Sunday, December 14, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 12/15/2014 Ultimate Stencil FUN!!

Good Morning!  I have had the best week, spending two days up in Paradise, California at the Morning Star Quilts with my favorite teacher, Cindy Needham!  I had purchased her Ultimate Stencil back in September but had not had the courage to even open up the envelope.  So I brought up a quilt that I wanted to design a quilting pattern for some large empty squares and just DID IT.   There is a very nice handbook that comes with the stencils so it is almost foolproof!




 I came up with a nice pattern and even decided on how to accent the blocks.  I left in the registration marks that I used to draw the blocks.     I am now trying to figure out how to quilt my borders, using both the stencils, see below.  I think I like the look of the square pattern and will do something with straight lines.



I love the arrow look of the corner and will look into that shape!   Remember to check out the rest of the design walls on Judy's blog.    Last, Happy 20th Birthday to my wonderful son Nicolas, who I was lucky enough to spend two evenings with while enjoying quilting during the day!  Win, Win.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 11/24/2014


Good Morning, my design wall is a bit of a mess as I have two applique projects at the moment.  Almost done with both projects and looking forward to spending some quality time sewing this Thanksgiving weekend.  

On top is Sycamore Hill BOM, which I shrank by 50% and am doing two of each block.  Looking forward to working on my setting solutions for Sycamore Hill as soon as I finish the last few blocks. 

The bottom is P3Designs BOM, while beautiful, seems to take forever for each block!  I have every block done but #8.   Remember to check out the other design walls on Judy's blog!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 10/6/2014

 Good Morning!  I had an incredible weekend finally putting together P3 Designs BOM Forever Blooming Block 4 which contains close to 300 pieces....it was a full weekend of putting pieces together and gluing them down!  Turned out very well and I live the colors! 

I spent last weekend at Cindy Needham's Design Workshop in Sacramento and worked on my quilting design on the Grape Escape quilt.  The feather circles the entire quilt in a dark purple and just makes the colors pop!  So much fun.   Remember to check out Judy's wall and see the rest of the beautiful design walls!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Design Wall Monday 9/15/2014

 Good Morning!  I finally updated my design wall and have put up my current projects!!    I am working on the Sycamore Hills Block of the Month (in 50% size) and doing two of each because I am insane!   This BOM is a lot of fun, pretty simple and and looks just fantastic with my batiks!

I have also started P3 Designs BOM and have the first three done,currently working on #4, which might take a while as there are over 250 pieces!!!

Remember to check out Judy's blog and see the other design walls from around the world,


Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Wall Monday 8/25/2014

 Good Morning, my design wall is filling with another project so I thought I would post today!  I had a great weekend and was able to spend a day with my favorite machine quilting teacher, Cindy Needham, marking my Grape and Leaves quilt.  It is marked in white and has a lot of feathers!!  I worked on my applique blocks for the rest of the weekend and also spent some time with my Hexi Quilt, as it is almost sewn together.   So many projects, so little time!!

The applique blocks are from Sycamore Hill BOM but the BOM is 14.5 blocks and I shrunk them by 50%, so they will finish at 7 inches.  Therefore I am making two of each.   I am making them scrappy, using a selection of colors from my stash.  Remember to look at all the other blogs on Judy's wall to see the exciting projects from around the globe. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 7/7/2014

 Good Morning All!  Enjoyed a wonderful long weekend and a great 4th of July.  I was able to begin quilting my latest quilt.  I made this top years ago but almost completely quilted now!  I love finishing up projects and getting them done!!

I also completed the latest block for Sycamore Hill Quilt's BOM.  I love the look of the little pieces.  I have so many summer plans, so many projects to start/finish that I am hoping for the best, which would be 50% of what I hope to accomplish!    Here is my list:

1: Finish up Hexi quilt (sew together the long rows)
2: Start P3Design's 2014 BOM
3: Start Esther Aliu's 1790 Marriage Coverlet
4: Finish up Alex Anderson's Grape Escape, sew down/pin and quilt.
5: Quilt Celtic Solstice (pinned and ready to quilt).

Wish me luck, I am giving myself until the end of September to get all this done!!  Remember to check out the other design walls at Judy's blog



Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Morning Design Wall 6/23/2014


Good Morning!  I finally finished my Batik Baltimore Album in time to enter it in the Winter's Outdoor Quilt show and won Viewer's Choice.  I had a blast and also entered my Flower Garden Quilt and my Double Wedding Ring.  I am so looking forward to working on other projects and starting new applique quilts!  Remember to look at Judy's blog for the rest of the design walls.