Monday, December 12, 2011
Finished the blue pinwheel sampler today! I have been so productive the last few weeks! I really love how this turned out!!
I got "The Wave" turned into the longarm quilter today and she gave me some great news! She had finished my sister-in-law's pinwheel sampler.
I just love how this looks! Now to get the binding on it before Christmas! Thinking of doing a scrappy binding. Here is a closeup of the quilting she did.
I love how it looks like the wind is swirling around the pinwheels! So now I am almost completely caught up so I can begin the "Oh My Stars" quilt-along after Christmas!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I just love the way this turned out. My hubby is tickled pink with it too! I still need to satin stitch around the stars, but I didn't have a gold thread that matched. I have to run to JoAnn's tomorrow anyway for batting, so will just pick it up then. Shouldn't take me long to stitch around the stars. Am hoping to have it done so I can turn it into the long-armer on Monday.
Remember the Pinwheel sampler that p.s. i quilt did back at the first of the year. Well, I finally got the last few blocks completed last week for both my sister-in-law's and my quilt **blush**. I finished her flimsy last week and thought I had snapped a picture of it before I turned into the long-armer, but alas no. I started putting the sashing on mine today and should have that flimsy done tomorrow also. I will post pics then.
I hope you all are able to "Occupy" your sewing rooms at this busy time of year!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
So I decided having 4 quilts in progress isn't enough, I need one more! I have decided to partake in Thought and Found's quilt-along. Here are my fabrics I have chosen to use for my stars.
It is from the "Summer Breeze" line from Moda. I have wanted a blue and yellow quilt for a long time and this pattern really lends itself to one. I picked a nice crisp white Kona cotton for my background.
I won't let myself start yet until I finish "The Wave" quilt. I should have that flimsy done by this weekend. Then I can dive into all this blue and yellow yummie-ness!
Monday, December 5, 2011
I found this quilt pattern at my LQS Loving Stitches. It is called "The Wave" by The Sweet Tea Girls. I fell in love with it and immediately thought of making it for my hubby. I have sewed alot of quilts but have never found anything I thought suited him, until I saw this pattern.
Hehe, going to try this blogging thing again. I have been MIA since March. I completely went into a quilting funk... you know what I mean? I just couldn't seem to get creative for about 4 months. I would sew now and again, but nothing really productive. But about two weeks ago I had a fire lit under me (as my Momma says). I have been working on multible quilts at the same time. I finished a lap size flimsy for my sister in law and have been steadily working on my postage stamp quilt. I will post more on those later.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
My brother with his quilt.
My brother and niece holding up her quilt.
My brother acting crazy with his quilt! What a nut!
My niece was yelling at me for taking this one because she said she was having a bad hair day, I told her she was gorgeous no matter what her hair looked like!
I spent a week down visiting and just as I got back I found out my aunt was in the hospital and wasn't expected to make it. My husband had just left for a business trip and I couldn't go down to say goodbye. She passed away the next day. I was so sad so I started sewing to pass the time and to keep my mind occupied. I will post my progress pics on the next post.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
My sister in law's quilt is progressing quickly. It is suprisingly easy to assemble as it is all strip piecing.
As usual when I get the camera my "model in a previous life" kitty comes running and hams it up.Here are some of the squares after assembling. Yes those are 1 inch 9 patches! Phew so tiny to work with!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
And finally holding my brother's shaded nine patch while I sew the binding on. I love this spot! The hardwood floor makes for easy rolling of the cabinet and is easy to vaccum up all the threads.
Monday, February 7, 2011
We have been wanting to move to Florida to be closer to our aging parents and we thought that our chance finally came. My dearest hubby applied to a tailor made job position (or so we thought) for him. We were so confident that he would get the position that we put everything on hold to get ready to move at a moment's notice. As time passed we were in disbelief that he didn't get the job. It took them almost 2 months to notify us that he hadn't gotten selected. It really deflated us. We both got so down and it took us quite a while to regain our footing.
We had started remodeling some of the rooms in the house at the beginning of the year and we just put that on hold because we thought we would be moving. So with the start of this year we readjusted our attitudes and decided to go with the old addage "Bloom where you are planted". Even though this is not where we truly want to live, we have to "bloom" because this is where God has his plans for us.
My quilting took a back burner also. I just had no where to sew except the kitchen table. I hated pulling everything out and then having to put it away every evening. I did manage to finish "Chocolate Obsession" during those down months. I will post pictures of it later.
In December 2010, I finished piecing the quilt top for my brother's nine patch I started back at the beginning of the year. Here it is before quilting.