Monday, January 18, 2010

Judy's Quiltathon 2010

I kinda of participated in Judy's Quiltathon. I started Friday and got this practice quilt squared up and ready to quilt. I wanted to try out Judy's Feather Video

Here's what I'm using for my backing:

I got it on the LA and then started looking for the right thread. I wanted to match the backing with a solid bobbin thread. I couldn't find anything to work. So I got online and ordered some thread. I went to Columbia River Quilters for it. Well, so I can't work on that so now what. I have my daughter's batik floating star on the design wall, but I'm really kinda bored with it right now so now what?

I printed out a Stash Busting project "Out of the Bag" from Judy's blog last February. I had a lot of it cut out. So this is what I worked on Sunday. I'm going to continue to work on it today.

For dinner tonight, I've put a whole chicken in the crock pot and we're going to have my DB's rendition of Chicken and Dumplings. He likes his dumplings made out of yeast bread dough and not a biscuit type dumpling. They really are good.

Windy Night

According to our weatherman, we sustained 55 mile an hour winds last night and early this morning. It woke me up from all the noise. I glanced at the clock and it was blinking. So the most important thing in our morning is to have fresh coffee already brewed and just waiting for us. I needed to get up and reprogram our coffeepot. I did that and then decided to turn our the porch light and take a look at our "poor shed". Remember our shed last spring? Now look at our shed. Lucky we cleaned it out this summer and took a load to the dump.
Here's what's in the shed and - - - - -

Here's the shell. It's across the garden leaning against a tree and fence.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Feather Fun

I started making a top that I can practice on using Judy's video feather technique ( I wish I could add a link without the link showing and just a word to represent it. I will hang it in my quilt room when it's finished.

I'm going to add these to it and some borders so I can practice. I used all scrap from my stash. I'm looking forward to it.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Last Project of the Year

Here it is. My first applique project was started about 3 years ago. I did the crosshatching with my sewing machine. I didn't have my LA yet. I still have to do some quilting in the applique areas and forgot to do then when it was on the longarm. So I'll do them on the sewing machine.

What do you think? It's (applique and quilting) are very beginner but it'll get better.

I'm so directionally challanged, I had to turn my wallhanging to do the feathers. I already had the feathers done when I saw a video that Judy from Patchwork Times did for her blog. I'm going do put something together today so I can practice her method.