Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Have you got your Farm Girl Vintage On?

In case you missed it Lori Holt from Bee In My Bonnet has a sew-along going on over at her blog. When I saw her book I immeadiately ordered my own and finally I have started to make some blocks. The small quilt group I belong to liked the book so we are all doing it. The first month we are making a block for each other and one for ourselves. This is my block for the group.

 
I have 4 of them put together and the other three almost done. So I will be ready to trade on Thursday when we meet. You can see the barn blocks and the tractor block I did here  and here which I did when she did her barn blocks quilt-along in 2013. This isn't my usual style of quilting, but there is something about her patterns that call to me and before I know it I find myself making blocks. Are you hooked? Let's see your blocks if you are.
 
A few weeks ago Apqs had a post that asked for you to send them a picture of your quilts. I sent them the following and on the 1st of July they posted it on their facebook page APQS . I've posted a picture of the same quilt here before, but it was very nice to see it on their site since I used my APQS Ultimate 1 to quilt it. They are a great company to deal with.

Monday, July 13, 2015

My Weekend Endevors

Good morning to you all. This weekend I put together a kit I had purchased from Connecting Threads for a Spool Wall Hanging using their Line Dried Fabrics. It needs binding and took about 2 and half hours to put together to this point. It is hung on the design wall crooked, but you get the idea. There was even material in the kit for the backing.

I rec'd an email over the weekend from a lady in Australia so I checked out her website. She does some lovely quilts and has won many awards. Her love is Trapunto and Applique. While I appreciate the work I'm a piecer when it comes to quilting. If I do applique it is the Steam a Seam kind. If you have time check her out it is a very interesting place to look around. Rose Lewis Quilting

That's the latest from here so back to the quilting room I go.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Butterflies

Spent some time last night playing around with the new Butterfly Die from Accuquilt. They are ready for the decorative stitching. Fast and easy to do. I used Steam-a-Seam lite on them.

 
It's probably been 10 years since I've done machine embroidery or fancy stitches. So I'll have to practice before I do these. The more I use the Accuquilt Go the more I look for things to make using the dies I have. I wonder if there is a support group for this addiction?
 
Well, have to get back to entering my inventory so I can start using the The Square to take credit cards. Have a good week.
 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Is It Hot Where You Are?

We are having four days of very hot weather here and breaking records. It is really nice to have air conditioning when this happens.

In spite of the heat I have been getting some things accomplished. Yesterday DH and a friend put up my pegboard so I could get my Accuquilt products displayed.
 
After some looking they finally found the studs. We were looking for 24" on center and they were 16" on center. Once we knew where to look it went smoothly. I finally ended up with the following:
 
Now to get a shelf to go under it so I can put the Go Baby and the Accuquilt Go cutters.
 
Some other things I have been working on and finishing are a couple of quilts using some of the dies for the cutter. The design wall is up and in use. The quilt on it is a donation quilt I am working on for Cropwalk this fall. The tumbler quilt was made using the 3.5" die and lots of scraps. It's a partial inventory of my fabrics. (A full inventory the quilt would cover many beds).


This quilt was made using the 4.5" Equilateral Triangle die and is fast and easy to do. I used a soft fleece backing and now batting in this one.

The Blue & White Tumbler Quilt was made using the 4.5" Tumbler Die from the Nested Studion Die set. It is even faster to do than the triangles. This one was a gift for a friends new grandson.

This quilt I've had the top done for about 18 years. Couldn't decide if I wanted to leave it as is or make it larger. I finally decided to quilt it as it was. It measures 61" x 61" and was done in a class taught by Marilyn Doheny in Edmonds, WA. To get it to curve I cut the print strips 3" and the white strips 1.5" and put it together just as you would a regular log cabin. All the prints in it are flower fabrics.

Last but definitely not least Squeak has decided to squeeze himself into a small box to take his afternoon nap. DH says he's packed and ready to ship. We would miss him greatly if he were gone. Well, that's what I've been up to the last several weeks. What have you been doing in your corner of the world???

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Knitting Almost Finished

I just took this off the needles. It needs threads woven in and blocked. It's a pattern from Kelly Herdrich called In Threes. It's a very easy knit and I wanted to try it out to see how long it would take to knit. Took about 3 evenings watching tv. I used Cascade 220 Superwash color 841 called Moss. It's a much prettier color than the picture shows.
 I'm going to make one for my almost 2 yr old Great Granddaughter and the 3yr old Great Granddaughter. This will be posted over at Patchwork Times check out her site to see the other knitted projects.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sew-Along Coming May 1

If you like the vintage look in all things quilty you should check out Lori Holt's blog Bee In My Bonnet . She has a new book out and will be starting a sew along on the 1st of May making the blocks in the book. I've made some of her barn blocks and the tractor block from previous tutorials she has done on her blog. They are lots of fun. You can see them here Barn block and Tractor Block.

There is a new button on the top right side of the block click on it and it will take you away.

I'm still working on the quilt room progress has been made will post more pictures soon. Going to have to make time to have a filling replaced in one of my top front teeth. Not one of my favorite things to do.

Well, I'm off to see if I can fix a knitting mistake I discovered in my project.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Chaos in the Quilt Room

No, I didn't fall off the face of the earth. I started to rearrange the quilt room, managed to get the quilting machine turned around and make a total mess of the rest of the room. Then I had to quit while I figured out my schedule C for taxes. Now I am back trying to make order out of chaos. Slow process really slow.

 
It would be really helpful if I had someplace to put things so I could go through them, but it is what it is. Even though it doesn't look like it I am making progress.  I'll put up more photos when it is done. The picture showing the cabinets - on the back of 2 of those cabinets I am going to put foam core covered with flannel and have a design wall. I'm really looking forward to that.
When I need to get off my feet for a few minutes I have managed to sew a couple of small things. I pieced a table runner now have to get it quilted.  I also made a pillow case for DH. He has no rotator cuff in his right shoulder so he uses a small pillow to put under his arm when he sits down or rides in the car. Dh is about 9 credits from getting his Bachelor's Degree.

So that's what I've been up to. I'll be catching up on my ufo's soon I hope. Well, off to read before bed.