Saturday, November 12, 2005

I just talked to the local long arm quilter and this quilt is done and ready to be picked up. It is for my mom and dad. It is 99x101 and really bright colors. It is quilted with an all over meander in a coffee color. I am so excited to get it back. It is from a Sandy Bonsib pattern, and was started in one of her workshops is Sept. 2004.

This is a quilt I made for myself. It is larger than twin but not quite full size. The stars are about 15 inch blocks, and they are handpieced, just for fun. I quilted it on my home machine, all circles, it looks like raindrops falling on a puddle. The back is pink, my dd picked it out. There is a hole in this quilt that was caused by moving. This quilt was used to wrap furniture and as it jiggled, it wore a whole in the blue triangle, bottom right. I fixed it with a circle applique patch that didn't quite match and wrote "Alaska 2003" on it to remember the trip.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

This is the top I finished today. It is twin size, made for my brother for a guest bed in his new house.

Here is hubby and daughter with the first quilt I ever made. It lasted four years. I understand tho because it was only tied in four places, a quilt 6 feet by 8 feet. I didn't know any better.

I finished this quilt yesterday. It is called Chicklets, a pattern that was on QNN. It is 38x38 inches. I quilted it on my home machine.

Monday, November 07, 2005

I finished this tablerunner for my Grandma for Christmas. It is from Nancy Halvorsen, made from a kit from a quilt shop, but not from N. H. fabric. I machine appliqued it with a blanket stitch.

Catching up on some UFO's, here is 10 of the 11 blocks I currently have from this BOM from Keepsake Quilting. So there is one more block, then sashing and a pieced border.

From another quilter I got this tip that has really been helpful. Instead of cutting the thread off at the end of the pieces you are sewing, sew squares together to make four patches, then cut the thread between the piece you are working on and the four patch. That way you don't have to fight with thread nests at the beginning of the piece and you get little four patches made for a scrap quilt.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Good News and Bad News!

I found a great sale! :) The quilt shop is going out of business! :(

The store was in it's last day of business, and everything was 70% off. WOW! I spent $159, value about $560! I would have spend more but my kids were with me and so I couldn't spend all the time to look.

I got fabrics from michael miller "Moonlit Vines", David Textiles, Simpatico by Maywood, Marcus Brothers, Blank Textiles, Solitaire by Maywood, some batiks, some Christmas. I bought about 20 yards total. I also got a great kit by Moda and lots of notions, seam rippers, buttons, machine needles, and such. Wahoo!

I also realized when checking out that I picked all green, tan and blue fabrics! Except for Christmas.

I finished the table runner for my grandma's Christmas present today. I feel like I accomplished something!