We are finally back from 'vacation' and my life is supposed to be getting back to normal. But ... instead, I am getting ready to hop on a plane with seven other people for a three-day trip to Disneyland! YAHOO!!!
I have a small quilting project - handwork on a wool applique wall hanging - to take with me for quiet times. I am not sure I will get anything done on it, but it will be there just in case.
I had to laugh at myself when I was getting ready - the last time I
I don't usually write about being out of town ... but
I called a quilt shop to find out what their weekend hours were because I had talked my husband into doing a mini quilt shop hop on our way north. Imagine my delight when she asked if I knew about the quilt show in San Luis Obispo the coming weekend!
To make a long story short, I convinced my husband to backtrack about 50 miles and hang out in our camper while I did the quilt show - it was FANTASTIC! The quilts were
I was able to load and quilt a small baby quilt for charity this afternoon. It is another one that I ended up loading the front as the back (it was bigger) and quilting it from the back. The back was a solid yellow and the front was a whole piece of Blue's Clues fabric. I used a varigated blue on the print side and a varigated yellow/blue on the yellow side. I did meandering on this one.
This one turned out better than the last one. It was fun to watch the stitching on the yellow
I have always wondered how to figure out how much give to have in a quilt hanging sleeve. I will have to look for the video again, on youtube, but there were some great directions there.
Basically, cut a 8" wide piece of fabric the appropriate length for the quilt to be hung. Fold wrong sides together and press along the long side.
Fold each end in and stitch so there will be a finished edge on both ends.
Now, flip the fabric so the right sides are
I started my day working at the preschool for a friend. It's a great way to start any day. The kids are always excited for a different person in the classroom.
After work, it was back home for lunch and to let my two dogs outside - I hate cleaning up messes when they are left too long - they are getting old and aren't always real good about holding it.
After lunch, I was able to get together at the local quilt shop to work on my "Rick Rack Nines" quilt. I have
I finally have my first border cut for my "Rick Rack Nines" quilt - once it is on I will be looking for an outside border - not sure what will look good on this scrappy quilt - will have to check my stash first to see if there is anything in there big enough - the border is cut 5" (I think) and the quilt is almost 100" square.
I put the binding and hanging sleeve on my "Blue Fish Wall Hanging" this morning. Now to sew them down. This quilt will hang in
Scrappy quilts are so much fun to make and use. There are usually a lot of memories in them. A lady who used to do a lot of my longarming (is that even a word) said she loved doing the scrappy quilts when they That is what scrappy quilts are to me - MEMORIES!
With that being said, I am working on a "Rick Rack Nines" quilt that has been in the making for just over a year now. It will measure 106 x 106 when finished. I found the pattern in a book called "Adventure
I am inspired!
I spent several hours at this quilt show. This guild has many very gifted quilters. The quilts that were on display at this quilt show were absolutely beautiful!
There were quite a few vendors in the lobby area of the church and it was fun to browse and shop at them. Everyone was very friendly and helpful.
I took lots of pictures so I can go back and enjoy them and get inspiration from them - there are so many more ideas for quilts running
Since our "Together Again Quilters" met tonight, I had to put the pedal to the metal and get my challenge blocks finished. They were very cute little pinwheels. I did not win, but that is all right with me - I have won recently (in the last few months).
I worked today on a test block - new adventure for me - have some embroidery to do and it will be ready to submit. I am excited to be doing something new. I would love to share with everyone, but I am sworn to secrecy.
I went to our beach house over the weekend and brought home five charity quilts to put on the longarm - it is free quilting for them right now and practice for me.
The quilt I did yesterday was the first one I have ever done from the back side. Or at least I think the whole piece was supposed to be the back and the pieced one was supposed to be the front ...
Anyway, I had decided to do meandering on this group so I could get in some consistent practice. My goal is to