Sunday, October 12, 2014

On My Design Wall


Still trying to finish UFO's. This one includes some blocks I wanted to do Stack and Whack style with a fabric I loved. It is from an older Amy Butler line and I didn't have a lot of it. So it only made a few blocks. Thought I might do a small wallhanging.



I am thinking it needs a couple of borders but nothing seems to go with this fabric. The stained wood of the trim is throwing my eye off. Maybe I need to move it to the middle of design wall. I was hoping to find something that toned down that bright pink. I guess I will have to go do a little shopping!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Frustration abounds......




I am trying to finish up my UFO's and of course sneaking in some other projects in between. Well, progress has been going well until today. Sometimes I have such a great time with the whole quilting process and other times, not so much. I do good cutting and sewing the blocks but then sewing the blocks together gets me so frustrated. Lining up everything in the blocks is great but when joined together things become a little off! Here lies where the process gets off.
I know things won't be perfect but still....right?
So I go onto another project, repeat the above, and next thing you know I have a big UFO pile again!
I am going to have to pull things together to finish these all up before the end of 2014. Though I am longing for a Christmas project for me to keep!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Quilting Traditions Continue

While my daughter was home for a long visit she ended up getting hooked on fabric! The next logical step was that she wanted to try and make a quilt. She quickly informed me of a quilt she made when she was a very little girl. I might have to search and dig up a photo of it and I don't really remember it. Well, it didn't take long for her to come up with a plan. She loves all the civil wars fabrics and their color ways. She also knew she wanted to make a quilt she saw in a movie that Johnny Depp was in. So after much searching on the internet to show me what it looked like, we were well on our way with a plan of action. Coming up with a pattern was the harder part. She wanted triangles but not normal triangles, tall. elongated ones. Making a template was the key. Decided to just wing it, as long as they are all the same size, there shouldn't be an issue right? Well, she did struggle a little, but kept at it. And only ripped out a few! "Just make it work", a good friend always said, so we followed that advice. Shopping for fabric she thoroughly enjoyed. What's not to like with that!



So after much cutting and sewing, she was making progress. I assured her pressing was a necessity. She was quite the trooper with the iron!





The finished project!
I tried to get her to quilt it but I think she had had enough by this point. Maybe the next one.......
She said I could quilt it however I wanted. So I choose to do just some simple arches inside of all the triangles.



I was so proud of her and her accomplishment! 
And it turned out just like she wanted, which is always a joy!
Way to go baby!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Antique Age




Isn't that what the official age of an antique is, 50? Well, it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. I may look 50 but I don't feel it, ok somedays I do. But I won't trade it for anything in the world. 
Especially when my world includes these little munchkins. Hard to get a good picture of all 3 of them at the same time. So this is the best we could do.
Now on to more quilts!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ah... Summer

I know summer doesn't invoke as much as it used to with having school-aged children at home. I always loved having my kids around. I wasn't one of those moms who dreaded summer because that meant school was out. 
Lazy days of not packing lunches and just hanging out was so much fun!
I do miss those days. But I still enjoy summer.

So sewing and quilting continue on. It is much cooler in the basement. Trying to finish up a few projects before starting more but I always seem to have problems in this area.
There is nothing better than starting a new project.
I thought I would share what my studio looks like. And this is pretty typical of what is looks like all the time.




As you can see, lighting is an issue. That is something I have to get on. 
Ok, time to go get organized!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Quilts - finally on the walls!





















With the walls finally painted (couldn't take anymore of all the walls being white), I was finally able to hang some quilts. And having a large wall allowed me to hang one I have never been able to. Plus this wall doesn't get any direct sunlight, a plus in my book! This has some of my favorite fabric colors, so I'm very happy I can look at this quilt everyday now. The pattern is Diamond in the Rough.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Commissioned Piece Finished




This quilt was made for my sister who will be auctioning it off with proceeds to go to the Huntington's Disease Foundation she has to support those affected by the disease. Hopefully it will bring some awareness to this terrible disease.

Monday, March 4, 2013

A Few Changes

It has been awhile since my last post. Due to a few changes, like a new home in a new town in a new state. Packing and getting the house to even show during the busiest time of the year job wise, was very difficult. Then on to showings, offers, counter-offers, more fixing, whew.... Any who, we are here and mostly settled. I would like to introduce my "new" baby...



She's a beauty! Hopefully, I will have time to play with her and get to know the real her. And hopefully it will increase the time it takes me to create a quilt. I am very excited about the possibilities.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Autumn is here!


With the weather having a little chill in the air, I find myself rushing to get projects done! And then I have the need to start more projects, you know, ones I can work on while on the couch, watching football with the hubs! Trying to stay on track and not have too many pans in the fire, so to speak.
Here are a few projects I will try and finish soon...
This fabric from Basic Grey is one of my favorites. Trying to decide if this will be a medallion quilt, or if I should make more? The pattern I used I altered by doubling the size of the templates. So now it is kind of a weird size 21 and 5/8". Not sure I want to make more blocks, but they would be stunning.



The on going hexagon project. I do love them. Shall I keep them small with only one ring, or add a second round?





A pineapple log cabin made from scraps. 
Though honestly, this one will more than likely be awhile.