Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wednsday's progress

Hi,   Had a great day sewing today.  It was Weds sew day at my house, several friends came over to join me. Everyone worked on their own projects, ask opinions on projects. Had great conversation and food.   I worked on quilting a tablerunner and 2 table mats.  They have Happy Birthday on them with cupcakes.   These were from stripe fabric.  So much fun. Will use these when we celebrate birthdays at my house.

This evening I turned on the Quiltcam with Bonnie Hunter and sewed 10 scrappy irish chain blocks. this is a total of 44 blocks done out of 66.  I am getting there couple more sessions and I will have these done. Then one more set of blocks to make and will be read to put them together.

Also Bonnie H released her fabric requirements for her new mystery quilt that will start Friday after Thanksgiving.   Looked for some of the fabrics but not sure what I am going to use.  I don't have lime green fabric that she used and not much purple fabric.  I have pulled out some dark orange fabrics and some medium browns may use them..  Will need to do some more digging and thinking..

Happy quilting,

Monday, October 29, 2012

On Sunday I quilted on a customer quilt in the  longarm machine.  I got all but last row done before dinner, I should have finshed it before supper because couldn’t make myself go finish it. 

Monday progress report:
I got up and finished the quit in the machine and put the binding on it. Just need to hand sew it down.  Then made a stripe table runner and table mat.  these are easy and fun. Once you start making them you see stripe fabric everywhere.  Great for all holidays. 
here is a picture of one set.

Then I made another set from happy birthday stripe fabric:   I have them made and ready to quilt.  that is for another day.   Then switched projects and started putting tegether a T-shirt quilt for a customer. I had the shirt stabilized and cut to size, so I sew them into rows with sashing between them. While doing that I started the embroidery machine on making the centers for our quilt show ribbons.   When I am home alone I sure can get busy and get some things done. 

I used 3 yards of fabric from my stash for the back of the tablerunners and table mats. this is a good amount for one day.

I watched Bonnie Hunter on Quiltcam tonight for about half hour and made 4 more blocks for my scrappy irish chain.

Happy Quilting,

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday progress report

Hi,,  well today i watched the quilting shows on TV and relaxed in my PJ's..  Then visited with a friend. Went and got granddaugher and friends for the rest of the day and overnight.  I worked on my scrappy irish chain blocks and made 12. I have 30 done and need 36 more so almost half way there then have on more set of setting blocks to make. When they are done can start assembling the quilt that will take the design wall and will need to sew downstairs...   
off to bed  will see what tomorrow brings.. 
Happy Quilting,

Friday, October 26, 2012

No sewing today

today I taught a class at Stitch n Sew quilt shop in Arthur, Ill  It was a braid quilt.   It was a great class.   Now we are off to friends for dinner and visiting. 

Happy Quilting,

Thursday's progress report

Well didn't get very much sewing done Thursday.  Had company and they left about 10 am so started the laundry  went and got my hair cut. Mother-in-law came out to viist rest of afternoon.  In the evening I tuned into Bonnie Hunter's quiltcam and worked on blocks for my scrappy irish chain quilt by Bonnie. I got 8 blocks put together and 3 string blocks for a quilt of valor quilt I ran out of burgandy type reds. I will need to hunt up some more strips.

here is a picture of scrappy 2" squares for the irish chain.

Happy quilting,

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

today's progress

I am having sinus problems with this weather change and the rain yesterday. Wasn't too energetic today.   I put elastic in 10 pair of scrub pants for a friend.   Then I finished making the paper pieced spikes for my new york beauty blocks.   Good to have all 30 of these done, now to start assembling the curve pieces onto this part.

Happy Quilting

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hi,  it is rainy here today. So hope to put another customer quilt in the machine and work on it. Yesterday I decorated some towels with the rest of the fat qtr I bought at the LQS. I think they turned out cute.  They will brighten up the bathroom and the kitchen.  So that fat qtr didn't go in my stash and the scraps got cut into 2 inch squares for 4 patches that I am doing as leaders and enders when get enough sewn I will decide what to make with them.

happy quilting

Sunday, October 21, 2012

fall wallhanging

I made a fall wallhanging in a day. It is a strip pieced pumkin. It was a kit from Threads of Time quilt shop in Danville.  Enjoyed doing it and accomplishing something.  Also finished a customer quilt and have it ready to mail.

Also I have been working on a shop hop quilt that has 30 paper pieced new york beauty blocks in it.  So I have been making them in the evening while either listening to music or sewing with Bonnie Hunter on her live quiltcam.  I have 24 done and 6 more to go then will need to put the curve pieced on the block.  Then need to make the other blocks that go in the quilt.  The fabric is Stonehedge Gingo  all browns and beiges. I just love it.

here is a picture of the quilt that I took at the shop Main Street Quilt Co in Shelbyville, Ill

Happy Quilting

Saturday, October 6, 2012

yesterday some of us went to LQS for their fat quarter frenzy sale and quilt show and lunch of course.
I bought some fat qtrs for a quilt I am collecting civil war like fabrics and an Edyta Sitar new pattern of umbrellas.  then I saw a hand towel with some hall fabric sewn on it and had to have a fat qtr of it too.   So this morning I cut and sewed it onto a towel I already had.   Here is a picture of it. Put it in our small guest bathroom.  Have enough from this fat qtr to make another with this stripe and 2 with sunflowers.

I am also working on a block a month from the same shop and we picked up October block and I got them made today too.  It is 2 blocks one positive and one negative each month. 
That was the end of my sewing for the day due to a call from granddaughter for help with homecoming dress. Needed a sash made for her dress. She had ribbbon but that didn't want to wrap around her very well so off to Wal-Mart we went for some fabric. We bought dark purple satin and came back to her house and I made a sash. I at least thought to take a sewing machine with me.  So that job done and her happy headed off for some groceries.  Will wait for some pictures later.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

It is October already, not sure where Sept went..  I have been working on r/w/b string blocks for a quilt for veterans.  Also working on a breast cancer challenge wall hanging.   Loaded a customer quilt into the long arm I will be working on it on Thursday. 

Weds is sewing group day at my house with a few friends.  not sure what we will be working on but something for sure and having a great lunch.
Went to a new program at LQS tonight called Groovy Girls  its was fun and interesting. We get a pattern, variation on another pattern,  other info about new things at the shop, play a game and someone wins a prize it wasn't me.  We also get a sample of a new recipe and best of all a discount just for us for attending..    Looking forward to next month to see what is next.

happy quilting,