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.


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


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Block of the Month Day at Allatoona Guild

We are getting close to the end of the block of the month for guild.  I actually finished the last of the blocks for next month but still have to put the quilt together.  Here is my blocks first followed by the others that were there.

1115 - 5

I have all the sashing made and hope to get the quilt put together, at least to the final border after I finish up the Saturday Sampler quilt.  Here are the other quilts so far.

1115 - 1

1115 - 2

1115 - 3

1115 - 4

1115 - 6

I love how different each of them are turning out.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Beginning Machine Piecing–Class 5

Another great class last night.  We worked on Log Cabin blocks as well as one Courtyard Steps block.  Next week is the final week of making blocks when we tackle Flying Geese – can’t wait.

1115 - Class 5 - 1

1115 - Class 5 - 2

1115 - Class 5 - 3

1115 - Class 5 - 4

1115 - Class 5 - 5

The quilts are looking good so far.


Monday, November 09, 2015

Design Wall Monday–November 9, 2015

I have been working on several projects and plan to focus today on the finishing of our Saturday Sampler quilt for the shop.  One of the projects I have been slowly working on is Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell.  I actually signed up for a BOM since it uses so many different fabrics and have been very pleased with the selections I have been sent.

Here is what I have so far.  This is two sections of ten.


I have started section three but still have quite a bit more to go.

For more design walls go to Patchwork Times and get inspired.


Sunday, November 08, 2015

Jen Kingwell Class

Stella and I took a class at Intown Quilters on Wednesday and had a wonderful time.  Learned a lot also.  Here is the block we made – this one is from Jen’s quilt and you will have to wait to see my version.

1115 Jen Kingwell Block

Of course she had a whole quilt made – it was beautiful.  I think my block will probably end up being a pillow!

Here is a photo of Jen showing us her method of hand quilting.  She uses perle cotton and big stitch.  I even think I could do that.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sampler Savvy–Class 2

We had a great class earlier this week.  The homework from the first class is here.

1015 - Class 2 - 1

1015 - Class 2 - 2

1015 - Class 2 - 3

1015 - Class 2 - 4

Didn’t the blocks turned out wonderful.  Can’t wait until Wednesday to see the next installment.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Allatoona BOM–House Quilt

We had our monthly block of the month meeting at guild yesterday.  We are on the 10th of 12 blocks finished for this years’ BOM.  Here is my block.

1015 October Block

Here are the first nine blocks with the sashing on.

0915 9 Block Quilt

Only two more blocks to make and then several borders need to be added.


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Beginning Machine Piecing Class 2

1015 Rail Fence 1

1015 Rail Fence 2


1015 Rail Fence 3


1015 Rail Fence 4


1015 Rail Fence 5

1015 Rail Fence 6

One person had car trouble so hopefully we will see her blocks next week.  We then worked on Nine Patch blocks and each of them got several blocks done.  I am loving the fabrics for each quilt – such fun to see blocks that are exactly alike but so very different.


Friday, October 09, 2015

Community Service at Allatoona Quilters’ Guild

About a week ago we spent the day working on cutting up fabric for community service quilts and pillowcases. We have a lot of fabric donated to us so we cut a lot into 2 1/2 inch strips and a few other shapes to make other kits.  We also cut up a lot of pillowcase kits.

Here are some of the strips – we had both regular cottons and batiks.

0915 Strips

0915 Batik Strips

I took these photos fairly early and the boxes were almost full of strips by the end of the day.  Later on we sorted the batiks and make jelly roll equivalents.  We ended up with 14 full batik jelly rolls and several partial ones.

Barb made sloppy Joes – very good and there were lots of chips and other goodies to go with.  There were a couple of cakes and the most Dunkin Donuts boxes I have seen in one place.  There were enough donuts for the whole police force!

Fun day!


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