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.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March Already

By a slim margin I managed to complete a demo quilt for my February finish.

I had a stack of 6" squares of mixed colors mostly red so I decided to use my nested tumbler dies from Accuquilt on my studio cutter. I made stacks of ten and proceeded to cut 100  4.5" tumblers in 15 minutes. Since the dies trim off dog ears it was really easy to sew these into rows. I have about 5 hours total in the construction, quilting and binding of this quilt. I think I'll probably be making some more tumbler quilts it's a great way to use up scraps. The nested dies will make 1" to 8" tumbles. I'm sorry the picture quality isn't as nice as it should be some days it's hard to get a picture with 3 cats all wanting to be first on the new quilt.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Some Other Local Events Coming UP

The Fibercraft Retreat in Baker City , OR. Here is the link that will take you to all the information Fibercraft Retreat it is the 20 -22 of February and you need to be registered by Feb 16.

The second event is the Snake River Fiber Arts Fest which takes place in Idaho Falls in May. The link for that one is Spring in the Rockies .

If you know of any others let me know and I will put them up.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Blackfoot QuiltFest

Once again it is time for the 3rd Annual Blackfoot QuiltFest. It is a nice show and they have some good classes for a reasonable price. If you are close enough to attend it would be a lovely day out. Here is the link  Blackfoot Quiltfest . It gives you dates, times, where, cost and anything else you would like to know.

Monday, February 2, 2015

2014 My Quilt Finishes

January of 2014 I made a list of UFO quilts I would like to finish. My goal was one a month more if possible. Considering that I had two eye surgeries and was sick for almost three weeks (losing almost 4 months of quilting time) I think I did quite well. I managed to finish nine quilts. I also made and finished two Christmas quilts, but didn't count them as they were not UFO's.

 
 
So this year I have the same goal to finish a UFO quilt a month, more if I'm able to. I have my January finish done so off to a good start. Now to get the sewing room a little more organized and clean.
 
Did you get some UFO's done or did you add more to the collection? If you finished some share some pictures please.