Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wedding Quilts and Promised quilts

Most of June and July were spent on a trip to visit relatives... and making two quilts.. one for an up coming wedding. The second one is for the significant other of a relative at the wedding.  I feel some days like I am on the viking Slave block making boat lol.


Friday, June 2, 2017

350 block project

Through  Prairie Moon Quilts I have been participating in the 350 block project.  This has inspired me to keep better track of the block I make.  It also tens to have me upping my productivity close to the end of each month.

I have been inconsistent in posting.  I have been gardening more.  I have been playing with Rob Appell Man Sewing's  checker cross... and my 2.5 inch scraps using  Miss Star Quilts split rail star.

I just keep pulling the fabric out and sewing..

Friday, May 19, 2017

Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh my!!!

It has been a busy month.  I participated in a free motion work shop that managed to get me over the hump. Than I went to a retreat and free motioned two baby quilts. Than the turn around had me spending two days with my college room mates. .... who are not clothies like me.

The class with Eliz Busch left me with lovely hand made fabrics and a burnign desire to get my small art quilt completed...  tired!!!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

baby quilts for sale...




If you are interested in either one contact me. They are cribish sized.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

March


I completed the two red and white squares , but turned them in before taking a photo. So I guess you will see them when the donation quilt is finished.
I have drifted into a variety of quilts.  I learned how to make the prairie braid, which is foundation pieced. I plan to back up and finish that quilt and put it away.Today is going to be a clean up and put away day.
I have really enjoyed putting away fabric in the new piece of furniture that is especially designed for fabric.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

quilts

dyeing yarn


progress on savananh quilt

progress on hexies

penobscot quilt


start of my scrappy

prairie braid



One amazing storm One short month

The drift to the left was above waist deep
this was the window partially blocked
can you find the squirrel

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Snow...

February can be a challenge in Central Maine.  We are in this snow... break more snow pattern.  We have 18 inches promised for tomorrow.  Fun events cancelled left and right.

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have gotten the 12 paper pieced blocks bordered and if I have my design wall up they would be doing the design dance.

I have been storm locked.  I had an art quilt ( self portrait that used some of this rather boring red in it...) I got a version done...and they cancelled the meeting.  I designed and finished one more Penobscot County block ( Steven Kings house) than started on Dorothea Dix...I found that pink valentine quilt also with the wonky crosses and have it in my air traffic control circling. I said yes to a three day retreat in Jackman Maine 135 for everything... food etc.. Sorry I could not resist...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

mid month

I have a large bag of scraps. Any one want them? Seriously... Getting through your stash one scrap at a time is very slow.
I have not bought any fabric in the month of January.
I am working on some 14.5 inch stars using all scraps..... have 6 blocks completed.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Something old...Some thing new..

Starting the 350 block count for 2017.  I picked up a pack of 9 patches at a state meeting. The fabrics were very very traditional ie I believe the 70's with that dusty rose pink.  Forgive me if you love that color but I certainly dont.  I tried a disapearing  nine patch. That looking pretty bad to me.  Mind you the blocks did not have contrasting
value. Than I got the idea to miss two blocks together. The result was chaos.  And I WASTED alot of time trying to improve it.  Finally it was give up or ... It is a small swiss dot and it does lie flat
I hadn't ironed enough before the photo. It  is a lap quilt now... Hopefully some one will love it.(Donation scrappy quilt one 17 blocks.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Final Count down two and three

Two clear surfaces.... This was a great one as I had clear and clean to pit 4 people in my sewing room. There is a clear reality that a clean surface needs stuff on it. I have triangles laid on on one, and cut down squares from scraps on the second.

Than I sewed.

Three: Commit to a year of.... I commit to using the fabric that I have.  Which is enough to cover most of the eastern sea board.