Saturday, January 31, 2009
Hope you had a great day and were able to keep warm,
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I can't wait to see how the blocks themselves turn out. This is a quilt top that won't be done in a few days. Maybe, just maybe, I might enter this one in our county fair. We will have to see what the finished quilt looks like.
Have a wonderful day.
We have 6 inches of new snow, the kids are home from school,
This first one is called "Foolish Goose Tracks" and is designed by Heather Finnell, of "Burning the Midnight Oil", it can be found on line at the following link: http://burningthemidnightoilquilts.com/block-of-the-month-quilt/
The first installment had been posted, so it is now under way.
The second is called, "Now and Forever", it is designed by Beth Ferrier of, "Applewood Farm Publications". It can be found at the following website:
She as asked that you do not post the photo for others to see with out written permission so I won't post a photo here. But, you go to her website you can see the bom. The fabric list has been posted but this bom does not start until Feb.
Hope that information helps those who asked for more information.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I did some internet research, talked to a few longarm quilters and gave it a try. So, here is my attempt of her style of quilting. It may not be perfect, but I like how it looks and it's only on the boarder so far. Hopefully by the time I hit the blocks it may look better.
The pile on the left has 17 total, it is quilts that will not fit on the grace frame.
The pile on the right are tops that will fit on the grace frame and there are 15 of them.
The two in the middle are tops that I want hand quilted.
I hope in a few weeks the pile on the right will be much smaller.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Here is what I designed today. It just might become my next project. I love the traditional blocks and now mixed with my other love applique, I think it makes a stunning quilt. I'm not a red person, but wanted something out of my comfort zone.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Here's the totals:
Will fit 16 Won't fit 14 To be hand quilted 3
Grand total 33 tops that still need to be quilted. LOL
Not very likely that I will run out of things to to do. LOL
So my goal, for the next few months, is not to sew anything new except the BOM's and try and quilt up as much as I can. Hmmm wonder if I could find a Longarmer who would give me a group discount for the quilts that won't fit on the Grace frame. LOL
I'm off to the sewing room, going to load a new quilt onto the grace frame.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I tightly quilted down the background and then outlined the flowers, leaves and the blocks with matching thread.
I am very happy with the way it turned out. Binding is done and the label is on, so it now earns it's place on the other side of the cupboard.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Beth Ferrie's technique of applique opened a whole new quilting world for me. So, today I checked on her blog, http://applewd.com/blog/?cat=17 to see if she was going to be doing another BOM....... OH CRAP!!!! I am in soooooooooo much trouble. LOL
I should have never looked. So, as I did last year, I will be working on two BOM's at the same time. A few months ago I made my daughter's best friends Prom gown. As a thank-you she gave me a Gift Certificate from the local fabric shop. Thank-you Kendra, this quilt is on you.
Check back often for progress updates.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
'Just a Horse'
From time to time, People tell me 'lighten up, it's just a horse.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
15 Court House step blocks and 15 different star blocks. I started the Court House blocks they lay there on the desk.
Project 2 Dogwood Blossom
A friend of my daughter's loves Dogwood trees. I found this pattern in a magazine. It will be her graduation from high school gift. There are 12 blocks and I have 4 of them done.
Ohio Rose It is almost done. Two more sashing motifs and it will be ready for the borders.
Pinwheel and Posies on the Grace frame being quilted. Two more color changes and it will be ready for binding.
I think they will keep me out of trouble for awhile.
Friday, January 2, 2009