Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 4/14/2014

Good Morning, it has been quite a while since I posted because I have been working on my Hexagon project.  I am almost done, just having the finish the bottom portion.  I have also stepped up the quilting on my Baltimore Album quilt, finishing up the border design and the echo quilting of the border design this weekend.  Think I am going to enter this one in PIQF.....if I get it done in time!

 Below are some of the goodies I picked up this past week as I participated in Quilt Rush in Northern California.  I had a blast visiting shops and my husband and I spent a wonderful afternoon in Grass Valley once I finished up at that shop. 

 Remember to check out Judy's blog and see all of the wonderful design walls!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 1/27/2014

Good Morning, I finished my Celtic Solstice, Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt from November through December 2013 last weekend but never had a chance to post a picture until today.  I think it turned out rather well.  I changed up the colors from what Bonnie did but I love the purple and pinks.  I purchased the backing fabric and will be pinning it by the end of the week, I hope!!   I also made great progress on my Diamond Hexi Quilt below, finishing all the color blocks and I am starting on the border! I am outlining the entire thing with one line of black to highlight the shape and so far, so good!  I have been neglecting my hand quilting these last few months but I will get back to it soon!  Remember to check out Judy's blog for all the other design walls.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 122/2013

 Good Morning, I enjoyed a long break and took several days of vacation over Thanksgiving.  I was able to spend a lot of time sewing and cleaning!  My house is clean and decorated for Christmas so now I can spend the next few weeks finishing up holiday projects.  I made bags last night, the pattern is called "A Little Duffle Do It" by Karen West.  They are so cute, I made Medium, Small and Tiny.  Tonight I make Large.  I also began outlining my Hexagon project with white so I hope to be able to start putting that together during my Christmas break!   I was very fortunate this holiday and all the kids can home for the holiday!  This might be out last year of everyone being able to come home so we enjoyed it by spending a lot of time together playing games and cooking!!    Remember to check out Judy's blog and see all the rest of the design walls. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 11/11/2013

Good Morning, I have started another Hexi project, this time with one inch hexagons and am making triangles with them to eventually make an entire quilt.  Might take a while but I will have fun doing it!  I am taking donations of 2.5 inch scraps for the shapes as I found out quickly, I don't have a huge stash.  I have stuck to certain colors and fabrics and am a bit limited!   I will be finishing up the Grandmother's Flower Garden of last week pretty quickly as it is such large hexagons.   I also completed the Bay Area Quilters Quest shop hop on Friday and I had a blast!  Hit all seven shops in one day and found a ton of great fabric and stuff!  Remember to check out Judy's blog to see the rest of the design walls.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 10/28/2013

Ok, so my design wall is technically my living room couch...but the Hexies I am working on are too heavy to hang up on the wall as I still have paper in most of them!  I am working on a Grandmother's Flower Garden hexagon quilt and have been using my stash fabrics to start whittling down the amount of fabric I have as I am running out of space!!  Here are two of the groupings I have sewn together and I am hoping to have 12 of these groups for the entire quilt! 

So much fun to have a hand project to take with me this fall!  Remember to check out Judy's blog for the rest of the design walls.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday Morning Design Walll 10/14/2013

 Good Morning, it has been a rough few weeks for me as I am spending every spare minute machine quilting!  While cleaning out my sewing area (a corner of my bedroom) I found this old quilt.  Old as in 2003 or 2004?  I made it from a Block Of The Month Quilt Kit from Joanne Fabrics back when I first started to quilt.  This was before I was brave enough to attend the BOM at my local quilt shop!!  It is not too bad, fabric quality is HORRIBLE and the backing fabric is atrocious but I thought if I quilting it well I could give it to my daughter to use when she goes to the beach!!  I was able to get some major design work done and sewed every stinking seam in ONE DAY!!  Amazing how fast that can be done on very simple quilts.  I am using Magnifico by Superior Threads for my design work and it stands out beautifully! Should be finished in a day or two with this and then it is back to other projects.

So many quilts to quilt, so little time!  Check out Judy's blog for the rest of the design walls!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday Morning Design Wall 9/2/2013

 It has been several weeks since I posted as I have nothing new on my design wall.  I have been getting kids ready for school, both high school and college, moving them in and out of apartments, dorms and bedrooms.  I have also started quilting my king size Baltimore Album, which is going to be a challenge in itself but should keep me busy for the next two to three months.  At the beginning of August, I took Linen Lady's, a machine quilting class by Cindy Needham and worked really hard to get to the point where I could start beading my piece of lace!!

I love the blue batik background and I have both beads for the lace and beads for the background!

Nicolas took his quilt to college and seems pretty happy in the dorm and working pretty hard with 5 classes, 4 morning starts at 8:00 a.m.  My youngest begins Junior year and I wish him the best, most of his classes are AP and he will have to study his        tush off to make it through.  Remember to check out Judy's blog for the rest of the design walls.