Monday, March 25, 2013

Snowman Trio

Below are the three quilted snowman wallhangings I made. I got the red one and pink one done the day before the last day of winter.  The pink one I gave to a co-worker's daughter, who is a pink-aholic.  I used a blanket stitch on the fuscia hat, to make it a bit more distinct.  From this distance the print looks like snowflakes, but they are not!  But that was my intention.  Happy Spring!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy One Year Anniversary -Gluten Free Quilter Blog!!

It was one year ago today, that I began tinkering with the attributes of blogdom.  I must say, I have enjoyed the learning, posting photos, and info on how to do odds and ends of quilt things.  I reference the books, magazines, and patterns that I use to make my creations, although a rarely follow the directions 100%.  I like my creations to be unique. I explain my ideas. I have so many ideas and not enough time to make them all. My stash is a sure-fire indicator!  I also experiment to learn new ways of doing things.  I was looking to cheat, and use my sewing machine to stitch that hat on the snowman wall hanging, so I spent four hours experimenting with the fancy stitches on my machine. I did turn out an unexpected wallhanging, that is somewhat crazy quiltish, but I didn't get the hat sewed on the snowman. I sat down and spent 20 minutes with needle and thread and had the hat hand sewn on. Some things just need hand sewing. It looks so nice!  Here is the wallhanging that grew out of my stitch experiment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March and Beautiful

It is March and the weather is beautiful. The Knotty Quilters are planning their road trip to the Magic Valley to view all the beautiful and fun quilts at the Desert Sage Quilter's Magic Valley Quilt Show on the weekend of April 13 and 14.  I am all a-twitter!
     Also, we had a field trip to local quilt shop that I can never remember the correct name of.  It is Quilt Expressions.  We took the bow-tie quilt top, we all made together, and wheeled round the shop gathering bolts of fabric that were candidates for the back fabric and the binding fabric.  We definitely picked two winners!  This fine bow-tie quilt is in the final stages of really become a quilt. 
     I have been hooked on the little snowman wall hanging and have two more in the works: 1) is quilted and bound and is needing the hat, scarf, and buttons attached; 2) is quilted and partly bound and is blinding pink! My goal is to get them both completed by the last day of winter; March 20th!  Wish me luck! Luck O' the Irish!