Thursday, October 02, 2014

Sampler Savvy–New Session

We started Sampler Savvy again last night – no new blocks to show yet but here are the beautiful fabrics being used.

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Going to be a fun session.

Melinda

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Halloween One Block Wonder Quilt Pieced

I finished piecing the OBW yesterday. It still needs borders. 





Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beginning Machine Piecing–First Class

Yet another session of Beginning Machine Piecing started last night.  I think I missed one set of fabrics but here are six.

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We worked on mastering the quarter inch seam, cutting and ironing correctly and started making rail fence blocks.  Looking forward to next week.

Melinda

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Face Biscuit

I understand it is sideways but just turn your head please. 
I know - it doesn't take much to entertain me. 

Melinda 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yet Another One Block Wonder

At the OBW classes, I took yet another piece of fabric and got it pinned for a third OBW.  I can’t seem to stop looking at fabric in a whole different way.  Here is the one after the Halloween quilt.

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I can’t wait to see what this looks like cut up.

Melinda

Friday, September 26, 2014

One Block Wonder Classes

I taught two classes yesterday – what wonderful quilts these are going to be.  Here are a few blocks from most of the students.

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Can’t wait to see the finished quilts.

Melinda

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Halloween Panel

I have had several questions about the panel I used for my Halloween OBW.  It is this years panel from Deb Strain by Moda.

0914 Halloween Panel

I am going to put this on the back so I will be able to show everyone where the blocks came from. 

I started quilting the other OBW but ran out of time because I had to meet friends to go downtown to a lecture by Kaffe Fassett.  We had a great time (except for the extreme cold from excessive air conditioning).  After the lecture we went out to dinner so no more quilting last night.

I plan to finish the OBW today, in time for class tomorrow.  Hopefully I will get the binding done also.

Melinda

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween OBW Progress

I have been working on the Halloween One Block Wonder quilt top.  This has been a lot of fun.

Here are all the blocks up on the wall in no order.

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Here they are on the bed in perhaps the final order.

0914 Halloween blocks arranged

Here are the first three rows sewn together.

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This is going to be a really fun quilt.

Melinda

Monday, September 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday–September 22, 2014

Today on my design wall I have more One Block Wonder blocks.  After completing all the hexagons for the first quilt, I started thinking about the panel challenge that the Atlanta Modern Quilters Guild is focusing on.  Simple rules – make something from a panel.  I realized that the repeat on my fabric for the current OBW is 24 inches and that is what the width of the average panel is.  I decided to see what happens if you stack up six identical panels and cut them up.  This is what I have so far.

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Interesting!  I have about 6-10 more hexagons to make before I try to arrange them.  This should be fun!  I bought an extra panel to put on the back of the quilt so you will be able to see where the blocks are coming from.  When I get the top together, I will post a photo of the panel for comparison. I am having a great time playing with them.

I plan on quilting the first OBW tonight so it will be ready for the class on Thursday.  This one will still be in process so students can see how it is put together.

For more design inspiration, go to Patchwork Times.

Melinda

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Visitors to the Back Yard

We went out for dinner last night and came home around dusk.  As we drove into the driveway, There were 3 deer in the backyard.  This is the first time we have seen deer here.  There was a Mother and two smaller ones.  I tried to get photos but this is the only one that came out OK.

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They were only 20-30 feet away.  As I got closer, they ambled off into the neighbor’s yard.  I hope to see them again.

Melinda

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