Thursday, January 29, 2009

Evolving quilting or should I say revolving

Life this week has been rather uneventful, waiting for the inversion to go away, finishing up the 16 patch and hourglass determined to finish before I start anther project. As I was working on this I was thinking how much I really love scrappy quilts.

My quilting started with scraps, bits & pieces.

Moving on to a little more difficult challenge at the time.

Then on to planned scraps. Kaleidoscope.

Then on to purchasing fabric intended only for a quilt, my grandmother would not have understood.

Then scrappy again.

Back to a plan.

Then on to a challenge hand quilting, which I still love, but today I find easier designs. My granddaughter Jessie it this photo, holding a pillow she made, she is now 13. This is a quilt I made for her mother.

Went through a period of making bargellos, I still like them and may do another soon.

Ahhhh yes then there was the paper piecing.

Love results but not to fond of paper piecing.

Then back to the scraps I never stray very far from.

This one is nearly finished.See Cymba's tale?

Now I think I need another challenge.

Happy Quilting!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

When life gives you scraps, make quilts.

I have been spending this week cleaning up a bin of scraps. I had a baggy full of 2" strips and 3.5". Cymba likes the results so far, and gives it the usual "cat scan".

I was inspired by a scrap quilt on Bonnie's Quiltville site, Sixteen Patch and Pinwheels.

I changed the pinwheels to hour glass blocks, not quite so busy.

With Valentines Day around the corner, I have found a couple of links you want to check out.
Heart Banner follow the link to Freda's Hive for a free pattern.

I think these would be fun hanging in the window, I don't think I will get around to making them, but I like the look. Kinda like stain glass.

Valentine Fun at Martha's Using crayons and wax paper.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Quilt Show and Stripping

I was so busy during the show I didn't get as many photos as I would have liked to.
Here are a few ribbon winners, all of the ribbons were "Peoples Choice", the show was not judged.

I thought this quilt should of had a ribbon, the applique was perfect.

This one won the applique category. It was gorgeous too.

Hand quilted catagory and antique quilt.

This is my "Christmas Ribbons" bargello and a ribbon winner of the seasonal catagory.

The next quilt I took to the show just because we had a few racks to fill.
I was very surpised that it won a ribbon.
It is hand quilted and I love this quilt but I was still surprised.

Now that I have recovered from the whirlwind weekend, I am doing some mindless strip sewing , while watching the Presidential Inauguration.
Making a pile of 16 patch squares I will put together with hour glass blocks.

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Local Quilt Show Tomorrow

There will be a quilt show held over the week-end the 17th & 18th at Karcher Mall.

Silly me I volunteered to help hang quilts today, I am going to enjoy every minute of it.

If you are local and can make it be sure and drop in, there will be vendors too. The event is for the benefit of the on going restoration project of the Nampa
Pix Theater

Hope we see you there tomorrow.

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On with the border

Yesterday was was filled with plumbing issues, the pipe under the kitchen sink sprung a serious leak. Do you know how many trips it takes to the plumbing store to fix a leak? five trips.

All the while, all I really wanted to do was get on with the border.

Now the border seems to be a problem too!

I may need to visit 5 quilt shops to find the right border.

I would like to be able to use something from my stash.

This one was Cymba's choice, I prefer a darker border.

If I can't find anything else this may be the one. Help! what do you think?

Should I keep searching?

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Marching on with Double Delight

I hate stop when I am so close to having the body of DD sewn together.
But my friend Marge is having pc problems so I need to stop for now and help her. (Like I know what I'm doing, sure I do.)

My body will be happy I am taking a break anyway.

Cymba is delighted so far.

Happy Quilting!

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 9 of a Mystery, pressing on

I am pressing on with the Double Delight mystery quilt from Quiltville

Finally the 240 square in a square blocks have been finished, pressed,

and trimmed.

I'm sorry about the blurry photos, I must have been shakey that day, from all that trimming.

Now for the fun part, constructing the 30 Rolling Star Blocks .

I took a little break yesterday from DD to make this Grab Bag, the pattern can be found here

Happy Quilting!

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