Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wll 12/31/2012

Happy New Year to everyone. I have enjoyed more time off of work this past week than I have have in several years.  Back to work on Wednesday but wow, amazing how much can get done each day when you do not have to go to work!!  I am frantically finishing up projects so I an start a new one sometime soon but I am realizing that I really need to finish up some of the many I have started. I am almost done with Mimi's Bloomers, Erin Russek's 2012 BOM so I am just working on setting solutions.  I may have to make an extra block or two (boo hoo) but it should be stunning.  I am planning on doing applique in the corner blocks also!!    Below is the finishing touches for My Whimsical Quilt Garden borders, which are almost done, a few more days and I will be pinning it.  Now to get ready for the Beginning Machine Quilting Class I am taking in a week or so!!  So excited because there is hope I can get some of these projects completely finished up, quilted and bound, so I can start the next wonderful applique project.  Remember to check out the rest of the design walls on Judy's blog.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 12/17/2012

 Not much going on this week, I have my Whimsical Quilt Garden quilt on the wall as I plan the applique for the border.  The pattern shows circles, lots of circles, but I think I will go with some of the flowers and birds from the pattern.  Just need to start getting it done!!  I start my new job today so I have a feeling my productivity on quilts will fall a bit as I figure out my new job.   Really looking forward to the challenge so I think it will be fun!!!  Yes, I am bringing my usual bag of applique with to work in case I have large amounts of down never know!!  Wish me luck!  Check out the other design walls on Judy's blog.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

DWM 12/10/2012 Quilting Heaven!

 Wow, my quilt group, Spring Chicks, met last Tuesday and we officially finished our strip exchange.  To the left are all my strips!!  YUMMM.  I did row 3 and row 6 but the rest were done by my group and I am so thrilled.  This will be a breeze to put together and make beautiful.    Below are my last three remaining blocks for my mini-Baltimore album quilt and Block 11 for Miss Mimi, Erin Russek's BOM.   I have had a blast working on each project and I can't wait to finish these as I have three or four more projects waiting!   I am also getting ready for Cindy Needhams' Beginning Quilting class in January...I am ESSing as many of my quilts as possible (stitching in the ditch Every Stinking Seam).  I have 2.5 completed and I hope to have one or two more done by class time.  I feel the need to be ready to go when I walk into the class.    I need to pry information out of her as I only have three days to learn everything I can about machine quilting and I have the feeling that time will FLY!!

I am loving every minute I get to sew each day and I am really looking forward to the holidays.  I will be able to take almost a week and a half off and only use three vacation days!!  All my kids will be home for the holidays and I am hoping for multiple family meals, a few game nights and at least three or four family nights watching a good movie or two! I just need to make it through the next two weeks and I will be good to go!!   Remember to check out Judy's blog and see all the other design walls.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 12/3/2012

 Merry Christmas to me!!  I purchased my new Juki 2010TQ last week after I officially accepted my new position of Development Analyst at UC Davis.  Wow, quite a week, new job and the sewing machine arrived days early!  I spent an exciting weekend reading the instruction manual and beginning to attempt to quilt quilts.  I am following Cindy Needham's instructions of ESS (every stinking seam) and sewing every stinking seam, which takes quite a while!!  Now that I can quilt my own quilts, the possibilities are endless!! 

One question if any one can answer, a bit of machine oil got on one quilt, any way to get it off?? 

Remember to check out Judy's blog to see all the other design walls.