Monday, January 7, 2013

It is the first Monday of the month and that means a sew day with friends. I belong to a group called Quilts Etc. in Charleston ill  we meet on the first Monday of the month and sew on our projects, visit, and lunch of course..  today we decided to pick a simple quilt pattern called Summer Salsa and each make on by our Christmas party in our own fabrics and see how different each one looks. This should be fun and interesting.   Also going to do a birthday block for each member  this year we decided to each do a block pertaining to a month of the year  there are 12 of us participating so put the months in a box and each drew out a paper and we will make a block for each other pertaining to the month we drew example Dec  person will make a Christmas block for each of us and we will get them in our birthday month...  going to be fun.  I have the month of September, so need to put on my thinking cap for ideas to represent September..

I worked on my basket blocks got all but two sen into blocks, hope to finish other 2 tomorrow then to design wall to arrange them and sew together with setting blocks. will post picture when they are on design wall.
Here is the picture of the tulip fields quilt I made for sample for class at Stewart's I will be teaching this on April 18, 2013. this was a fun quilt and loved using my scraps. I used a constant red fabric and the blue for sashing strip rest was from scraps.

Here is a picture of the tea cup mug rug that I am teaching at Stitch n Sew on Feb 15th  this is fun and fast.
I made many of these for Christmas presents.  there is a pocket in the tea cup for a card and tea bag.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hi,  well it has been a trying end to the year, lost another family member that was 102.   I created three T-shirt quilts and quilting a embrodiery quilt following the blue dots  in Dec for customers to give as Christmas gifts.  here are 2 of the t-shirt quilts.well won't let me upload pictures will do it later.

 I have been working on samples for the quilt shops for my winter classes.   Check out the following shops for my classes, Stewarts in Mt Zion, Stitch n Sew in Arthur, and Main Street Quilt Co in Shelbyville.   there is variety of classes hope one interests you.  See you in class.

Well off to work on a basket quilt, I have the basket part done now appliquing the handle on the top have of the blocks.  then need to start quilting on the long arm this next week.

Happy Quilting