Monday, August 29, 2011

Don't touch the quilts please...

This is just a quick little project I worked on this morning.  At my last guild meeting one of the girls had these pre- embroidered little pieces to take home and make a block around.

Their idea is to have these hanging around the quilts at the upcoming quilt show.  This one measure 12"x10", there were several to choose from and many different light hearted sayings, mine happens to be in Spanish and reads "No Tocar Las Colchas Por Favor" (Don't touch the quilts please).

I thought it was a cute idea.
Keep on quilting,

My new tool, I needed it!

Well there it is, my new addition to my quilting tools.  Well, it is, I need it to Blog.  I was one that went back and forth with......PC or MAC.  I went with the MacBook Pro, even tho I have always been a PC person.

I have had it for two days now, so far so good....look, I uploaded the picture.  I do plan to take the classes offered.

I love it!!
Keep on quilting

Friday, August 26, 2011

Interweaved with Dots

Interweaved with Dots

This is another quilt top I finished this week,  a Bonnie Hunter pattern called "The Texas Braid".  A few of my friends and I took her class back in January when we were at the Road to California Show and I couldn't wait to get it done.

Mine measures 60"x70" which is much smaller than the pattern...but still a nice size.  It was fun collecting all the fabric for this as I wanted all dots.  So....Braid, Dots, I came up with the name Interweaved with Dots.

This one is off to my friend Sue to quilt for me.
Keep on quilting,

On it's way to completion....

This is the "Nine Patch with Attitude" pattern that is on my UFO List that I can't put the completion date on yet.  This still needs to be quilted, need to bind and labeled.....but at least the top is done.

Still trying to decide if I should quilt this or send it off to my friend Sue who does long arm quilting.

I really like the way to turned out.  Don't have a name yet for this quilt, any suggestions???

Keep on quilting.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summer sewing

Snappy Bags
Pillow Cases

When these two get together...not sure if they spend more time laughing or sewing.  Olivia who is now 12 and Madison who is 11 came to sew with me this summer. 
I put together, in a large plastic container, their sewing machine, notions and.....a STASH. Oh my goodness, you would have thought I gave them the world, and it was but a small stash but non the less their first stash of fabric.
Both went right to work, their first project was the pillowcases and the second the snappy bags.  They were great with their 1/4 inch seams, matching their fabric and Olivia learned how to iron.  I'm still not letting them use the rotary cutter....I do all the cutting.  They also learned more about their machines so they can continue to sew at home.
Their next project will be sewing borders on two Christmas Panels I had won over the weekend....their first quilt. YEAH!!!
Fun times ya,

Keep on quilting

Monday, August 22, 2011

QBS Quilting Retreat 2011

Just getting back from a four day quilting retreat with my guild in Temecula, CA.

Thought I would share a few of the things I worked on.  First was this 15"x15" Valentine wall hanging, it went together pretty fast.  Once completed, I used a running stitch and embroidered the hearts on.  This was made to give to as an auction item for the guild's show in October.

Second I work on the French Tablecloth.  I love the colors in this....which I think makes the quilt.

I had quite a bit of the border print left over and I noticed of of the other girls was making a runner out of border print.  With her help I made the runner and was happy to use up the fabric I had.

One of the things we did for fun at the retreat was a Jelly Roll Race, a top made of of 2 1/2" strips.  Mine is not shown in this post as most of us gave ours to Community Relations person for charity.

I also worked on my Texas Braid Pattern, I'll show you more of that at the end of the week, want to work on that a little more before I show it.

This was a FUN FUN weekend with great friends.  My favorite part of the retreat was ...of course, being with friends but also the Show and Tell part, I love to seeing the work of others, we have amazing talent in our guild for sure.

Keep on quilting,