Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday Musings

I went hunting with Doug today. Actually I rode with him to Lakeside Oregon, dropped him off early this morning. Now I'm having breakfast and headed to the fabric store. Yes I brought my  sewing machine, camera, and kindle.  I brought a #quilting project with me to work in. It's a quilted hotpad. If it turns out they may be for our Iams Family Reunion white elephant event.   Life is good. 

It's cloudy by the lake so I haven't taken any pictures. Maybe I'll be able to get some at my friends place later today.   

Just a photo from my library. I just find it so boring to read a post without some color. 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Design Wall 10-21-2013

I have been working on a Leader and Ender project by Bonnie Hunter.  It will be a scrappy Irish Chain.  Right now I'm sewing the 2 in squares together to form the "chain" of the quilt.

I don't have a picture but I will in my next post.

My design wall has my sister's quilt on it.  I just finished putting a small border on it.  The final border will have appliques on a 6 in border.

The first border is hardly seen here.  It's 1 1/2 inches in a purple batik.  

I finished my son's Crown Royal Jean quilt and he's sleeping under it.  He really likes it. 

Now my children and grandchildren all have at least one quilt.  Time to start the cycle over.

My website is under construction.  I hope to have it up and running in the next two weeks.  I imagine that a couple of the pages will be "under construction" but it is a work in progress and I'm working with a gal who has a life also.  In the meantime, I am having a short Christmas Sale.  Any quilt (except king) that I received in this month will be quilted with a medium meander for 30% off.  See details on the left side of this blog.  I hope to be able to quilt your Christmas present for your special person.  

This post will be linked to Judy's Design wall in the morning.  Take a visit and see what others have been doing this week.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall 10-14-2013

My design wall has the same quilt top in progress on it that it did last week.  I received my additional fabric for the borders.  I have all my applique pieces cut out and ready to ramp up again.

I'm taking a break from it in order to finish my Get R Done project.  My Carpenter's Star.  Judy gave us the pattern and she also made a You Tube on quilting feathers.  Actually there are 8 or 9 videos.  I'll be working on that and then this will be the first month I've completed my list.

I attended MQX Quilt Festival in Portland last week.  What a fantastic show they put on.  I took classes with Jamie Wallen, Irena Bluhm, Claudia Pfeil, Linda Taylor, Lisa Sipes, and Angela Walters.  I barely had time to take a quick tour of the show quilts and merchandise.  I'm just sorry to hear that they the next time they will be back again is in 2015.

I'm trying to get some longarm work done today because I want to be able to join Bonnie's Quilt Cam tonight.  I'm not sure what I'll be working on during her cam but I'll get it figured out.  It's such a great way to get some work done with company.

This post is being linked to Judy's Design Wall.  Stop in and see what others are doing.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Get 'R Done October 2013

My list last month was light.
 Quilt Carpenter's Star - Not Done
Doug's Quilt - Not Done, Close

I was getting ready to work on Doug's quilt and found that the back was smaller than the top.  I had to order fabric to get it done.  Well with the thanks of Bonnie's Quilt Cam last night, I was able to get three borders on the back and the fourth is cut and ready to go.  That is getting done this morning.

I'm not showing this again until I have a finished bound quilt ready to give to my son.

October's Get 'R Done list:

Quilt Carpenter's Star
Finish Doug's quilt, enlarge backing, quilt, bind

If there is any time left, I will work on

Sew applique on Arin's quilt borders.

Please join me in seeing what other quilters are doing.  This post is being linked to Judy's Get 'R Done