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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Hello folks....It is Tuesday evening and I had a super day.  I got to sew for most of the day plus had tea with Connie and Marla this afternoon.  And the weather was pretty decent too!!

So...WIPs for this week are very few..lol.  I bound the Oh Gee quilt that I showed you last week.

I have a customer quilt on the Tiara, but no pics yet.  I am piecing an interesting quilt now. it is a kit from Connecting Threads...Prints on Point.
One set of blocks...there are 12 of these.
6 of these blocks...still have to appliqué 2 of them.
the pattern.....I love Connecting Threads.  I will add a little more border to make this bigger.
Well.....that's it for now, hoping everyone a great day!!
Linking up to Monika over at 
http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-177-tn.html and Lee here at 

http://www.freshlypieced.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-modern-maples.html

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 FMQ Challenge/January

Well, it has been awhile  since I took this challenge...2012 I did this with Sewcalgal, and now again.

This is one of the best ways to try new adventures with your machine quilting. Most of you know that I am a long time hand quilter trying my hand at FMQ.  This time around, we were given 3 options that we could use. I decided to use 2 of them in the one pillow. 

I used the method that France's Moore showed us in the 2012 challenge.....
And the method shown by LuAnn Kessi for this years challenge...the feathered heart.














I wish I had thought to take pictures during the process, but you know me...I didnt...lol. 
So...here is my version of this heart pillow.

Here you can see the leaf with the swirl....
This shows the feathered heart...
Close up of the feathers.....
The whole pillow....measuring roughly 20"x20"

Now, if I were to do this again...I would take more time and fill the background in more densely.
But you know what I did???  I sat down to get a start ,ok??  Lol. I traced the heart outline...then stitched it. then I drew the spines freehand...stitched and couldn't stop!   Every few minutes I said to myself....just a little more.  Well, we all know what happened to that idea, eh.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The feathers are completely freehand...no tracing.

My quilting is far from perfect, but I am so very happy with this.
So, please follow the link above an see the many version of this pillow this month.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Wow!!!!  The week flew by, didn't it?  We got s little snow, but is quite pretty really.  As usual I am linking up to Monika at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-176-tn.html and http://www.freshlypieced.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-kaleidoscopic.html

This week I finished hand quilting Marla's quilt... Rose Garden.

 Another look...

This was very nice to work at ..as she did nice piecing. I taught her everything she knows!!!! Lol
I couldn't resist....but I'm lying.  Lol

I also finished machine quilting this one today...a kit from Connecting .threads..called Oh Gee.
Now a peek at the back, where you can see the quilting.
This is my first try at ruler work...the versa tool. I like it so far...

I have my FMQ Challenge project ready to post and will do that in a few days..I am quite happy with it. 
This afternoon I starting cutting pieces for my next quilt ...called Prints on Point. I'll have something to show you next time.
The sewing buddies and myself got together yesterday to gossip and have some laughs. Not much work was done, but Judy got w new sewing machine for Christmas and we got to look it all over and it is wonderful. 

Well....that is it for me this week.  Take care.



Monday, January 12, 2015

A Finish

Now that Marla has her quilt, I will show it to you.

A different angle....

This quilt measures roughly 68x90....and is called Rose Garden, I believe.
Now, on the the next one.  It was very nice to quilt and was pieced really nicely.
I need to get my quilt that is on the Tiara finished...maybe tomorrow????



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I am linking up to Monika over at http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-175-tn.html. And Lee at http://www.freshlypieced.com/2015/01/wip-wednesday-aaaand-were-back.html

I am just getting back into the swing of sewing and quilting here.  We had a very nice Christmas and a great New Year.  Right now I have this one in the frames and am hand quilting it. 

This is Marla's quilt and she hasn't seen the quilting yet....so only a peek folks!!!
Besides this quilt I have this one on Tiara....started quilting it today.
I just finished my first project for this years FMQ Challenge with Quiltshopgal....better known as Sewcalgal. Can't show you this right now, I wil write a separate post soon, and her button is on my blog page if you want to join us.

And, if you would like to see the quilts that I gave to my family members for Christmas, they are here
http://marjoriesbusycorner.blogspot.ca/2014/12/christmas-quilts.html.....just back a couple of posts.

Have a great day!!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

A Little Late But Finished


Well, I finally got the table runner to match my new tree skirt finished today...lol. Better late than never, right???  I pieced it a couple of days before Christmas and got to quilt it today....good thing it is little..lol

Quilted with silver metalic thread....pretend it's not upside down..ok...sheesh. Lesson to me, don't do pics after supper...lol!'!!!
And the back....
Now, next year I just need to remember that I made these things ..hahaha!!
Happy New Year to everyone!!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas quilts

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas!!!  Here are the quilts I made my family for Christmas. I couldn't post before they received them in case....lol

I made these hockey quilts for the little grandsons...


the oldest grandson, who is 13 got at t shirt quilt made from his t shirts...
that wolf you see isn't part of the quilt...shoot!!  forgot to move it..lol

My oldest son and his wife loved this king size quilt...it is difficult to see since it is all one color.
Close up..bed runner and cushion go with it.
the second son and his wife. Got this one....hand quilted.
Now this is a picture of the quilt as this is the original...not the one I made. I lost the picture somehow...I used the same colors, but a bit brighter.

the youngest son got this one, Double Irish Chain....lost that pic too...but same colors as this sample picture.
Talk to you all again soon....Happy New Year!!!!!