Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May's Completion

First Hand Quilting Project
  So it's only May 22 but the rest of the month will be kinda busy for us with the Memorial Holiday and family thought I would go ahead and post May's Completion.

As posted in the last post, I did get my ten pillow cases turned in for charity.  YEAH!!!

My Hand-work for May was this hand-quilted little table topper.  This was my first attempt at hand quilting and loved the process.

Sitting proud!
I was so lucky to find Marie Blash as my first teacher, I learned so much from her and give her a HUGE THANKS.

Not sure you can see the quilting, but what you would see are small stitches, BIG stitches, uneven stitches, stitches in the ditch, stitches from a floral stencil, and stitches you may not even see because I didn't come all the way though with my overall, a GREAT first learning project. 

I had a great time with this project and so, even though it's not the best hand quilting one would see, it does sit proudly in my entry way.

Warm Hugs,
Pam O

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Progress on the May Line-up

So...I did get an active start to my May Line-up.

This is the "Back to School" quilt I started, have the center done and two of the large houses.  Still a lot to do and almost sure the will roll over to the June On-going projects.

This second picture shows how it will look when it is completed.

On-going project for May:  I finished the ten pillowcases and ready to turn into the guild tomorrow.

Handwork for May:  Have worked on the hand quilting...pretty sure it will be done by the end of the month and I'll show pictures.

Warm hugs,
Pam O.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Line-up for May

OK, this is the Line-up for May.  

Back in the Fall of 2009, the Temecula Quilt Co. featured a quilt in "Quilt Sampler Magazine" called Back to School.  I bought the kit and just now going to attempt this,  I know it will take me way more than a month to complete but going to give it an active start.

Using Reproduction prints, I will learn to make more than half a dozen different blocks of small patterns. Not the best picture there in the background, will post a better picture of the completed project.

On-going for May.
This year I have been donating children's pillowcases to one of the guilds I belong to, my plan is to get 10 more done by the meeting on May 8.  This works pretty well for me,  at the beginning to the year, I took all (well most) of the children's fabric out of my stash and cutout over 50 pillowcases, that way, when I just have an hour or so to sew, I can put one of these together pretty quickly.

Handwork for May.
For the past few months now, I have been taking a class from Marie Blash on Hand Quilting.   I have 3 more corners and the binding to do on my first project and I'll be ready at that time to post a picture.  Love the process!

Busy month ahead, better get to sewing.
Warm Hugs,
Pam O.