Monday, September 01, 2014

Design Wall Monday–September 1, 2014

Hard to believe it is already September.  The September design for the Hexie BOM came out today and I have the first 8 months on my design wall.  I am not sure about my sun – it kind of blends into the background.  I may remake it – or maybe not!

0814 January - August 1

The sun doesn’t look too bad in the photo – not bright but probably OK.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.

Melinda

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Hexie Sighting at Ted’s Montana Grill

After the wonderful class on Thursday, Lynda and I decided a glass of wine was in order.  We stopped at Ted’s Montana Grill and had Bison Ridge Chardonnay.  We also had some great onion rings as a snack, which turned into dinner instead of a snack.

Anyway, the highlight of the evening (except for the great company) was the floor.

0814 Ted's Floor

What a great hexie pattern it makes.

Melinda

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Beautiful Raffle Quilt

Here is the raffle quilt for the East Cobb Quilters Guilds for 2015.  It is beautiful!

0814 Raffle Quilt

Here is a close-up of a small section.

0814 Appliqued blocks

I appliqued a couple of these blocks but of course have no idea which ones.  It was fun to be a part of making such a wonderful quilt.

I will have tickets for sale next month for the quilt and it will be raffled off at the end our our Quilt Show on June 13, 2015.  I will post again when I have tickets in my hand.

Melinda

Friday, August 29, 2014

Esterita Austin Class–Lots of Fun

We had a great time in class yesterday. We were supplied a kit of transparent fabrics and a few patterns and set to work. Here are the samples that Esterita had to inspire us.

0814 Sample Bottles 2

0814 Sample Bottles

Here is my project at this time.

0814 Bottle and Glasses

Of course, it needs stitching – quilting and such.

Here is Stella’s piece.

0814 Stella's Bottle and glass

I am sure we can tell we had a lot of fun.

Melinda

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sampler Savvy–Class 5

Here are the blocks from the morning class.

0814 Morning Class 5

Here is the evening class blocks.

0814 Evening Class 5

Yesterday we worked on Dresden Plate blocks and Drunkard’s Path.  You should see them next week.

Melinda

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chula–Best Chihuahua Ever 1997/1998–August 27, 2014

Chihuahua 1

0209-Chula

Chula 1007

Chula 1206

We rescued Chula (or she rescued us) in January of 2000 and the Vet thought she was 2 or 3 years old at that time.  She was a perfect companion to Max the Yorkie.  They loved each other and she hadn’t been the same since he left us last year.

Today we had to make the most difficult decision a dog owner has to make and she is gone to doggie heaven to play with Max again.  We will miss her – she was a wonderful dog.

Melinda

Jeanette’s Beautiful Quilt

I asked if I could share this quilt on my blog and she said yes!  Jeanette made this as a BOM and finished it a short time ago.  She always says that the quilts tell her who should receive them.  She gave this one to her boss.

0814 Jeanette's First Ladies

0814 Jeanette's First Ladies 2

It is beautiful!  She even gave the book that has the stories about each block.

Melinda

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Beginning Machine Piecing–Class 5

We worked on log cabin blocks last night. The row we worked on has four log cabin blocks and one courtyard steps.

First here is the homework from last week – double four patch blocks.

0814 Double Four Patch Homework

Here are the log cabin blocks.

0814 Log Cabins

Don’t you love the color choices?

Next week is the final week to make blocks and then we will start putting the quilt tops together.  We will be making flying geese next week and since it is Labor Day, I thought we would also have some ice cream to share.

Melinda

Monday, August 25, 2014

Design Wall Monday–August 25, 2014

I took the One Block Wonder blocks off my design wall for a couple of days to complete a new quilt.  This one is made with a pattern called Split Decision and the fabric line is Elementary by Sweetwater.  I am using a jelly roll for the center of the quilt and since the yardage arrived last week, I will pick up the borders, binding and backing fabrics and get it done!  I finished piecing most of the blocks last night when I couldn’t sleep so will be able to put all the blocks on the wall and start arranging them this afternoon.

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Pretty colors!

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.

Melinda

Sunday, August 24, 2014

More Blocks

I made a few more blocks last night.


I am enjoying the surprise you get when picking up a little triangle stack and arranging them. 

Melinda

Saturday, August 23, 2014

One Block Wonder First Blocks

0814 One Block Wonder First Blocks

Here are the first six blocks I have made.  This is so much fun and there are dozens more ready to sew.

Melinda

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