Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reindeer

I finally got the reindeer quilt top put together.
I still need to add the last border and quilt it.
I'm not as happy with it as I thought I would be.
Maybe after it's quilted.
 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scrap Lap

I did a quick quilting on this lap quilt a friend made.
For a beginner she is getting pretty good.
 
 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tidbits

I had totally forgot about entering a quilt in SewCal's Red and White Quilt Challenge
and I received an email that I had won a prize.
 
"Covering America" Pattern, a quilt design that contains 50 state blocks.
How exciting - and I really like the pattern.
THANK YOU SEWCAL AND MCCALLS QUILTING.
Another quilt for my to-do list. At this rate I will need to live forever to get all my to-dos done.
 
I did some playing over the weekend on my quilt 
This is still in the developing stage and this is where I am right now.
I'll pick it up this evening and think on it while I get a few other things done.
 
I also started something for Christmas... 

And another hopefully I'll get it done.

 
 
 

Monday, November 3, 2014

Pinwheels

I threw this together using a couple of charm packs.
Now for some quilting.
I have marked the border with scallops.
I might regret that but I thought it would be a change.

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.