Friday, December 31, 2010
I love to visit the Quilt Taffy blog; Corrie and Des feature a melting pot of fabrics and ideas, sprinkled with humor! (Check out their video: http://quilttaffy.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-feel-song-coming-oni-thought-we-were.html ...it made me laugh!) Thanks Corrie and Des!
Anyways, I am excited about this fabric line; it is way out of my comfort zone. I guess when it comes to fabrics, I lean towards more traditional colors and patterns. So I am looking forwards to the challenge of using a modern quilt fabric line.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I am cutting more 1.5" squares. My MIL has very eclectic taste in fabric, so it is fun to cut up stuff I would not have purchased! She cut some squares too large or rather wonky, so I am cutting them down into square squares!
Husband is terribly hard on clothing. I mended his Gortex overmitts in anticipation of cross country skiing. I used some stretch denim. By the end of the season, the second mitt may need the same treatment.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
When I have had a difficult few days, piecing quilt squares is great therapy. I can understand why people turn to quilting during tough times. I sewed 28 squares today, for a grand total of 130 finished. Unfortunately, I need a lot more than that if I want a queen size quilt!
Monday, December 13, 2010
Have you ever seen this book? It has the most adorable projects, all made from socks!
Monday, November 22, 2010
I think I will put it away for the rest of the year. After all, it no longer looks like fall outside! Here is the view from my sewing machine table...
Saturday, November 20, 2010
I have joined SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt Show!
See more wonderful quilted Christmas goodness over on her site:
I went on to work on some maple leaf blocks. I do have more to make, then this one will be put away for a while, for winter will be here soon. My car said it was 36 degrees on my way home!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I used two simple embroidery stitches to give this block it's fanciful image!
I have never embroidered before; I skipped that badge in girls club. Good thing I have the internet. I am quite sure that you can learn anything if you search the internet! I found two simple embroidery stitches....the stem stitch and the french knot. I followed the pictures and voila! I did it!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I laid out the Christmas Sampler! The green sashing is just perfect!
I cut the sashing at 2.5" but might just trim them down a bit more. I moved the blocks around a lot and finally came up with this layout, and I really like it. Next I will have to figure out what color to make the little squares where the sashing meet. Right now the floor color is showing. I am happy to be making some progress on this one!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here are enough squares to make 30 blocks. It does not take much time, especially if a Star Trek Voyager dvd is playing!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have been looking for a creamy color to use in my fall leaves quilt. I searched at two local quilt stores, at Pacific Fabrics and Crafts, and at two Jo-Anns, and I could not find just what I wanted. But at this big Jo-Anns Etc. I found just the right fabric! It is hard to see in the picture, but it has leaves all over it, tone on tone. I will make up a couple of blocks, and maybe then the pictures will show up the fabric.
Monday, November 8, 2010
So I thought maybe I should make two quilts, one with lighter fabrics, one with the darker fabrics. So I made another block with the lighter fabrics.
Monday, November 1, 2010
The older machine has a zigzag stitch, so I decided to work on the Christmas quilt applique blocks. This is the first time I have done machine applique. I had to go very slow; it took patience to stitch around all the curves and tight angles. But I don't think I did half bad!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I have been inspired by all the beautiful fall quilts showing up on quilting blogs. I found the gorgeous Thomas Kincaid fabric on the right at Joanns, then pulled some fabrics from my stash that I can pair up with the main fabric. I bought the leaf print and the light yellow stripe for some variety. Now I will wait for inspiration to strike! I already have an idea that involves appliqued leaves.
Monday, October 18, 2010
This star block will have some kind of fancy stitching between the points, at least that is what the directions say! I have yet to see just what I will do with that!