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.


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.


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.


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.


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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

Chihuahua 1


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pretty colors!

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.


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. 


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.


Friday, August 22, 2014

One Block Wonder

I am making a One Block Wonder for the shop.  Here is the fabric I am starting with.

0814 Fabric for Quilt

At the Atlanta Modern Quilters Guild sew-in last night I got all the triangles cut.

0814 First Triangles Cut

Now for the fun part – starting to piece the hexagons.  I can’t wait!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sampler Savvy–Class 4

Two good classes yesterday.

Here are the blocks from the morning class.

0814 Morning Class 4

Here are the evening blocks.

0814 Evening Class 4

Moving right along with the quilt.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hexie Club

Last night was Hexie Club and we had several block of the month blocks to share.

0814 Hexie Club

We sat and sewed and talked and had a great time.  We decided to do a little gift exchange in December – anything hexie related.  It should be fun.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beginning Machine Piecing–Class Four

Great class last night.  Here is the homework from last week.  All the stars look good.

0814 Stars Homework

Then we worked on a couple of new blocks.  First the square dance block and then double four patches.

0814 Double Four Patch

Looking good.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Design Wall Monday–August 18, 2014

Hexies on my design wall today.  They are all one inch hexies but the flower is on a 16 1/2 inch background for the Hexie BOM.  The smaller on is for my SBS (Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler) that I am still working slowly on.  The background on this one needs to be trimmed to 6 1/2 inches.

0814 June Flower and SBS block

I still am loving my background for the BOM but I guess it is time to decide on the sashing.  Julia is using 1/2 square triangles for hers.  I still need to applique the August block which is a Sun.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jeanette’s Row Quilt Progress

On Friday I got a photo of Jeanette’s rows.  She had worked on it at Quilt Till You Wilt and is up to date.  She is using all her scraps for this project and it seems that anything goes – from Kaffe to Civil War.  They all look good together.

0814 Quilty Fun - Jeanette



Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hexie Zipper Bag

I used the Hex and More ruler and made this little zipper bag.  Isn’t it cute?

0814 Hexie Zipper Bag

Here it is with next month’s quilty fun row all cut and ready to sew.

0814 Hexie Zipper Bag in use


Friday, August 15, 2014

Quilty Fun

Last night was our monthly Quilty Fun row quilt meeting.  The row we worked on last month was flying geese and the row for this month is cocoa cups.  I finished the cups and was able to cut out the next row.  Next Wilber a row of leafs.

Here are some of the rows that were completed.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sampler Savvy Class Three

Two classes yesterday.  Here are the blocks so far.


0814 Morning Class 3


0814 Evening Class 3


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fiber Art Fusion

We had a great time last night at Fiber Art Fusion.  We played with layering and misty fuse.

0814 August

This is what I did – paper, selvages, thread and scraps.  Needs some stitching next.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Beginning Machine Piecing–Class 3

Wonderful class last night.  First we hung up the nine patch blocks that were the homework from last week.

0814 Nine Patch Homework

Next we started working on friendship stars.  Here is the design wall after the first stars were made.

0814 Stars and Nine Patch

They are really making progress!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Design Wall Monday–August 11, 2014

I am late with my design wall because my friends and I went on a river rafting trip this morning.  We had a great time and I will tell you all about it after I get some of the photos.

Here is what is on my design wall today.  It is the start of Carolina Crossroads – Bonnie Hunter’s first mystery from several years ago.  I did all the parts during the mystery but never got it put together.  At Bonnie Hunter club yesterday I got several of the blocks made and I am really liking how it is looking.


Stuck down in the bottom corner is my sun for the Hexie BOM.  I need to get it put on the background before Hexie Club next week.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hexie Pin Cushions

When I left California a couple of weeks ago, I brought with me the fabric and magnets to make to add to our little hexie pouches.  Robin’s pouch is black polka dots and ret polka dots.  Here is her finished pin cushion.

0814 Robin's pin cushion

and the back with the magnet attached.

0814 Robin's pin cushion magnet

I will get it in the mail to her this week.

Here is my pouch with the pin cushions.

0814 Pin cushions

and mine with the magnet showing.

0814 My pin cushion



Saturday, August 09, 2014

Excitement in the Neighborhood

0814 Tree down across the street

This is what we saw out of our front door yesterday morning.  A large tree fell across the driveway of the house across from us.  Fortunately it didn’t hit anything except lawn and after a few hours with chain saws and a lot of hard work, it is all cleaned up.

In the afternoon we had a tornado warning but it was cancelled before we actually had to move into the basement.  Lots and lots of wind and rain but I didn’t see any other damage in the neighborhood.


Friday, August 08, 2014

Quilty Fun–Flying Geese

0814 Quilty Fun - Flying Geese

The July row for our Quilty Fun quilt is the flying geese.  Since I was out of town during the month, I was behind so I caught up this afternoon.  These flying geese are little.  They measure 1 by 2 inches so really little.

The next row is cups but I have a week to get it finished before the next club meeting.


Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sampler Savvy–Class 2

We had class yesterday and made a lot of progress.  Here are the blocks from the morning class.

0814 Morning Class

Here are the evening blocks.

0814 Evening Class

We also played with hexies!


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