Thursday, July 02, 2015

First Reindeer



I finished the first reindeer. Only three more to go.


Wednesday, July 01, 2015

More Progress on Christmas Quilt

0615 More Blocks for Quilt

Only one more row before I can start putting the Christmas Row Quilt together.  Of course the last row is the reindeer and it is by far the most complicated.  I have started sewing the strips that will be sewn into the reindeer.  Lots of baggies being filled.

Melinda

Monday, June 29, 2015

Mystery till Midnight

On Saturday night we had a mystery party at the quilt shop.  I have coordinated this several times in the past and we always have a great time – this one was great.  There were 12 people participating.  I cut kits and there were two choices.  Cool colors and warm colors.  The cool included blues, purple and turquoise.  Here is one of the cool quilts on the design wall.  Not sure if this is the way she will actually put it together but it is an interesting setting.

0615 Cool

The warm colors were also great – I think this is the one I would have picked.

0615 Warm

Roxanne was playing with her blocks – again I am not sure this will be the final result.  The pattern actually called for all the blocks to just be set side to side in the same direction but it is always fun to see what people decide to do.

Melinda

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Castle Wall

In class again today. This time it is hand piecing the Castle Wall block.


Here is the sample block.

Melinda

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pieced Hexies

We made Pieced Hexies with Mickey Dupre yesterday.  None of mine are finished yet and I was not happy with the fabrics I used but I had a great time anyway.  Here are some photos of her work.  This Pieced Hexie is called Jazzy.

0615 Pieced Hexie 1

0615 Pieced Hexie 6

0615 Pieced Hexie 2

0615 Pieced Hexie 3

0615 Pieced Hexie 4

0615 Pieced Hexie 5

 

0615 Pieced Hexie 7

0615 Pieced Hexie 8

0615 Pieced Hexie 9

Aren’t they fun!

Melinda

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Selvage Quilts at Special Projects Day

On Tuesday we had our monthly special projects day.  The topic was selvages and there were lots of projects to look at.  Nancy brought three selvage quilts to share with us.

0615 Selvage Quilt

0615 Selvage Square Quilt

0615 Spool Quilt

I love that they are all so different.  I have only made one selvage quilt.

Kiwi Zinger 2

I have lots of ideas but I would like to make another one soon.

We all went home with stuff to make a mug rug.  I have lots of selvages to work with.

Melinda

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bowties–Finally

I haven’t worked on my bowtie leader/enders for quite a while.  Since I finally got around to cutting more fabric I finished up another 25 blocks and have them put away with the others.  These are numbers 501-525.  I think I need around 900 to make the size quilt I want so I am over half way.

0615 501-525

It certainly is going to be a colorful quilt!

Melinda

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Row by Row

The Row by Row experience started on Sunday and I was working with Marla.  I told her we would be busy and she didn’t think we would.  I won!  We had a lot of people stop by to pick up our row pattern.  We also sold a lot of kits for the rows.

0615 Ducks in a Row

I love the little ducks – especially the Kaffe duck swimming the wrong way!

Melinda

Monday, June 22, 2015

Design Wall Monday–June 22, 2015

I haven’t shown my design wall for far to long.  Hope to get back in the habit so here is what is on my wall today.

I am working on a Christmas quilt for Christmas in July.  It is a design with rows somewhat like a Christmas Sweater.  Here are some of the pieces I have made so far.

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There will be a row of the nine patches, two rows of the poinsettia blocks, a row of the trees, two rows of the zig-zag and still to do a row of reindeer.  I have to finish up the row of nine patches and then on to the reindeer.  Takes a lot of time but I am really liking how it is turning out.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times and check out all the other wonderful projects.

Melinda

Mickey Dupre at ECQG

Mickey Dupre is coming to the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild this week.  On Thursday the class she is teaching is about Pieced Hexies.  Here is her sample for the class.

0415 Mickey Depree

On Friday she will do a lecture at the guild meeting and then will teach a hand piecing class on Saturday.  Here is the sample for Castle Wall.

0415 Mickey Depre Castle Wall

I signed up for both classes and can’t wait.

Melinda

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jessica’s Sampler Savvy

Jessica came by with her finished Sampler Savvy quilt today.

0615 - Jessica's Quilt

It looks great doesn’t it.

Melinda

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