Monday, October 27, 2014

Unplanned Stack

I had some left over fabric from a stack-n-whack and I needed to make a baby quilt for Christmas so I figured it would be perfect.
But things got out of hand - as usual.
Since I don't have a design wall I just sat on the floor and started playing with a bunch of different pieces...and I came up with this
 
I started on a small scale trying a few different things ...
I have it put together to this point but need to decide what I want to do from here.
I have a few ideas but will have to put it aside for awhile and get some other things done.
I am really impressed with how well it has all gone together so far (notice I said so far).
I think these are the best stacks I've ever done - all the points and seams are perfect.
Still need a baby quilt done for Christmas.
 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Baby Tiger

Believe it or not I'm Still Here
I know it has been awhile since I last posted but I have been busy.
And too lazy to stop and take pictures.
I have 6 quilts piled up on the couch waiting for binding. I'm usually pretty quick about that but it kinda snuck up on me and before I knew it I was overwhelmed.
I kept thinking I'd get on it after the next one but it never happened.
 
Anyway here is a picture I did take.
This is what my tiger quilt looks like.
I put together a king size and ended up taking these 6 squares off the bottom ...
Thus a baby quilt was born.
Now I need to find some more of the purple fabric for the outside border and then I can quilt them.
I have enough of the purple for the backing but not the border.
If I can't get any more I guess I'll have to use what I have for borders and find something else for the back.
It's always something ....
 
 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Working Progress

 
I quilted this for my friend.
She's is having a ball with scraps.
I've been giving her all my scraps and now i have my mother and sister joining in.

I put this one in the frame over the weekend.
I've been trying to decide on how I wanted to quilt it.
I was wanting to do some special design work but since it's so big I think I'll do an e2e

And I'm still trying to get my wood pieced painted for another cabinet.
This is a project that feels never ending. But with the weather cooling off a bit it has been nice getting outside.
 
 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Turtle Quilt

I finished quilting my turtle quilt.
It still need a binding - hopefully I'll get to that this weekend.
To start with it is alot bigger than I had originally planned.
I was wanting it to be a baby quilt.
It turned out 65" x 83" - a nice size twin.




I'm really happy with the results.
 I think this is one of my better quilts
 

Monday, September 8, 2014

UFO Almost Done

I've had so much work to do lately that I haven't posted much.
I decided I was going to get this stack-n-whack put together before I worked on anything else.
I had all the stars sewn onto the black background and it was a matter of how did I want them placed.
 
I tried it like this but it looked to busy...........
 
Then  rearranged it for this..........
It didn't do anything for me either
 
And I settled for this..... 
Now I need to add the last 2 borders and it is ready to go.
Hopefully I will get it quilted sooner than later.

I also started another design set.
 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Portable Backdrop Stand

I am so thrilled - my husband found a Portable Backdrop Stand on craigslist yesterday.
I have been telling him for a few years now that I wanted one.
Maybe now I will be able to take better pictures of my quilts.
I finished the ladybug quilt and gave it the honor of being the 1st on the stand. 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A UFO

I decided to work on an old UFO.
I really need to make a better effort to get some of these unfinished projects done.
This is a stack-n-whack that I put together a little differently.
I didn't think about having to applique them when I made them.

Applique isn't my favorite thing to do.
I haven't decided what I'm going to do with them once they are appliqued.

I really liked the look of the black background over the white.
But I still want to do something to make the hexagons stand out.
I have a couple of ideas and hopefully I'll try them out this weekend. 
Hopefully this won't end up back in the UFO pile.
 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Another Ladybug

I hadn't realized how long it has been since I posted anything.  
It would be nice if I had more to show for my time but I don't.
 

Anyway I finally got my second cabinet finished.
The one on the right was the 1st one I made and had a few issues. It looks good and works nicely but I don't like mistakes. (You would think I wouldn't mind them so much considering how many I make) Anyway I'm giving that one to my sister.
And my sweet husband cut the wood for me another one over the weekend.
That means more sanding, painting and drilling. Sewing is so much easier on my hands.

Here is my youngest with her 2 boys.
The one in the middle turned 3 last Friday.

Now, for what I've been working on.
I was asked to make another ladybug quilt and this is what I came up with.
It has been in the frame for 3 weeks. But since I spent most of my time playing with wood I didn't get it out as quickly as I would have liked.

I took the pictures in a hurry and you can't see the quilting as well as I would like.
After I get the binding on I will take some more.

I put her name on the bottom too.
I do believe this is a little girl quilt.

 
 

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Diamond

 
I finished this over the weekend for a customer. It is 100% silk - front and back.
I used embroidery thread to quilt it and it quilted so nice.
I had a little trouble at 1st with skipped stitches but once I got that figured out it was smooth sailing.
I really like the way it quilted and the effects it has. Shame I can't afford to make more of these.
But you know when it comes right down to it the silk fabric didn't cost much more than good quality quilting fabric.
 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Round Robin

I finally finished my Round Robin that my family did a few years ago.
I'm still tying to take better pictures.
I think I'm going to build a rack to hang them on - that might solve the problem.
This is a picture of the front.
I started it with the center square and then sent it to my sister Jeanette from Inchworm Fabrics.
She did the next row of flying geese and then sent it to my mother.
She did the row with the star appliques and then gave it to my sister Beverly from Quilter Corner.
She then sent it to my sister Barbara from Bejeweled Quilts by Barb and she did the stars. 
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Here is a shot of the back.
I've held back on finishing it because I could never find a good match for the last border.
I'm really not crazy about red but that seemed to be the direction this one took.
And it turned out awesome.
 Thank you to my family for doing such an awesome job.
A closer view of the center. 
Some views of the back. 



As you can tell I still need to perfect my camera skills.
 
Here is a picture of how my mother's round robin turned out.
She sent this to me to quilt not long after we finished.
So we must have done this about 5 years ago. 
This was one of the first ones I machine quilted.
This was a lot of fun.
They're doing another one right now with my daughter and a few of my nieces.
I decided not to join in this time. I was always behind on the last one.
With everything that's happened this year I would probably still be on the 1st one.