here in the south it will be HOT today but that is normal for us.

Monday, June 5, 2017


I have made progress on the plaid quilt. There are six blocks now. Each has been trimmed to 14 inches. And three more basket blocks. They are 7.5 inches.