Wednesday, December 4, 2013
For weeks now Hubby and I have been traveling back n forth to hospital to see his dad. It's been one thing after another and I can see the wear on the hubby. Then thoughts are how much can an 88 yr old take. So emotional draining.
But lets face it you don't come here to read about my crazy problems you really want to see some eye candy.
It would be nice if I would post some pics of the ones of mine I finished, guess I need to get some pics of them. I have completed a couple of them. But it's time to get off here for now.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This Kathy's quilt. We went on a retreat a couple of years ago that Bonnie Hunter was the guest. She did two classes there and this was one of them. No I have not finished wither of mine yet. Yes I will someday and seeing Kathys' makes me think I need to get mine out. This one I quilted with paisleys. Kathy loves paisleys so I had to put them on the quilt.
This is a true charm quilt and belongs to Anita H. Local club did a charm swap (no I did not participate). Their goal was to have them done for our quilt show in August. (I belong to two clubs so two quilt shows) They could do any patch they wanted. Anita chose the thimble or sometimes called tumbler. I love how she color coordinated the angled rows. Such a charming quilt. Ha ha me made a funny.
And this is Jeans Charm quilt. She also did the charm swap and she used triangles. She cut her charms in half on diagonal and made two quilts. This one was random set. I love the scrappy love love love scrappy and this one is it.
This is Harriet's sampler. Isn't is lovely . (do you hear the Stevie Wonder music playing). Isn't is beautiful. I really like this and the blocks a wonderful. Wish I would have done this one. I'm sure it was a BOM at the local quilt shop.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Well I found my way to the big city of Boston. So many reasons to come here but the main one was to meet family members we have never an. Like or new grandson, Parker. Little Parker is now three weeks old. Photo is of the little guy on his quilt. I made for him. The blocks were made for the oldest grand child who is now14. Well obviously it never got done.lol. When we got the news of Parker coming I dug the blocks out and put it together. Doesn't he look little?
Well we had a bit of down time so I had to look up a quilt shop. And I found it! OMG here is little ole me,driving from one place in Waltham to Cambridge. So I want to say Monique and Manya were so great. Friendly friendly friendly. Fabric selection was great. I didn't check out books patterns rulers and such. Just stroked fabric I could have spent the day there but had the Hubster with me. I'm surprised he did so well. To all those that live in this area you are lucky to have such a great shop.
My loot 9 fat quarters. Got a plan but you will have to wait to see it.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
We just got our 4th grandchild. Parker! And this is his quilt. The Hubster and I are going out to meet him later this week, so I have to get this done and packed by WED night. I have had these blocks for 7 or more years and this was just a great time to use them. Parker lives in the Boston area and oh so far away. This quilt is meant to be used. I hope it is liked.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Took a bus trip with 50 of my fellow quilters to the AQS Quilt Show yesterday. Hadn't been to a large show in quite awhile, sometime ago I found out large busy shows weren't my thing. Love the show and vendor specials are great but with claustrophobia crowds can be a problem. I tried it again this time knowing my problem I stayed away from the crowded areas. I made it with no problems. So with that I want to say NONE OF THESE ARE MINE AND I MAKE NO CLAIM TO THESE. I JUST WANT TO SHARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITES.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
No matter how hard I try it seems I can't find my way here. It is the time of year for my local quilt shows and with being in two clubs I'm pretty busy. So quick post. Here's a quilt by Rose. Not much to say but wow, what a beauty.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
here. I can't (but have to) wait to see what I get back from this swap. So there is my finish for this week. I did have a finish last week but didn't get it posted so I will give it to you this week.
at Moda Bake Shop. I went looking a one of the Christmas patterns and saw this and fell in love. I made mine a different size than what the pattern called for. I am thinking I may have to make this one again but for me.
here at MeadowLyon. I really love their pantos and no I am not affiliated with them just a happy customer. So that's it for now.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
professionally quilted category.
This Triple Irish Chain was quilted by me, I own a Gammill Classic hand guided no stitch regulator. I sometimes feel so old school. lol. This quilt was a guild raffle quilt that I won!. How lucky can that be! I am so glad I bought the tickets. That is one thing about quilting for others, sometimes we put so much of ourselves in the quilts that it is sew sew hard to give them back never to be seen again.
Be sure to check out all the other categories here.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek. I hope you enjoy the eye candy out there and be sure to pick your favorite and vote for it.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Had a Quilt Retreat this past weekend and I have to say OH SO MUCH FUN! Arrived on Thurs around noon and ate first thing. Sat up and sewed till late but got one top done. Fri got up and started second UFO to finish, with this one I had two rows to put together and then border and then \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\\///\//\/\//\/\/\/(drum roll) 240 flying geese to make at 1½ x 3" Well in process Elsie turned me on to these cool templates bloc-loc
I had never seen or heard about them. BUT let me tell you, I made my 240 flying geese with the Quilt in A Day method sew fast sew easy till it came time to square up. Even with my little rotating mat the template slipped and I had to reline up I was ready to quit with only 50 or so done. But borrowed the bloc-loc template for the flying geese and had them all squared up by 1AM. Went shopping on SAT and bought two bloc-loc ruler, templates or whatever you want to call them. I shall call them wonderful. Nope I am not a spokesmen for them just giving my opinion. I want to post a pic of my completed tops but I am going to wait until I get them quilted. Not very nice am I?
Meadowlyon. I am a member of their panto of the month club. I love their pantos. You will see in the next quilt some of their specialty pantos. When I received this panto I thought 'now just what will I use this on?" Ok now I know, anything it has fast become one of my favorites.
Moda Bake Shop and a free pattern. I won a FQ bundle of flannel Christmas prints years ago and I think this is what they will become. Once again I use panto from Meadowlyon. But this one is called 12 Days of Christmas. Actually this is called a pictogram. this means it has no repeats in it and it is the 12 days of Christmas. first it says 12 Days of Christmas (I added that, it is not included in the picto panto) then the first row starts with the partridge in the pear tree and so on. How Judy can think of these and draw them out is beyond me but I am thankful that she can and she does.
Close up of the 12 Days of Christmas. I hope you can see the maids a milking and some swans swimming at the top.
The drummers drumming and lords a leaping I thought would never end. lol such detail and so intricate.
I own several of their pictograms and love em'. If you are a long armer go check them out and tell them I sent you. No they will not have a clue as to who I am or will I get anything from it, but who cares let them know that someone out there loves their stuff.
I even suggested something for a panto and Judy got right on it and guess what was in my next months panto of the month club? Yep just what I needed and asked for.
Well I have sewing to do to finish up one of my own so I better get on with it. I want to post some of my own so bad but can't not til they are done. I have binding left to do on one and another is done just no pic of it yet so hang in there and you might get to see something of mine again soon. But till then here is another close up of Janet's tree with the picto panto on it. See the five golden rings? Bye for now and