Thursday, July 28, 2016

customer quilt done

just finished quilting this one for a customer. She just picked it up and loved it she does lovely hand embroidery work. I followed the blue dots for the quilting design and sewed on the binding so she can hand stitch it down.



also made another block this morning for my tavern blues quilt  only 5 more blocks to make  then ready for design wall to layout the blocks and decide on sashing and cornerstones  looking forward to seeing this made into a top. 

Happy Stitching
Sharon J


Monday, July 25, 2016

updated picture of the tree quilt

here is a full picture of the family tree quilt.  done and delivered.  they loved it and the Mother cried.


weekend progress

I got a customer quilt loaded onto long arm  and 2 passes done on it  going to look great. It is a hand embroidered   double wedding ring.  I am following the blue dots for quilting.    Hope to work on it everyday until it is done this week.  

when not working on it I checked out another UFO  to see what was left to be done on it.   I needed 8 more blocks made  5 of them were cut and kitted up  so I cut the other 3 blocks .  I don't have any more background fabric  so this quilt will be one row short  which will make it rectangle instead of square that will work for me.  It is call Tavern Blues.  It was a class I took couple years ago.  I sewed 2 blocks  so 6 more to go.   here is one of them..  I am using civil war fabrics in cheddar, blue, brown, reds.


I also  made some more pieces for my Bonnie Hunter midnight flight quilt.   30 of each.  



Trying to move some projects along in between taking care of MIL.   Happy with my progress for the weekend.  

Happy stitching,
Sharon J.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

making some progress

well I have been taking care of my Mother-in-Law  for her broken wrist and surgery on other hand  so has been staying with us.  So haven't go a lot of sewing done..    Made couple of kitchen towels for a friends granddaughter that loves chickens.  



I finished a customer quilt   this was the first of the kind of quilt that I had made  using applique and embroidery to make a family tree quilt.   The family loved it.  hoping for a better picture of this from the family.   I forgot to get a complete picture of it when it was done...  




Then I quilted 2 red and white log cabin block quilts that were baby size for another customer but didn't take a picture of them.   Got these done this last week while MIL was resting.  

While cleaning my sewing room one day this week to find the cutting table and my desk next to sewing machine. I found a quilt as you go string block quilt ready to put together so I worked on it and it is done ready to go to our local sheriff's department to hand out to a child in need.  I have enough blocks done to make another one.   Love making these since they are quick and mindless sewing. They use us scraps of fabric and batting and are colorful .


Today I hope to start on another customer quilt it is a hand embroidery one that I will follow the blue dots marked for quilting.  The lady does wonderful embroidery work.    Also cut the strips to put string quilt together with..  

Happy Stitching
Sharon J    

Thursday, June 2, 2016

prep work for Bonnie Hunter class

I am getting ready to take a Bonnie Hunter class in Moline, Ill this coming Saturday.  it is Midnight Flight.    need red, cheddar constant fabrics  and I had them in my stash.  then many neutrals, black prints, blues and purples   I have cut the sizes needed for the class   I started sewing the neutrals to either red strips or cheddar strips for 3 patches     then cut them into 2 patches   Pictured below Then started sewing into 4 patches.   Can't wait to go to the class   another bonus is can stay and daughter's house and see grandsons...  A friend is going with me to make it more fun and we will shop hop on our way from Decatur to Moline...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

donation quilt for kids

I have finished a quilt to be donated to our sheriff's department to give to a kid in need.   our small quilting group make as many as we can to give to the department for kids that are taken from their home and need some comfort.   this one is a quilt as you go  scrap block quilt.   they are fun and easy
uses up extra fabric and batting from projects then us all your left over strips any size to make the block then I use a 1" sashing for the back and a 2" for the front.    

I like to work on these in the evening while watching TV  and don't want to concentrate on a pattern.

off to make some more blocks   I emptied one zip lock bag working on this one

Happy Quilting
Sharon J

Monday, May 9, 2016

sewing up scraps

well this weekend I have been cleaning and putting away fabric and magazines   I has some bags of fabric so put them into their correct stacks  found some more floor space.  I had a stack of magazines on a shelf in my closet  so I went thru them and kept only a few most of them were Quiltmaker and Fons and Porter    had several magazines marked with patterns but re- looked at the and didn't want to do them anymore so put the magazine in a pile to donate to one of my guilds for their show next month.

I found a bag of scraps with 2 1/2 inch strips of paper foundations cut,  so I sat down and sewed up the bag onto these papers   made 25    these are good for sashing for kids quilts.

Then while putting patterns away and weeding some out that I don't want to make anymore and have already made  I found a foundation sheet for a crazy patch block  so i copied some patterns on to paper piecing paper and made one block to see what it looked like   this will make a great kids charity quilt.     just trying to use up bags and containers of scraps..
 

also found some more kits just what I needed to find.   luckily not large projects small ones so might get some of them done this year.


then I finished a T-shirt quilt for a customer  so it will go in the mail by Weds    great graduation gift





until next time 
Happy sewing
Sharon J