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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Feb 22, 2015

Boy this was a busy week!!!! I had lunch with the gals on Tuesday and then on Thurs we went to Quilt Con in Austin. In between I quilted and of course had to buy some groceries:)

Quilt Con was ok... after awhile the quilts began looking the same:( Lots of negative space for quilting which was gorgeous!!!! There were about 350 quilts and all were chosen from over 4000 applicants. Some you were wondering... really this one beat out others? And then some were like WOW!!!! I guess it all comes down to personal preference. I like Modern quilts but some were a bit too modern for me:) There were a lot of vendors... more then the previous time. But unfortunately I didn't find anything I had to have:( My plan is to finish what I have:) So far so good:) haha!!!

I did get one quilt quilted.... I worked on it Mon, Wed, and finished on Friday.

This is Jo's Hand Applique Poinsettia basket.

She will be adding beads in the poinsettia centers.

She let me play and each block was different so play I did:)
 

Here is the back... all my quilting really shows!

It was really windy outside so had to take pictures inside.

Jo will be putting big red beads by the holly leaves. Think it will be beautiful after all the beads are added!
I finished a name block set:) I hand embroider the letters...

And thee are letter pictures to go with them. I also sew 4 squares of fabric with items with that letter in them.... like Kite, Ball, etc.....

My Grunge Illusions is all sewed together:) yea!!!!

A close up:) I had 21 blocks leftover since I made it smaller so will sew them together and put on the back:)

This kit was given to me about 2 years ago and so I got it all stitched but now it needs to be quilted.... still deciding if by hand or domestic machine???
 
Well next week may be another adventure:) I have a jury duty summons for tomorrow and there is a cold front coming in.... may have ice Mon night and Tues morning:( If I get picked I will have to see how long it lasts.... suppose to go to Waco on Friday for the Shop Hop. Also suppose to freeze Friday:( UGH!!!!
 
Well enjoy your week... hope you are warm!!!
 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Feb 15, 2015

Happy Day After Valentine's Day!

Hope you got all the chocolate you wanted:) I got a nice gift card to the local Nedlewerks store:) yea!!!! We didn't go out to eat but I did send hubby to gun range for the day and I sewed:) Today however we went out to eat and to find the airport I will be flying out of in Waco. Easy to find... I am hoping it will be that easy when I fly out.... it will be 6 am so darkness will change the layout for me:(

Got a few items quilted and finished up:)

Carolla's nephew's quilt. It will be going to Germany at the end of the month.

Nice football field panel.

Simple quilting and love the backing fabric!!!

Carolla's UT wallhanging.

Of course love the fabrics!!!! Easy free motion quilting.

Hook Em'

Cute baby quilt from Pat.

Had fun using some fills for it.

Love that orange backing!!!!

My new Block of the Month..... Aren't those fabrics just beautiful????

Here are the first 2 blocks
 

Made this cute needle book for ... ME!!!!

It was a kit so all there was to do was sew it together.

Quilted another one of mine. This is Radio Waves by Jaybird quilts.

Was going to do a modern pantograph on it but then just played:)

 
Love the way you can see the textures on the back! It is all bound and the cats have approved it:)

Sorry still can't move pics... this is my almost finished Illusions top from Missouri Star. I have taken 1 row off the bottom and side and like it better. I call it Grunge Illusions... I used a Grunge Layer cake:) Now to sew it all together:)
 
We may have some snow flurries Tuesday:( UGH!!!! Am heading to Austin on Thursday for Quilt Con!!!! Am excited!!!
 
Enjoy your week and stay war, safe, and sew on!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Feb 8, 2015

Yes I am back again:) haha!!! I have more pictures to share with you:)
First up is a Project Linus quilt from Dot.

Another sweet Project Linus quilt from Dot.

Megan's Loralie Nurses quilt.

Love all the saying and the nurses are so cute!!!

Here's the backing....

Gayle did Quiltville's mystery quilt this year. It is called Illusions.

SO busy but a great use of your scraps!

Love the border! She just wanted an all over meander and I did loops.

Here is the backing .


Made a sweet little Valentine's day pillow... wanted to frame it but couldn't find the right size frame. So just changed the plan.
I quilted one of my own:) This is a kit that had been hiding for a year or maybe more:)

Love the Cool Kats!

  I know the backing doesn't really go with the front but it was just too cute!
 
My Flowering Snowball quilt all finished. All the fabrics are from Cotton and Steels first line.

It is hand pieced and  hand quilted. Love the new modern way of hand quilting!

This really shows the quilting

Draped it across the bench but still haven't figured out how to flip pics yet:(
 
Well that's all until next week:) have a few customer quilts I am working on and also a new felt project:)
 
We are all doing good and my daughter has a verbal contract to sell her house:) yea!!!! They have to be in Ohio next month to start his new job:)

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Feb 7, 2015

Hello!!!!

Yes I am still alive and kicking:) ha ha!!! As I was trying to figure out why I couldn't load pictures my computer crashed, died, just quit working:( So I ordered another one and it wasn't to be shipped until the 11th but arrived yesterday:) yea!!!!

Of course it is Windows 8.1 and that's WAY different then the Vista I had been using the last 7 years!
So as I upload all my soft wares and then email for support and call also... I might get it somewhat back to the way I want. Amazing all the stuff I still have to do:( Oh well!!!! 

Ok so I have been told I was missed:) Thanks guys!!! So I will post some pics today and hopefully more tomorrow. Some for the pics will be sideways and this new software is very different once again of what I used so please be patient:)


Ok so now lets see if the pics will load....... fingers crossed!

First up is Marlene's Christmas Baltimore quilt.

She always says when you see it you will know what to do:) She is right!!!

After do a few of the lines I asked myself... really 1/4 in apart are you crazy???? Yes I am but it really made the quilt!

The backing fabric is so pretty!

She also sent another 12 days of Christmas.

Did some bee board type of quilting in the borders.

Really turned out fabulous!!!
She sends them to me from CA:) She will be in Texas in April so will get to finally meet her:)


                                              Judy sent 2 more Project Linus quilts.

The ocean fabric is the cutest!!!!

#2.... thought she was crazy putting hounds tooth fabric in this one... but if you look really close... I mean I did and there are small Texas shapes:) TOO cute!!!

The fabric is from the Texas Shop Hop. See the mini Texas shapes????

Backing:)

Karen designed this pattern herself and did a great job!

It is bee and honeycomb fabrics.

Had SO much fun quilting it!

Even the backing is beehives!!!! Oh went to our local theatre last night with friends and saw the musical Ladies of the Beehive. There were so many gifted ladies singing!!!!

This is also Karen's quilt. It is for her son in Oregon and he likes heavy quilts.

Well this one is for sure!!! Made of wool and was easy to quilt except some of the wools were heavier than others so poor Dazi had to push a bit more in those areas... her ruler table enjoyed getting hung up on some of those seams:( Not!

The backing was wool too! She bought them all while in Oregon.

This was made by Carolla as a gift.

Beautiful scenery!
 

The hills are curved.... wait who is that in the right side??? Is he giving the quilt a high 5???

The sun shines over our flag!

the backing....

This is one of mine... yup sticking to getting some of mine quilted this year!
I pebbled all around the snowmen.

This is called Snow Guys and is hand embroidered.

Every orange nose is different fabric:)

I played with different patterns in all the wedges... which were from my scraps:)

The backing is a beautiful snowflake batik... had to buy something:) haha!!!
 
And last but not least my little wool candle mat. It is out for Valentine's day next week:)
 
I will post more pictures tomorrow so I can get all caught up again:)
 
Thank you for waiting on me:)
Happy sewing!!!