Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beginning Machine Piecing–First Class

Yet another session of Beginning Machine Piecing started last night.  I think I missed one set of fabrics but here are six.

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0914 Fabric 2

0914 Fabric 3

0914 Fabric 4

0914 Fabric 5

0914 Fabric 6

We worked on mastering the quarter inch seam, cutting and ironing correctly and started making rail fence blocks.  Looking forward to next week.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Happy Face Biscuit

I understand it is sideways but just turn your head please. 
I know - it doesn't take much to entertain me. 


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yet Another One Block Wonder

At the OBW classes, I took yet another piece of fabric and got it pinned for a third OBW.  I can’t seem to stop looking at fabric in a whole different way.  Here is the one after the Halloween quilt.

0914 OBW Fabric 3

I can’t wait to see what this looks like cut up.


Friday, September 26, 2014

One Block Wonder Classes

I taught two classes yesterday – what wonderful quilts these are going to be.  Here are a few blocks from most of the students.

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0914 OBW 2

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0914 OBW 5

0914 OBW 6

Can’t wait to see the finished quilts.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Halloween Panel

I have had several questions about the panel I used for my Halloween OBW.  It is this years panel from Deb Strain by Moda.

0914 Halloween Panel

I am going to put this on the back so I will be able to show everyone where the blocks came from. 

I started quilting the other OBW but ran out of time because I had to meet friends to go downtown to a lecture by Kaffe Fassett.  We had a great time (except for the extreme cold from excessive air conditioning).  After the lecture we went out to dinner so no more quilting last night.

I plan to finish the OBW today, in time for class tomorrow.  Hopefully I will get the binding done also.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween OBW Progress

I have been working on the Halloween One Block Wonder quilt top.  This has been a lot of fun.

Here are all the blocks up on the wall in no order.

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Here they are on the bed in perhaps the final order.

0914 Halloween blocks arranged

Here are the first three rows sewn together.

0914 Halloween 1

This is going to be a really fun quilt.


Monday, September 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday–September 22, 2014

Today on my design wall I have more One Block Wonder blocks.  After completing all the hexagons for the first quilt, I started thinking about the panel challenge that the Atlanta Modern Quilters Guild is focusing on.  Simple rules – make something from a panel.  I realized that the repeat on my fabric for the current OBW is 24 inches and that is what the width of the average panel is.  I decided to see what happens if you stack up six identical panels and cut them up.  This is what I have so far.

0914 Halloween Blocks 3

Interesting!  I have about 6-10 more hexagons to make before I try to arrange them.  This should be fun!  I bought an extra panel to put on the back of the quilt so you will be able to see where the blocks are coming from.  When I get the top together, I will post a photo of the panel for comparison. I am having a great time playing with them.

I plan on quilting the first OBW tonight so it will be ready for the class on Thursday.  This one will still be in process so students can see how it is put together.

For more design inspiration, go to Patchwork Times.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Visitors to the Back Yard

We went out for dinner last night and came home around dusk.  As we drove into the driveway, There were 3 deer in the backyard.  This is the first time we have seen deer here.  There was a Mother and two smaller ones.  I tried to get photos but this is the only one that came out OK.

0914 Deer

They were only 20-30 feet away.  As I got closer, they ambled off into the neighbor’s yard.  I hope to see them again.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

One Block Wonder

Here is my One Block Wonder quilt.  I added the borders after I took the photo and hope to get it quilted after work.

0914 Middle of Quilt

I am teaching a One Block Wonder class on Thursday so just got this done in time.


Friday, September 19, 2014

Gifts for Students

I decided to make a little gift for my students.  I ended up making 13 of these pin cushions but gave out a few without taking a photo.  Here are five of them.

0914 Gifts for Students

I love selvages so I made these cute little pin cushions for each of the students.  They seemed to appreciate them.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

End of Sampler Savvy

Yesterday both classes of Sampler Savvy finished up.  Here are the wonderful quilt tops.  They still need a border or two added but look great.

0914 Quilt Top 1

0914 Quilt Top 2

0914 Quilt Top 3

0914 Quilt Top 4

Isn’t is fascinating how different each quilt top is.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hexie Club

We had Hexie Club last night.  Lots of different projects were being worked on.  First here are a couple of BOM birdies.  First is Karen’s followed by mine.

0914 Karen's bird

0914 My Birdie

Here are some of the other projects.

0914 Table Topper

0914 Turtles

0914 Tania's Hexies

0914 Halloween Hexies

0914 Anne's Hexies

This last photo is of Marla’s Sun for August.

0914 Marla's Sun

Of course we guessed on the block for next month and have decided on pumpkin.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

End of Beginning Machine Piecing

It is always bittersweet to complete a session of the class.  After eight weeks, we get to know everyone is class and it is somewhat sad to not get together each week.  Here are the wonderful quilt tops that were completed tonight.

0914 Quilt 1

0914 Quilt 2

0914 Quilt 3

0914 Quilt 4

0914 Quilt 56

0914 Quilt 6

Don’t they look proud of their work?


Monday, September 15, 2014

Design Wall Monday–September 15, 2014

I am starting to sew together my OBW.  Here it is laid out on my bed.

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Here it is from the side.

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After talking the photos, I started sewing the blocks together.  I just got two rows done before it was time to meet my friends for breakfast.

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Looking good so far.

For more design walls, go to Patchwork Times.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Quilting Live 2014

Quilting Live finished up yesterday. Here is a photo of part of the booth. Fortunately it is set up by others from the shop and my responsibility is to run it for 3 days. The show usually get slow in the afternoons so I went back to the shop where it was VERY busy to finish out the day. 


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Quilting Live Show in Georgia

I have been working at the Quilting Live show for the past couple of days.  The show closes today – it has been fun and hard work.

Some of the exhibits have been very interesting.  One that I liked a lot had old quilts from eBay that were quilted by modern longarmers.

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0914 Old 2

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0914 Old 5

I have a few old quilt tops that are now tempting me to quilt.


Friday, September 12, 2014

September Quilting Fun

0914 September Rows

We had a great time at Quilty Fun last night.  Here are a few of the rows that have been completed.  I am still working on my leaf row – just ran out of time.  They are all made but just need to sew them together.


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