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Thursday, July 23, 2015

FMQ Challenge/July

Can you believe it???????....almost the end of July!!!!!  today is a gorgeous, hot sunny day, and I mean hot. I mowed the lawns early this morning...before the grass was even near dry. We are expecting thunder showers anytime...so, I got out early and finished it.

Ok, to the business at hand....pillow challenge!  This month our expert is Paula Reid...if you don't know Paula, you got to look her up.  I have her DVD called 'Fluff and Stuff'...so that is the option I went with this time around.

Paula covers a lot of territory in this video, but she focuses on tracing stencils to follow with your machine needle.  I always had a hard time following a line!  This time...not!!!  I enjoyed each minute of it!!!!!

This pillow is quite similar to an earlier one I did, but it was free hand.  So, here we go....starting  my pillow.

first step...I drew the flower and stitched it out...then
the double circle and feather round.....drawn and stitched. And....
then, I added some fillers to finish it off...stippling in the Center and meandering around the outside of the feather.  I like!!!!!!

To see the rest of this months pillows....scoot over to Quiltshopgal...here;  








Wednesday, July 22, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Good morning everyone!!!  I am linking up to Monika over here...http://needleandthreadnetwork.blogspot.com/2015/07/wip-wednesday-202-tn.html and Lee at 

Well....it is close to tea time for me, so I decided to sit down and put a post up.  This week, I am about half way through the hand quilting of this quilt top....

This is a kit from Connecting Threads, called Prints on Point.  I have this next one ready to pin baste for the Tiara.

Now, The back is pieced for this one too....no pics this morning, but once it is quilted, I will take pics to show you. The back is a row of these same blocks which form a sort of pinwheel...with two shades of Gray on either side of the row of blocks.

I am about to machine quilt my pillow for the July FMQ Challenge.  I have 3 quilts on the way to be hand quilted for customers. 

I think that covers quilting for me right now. But.....I just came in from the garden.  Look what I have picked for supper!!!!!

beet greens!!!!!!!! Now to wash them up and wait!!!!!!  Lol
This is just thinning part of the row.  Yum yum
Have a great week...looks like ours is going to stay wet, so gardening and will be mowing between showers, I guess.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Chance to Win Big!!!!!

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Win a Summer School Five-Class Pass at Craftsy!



Craftsy is giving away a 5-class pass this summer, one for you and a friend!  The classes are your choice, valued at over $300.  I love Craftsy classes because they are professionally created by people passionate about their craft, and I always learn something new.  The classes can be watched on my schedule, and access never expires.  It's easy to enter on this page.


And since I shared the giveaway with you, I'm the friend you'd name for the five free classes for a friend, right!?!  I want quilting classes, ok???????
If you win and take me with you...yes you will!!!!   Lol. I'll tell you which ones I want, right?????
I like the FMQ classes with Angela or Christine, or oh heavens...You know!!!!!
Now, I got this Info from Myra....so, thank you Myra

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Its been a couple of weeks since I've  joined in here...gardening takes away from quilting a little.

This quilt arrived in its new home a few days ago...
I put this one in the frames to hand quilt  this afternoon. It is actually mine...lol. Waiting for the next customer quilt to arrive.
I'll post its progress as I go.  I also have the top pieced for a new one...going to piece the back next.
Here is a peek at it...
The past couple of weeks I've been machine quilting quite a few baby quilts.  They have been moving out of my shop lately. 


This is a few of them...didn't take pics of them all.  I also was commissioned to make baby quilts for a new set of twins...by a neighbour.  She wanted them made from scraps of her clothing. I finished those today.

And,,,
They each have a pocket on the front for a teddy bear, and their name is on each one.
And they are really cuter than they appear to be!!!  Lol
Well, just about my bed time...so, I will say good nite and leave you with this post.  Enjoy your week...you know we are mid July???????? Darn!!!!




Thursday, July 9, 2015

Customer Quilt

hey folks....remember last week, I finished s quilt on the Tiara and wanted the customer to see it before I posted it???? Well, she picked it up yesterday, and was very pleased with it, so, here it is.

Better look...
On the black and white fabric, I did a loopy meandering that made it possible to do an all over pattern.



Friday, July 3, 2015

A Beautiful Day

Hi everyone ...A gorgeous day here today, my youngest son, his son and another grandson visited today. Always such a pleasure to see them!!!!

I finished this customer quilt today...finished hand quilting it last night and bound it this afternoon.
My fingers are resting til the end of next week...then back at it...lol

I also finished one on the Tiara, but will show you after she picks it up. I like the owner to see it first...if possible.
Hope you all enjoy your weekend....we are taking off in the Solstice tomorrow for a day of cruising!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FMQ Challenge 2015/ June

This post is linked up with Quiltshopgal over here...http://quiltshopgal.com/2015-free-motion-quilting-challenge/

We are mid year...hard to believe, and we've had very little spring like weather yet. For this months challenge, our instructor is Diane Gsaudynski, another wonderful quilter. we had several options, but I chose to combine 2 of them together.

We had a tutorial on feathers and one on swirls...so I put them into one pillow.I used a fairly dark cotton fabric and a variegated thread, so it would stand out. I was experimenting with Aurifil Mako'NE.50/2 weight.
This is the first time I quilted with this, and didn't have a great experience with it...I'm afraid.

I like the colours which go from a shiney white to dark brown. Now it worked great on larger areas at a medium speed, but when it came to trying pebbles or scribbling....a mess of eyelashes. I'm not saying it is the fault of the thread....probably just that I need to play more with it and tension and needles...and I will do that!

Here is the pillow...
Another look...

Now, the feather went great...I liked the way the spine turned out, too. the large swirls were fine, but I didn't enjoy all the stopping and starting for this method...so won't use this much.
the scribbling was planned to be pebbles, but the thread couldn't handle them....so scribbling. it was still fun, and a good way to try new threads.Aurifil is a wonderful thread, and we just need more tweeking...lol