Monday, August 03, 2015

Design Wall Monday–August 3, 2015

I know I disappeared again but I had a good excuse.  Bill had gallbladder surgery and ended  up in the hospital for eight days with complications.  At least the gallbladder is gone and hopefully he will feel better soon.  It has been a slow process. When he went to the hospital I was in Las Vegas with my sister but thanks to Delta, was able to get home the next morning. 

I think things are getting back to normal and I actually started sewing again.  I have missed it.  We spent the morning at Tiny Stitches and I worked on my Christmas quilt.  It was supposed to be done for Christmas in July but Christmas is always coming so I hope to get it done soon.  I finished up all the blocks to day and have it up on the design wall at the shop.

0815 All blocks 

I still need to put the rest of the rows together and then add the sashing.  At least the reindeer are done – they were a challenge.

I start a new beginner class tonight – wish me luck!  Twelve students!

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.

Melinda

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

One Block Wonder in Las Vegas

I taught my class yesterday. What a wonderful group of quilts being made. 







Melinda






Thursday, July 09, 2015

More from the Allatoona Guild Meeting

The UFO number for last month was Number 1 – my quilt was a fairly small baby/child’s quilt I made from a pattern I wrote several years ago and taught in Las Vegas.  I finished it up and showed it at the meeting.  I also turned it in for Community Service.

0715 UFO 1 Finished

Number 3 was chosen for this next month – due in August.  Unfortunately it is my Swoon quilt.  The top is finished and it is large – about 90 inches square.  I am going out of town for 10 days (going to Las Vegas with my sister to sew for 5 of the days) plus I need to finish my Christmas quilt for Christmas in July.  I still need to find a back for it.  I have a lot of fabric from Sweetwater’s Authentic line that I made the blocks from.

0115 UFO #3 - Swoon Quilt

Here it is right before I added the last border.  I hope I can get it done in time.

Melinda

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Hexie Love at the Allatoona Quilters’ Guild

What a wonderful day we had yesterday at the Allatoona Guild.  Our guest speaker/teacher was Julia Wood of The Hexie Blog.  She was great and I was so happy to finally meet her. Here we are together.

0715 Julia Wood and me

Julia entertained us with hexie stories and lots of hexie quilts.  After a wonderful potluck lunch we had a 3-hour class with circle hexies and also EPP.  Fun!

Here are a few of the quilts that she brought from Alabama to share with us.

0715 Big Hexies

0715 Circle Hexie Quilt

0715 Cover Quilt

0715 Happy Houses

0715 Hexie Jacket

0715 Hexie Trees

0715 Multi-colored Hexie Quilt

0715 Mickey

She brought more quilts but I kept forgetting to take photos since I was so interested in looking at the quilts and listening to her stories. 

Melinda

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

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