Monday, September 26, 2011
I have a new quilting room and a new project on my design wall.
Even though I'm way behind on the challenges I really do want to continue trying to make something for each month of Judy's Monochromatic Challenge.
So here is my "Indigo" project for June. This is a 15" block and I'm making 4 blocks for a table topper. I really didn't think I'd be able to find this color in my stash but as I was shifting piles around I found the solid and then surprise, surprise the little flower fabric was sticking out. It's some of my stash that's just plain older than dirt....but does work occasionally.
The pattern was featured on Craftsy and comes from Quilters Cache called Milky Way.
I can't post this to the June Monochromatic board since it is closed but I'll be adding it here on my page...and I can at least add it to Judy's Design Wall Monday.
Go by her place and see what some of the other quilters are working on.
<-----Here is the right block. LOL
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Saturday, September 24, 2011
When I first started quilting I spent that first year trying to make as many BOM's as I could find. That was a very good learning experience for sure.
I found out that some of the fabric choices that I thought would be nice together .... wasn't!
I think I was just trying to make the fabrics all matchy matchy and hadn't yet learned about sparkle.
I've decided that every home needs a quilt just for the warmth and the simple fact that it will be there to throw on the bed "under" a prettier quilt.
Yep! This is my "Under" quilt finally finished.
<---- this is the back.
I finished the binding by machine on this quilt and if I do say so myself ... it turned out just pretty darn good. Maybe I'll think about this more often instead of finishing the binding by hand. Sure a LOT faster!!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I love what she did so I want to show some of quilting that she did. I really appreciate all the work she put in on this but we both agree that the fabrics are much to busy and the motifs don't show up as much as they should. Oh well! I know they're there and I know they are awesome and in the end that's what's important. Thanks Bonnie!
Now go grab a cup and sit back and enjoy her work.....
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I did my own thing as far as a pattern went. I cast on as many stitches that I thought would work and then did a simple double crochet + 2 stitches until I reached the length I wanted.
I have one more colorway of the bamboo yarn to use so I'll go searching for another easy pattern.
It's a cool 61 degrees today and BBQ ribs are in the crock pot. I'm heading back to my quilting room to attach binding to a quilt that has been much too long in the UFO pile. And since it's a rather ugly quilt (the 2nd quilt I made and didn't choose the right fabrics) I've decided to do all the binding by machine.
Have a good day and ....Thanks for stopping by....
Monday, September 19, 2011
This is the Cinnamon Rolls quilt that I have just finished and have posted about here & here. OMGosh! I started this two years ago!!
Now to get the backing sewn together and I'll send it out to be quilted. It turned out to be about 90 x 100.
And if you want to see what some of the other gals have on their Design Walls this Monday...head on over to Judy's Patchwork Times.
I finally have a bigger design wall that I can use to actually support a larger quilt.
In fact Hubby has been helping me rearrange the quilting room and re-purposing my New Joy Gold quilting frame. Because of my bad back I haven't used the frame this last year since it's just too painful trying to load a quilt and then reachingout to quilt it.
I didn't think I could get very much out of it if I tried to sell it so I decide to keep the the frame because I really do use the panto top to measure my borders for each quilt.
Soooo the frame has turned into a base for a counter to put my Juki and serger on. Everything is still a WIP and as soon as I finish finding a home for everything and getting cleaned up I'll post some pics of my new space.
Happy Monday.....Thanks for stopping by....