Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Today on my design wall is a Lattice Patch quilt for Shop Hop.
After I sew the top row together and attach it to the quilt, I will cut it and turn it on point! Such fun.
Here are a couple of photos of the mystery from last Saturday night. They still need to be sewn together and borders added but they look pretty good. The first one is the red, white and blue option, followed by the Kaffe option.
Sue had a slight problem putting the blocks together so here is hers.
It is different but still looks good.
For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
My never-ending socks are on my needles today.
I did a few more rows on the ribbing while waiting at doctors’ offices. Still have lots of yarn left so need to do a few more inches.
I would really like to get these finished – so much yarn, so little time.
For more yarn projects, go to Patchwork Times.
We have had to cancel our Wednesday beginning machine piecing class two weeks so far so it is now going to go well into March. Hopefully we are not going to get more bad weather.
Here are some of the blocks from the morning class.
In the evening class I only have two students and one of them was sick. Here is Dennis’ quilt so far.
He is adding one additional block to each row for a slightly larger quilt. We are trying to decide on an extra row for him to make. I suggested pinwheels.
I have been working on a lattice patch quilt but don’t have photos of it yet. I did complete 10 more bowties – numbers 321-330.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
While I was gone on my blog break, the deadline for choosing my winner was the 15th. It is now the 20th and I am finally getting around to it. Sorry for being late but the random number generator selected number 24.
My first quilt was in 1992 and a Log Cabin done in greens. I attended a class at the local Wal Mart taught by the fabric department manager. It was my first introduction to rotary cutting, quarter inch seams and a whole lot more. I hand quilted it and it currently resides on the bed in the spare bedroom.
I am sending her a message so she can send me her address. This is what I am sending her.
I have been hoarding Authentic fabric but finally made a quilt top from it – my Swoon quilt. It still needs a couple of borders on it but I will get it done sometime soon. I hope Vicki enjoys this charm pack and five fat quarters.
I know I disappeared and haven’t posted for quite a while and am sorry if you were concerned about me – although I do appreciate the caring that has been expressed. My husband has been ill for the past two months and we have spent the last two weeks on tests and doctor’s appointments. We now think we know what is wrong and that it is something that may take a while to improve, but it should improve. I hope to get back to real life now.
Let’s start with Hexie Club. We had a meeting on Tuesday night. We have decided to do Julia’s BOM so here are our January blocks.
Mine has the green/yellow background. Michele as a white background, Karen has blue. Look up in the corner of Karen’s block – you will see Rosemarie's 1/4 inch snowflake. I think the one on the bottom left belongs to Carolyn but it might be Susan’s.
Next are the Valentine/February blocks.
Rosemarie's little heart is up in the corner of my heart.
I finished the applique on the heart and have started the Snowflake – lots of applique on that one. I am using little tiny applique pins and they make a lot of difference. I starched the applique – a lot of starch and then took the papers out. At that point I starched the back also. It was easy to hand applique. Michele is machine appliqueing hers and that looks great also. It is fun to see how different each of our blocks are. Can’t wait to see March – we are guessing a shamrock!
If you are interesting in joining the BOM, all the information is at The Hexie Blog.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
We weren’t able to go anywhere yesterday and looks like the same today, at least until this afternoon. Bill had a doctor appointment around noon and it has been cancelled. Both of my classes were cancelled because the store was closed.
I did sew a little and got the Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler BOM done. This is block C-9
Hope to get some sewing done today.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Here is out the front window yesterday afternoon.
And my poor little car in the driveway.
The front bushes with the bottle tree in the background.
Out the kitchen windows and the deck.
We are having a horrible time here in the Atlanta area. The snow started around 10 am yesterday and ended in the early evening. The interstates were packed from noon on and several schools had to keep the kids overnight. 75 is still blocked and people have been on the road since yesterday. The Home Depots stayed open as shelters for anyone who could reach them.
My beginning machine piecing classes are cancelled for today and tonight and the store is closed. Actually, pretty much everything is closed in the whole area. We are just going to stay home and stay warm. Hopefully it will get above freezing tomorrow and things will clear up. We are not used to snow and ice.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
Still on my design wall is my Smokey Mountain Stars. I need to figure out how it goes together. I believe the rows on the bottom, along with some others are the top left side. It would have been nice if I had made notes when I stopped so I have some idea of how it goes together. I did print out the EQ7 drawing so hopefully that will help.
For more exciting design walls, go to Patchwork Times.