Sunday, January 31, 2016

Saturday State meeting

The state wide meeting in Maine (Pine Tree Quilters Guild)was held yesterday.   It was  a lovely ride, with a dusting of snow on the trees making it look like we were riding through a Christmas card!  There were over 125 people at the meeting. This was a great turn out for January in Maine. 

The trunk show was by Margret Solomen Gunn, a really amazing Maine based show quilter.   Her pieced, appliqued and  richly long armed quilts were amazing.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Thumping Thursday

One week later. Well I  have  5 (out of 8)of the panels completed on the second set of tree skirts.  The days are getting longer and I find my self drifting away from the Holiday themed items.  I fell into the pile of triangles and got the front of a triangle quilt completed. I used 35 cent per yard fabric  to back it. It is in between the walking foot and sewing machine now with all the blues quilted. Blurry photo below..Done!!!

Hmmm I made a backing ala Bev with the weird train fabric. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I must be insane

I lured a friend over to make another tree skirt. I am glad I did, because she pointed out my sweet niece had turned the ruler the wrong way and there are 3 extra units with out their mates...

We started a second set of skirts with the strips de-refuse'  from the previous tree skirt.... Back to the sweat shop er sewing room to sew.

Monday, January 18, 2016

My quilting Niece came and left!

Her goal for the week-end was to make a tree skirt.... I tried guiding her to simple skirts... but oh no  we did a chevron strata quilt....  cut cut cut   design design design... sub cut using wedge ruler  cut cut cut. Than sew together 32 wedges... phew.  It is lovely and I shall post an image but my all that young energy...

On other days last week I started a triangle quilt... finished the start top...  sorted scraps  cut scraps down to sizes...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sun is out :Dog's asleep

I am going upstairs to sew.  The plan is to finish some microwave bowls... And do the block of the month!!!  Called card tricks....
 The image are sample name tags from the Art quilt group...

Sunday, January 10, 2016

First completed quilt January

I  started this quilt in October and finished it in January.  Longarmed with beige in a leaf and curique design.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Years Resolution Do not forget to Blog

I believe Facebook fits enough needs that I have stopped blogging.  12 years on Open Diary and now I write sound bits on facebook.  Today promised absolutely blisteringly awful weather : icey rain. I feel the urge to crawl into bed ... strongely....

So up to get dressed... Than trim and photo the 16 patch/x block quilt using the .99 cent Missouri Star sale charms.... Now called Impulse Irene... hence forth.

Plan for today, organize frig ( husband is going nuts at how churned up it is with vegetables jammed every where)  finish the Christmas star top.  Work on list of UFO's.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

christmas quilt # 2

It will have corner stones as well.
( I made the corner stones too large :>()
I haven't used this blog the way I intended. So on January 2, 2016, NY Resolution. I will use it more