Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Emmett’s annual Valley of Plenty Quilt Show June 14th through the 16th at the Emmett  Junior High School, 301 E. 4th St. in Emmett, Idaho.  I just want to ge the word out.  My goodness, I love going to quilt shows and I seem to miss several every year.  This has got to change. 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Elverta is my savior!  Working on three projects. One is on the sly, so I cannot post any photos of it, but it is really taking shape, now that my dear friend, Elverta, had me over to her place, so I could work on it.  Wow, that was a terrific sentence. Meanwhile, at Elverta's last Tuesday, I discovered that in my haste, the week before, I made a major error. I did not re-adjust my needle position after the demo I had done. UH OH!  My seams were the wrong width! cuss cuss cuss and throw up my hands and cuss cuss and "Save me Elerverta!!" Alas, woe is me!  After a few minutes I simmered down and pulled my head out.  Elverta made me feel better, and I was able to determine the breadth of the damage and we started ripping.  Then Elverta ripped and I sewed the correct seam allowance and 3 hours later we had not only fixed the damage but made some further progress.  I felt much better when I left her house.  Elverta is my savior.  hmm. good blog post heading.
  Meanwhile, I am also working on my Christmas wallhanging and Elverta's Jungle Quilt and a barn quilt.  Hmmm . . . that makes four projects at once.  The photo is of Merlinda The Ninja Quilt Dominator enjoying Elverta's Jungle Quilt.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Summer Fun Quilt is done!  That is the fourth and final name of this quilt. I saved my end-of-the-line binding scraps then cut one 7" inch piece and two 3" pieces, then combined them with four 3"X3" squares and made blocks.  I picked all my primary colors to go with this lovely flecked white fabric, I picked up at Cindy's Quilt Shop in Caldwell, ID.  I did not choose the border fabric until I had all the blocks pieced together. Then I found my border fabric at my new favorite quilt shop! I had an appointment to use the long arm quilt machine at the Bluebird on Saturday, April 28, and I managed to run out at 9 pm on Thursday evening and find the backing fabric, which I brought straight home and threw in the wash so I could get it ready Friday night for my Saturday appointment.  I used the backing fabric as the binding also, because it is just so smashing next to that sharp navy blue.  Oh, I forgot to mention that the strips in the crosses are 1 3/4" wide.  That is helpful to know if you want to try a couple blocks.