Monday, February 19, 2018

Greedy Quilt

Good morning!  It is President's Day, and I get the day off!  I am planning what order I should be finishing up some projects in.  Saturday night I stayed up and quilted my Greedy Quilt and got it bound. All done!  I am not one for putting tons of quilting on a quilt, but I have a magazine that had a piece in it about the Gee's Bend quilters and I decided I could use white thread and do row upon row of quilting.  I just quilted in the direction of the fabrics.  I must admit it looks a whole lot better now than before it was quilted.  Since this is a wall hanging, I used a piece of heavy solid colored flannel as the batting.  That makes it lighter, with more drape.
A small group of quilters tried a project sized less than 24"X24"
with a word that describes how we feel about ourselves.
T and I started our Black and White Mostly quilts.  T found a design she liked, and we worked to make it our own.  She has all her blocks pieced and squared up.  Here is what mine look like laid out on the table.  I do have a priority of finishing Jojo's quilt top first.  I am pre-washing the border fabric this morning and am hoping to get the top finished by the end of the week.  Then I get to pass it on to T, who will hand quilt it.  Before the border, the quilt is 86" X 86".    So much to do, and I have to go to work tomorrow.  Oh well, it keeps me in fabric!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

What I Started in Kuna!

I started the Garden Delight jelly roll quilt, at Room to Learn in Kuna, last week.  I did not get the first one-fourth of it done, but I hope to continue working on it next week.  Super Bowl Sunday, I was working on the B&W Mostly quilt. I did not get all those blocks done.  I still have some piecing on Jojo's quilt to finish.  I am scoping out a backing for that one.  Then, I have to finish quilting the "Greedy" quilt, so it can be done for the Feb. 21 meeting in Kuna.   The Garden Delight quilts look fabulous. I can't wait to see everyone's when they are finished.  J wants the tops done in time for the Kuna meeting, but  . . . we shall see.  This is what mine looks like right now.  Lovely, I know.
Kaffe Fasset jelly roll and the fun
blue dots background fabric

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Quilting in Kuna

Tonight I am going quilting in Kuna, in Kuna, in Kuna. Going quilting in Kuna and hanging with my friends!  I love this tune!  I will have to post whatever comes of this quilting class in Kuna!  TTFN!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Zipper Pouch!

I have been busy the last couple of months making some examples for the "Program" that I presented last Wednesday at the quilt meeting in Kuna.  I am going to post my presentation on my blog, but I wanted to make it a slideshow, which I am failing at finding out how that is done.  There is a YouTube video, but it is outdated and does not work.  Meanwhile, my husband has been destroying zippers trying to learn how to sew them into a zippered bag or pouch, mostly using the Serger.  I made one using my Husqvarna.  I sewed it into a tube, then let my husband serge off both sides.  It looks great and is functional, but I think it was supposed to be turned inside-out, so the serging is on the inside.  Oh, well!  It has character and I love it!  Jenny has a more sophisticated bag, so I and T are going to learn how to make those, once she gets over the flu!
It's a good size and I did do some quilting on it.

I used the cute bird fabric on the inside.
Such a shame to hide it, but I wanted something light colored.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Bear Quilt Completed

This bear fabric caught my eye when I was strolling around the BBQ Quilt Show last September.  Wow!  I have since learned all these wild fabulous different kinds of fabrics are from Cotton + Steel.  Love them!  I did a lattice work type of border around each bear block, with pink fabrics that were already in my stash.  I am purposefully trying to use as much from my stash as I can, as I am starting to look like a hoarder in my quilt room.  I simply threw this quilt together and am surprised at how many people say they would like to have it.  Hmmmmm.....

A closer look.  The bears have a little bit o' pink in their
ears, so I chose pink to go with them. 
Quilted by Phyllis Oneal

Saturday, December 30, 2017

It's That Magical Time of Year!

December is my favorite month.  Decorating and cooking and baking and eating and sewing and giving and receiving are all things I really enjoy; perhaps not in that order.  I had a milestone birthday and QN sent me a surprise box of goodies.
QN made it herself! with a jelly roll!
What a smart girl!  T-bags are laying on top of the socks.
I wore the Jingle Cat socks to work on December 14, with my silver sandals, my pink jeans, and my long pink home-made sweater.  We had a Christmas pot-luck and an ugly sweater contest.  I was first runner-up for the ugly sweater contest.  Three out of three Christmas sock wearers wore cat socks, and 2/3 of the wearers were guys!  What a statistic!
I have been working on some examples for my demo I am scheduled to do in January, and I made a lot of hot pads to give to friends for Christmas.  I made and given 16 so far.  I have a few extras that are part way done and one I am making for my daughter who wants one with candy corns and cup cakes on it. 

These are some I gave to my friends
who are in the Knotty Quilters group.
I also like this time of year, because I get two three-day weekends in a row and typically I get something fun done for New Years. I can stay up real late and have fun quilting!

Monday, December 11, 2017

I got a box from my Quilting Niece!! Oh, My!

When I got home from work today, there was a box on the chair in my office (where I do the bills and stash all my historic books and research).
It was from QN!  It is my birthday eve, so it feels like a birthday present!
I put on my comfy sweatshirt (the one with Merlinda on the front), and my cozy wool slippers and sat in my favorite easy chair and viciously opened it with a dull knife.  There was the cutest thank-you card, for the Haiku Charm quilt I sent to her in late November.  OMGoodness!  GF chocolate cake mix, GF pizza crust mix, special little tea bags, cocoa from Hungary, awesome socks, and you would not believe it! . . . . . a quilt!  Wow! I've never had a quilt made completely with batiks! They are hexagons!  She gets an A+++!  Thank you, QN.  I love it.  I have tomorrow off from work, so I guess I will bake a pizza crust and make pizza for lunch!
     I will post photos later. GFQ