Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October already

I do love this time of year. We are still sunny and warm here but the evenings are a bit chillier. The leaves are changing color. You can feel a change coming  



                                   
I finished this bag 
          for a friend at work


      It's the Practical Bag
    Love this bag I have one 
     that  goes to work with me. 
   I added a key fob to this one
   as I am always looking for my 
        keys in my bag.
  




      And these are September blocks
      For my Sew Bee Wonky group

    Off to finish my last block for group        one of the Farmers Wife Quilt Revival

http://chezstitches.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-farmers-wife-quiltalong-on-craftsy.html?m=1







Monday, September 22, 2014

A quilt for Claudia

Last week I quilted this beautiful quilt for a friend. I just love this mix of colors


And used a new to me panto



I think it complemented the blocks nicely!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Farmin' Fancy

So okay I have been contemplating what to do with my beautiful stash of Flea Market Fancy. It has been sitting in a box languishing since I bought it way back in March of 2012! Just couldn't cut into it nor did I have a quilt pattern in mind for it. 

We'll today I have cut into it!

        
  These are half yard cuts of lovelies!


A friend of mine has been teaching how to do the Farmers Wife quilt 
without all those xxxxx templates. She has her lessons set up on Craftsy.
Karen I blame you for yet another project! She is a super talented longarmer I might add!

Anyway I bought the book at Amazon....and had it spiral bound at Office Depot 
so it would lay nice and flat, and today I started my class one blocks.



I decided to use white Kona here and there in it, so went to JoAnns' yesterday hoping to find it there. They hardly ever have it I might add. The saleslady was just taking the plastic off a fresh bolt so I quickly snatched it up and bought the whole bolt! I just love the feel of the Kona cotton. it sews so nicely and a lot of my internet buddies ask for it in the swap blocks that I make for them.

So far these are my blocks and this is so fun!




Friday, August 29, 2014

Pumpkin Seed Quilting

I finished a quilt for my sister in which I used the "Pumpkin Seed" design. I am slowly coming around to the front of my quilting machine to use rulers or just to freemotion. Anyway I had seen a beautifully quilted quilt at our Challenge reveal by Stephanie   http://redhotquilts.blogspot.com


   This was her challenge quilt
   Just love the quilting
    Way smaller than I quilted.



   And this is my sisters quilt.
  I used one of my circle templates.
  I think it was a 3 inch circle.
  

        A jelly roll quilt....



        Tried to get a close up
          Of the quilting.....



        And a little "leftover"
        strip of blocks 
       on the back. 
       Love this color palette .

    Fun to quilt. 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Home for a visit

Having a nice time in Spokane this week. Visiting mom, and seeing my sisters. Lots of charity quilting happening. Sewing on a variety of vintage and not so vintage machines. Back home tomorrow. Enjoyed my time here. 


       A few of the finished
      Eye Spy charity quilts



    Love this Bernina!



      My sisters featherweight 
           Class project