Friday, April 27, 2007
a sneak peek as to what I've been doing......
Well, I've got the second dress done in the series of embroidery that I'm doing. I only work on it during a few TV shows that I watch--American Idol and House. I like CSI, Without A Trace too, but forget to watch them.
For the next Quilt 24 Challenge, we have to do a Medallion Quilt. I have come up with a dozen designs and could never decide what I wanted to do. I finally decided to do an hand applique center...so here it is, all basted and ready to applique. I hope to get it done tonight during my quilt group.
This is one of the borders for my medallion quilt above...it only used 1 1/2" squares from each of my FQ's! At this rate, I'm going to get 20 quilts out of all those FQ's. This is quilt #2.
This was a storage room, that was full from floor to ceiling of stuff! To name a few things: 5 sets of metal bed frames??? A twin headboard/footboard set of my husbands, a picket fence, a box of books, 7 Cabbage Patch dolls, a kitchen play center and boxes of dishes, play food,etc., a miniature kitchen cupboard that my Dad made for ME when I was a little girl, boxes of games, clothes, a laundry hamper from my girls younger years and many more odd and end things. I should have taken a picture. It was a mess, and filthy! The walls were dirty and dusty. I turned it into my Quilting Supplies closet
and will store all my batting, quilts to be quilted, threads, and stencils/templates for my HQ16.
I just love the colors! Lime green and aqua...it looks so fresh and clean. And hopefully ALL my supplies can be easily found now and I can see what I have. I do know that I will not need to buy batting for a LONG, LONG time! :) I found all sorts of batting for all types of needs. You don't even see all the batting--that big bin below the W&N batting roll, is full of packaged batting and I need one more bin like it to hold the rest!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
I decided to make the plunge into the embroidery world, doing it by hand! If you look close, you will DEFINITELY see that it's not by machine! LOL I've never done embroidery and am kind of just winging it. I'm probably doing it all wrong, but that's okay. I found these darling 50's dresses done in pink and black with a little accent of green and I couldn't resist. They were part of the free series on The Bobby Sox Company site. I love her site--if you have a chance to go look, check out her darling sewing room. Oh, if only mine looked so good! She has a new free series on there now with alphabets.
I'm hoping that this will be my Friday night Quilt Group take along project. I get tired of lugging my machine and all the stuff. My Dear Jane project can get a big tedious at times and is sometimes hard to travel with and not lose pieces. I prefer hand quilting in a frame (yeah, like I have anything in the frame at the moment!), so I thought maybe this would be a good idea and I could certainly get one done in a month. So, we'll see how it goes!
Thanks for all the comments on Brianna and her creativity! That was the first time we had met,but I see more get togethers in the future. I think her Mom and older sister want to join in too! I think next time we ought to work on a quilt of her own, to take home with her.
1. It's April, so spring is around the corner!
2. Being able to try new things
3. the new Cinnamon Melts at McDonald's :)
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
This is my first quilt--(which was to be a twin quilt, according to our challenge rules) and you'll recognize it as Judy L's "Gratitude" pattern! I figured I might as well kill 2 birds with one stone, although I didn't follow her one hour a day. It was more like ...sew like a banshee during a retreat on the blocks and sew like mad during the middle of the night! But hey, it worked and it's done. I can't tell if my eyes are blurry (it's 1 AM here), or it was a blurry picture..the blocks look a bit blurry to me. At our meeting, it was really great to see everyone's quilts--they were all so different but beautiful! I think we all are enjoying the challenge it gives us to be very creative with our fabric. I can't wait until next month.
Our next quilt is to be a medallion quilt and I designed my own, so am now working about 1/2 hour a day on those. I'd MUCH rather work on those than my books/taxes so I have to limit myself until I get them done.
Thank you all so much for bearing with me while I posted mostly non-quilt related posts about my trips. Not only am I sharing my adventures with you, I'm really recording them for me. I hope that if they bored you, you went on. I do enjoy looking at other's pictures of where they live, they visit, their kids along with the quilts.
By the way, did you see the new "The Quilt Show" with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson? Ricky said that quilters do have other lives! :) How many of you signed up for the series? I read somewhere (I forget now where) that they pay for cable and weren't going to pay for more shows. Well, my feeling is that all the good quilt shows are gone (from my area at least) and for the price of less than 2 yards of fabric, I can watch quilt shows for year, at my convenience. And they are close to an hour long! There are a few ads, but very short ones...not annoying long ones that last longer than the show segments! So....what are your thoughts? If you are against it, why? If you did subscribe, did you like the first shows? Just curious....
1. Taxes--hate to do them, but love the freedoms we have because of them
2. Fun challenges to keep us inspired