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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Linking up to Monika over at and

Well, it is certainly a snow day here today, but not as much as forecast. Lots of drifting and winds though. Still have our all is good!'!!!

This week I am hand quilting this quilt that I pieced this time last year...Churn Dash
a close up....
I am working on my pieces for the Tree Bird blog hop in March, but can't show you those.

Here is the quilt that I showed you the blocks and pattern for last week.
Another angel...

This only measures 60 I plan to add a couple of borders yet.

I pulled fabrics today to start a custom order for this pattern...


So.....I guess I am still plugging away here.  Hope you come back to see more another day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Hello folks....It is Tuesday evening and I had a super day.  I got to sew for most of the day plus had tea with Connie and Marla this afternoon.  And the weather was pretty decent too!!

So...WIPs for this week are very  I bound the Oh Gee quilt that I showed you last week.

I have a customer quilt on the Tiara, but no pics yet.  I am piecing an interesting quilt now. it is a kit from Connecting Threads...Prints on Point.
One set of blocks...there are 12 of these.
6 of these blocks...still have to appliqué 2 of them.
the pattern.....I love Connecting Threads.  I will add a little more border to make this bigger.
Well.....that's it for now, hoping everyone a great day!!
Linking up to Monika over at and Lee here at

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

2015 FMQ Challenge/January

Well, it has been awhile  since I took this challenge...2012 I did this with Sewcalgal, and now again.

This is one of the best ways to try new adventures with your machine quilting. Most of you know that I am a long time hand quilter trying my hand at FMQ.  This time around, we were given 3 options that we could use. I decided to use 2 of them in the one pillow. 

I used the method that France's Moore showed us in the 2012 challenge.....
And the method shown by LuAnn Kessi for this years challenge...the feathered heart.

I wish I had thought to take pictures during the process, but you know me...I is my version of this heart pillow.

Here you can see the leaf with the swirl....
This shows the feathered heart...
Close up of the feathers.....
The whole pillow....measuring roughly 20"x20"

Now, if I were to do this again...I would take more time and fill the background in more densely.
But you know what I did???  I sat down to get a start ,ok??  Lol. I traced the heart outline...then stitched it. then I drew the spines freehand...stitched and couldn't stop!   Every few minutes I said to myself....just a little more.  Well, we all know what happened to that idea, eh.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The feathers are completely tracing.

My quilting is far from perfect, but I am so very happy with this.
So, please follow the link above an see the many version of this pillow this month.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Wow!!!!  The week flew by, didn't it?  We got s little snow, but is quite pretty really.  As usual I am linking up to Monika at and

This week I finished hand quilting Marla's quilt... Rose Garden.

 Another look...

This was very nice to work at she did nice piecing. I taught her everything she knows!!!! Lol
I couldn't resist....but I'm lying.  Lol

I also finished machine quilting this one today...a kit from Connecting .threads..called Oh Gee.
Now a peek at the back, where you can see the quilting.
This is my first try at ruler work...the versa tool. I like it so far...

I have my FMQ Challenge project ready to post and will do that in a few days..I am quite happy with it. 
This afternoon I starting cutting pieces for my next quilt ...called Prints on Point. I'll have something to show you next time.
The sewing buddies and myself got together yesterday to gossip and have some laughs. Not much work was done, but Judy got w new sewing machine for Christmas and we got to look it all over and it is wonderful. 

Well....that is it for me this week.  Take care.

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Finish

Now that Marla has her quilt, I will show it to you.

A different angle....

This quilt measures roughly 68x90....and is called Rose Garden, I believe.
Now, on the the next one.  It was very nice to quilt and was pieced really nicely.
I need to get my quilt that is on the Tiara finished...maybe tomorrow????

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WIP Wednesday

I am linking up to Monika over at And Lee at

I am just getting back into the swing of sewing and quilting here.  We had a very nice Christmas and a great New Year.  Right now I have this one in the frames and am hand quilting it. 

This is Marla's quilt and she hasn't seen the quilting only a peek folks!!!
Besides this quilt I have this one on Tiara....started quilting it today.
I just finished my first project for this years FMQ Challenge with Quiltshopgal....better known as Sewcalgal. Can't show you this right now, I wil write a separate post soon, and her button is on my blog page if you want to join us.

And, if you would like to see the quilts that I gave to my family members for Christmas, they are here back a couple of posts.

Have a great day!!!!!!