Thursday, November 29, 2012

Wednsday's progress

A few friends got together to sew, have lunch, and visit. We hadn't gotten together this month and we needed a day together.   It was a therapy day for all of us with the things that have been happening in our lives lately.   One friend helped another make a cushion cover, two were making blocks for quilts, another putting together a block exchnage quilt. and I worked on making a purse fro a xmas prestent. I finished it before quitting for the day, can't show a picture yet since don't want to spoil the surprise.
Then in the evening worked on another lacey scarf. Will take picture of these soon.  They are also xmas presents.    I am off to put a customer quilt in the machine and quilt. 

Happy Quilting,

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

catching up with posts

Well I haven't posted lately due to taking care of family situations and didn't sew for couple weeks.  So this is what I have gotten done in the last week.  
I worked on the blocks from the Pat Speth's class that I took the beginning of Nov in the evenings. The pattern is in the More Nickel Quilts book called Woodland Clover. I have 19 blocks done. I am really liking these blocks. Not sure what size I am going to make this yet, I thought the lap size but that isn't very big and I don't want square, so I think I will just make more blocks until decide to quit and put it together. I have plenty of 5" squares and this is using them..

I also am going to do the Bonnie Hunter 2012 mystery she has just started. I have selected my fabrics had to change out a couple of her colors since they had to come from stash or at least almost all of it. I didn't have purples so using oranges, had almost enough limey greens bought couple fat qtrs to have more variety, using dusty blues instead of teal,  and using gold for my constant instead of grey and had black/white fat qtrs set back for another quilt so decided to use them and if get to that quilt I will buy more..    I had to try a few 4 patches to see if going to like my choices and I do.  Not going to do any more thinking about fabrics I have them picked and just going for it.. will work on them in the evening as leader and enders.
here is my fabric choices and my 4 patches.

I also got a customer t-shirt quilt done and ready for the quilt machine yesterday. I will be off to get a back for it today and hopefully get it into the machine today. then just have 2 more to make for customers before Christmas and do my shopping..  got to keep focused....
Oh I forgot that I learned how to make the lace scarves, they are so much fun and fast and easy  making few for Christmas gifts.  They are so soft..
happy quilting,

Thursday, November 8, 2012

retreat weekend

I am getting ready to host a quilt retreat this weekend. I have 6 quilters coming for 3 days. Since this is a holiday weekend they can get an extra day.   I have the menu made, grocery shopping done, house almost ready. Tommorow I will make several of the meals ahead.  Looking forward to the weekend. Get some friend together and book a retreat they are productive and fun.   No cooking, cleaning and answering the phone.... 

I finished making the other block for my scrappy Irish chain quilt. Here is the block, now it is time to start putting it together.  need the design wall for that.

Happy quilting,