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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Almost May already!

Hi All:)

It was a busy week here at Lou's Quilt'n Corner!!!


I got my May Wool BOM finished after I wrote last weekend blog:) Too cute!

Martha S made this beautiful Judy Niemeyer quilt.

I love quilting feathers and this was the perfect quilt for it! The points look as if they are 3D.

Her backing is perfect!

Dot made this sweet Cat quilt for her Kayla.

Such an old time look with the old...um antique calicoes:)

She pieced the back with left overs.

This is Dot's Project Linus quilt

Love the backing!

Here is Lucy Boston with 2 rows of those little one inch fussy cut flowers sewn on...only 3 more to go:)

More alphabets emb for Marie's quilt.

This is the one I have been working on at my Bee for the last few months. It is now officially a quilt top:)

Need to figure out the backing but know I am using red thread for the quilting!

Here are all the leftovers from the strip sets.... I am making blocks and then will figure out what to do with them. They will either go on the back or make a chemo quilt. Too many decisions!

We had a cold front come through that sparked snow in the panhandle and severe tornadoes in the Canton/ Mineola area:( We were lucky and had a cap on top of us so we only got the temp drop.... muggy and 85 to windy and cold at 51 this morning:( It will warm up again this week until we get another cold front on Wed.... if you don't like the weather just wait a day and it will change:)

Home most of the week so will bet a lot done:) haha!!!

Have a terrific week!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Busy Busy week!!!

Hubby had the whole weekend off of MIL duty so we headed out yesterday to the big town of Cedar Park, Round Rock and Buda:)
I will show you the goodies at the end:) Lots of fun!!!
So since I was home most of the week I got a lot done!!!!

Here are the rows for Hubby's quilt that I have been working on at Bee every time. Need to sew them together, add borders and then figure out a back. Might get them all sewn this coming Bee?

This is Jean's quilt for her other grand son.

It's Hugs and Kisses. I think by using the variegated blue thread it looks more computerish?

Solid back really shows off the quilting!

This is Elaine's gran daughters quilt... it's the first she has made all by herself:)

I jazzed it up with the fun quilting!

I wanted the unquilted strips to pop like they were on top.

Margaret had me quilt this USA map for a teacher friend of her daughters. 

I pretty much outlined all the states and played a bit in the ocean:)

Elaine again:) This is an adorable Bambi panel baby quilt for a friend.

Bambi and the butterfly got outlined and then all the pink was quilted.

Lots of curlz everywhere else... love the Thumper fabric!

Okay my haul from yesterday:
The cream and red is for the back of Lucy Boston, the wild is for my Sweet Tooth BOM back, the states fabric is for the USA map quilt back, and the black with all the wild dots is for the alphabet quilt sashing, borders and backing:)

What fun it was to shop for them!!!
We also went to IKEA for another sewing chair and cart... love those carts!!!

Busy week next week as I am home only 2 days:( Yes I already have a quilt loaded and am hoping to get it done next week!

Have a super sewing week!!!



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter 2017

Happy Easter!!!!Hope you re all having an eggcellent day!
Just the 2 of us and a nice quiet day of rest after the very busy week! I had lunch bunch, flooding, and Bee this week so wasn't home but 2 days.

Did get quilting done:)


This is Janice's friends Feathered Star quilt. Just a beautiful traditional quilt!!!

She wanted it custom and I did that for sure!!! It has the most bobbin thread in it ever... can you guess how many?

There were lots and lots of feathers involved... very traditional!

Even the 17 in borders had feathers and bead board to fill in.

The corner had the bead board effect.

Here is a great picture of the back where you can really see all the quilting!

A closeup of the feathered star... think you saw that last week:)

And the feather border.

Also the bead board corner. There 35 bobbins in it:) Yup that's a lot!!!

We had a torrential storm pass through Monday night... 5 and a half inches and I think 3 ended up in the studio:( We moved the smaller cabinets so we could vacuum up the water and then placed fans on the areas all day and overnight.

You can see the water stain on one of the bigger cabinets:(

It ran all the way down the wall and puddled at the end:( What a mess!!!!
The good news is the next day everything was dry and put back. Glad it doesn't happen that often!!!

Then I loaded one of Jean's quilts for a grand son.

She wanted the loop panto with gray thread.

Love the way it turned out! I have her other quilt loaded and started... you will see it next week!

This is the Lucy Boston Crosses quilt so far:) I have it all laid out and have began connecting the first row with those little 1 inch fussy cut squares... yup crazy:) haha!!!

Lisa made these for our Boutique at the quilt show this July and Rosemary bought me this one:) Too cute!!!! There should be more at the show in case you wish to buy a few:)

MIL went in the hospital on Thursday... yet another UTI and high blood sugar. She stayed until Saturday afternoon. So with Hubby and SIL there to get her out I had time to emb a few blocks for one of the grand daughters quilt.
Hope to get a few done each week and get it done before Christmas:)

Hope you all have an awesome week!!!
I will be home most of the week so should get a few things done:)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

April is here with it's showers:)

We are to get a bunch of rain this week:) Which is good since everything is mowed and I have a new rain gauge:)

I worked on one quilt all week and I still need another day or 2 before it is done.
But I got a few of my projects worked on... mostly handwork:)




This is a wool cat kit I had bought at Houston:) TOO cute!!!

Here is a glimpse of the quilt I am working on..... yes VERY custom!!!

Okay so Pat says they only let me out of the asylum to go to Dallas with her:) haha!!! These are the cornerstones for the Lucy Boston Crosses quilt.

The fussy cat squares are an inch in size... my finger is big compared to it:) Just a few more elongated hexies in the muslin and I should be able to start stitching it together.. of course have none of the border pieces made yet.

A new project I have started... it is a map of the US for my grand daughter for Christmas. All the states are fused and cut... not one fabric has been used twice and there are still tons of scraps:) I just need background fabric and I can start putting it together:)

Not home much this week.... Lunch bunch, errand day and Bee.
Have a sewtastic week!!!