Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

It's been a long time since I've posted.  It seems my laptop was no longer compatible with something on Blogger.  Honestly there hasn't been a whole lot of time to post anyway.  The year has been full of customer quilting and though I'm not complaining it has consumed a lot of my time.

Here and there I have been working on a leader and ender project of simple four patches.  From those I came up with a plan in EQ7, I know there is a way to include the picture from the file in the post, but I just took a picture, blurry but you get the idea.

So I hope to post more often.  I have Christmas presents to get finished, it will be a challenge since nothing is even started.  Yikes!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Juggling several projects

This past week has been a wonderful opportunity for me to get out some projects I've been wanting to work on.  One is an old quilt that I've been repairing.  I will begin quilting on that this coming week.  I've not asked for permission from the owner to post a picture of her quilt, so best not to.

I've also been working on a quilt from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltsville website called Crayon Box.  You can view her pattern here

I went with 20 blocks, 4 across and 5 down.  I'm washing the border fabrics as I'm typing this.

The next project is another of  Bonnie Hunter's called String-X! pattern

Borders are finished on this one and it's waiting in line for quilting.

You can see a theme going here, and that is scrappy!  And last but not least, one more project that is ongoing:

These are Quilt As You Go blocks (QAYG) and I'm leaning how to do these.  I am doing this because I want to learn the concept and because it is making use of the small batting scraps.  As a longarm quilter I can already tell you that it is not quicker...but I'm enjoying the process and have researched several methods to join the blocks.  I guess there are enough blocks to give that a try, but I must admit that making the blocks with the batting and backing already sandwiched together is addicting.  What fun!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Up to my neck in strings

I love scrappy quilts and one of my favorites is string quilts.  Why?  Because it's mindless sewing for the soul.  String quilts can be totally scrappy, as in everything goes, or they can have a single stripe of the same fabric, or they can be controlled by color.  That is the case with this one of mine.  It is done with green and blue strings and a center strip in gold.

It reminds me of a cool pond with the sun shining through.  This quilt is being made for the latest challenge with HeartStrings Quilt Project.  For more info on their group go here.