While Marsha has been working on her Wonky Houses quilt, I have finished my Down on the Farm quilt. I started it a long time ago, then got involved in other projects and left it in a stack of UFOs (un-finished objects). I am happy to be making progress on some of my previously started adventures and experiments.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
My friend, Marsha, and I are working on a quilt together. She thought it would be fun making wonky houses with cats. I really like that idea. We got together this weekend and we each made the beginning parts (walls and doorways) of some kitty houses. It was so much fun! Here is a shot of Marsha's design wall with our project on it.
|We chose some fabrics, from our stashes, to use as |
roofs, but that is as far as we got this weekend.
Monday, January 1, 2018
Happy New Year! I think scary things are going on in the world, but in the quilting world things are new and enchanting. So much wonderful fabric and wonderful friends to sew with. I went over to visit my friend, Marsha, and she had just finished a black and white quilt. I helped her hold it up, so a photo could be taken of it. Of course, Gigi had to get in the photo.
|Just two fabrics in this whole quilt top.|
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
I got the second quilt finished for Lucy's friends. It is the shoo-fly quilt. I love these loud colors. I had to get my sewing machine cleaned and serviced, so I had a little bit of a slow down on getting it finished. Also, I had to take some time to sew some quick Christmas presents for other friends . . . . and then when it came to getting the binding done, I could not remember which fabric I had decided to use for that, . . . so I used the new fabric I bought at Nancy's Quilt Garage in November, and it so rocks! If I had not been slow to finish, it would not have turned out the way it has. Love love both of these quilts!
|Here I am posing with my latest creations.|
Sunday, October 15, 2017
I have been working diligently on my Shoo Fly quilt. I am just finishing up on the sashing. I love these colors! My problem is I have to decide if I will stitch in-the-ditch or do stippling for the actual quilting part. Maybe I should practice my stippling . . . You know, I think I may have made a shoo fly quilt before . . . perhaps a hideous pink quilt. I will have to think about this some more and try a churn dash or something next time.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
I have been seriously neglecting my blog. It has been a busy year! I am getting back into paying more attention to my blog. I have three quilts I am working on and another in my head. I had some little pile of pre-cut layer- cake blocks, that I am using as the basis for this shoo fly quilt. It is soooooo busy, I decided I need to put sashing between the blocks. Here is a photo of how it looks on my friend's design wall right now. I will add some big plaid sashing after I finish sewing those last four blocks together.
|Oh, yes. Four plus five equal nine. I got four done,|
so I have five left to sew together.
Friday, December 30, 2016
I tried using light colored fabrics with little splashes of color in this 'grow-your-own' quilt. It was a lot of fun. I stitched the entire thing in the ditch, which accentuates each strip of fabric I used. It is a lovely New Year quilt.