Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Sep 17, 2017

Here are my hearts for the week.

This top was quilted Friday and Saturday.   These blocks are the last of the kite one that I made too many of.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Foothills Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Thursday I travelled to Greenville SC to display a trunk show of my quilts. This quild is a large one and very organized. They are a fun group. I was treated to a new member dinner social and the food was fabulous. The next day I taught a class on Petal to the Metal showing a select group of ladies how to construct petals made out of fabric strings. They all did well. A few have found this method to be addicting.

Blogger has been a real bugger getting this posted.  I had to resort to the 'old' lap top with windows.
Today is a free day from work due to the storm and I am taking full advantage of the time.  Where?  Of course in my sewing room.  Zoom Zoom!

Monday, September 4, 2017

More Pictures from Yesterday

I stitched out and attached the label for petal to the metal yesterday. Today am pattern writing amongst other things.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lots of sewing

There has been lots of sewing here. More than normal.
These are the last of the kite blocks that I am using up. Love the layout.

I have started making the sugar bowl blocks that Bonnie Hunter recently provided a tutorial.  Very cute.
I am still trying to reduce the 2 1/2 inch strip bin. These are new blocks that are fun and easy. I hate to admit it but the level of strips never seams to go down.
Scrappy trips with additional sashing. I added the outside border. The blocks also use 2 1/2 inch strips.
It is ready for quilting along with a bazillion other tops.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Lots of hand stitching

I have been doing lots of binding lately. Today I finally sewed with the machine,making another top.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Petal to the Metal

This first picture was taken inside with afternoon sun on the quilt. The others are taken outside most in bright sun and the last two in the shade. With this quilt done, I am now confident to quilt a few others that have these petal shapes. Rulers are now my friends and I'm not afraid to use them.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Top finished and custom quilting

Yesterday I found fabric in the stash for the border on the second kite top. It an oldie but a cutie. Who doesn't like birds and pink hearts. Perfect. This morning finds me quilting my class sample for a class I am teaching September 8. I procastenated because I was unsure of how I wanted it quilted. I found my answers from a friend D and it working out really well. I am feeling more comfortable about using rulers more now. Of course you can find some bobbles but it will be fine! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tops are born

I sewed these two tops this week, one after work for two days. I will add a border on the one with strong blocks. Big surprise, I still have about twenty blocks left. So I'll dream up another version. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Busy Weekend

This weeks hearts, much better than last week.
Kitty pictures.
This is the progress on my kite blocks. As usual I've made too many blocks, enough for at least one more quilt top.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My blocks told me...

That they wanted to be set with snow ball blocks. So I listened and here is the start of that conversation.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Trim, trim and trim

Today I finished sewing and trimming my kite blocks. I had so much fun with the last batch, I had to do another with a different layout. Last time I sewed them together with the fat ends together. This time I will sew them with fat ends out. The last picture shows how I will sew these.