I was just plain busy yesterday with outside stuff and didn’t get a lot of quilting done. How about you – is the weather finally getting warmer where you live – or maybe colder if you are down under! I spent a couple hours yesterday continuing to spray wash my deck and I am getting […]read more
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Wednesday night I rolled the quilting frame down once again and now I can actually see the last border at the very top of the frame! This is amazing to me – I am quilting much faster than normal and working on it steady – this is about queen size although it is a little […]read more
Tuesday was a headache day for me – allergies! major sinus headache. I got little done. I thought if I made some chocolate chip cookies it might help my headache for at least a little while and it did! But then it came back. I lazed about all day, reading, laying on the couch – […]read more
Great news – due to the overwhelming response of hand quilters Amy from the Quilt Festival has added the hand quilting category back into the festival – make sure to keep an eye out for it next month and enter a hand quilted quilt in the hand quilting category to make sure she keeps it […]read more
Due to rain off and on all day yesterday and windy – I decided that the power washing could wait on the deck until late in the week when the temperatures will warm back up again! I was lazy – for me that is – vacuumed the house and did laundry. I wandered outside before […]read more
Friday afternoon and Saturday I was power washing my porch and decking – and I’m not done yet – I’m either very slow and/or this thing was just plain dirty – and large!! I hope to do some more of it today but it depends on when the rain starts and really I might just […]read more
Don’t you hate it when you go to quilt group and forget something as simple as white thread! Especially when it is the only project you bring and you are hand piecing!! I grabbed my Diamonds are Forever box yesterday to run off for the morning and get there – start setting up my spot […]read more
Floral Fantasy is now ready for stitching. The entire border applique is glue basted in place. I might have to move something here and there while I stitch and pin in place but overall this is is. Keep in mind pieces will be smaller than they now appear as they have the seam allowance showing. […]read more
My clamp lights arrived for the quilting frame and they will work out well. I do not care for the way the turn on switch is down the cord a ways – the other one has it closer to the fixture – but on the plus side the lights are brighter than the other clamp […]read more
Sunday was such a rainy chilly day I didn’t step foot outside all day. It’s kind of funny when you start to have a little bit of days in the 60’s and 70’s that you start to feel chilled when you have a couple days barely in the low 50’s isn’t it! I spent the […]read more
Even with a clamp light on one section of the quilting frame and another soon to come (ordered) I could tell the light wasn’t going to be good enough for the quilting frame – I could tell I would have eye strain so Mike put up two florescent lights underneath the fabric shelves. I will […]read more
My sewing room was a disaster Friday morning – things tossed here and there hanging over the quilting frame as though it was a clothes rack. I am working on too many things at once! I did get the seam ripper out and picked the border off of the quilt – stitched the white sashing […]read more
Yesterday was a day of thick humidity and cloudy rainy skies. We had the windows open, the high was in the morning and no more than 75 degrees but the humidity was so thick if felt much warmer than it actually was. We have had windows open for 3 days so the humidity in the […]read more
Well I took a little time away from my borders for Granny’s Got Style but I got back to the 3rd border last night. I had taken a week off of that quilt top while I finished up the small checkerboard top. I must say thank you again to Hannele of Finland that had suggested […]read more
Sunday was more brush burning and I spent some time cleaning out one of the large flower beds although I didn’t complete it – I will finish sometime this week maybe – we might have a rainy week so we will see.
The Clematis and roses are greening up. The hydrangea is getting some green – I already cut back the dead stuff and we had leaves on it last month, then we had another cold spell and the leaves fell off – this is the second set this spring and now I have more dead stuff – it will need to be trimmed ...read more
The other day I asked for suggestions of books to get with a refund that I had gotten from Amazon, I looked at the books suggested but ended up with a choice of my own that I found – this will go so well with my scraps! “The Big Book of Nickel Quilts” this one looks wonderful! This one was available on kindle or paperback – I ordered the paperback – I do not like quilting books on the kindle – I have a simple kindle it is not in color so everything is black and white. I prefer to hold a quilting book ...read more
This week has flown by – in fact the whole month has. I was talking to the ladies at the quilt group yesterday morning about how fast the whole month has flown by and we all agreed that the older you get the faster time flies!
Yesterday was a rainy cloudy day – we didn’t get a lot of rain but it was enough that I didn’t spend much time outside.
I did get a bit of the applique done on the Checkerboard quilt – which it kind of looks like so that might be the name of it – it is ...read more
Seeing as I neglected Patchwork of the Crosses on Tuesday I made sure to do some quilting on Wednesday and Thursday night. Made some progress. This is the 4th row of blocks that I am working on out of the 7 rows in the quilt.
Last night this is the section I continued to work on – the gray and pink block.
I got all the circles prepped and glue basted in place for the 3rd border of the Granny’s Got Style quilt and I’m taking that with me to the quilt group this morning to work on ...read more
I continued working on the quilt on Monday and got the row attached. I laid it out on the floor so I could figure out how to end with the white and I think I have it right – I will leave the last area – about 3 white hexies off until I get the next row made and attached this is to make sure I have the lay out right – think I do but if I don’t it will be less to take out.
Patchwork of the Crosses has been rolled down and work has begun on the half way ...read more
Back in 2005 I started my first Dear Jane quilt and finished it, I finished the top in 2008 and it sat aside for about a year before I quilted it – and finished it!! but crazy me when I got done piecing it in 2008 I really missed working on those little bitty pieces and started a second one in a totally different color pattern. I finished the the second top in less time – finished in 2010. The first is called “Insanity” and the second was “Insanity Revisited” as I felt surely I was insane at times to begin a ...read more