Friday, December 7, 2018

December, cold feet dark nights

We are pretty much decorated for the holidays.... I have completed several quilts.... off to see if I have photos of any of them.




Sunday, November 25, 2018

November and the Heat is on.

In many ways. I am quilting to finish, which is less fun than quilting to Kanoodle.... I have one of two quilts that need to be done  with the binding nearly on... Not many blocks made this month but two machine quilted twin finishes.... It is snowing out. The wood stove is roaring.... The visiting dog caught a mouse today.  Wasn't he proud of himself...

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

July, She will Fly

Not posting for six months.   Wow.  A Thunderstorm just past making only sound and blowing the leaves but no rain.

Six months  huh

February was Buy no Fabric February. I made it until the 18th.  I realized that I was buying fabric with out a purpose. I have so much I can't get a handle on what I have.  I worked with panels.
A valentine quilt was partial made. I JUST DIDN"T like the steampunk  browns and greys in it. So it is gathered in a bag as a UFO. I got a small child quilt done with skating as the theme. I got the village panel quilt done to actually final quilting than laid it aside ( chi ching   UFO 2) 


March I made a jewel box baby quilt in blue greens. DONE. I avoided my bee wall piece.  UFO as of today   (3)

April I started on a Checkerboard using 3 inch squares.... April was the DNA  quilt top and the 1.5 rainbow scrappy

I may have to go look at pictures for other quilts....


Monday, January 15, 2018

Reflections on MLK day

There is just the hint of a pale yellow on the horizon:the pre dawn. I have continued to keep up the quilting   Nine blocks on the Animal Holiday quilt which is 60 x 60.  I have tucked away 14  I spy blocks.  The 16 patch came back from the long arm.  I sent the LA er away with a king sized top.

I have a lot of other things going one for the next two days, so there won't be much sewing. Which is a bit sad.  If every one was not asleep at my house I would be  sewing. Ha.

I am hoping for a kinder year.  Martin Luther King had a dream.  That dream has had a lot of stress and tears and holes punched in it. As a quilter I want to take my needle and make it beautiful again.

We are the future.   Make it a safer one.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Documenting the Santa Pack.

When the light is good and I can snag a Santa from the wall, I have been taking better photos of them. When I stopped painting new images about 6 years ago I started giving away originals.  Seriously no one needs the number of Santa's

 that I have.  However this year I began to finish off some new pieces.  And my husband gave me a large flat light box so I can make clear copies of the original drawings...  Bliss.  So Santa love is crossing over Fabric lust.   NOt sure what is coming out of it.  ... Off to sew for a bit.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

350 block challenge

in 2017 I completed   477 blocks So I need to break that in 2018

I got 80 blocks in the last week of December.   I began a new quilt this week.  I am going to narrate how the quilt came to be.  I found a lovely bit of Holiday fabric that I bought (5?) years ago. It is beautifully designed with an aqua cerulean blue back ground  star/snowflakes with red green  bits of color ... I hung it on the wall hoping to figure out what to do with it.  I found a set of panels of winter animals with wreaths on their necks.  4 dollars for 8 panels. I started cutting them and decided they had WAY too much white in them.  I took the panels and worked backgrounds into them that brought the blue in the bit  of holiday fabric. I used pigment colored pencils. That took a bit of time.  I decided to edge each panel with 1 1/2 inch sash of black. Than I started making a red and white sashing. The first was way too large at 3". I reworked it to 2 1/2 strips that wer ethen cut to 2 inches.
It too a bit to figure out how to place them to keep the  stripe.   I needed one more block so I made a sawtooth star using the blue fabric on a white ground.  I am at the point where I will trim the corners and fgure out how large the final border will be using that lovely fabric....

Friday, January 5, 2018

NYR I will post photos regularly

In the belly of the snow storm I snapped pictures of two in progress quilts. One a pile of eye spys, The second one is the nearly completed 16 patch donation quilt The third quilt I am working on is a series of panels...