Thursday, April 28, 2016

Class with Dianne Hire

What a fun day we had with Dianne Hire today. The class was playing all day with fabrics and friends. 



Here is the piece that I worked on today. I think it is finished and ready for quilting but I need to let it hang on the design wall for a few days. 


This one is Ben's. 

The rest are some of the quilts that Dianne brought
 With her. 





I can't wait to see her trunk show tomorrow  

Melinda




Monday, April 25, 2016

Finished Saturday Sampler Quilt Top


I fished pie in the Sparkling Gems Saturday Sampler quilt today and it is ready to quilt. I just need to sew the three pieces of the backing together and get it mounted on the Gammill. I hope to finish it by the first Saturday in May so it can hang on the shop. 

It is big and will finish at 96 inches by 114 inches. 

Melinda

Friday, April 22, 2016

Working on Saturday Sampler Quilt


I am working on the Saturday Sampler quilt that will finish up next month. I got the center finally put together and have started withe the next black border. Still several borders to add. 

Melinda

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hexie Club

We had Hexie club at the shop tonight and lots of fun hexies were shared. Here are a few photos. 







Unfortunately none are mine. I hope to have some to share by next month. 

Melinda





Monday, April 18, 2016

Home Again, Home Again

Back home in Marietta. We had an uneventful flight - the best kind and arrived home around 10 last night. Bill was waiting in the cell phone lot (what a great idea that is) and found us easily. 



On Saturday we made steering wheel covers. Mine is above and Robin's next. 


I know the photos are sideways but I can't figure out how to change it. I guess I didn't get a photo of the one that Lynda made. 

I had hoped to make some progress on my Saturday Sampler quilt but ends up cutting kits instead. 

Maybe I will find time to sew tomorrow. 

Melinda

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Daughter

Christina has a birthday today. I remember the day she was born 48 years ago. In some ways it seems like yesterday. 


Here is my beautiful girl with my grandson, Emilio.  It was taken a few years ago but I can't find a more recent one on my iPad. 

Here is the sunset from the Seal Beach pier last night. 


Also thought I would share the fabrics I purchased at M & L yesterday. 


I plan to use the top and bottom to make skirts, the black and white to make binding and the cute kitchen prints to make casserole carriers. 

Sewing planned for today and Delta will take us home tomorrow. 

Melinda




Friday, April 15, 2016

Here I am in California

I know it has been a long time since I posted here. No real excuse but live writer quit working several months ago and I was so used to using it that I guess I went on strike. There is supposed to be an open version of it available but I can't get it downloaded so I just quit. 

It really isn't that hard to post on my iPad so hopefully you will hear from me more often. 

I'm in Southern California for a guild speaking and workshop teaching job and my friend Lynda came with me. We have been playing with hexies. 

 
Yesterday was the workshop and we worked all day and had a great time. We went to the Elvis Mexican Place for dinner last night.  


There even was an Elvis walking around.

Melinda

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Saturday Sampler Blocks for 2016

Here are the new blocks for the first month of the latest Saturday Sampler for 2016.  We are doing two different options - Kansas Troubles and Thirties.

First here is the Thirties block, with optional border. Next is the Kansas Troubles block.


Going to be another fun year.

Melinda

Monday, November 23, 2015

Design Wall Monday–November 23, 2015

We just got back from a quick trip for an early Thanksgiving with Bill’s family.  It was wonderful seeing everyone and there were 78 people at dinner.  Amazing!  We left for Missouri on Thursday and are already back home.  Susie is back from the Vet where she stayed and all is well.

For my design wall this week I have my Saturday Sampler quilt.  I am quilting it today and tomorrow and plan to have it finished by Thanksgiving.

1115 Black Solid as a Rock ready to quilt

The background looks a little gray here but it is actually Moda Bella Black!  Very dramatic!

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.

Melinda

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Making Bowtie Blocks–Leaders and Enders

I finally finished another 25 bowtie blocks.  I now have 600 done.  Since the blocks are 3 inches finished and I think I am going to sew them into nine patches first.  Then if I set them 10 by 10 I think I will end up with a quilt that is 90 inches square.  That is the right size for my bed.  I hope I figured out the measurements right!

Here are the 25 I just finished.

1115 576-600

Melinda

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