Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend of pumpkin quilting!

This little quilt, was what I worked on during my Small Quilts club class on Friday! Too fun! It was very quick to put together, using the Marti Mitchell Tumbler ruler! Our class project was made the same way, but making larger tumbler shapes with the ruler. I had planned on quilting the bigger class project during class, but the ladies liked having it pinned up so they could look at the color layout while they sewed! So I made this one!

Here is the larger one, getting quilted! I'm just about halfway done! I love my machine, it just hums along!

Okay, time to get this one finished! Have a great day! (Even tho it's Monday!)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Beginnings of next little quilt!

I have my September Small Quilts club class on Friday this week. No surprise that it is Tuesday, and I'm just in the planning stages! I have a bunch of tumbler pieces cut out, and will start joining them into rows in just a few minutes! Do you think there might be a pumpkin involved with this project? I'm feeling it!

Chester is napping under my chair, while I work! What a sweet boy...

More to come! Have a beautiful Fall day!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A project finished at last!

This is a quilt pattern by Jan Patek in the book "Twixt Garden Gate" I believe! I actually had it made all but the borders about 9 years ago! Last Christmas, during some off days, I put the borders on and quilted it on the shop long arm. We had a retreat a month ago, and I stitched the binding down! Yay! Something for my house finally! Haha!
I took today off, and have spent most of the past two hours getting help from Apple over the phone in updating my iPad! I can now use the better blogging tools! Yay again! Haha!
Now, for some fun sewing! I hope you all get to sew today!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fooling around!

A lady asked me to teach her to make a Pineapple quilt, so I was practicing making them using various methods, and found the one I like best! Here is the picture of my block! I feel a quilt coming on!!!!! And the little journal cover was our Wool Club project for this past Tuesday! Fun fun!
Have a great evening!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Do you quilt on the weekend?

I was just thinking about the fact that it's Friday! I love my shop, the customers who visit and the customers who have become my close friends, but the weekend gets me excited thinking about the possibility of some sewing/rughooking/crafting time! I do sometimes get a little of that in during the week, and definitely on Tuesday's when I'm working at home, but Sunday afternoon, usually is time I can devote to playing if I'm not working on a sample for the shop!  We have Open Craft Night at our shop on Thursday evenings and customer(friends) come and work on their projects with us. It is so much fun, and relaxing to me, and leads the way to the weekend, getting me in the mood to do more!  Last night I was working on a new hooked rug, that I hope to put into my book! I'm telling you all this,  because it will make me actually do it! Haha! Kind of like a diet. You feel more obligated to stick to it, because you sure don't want to be embarrassed!  Oh, by the way, I think I told you all about my Wheat Free diet and exercise a while back. I  have walked regularly and stuck to the plan and have lost 22 pounds! Yay! Chester is very happy about all the walking! I will give you a sneak peak of the rug soon! Here is a picture of a pillow we did in wool club! This one was completed by Carolyn!
Have a wonderful day, and let me know what you are working on this weekend!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Doing some appliqué today!

I'm working on my sampler quilt, and just about done with the appliqué! Here is a tiny peak! Should I hand quilt it? I think it would be so relaxing! I'm not good at outlining with a machine, so maybe by hand is the answer! What is your favorite way to quilt?