Wonderful to have all that time over Thanksgiving, less work and more housework getting done. I was able to finally finish my boarder for the compus quilt and I think it turned out rather well. I finished up a couple of other quilts and made all my blocks for my Triangle Bali Pops quilt. Now to clean up my sewing area, put away projects and fabric I will not be needing so I can settle down into some serious work!!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
It was a busy week but a productive weekend. Did try to go to my favorite shops on Saturday but after gathering all I wanted to purchase up the electrical power shut off during a winter storm. We need the rain but having electricity is also nice!! I am trying to finish up a few projects and clear up some space to start a new design with limited success. I just need to find time to sit and quilt a few of my outstanding quilting projects!!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Another busy week and a couple of events at work but I still managed to get the border on the Diamond Sampler Quilt and I did get the fabric dyed for the Compass Mariners Quilt border. I am hoping to get the borders on and finished this week but with the holiday, who knows. The family will be visiting our daughter at Cal Poly for the UCD vs. Cal Poly (The Battle for the Horseshoe) on 11/13/2010 but I plan on taking my camera so I can get some great shots of the Cheer Squad and the beautiful views.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Enjoyed a very busy week and an even busier weekend!! Love Halloween but the activities with the family did limit my ability to get to the sewing table. Enjoying the World Series game this Sunday, (GO GIANTS) again limited my time spent with my sewing machine. I did manage to take my Mariners Compass Quilt out and hang it up so I can evaluate the borders for this quilt. The main squares are 12 inches and the smaller squares are 6 inches. I used many of my hand dyed fabric in this quilt and I am thinking about using the blue for the border but also the bright green in small stripes. Any suggestions??
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Was so busy this week between work, kids and my husband who has been sick for three weeks with the flu. Just a lot of extra work when you do everything yourself!! I was able to get the borders on my Kashmir Quilt, which turned out perfect!!! The mitered borders were just the right finishing touch. The bottom view is an idea I just started working on using up my remaining left over fabric from Kashmir and cutting everything in 2.5 inch diamonds with some 4.5 inch diamonds thrown in for fun!! Now I need to square it up (maybe) and then add a border or two!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Had a wonderful week and was able to spend a full day at the Pacific Coast International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara CA on Friday! I was so inspired by the beautiful works of art and I am overwhelmed and cannot wait to start my own award winning quilt!! The top quilt is finished and compeltely hand quilted but I added some sparkle to the top after the show! The bottom top is just missing the borders which I will get on this week.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
After working one of my longest weeks ever, spending 13 hours at work on Friday, working more on Saturday and for 7 hours on Sunday, I still managed to finish off one quilt top and start another!! The borders on the pinwheel quilt were simple so they did not take much time and I am looking forward to handquilting them with a beautiful feather. The beautiful batik square quilt is all ready to be sewn into blocks (some are done and on the wall) but the rest have to be sewn. This is a kit I purchased at a wonderful little quilt shop in a small country town in northern Illinois called Touch of Amish when I visted the area in August. Lovely shop!! The owner designed her own BOM with representations of each state. Would have loved to have joined but the commute would kill me!!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Pinwheels, pinwheels, pinwheels. I had a Moda Layer Cake in these colors and decided to branch out from my normal batiks and do something different. I will use red and white for the rails and corner stone blocks with a nice red border!!I love the way these seem to move!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Another week and another small sampler made from my cutting down of my larger quilt. This one is a bit more green but still looks pretty good! I am working on finishing up a few projects that I need to quilt/reorganize so I can free up my space and mind to do some designing in the near future. Happy Monday! The top picture is the entire larger quilt that I cut the smaller sampler from!
Monday, September 20, 2010
I made a huge quilt, using this design but when I was finished the quilt was out of proportion. The quilt was far longer then it was wider and I just could not move past this issue!! After my daughter requested that I work on this quilt over the summer I finally got around to removing a bit of the quilt and used my sections removed to make a wall hanging, so far just one, but I will be making another one for my daughter, as this is one of her favorite quilts!! My motto: Never let anything go to waste!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I posted on Sunday evening but discovered nothing had posted on Tuesday. Here is my current project, my Dresden Plate quilt that I spent the entire month working on. I have had a blast and am looking foward to finishing it up sometime this week!!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Spent my weekend finishing up two projects! I am always amazed how long it take to get the border on a quilt and I really wanted these to be mitered borders so they took a bit more time!! I love the look of my purple circle and I can't wait to try the Red/Black/White Convergence Quilt pattern but make something completely different with a bit more slicing and dicing. I also began a Dresden Plate pattern after I found out how easy it really is so it fills my need for a take-along hand project. I made my own template and it turned out great. Now I have a chance to use up my bags of scraps as I am working on both a English Paper Piecing hexigon quilt and the Dresden Plate.
Monday, August 2, 2010
This is the convergence quilt, again from the Ricky Timms/Alex Anderson seminar I attended in June 2010. This was so simple and quick that I put it together in just a couple of hours, which freed me up to make headway into my current hand quilting project!! The colors were chosen by my daughter to fit the decorating idea of her room mate for next year but since I purchased the fabric the decorating ideas have changed. Oh, well, I guess I will just keep it myself. The sacrifices I am willing to make!!