Wednesday, July 01, 2015
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.
Monday, June 29, 2015
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.
The warm colors were also great – I think this is the one I would have picked.
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.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
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.
Aren’t they fun!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
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.
I love that they are all so different. I have only made one selvage quilt.
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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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.
It certainly is going to be a colorful quilt!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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.
I love the little ducks – especially the Kaffe duck swimming the wrong way!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I signed up for both classes and can’t wait.