Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Aurifil BOM #3

My version of the Improv Star, designed by Christa Watson, for the Aurifil BOM being hosted by Pat Sloan. Christa chose a "crazy quilt" look for her center, but I liked a more structured look.




I delivered this quilt yesterday to a sweet baby boy who became apart of our church family in December. Hope he enjoys the bright colors and flappy caterpillar heads.


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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Fold and Stitch Wreath

I had to give this pattern a try after seeing it so much on facebook. It's a fun one to do, but I did have trouble when stitching the squares together, which involved stitching through two layers of the foam used in the squares and 4 layers of fabric. My machine kept skipping stitches. I tried different weights of thread, machine quilting needles and a titanium regular needle....nothing seemed to work. So I just sewed the seam twice in an attempt to fill in the skips. Has anyone else made these and run into a similar problem?



Sunday, February 21, 2016

What's wrong with this picture?

Blue caterpillar.....

Red caterpillar


Green caterpillar

Yellow caterpillar

If you think it's the green and yellow you would be right! Time to start unsewing. In addition, I don't like the outer border, so all that has to come off. I will cut it down and use for binding.

Time to put on a movie and start ripping .

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Hand quilting on spools

Rounding the first corner on my hand quilting project. This is a spools quilts that I English Paper Pieced quite some time ago, and just now getting it quilted. The top is quilted in the Baptist Fan pattern. The borders are needle turn applique. This is a slow process, but also a very relaxing one.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lake Life - Aurifil Block of the Month February 2016

February block was a challenge, but a lot of fun.  I tried out the Quilt in a Day 6 1/2" square up ruler when making the HST and it worked like a charm.  I also tried the technique for making HST where you start with two squares and end  up with 8 HST. Don't you just love making a block where you can learn new techniques!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Swirl Away - Auriful Block of the Month; January 2016

I am participating in the Aurifil BOM Designer challenge.  This is block 1 for January and the designer is Heather Valentine of the Sewing Loft.  The design is to be blue and white, but I decided to use my stash of batiks and make a colorful block.  The white print is not a batik, but seemed to go well with batiks, so I used it.

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Monday, February 1, 2016

An English paper Pieced Sampler

Excitement abounds, received the books in the mail today! If you would like an autographed copy, shoot me an email and I will send you the information.

Thank you to my long time friend and quilting buddy, Darlene Beltman, for sharing in the writing of this book. Also thank you to Brenda Reeves, Donna Thurmond Abbott and Donna Sawyer for all you did to make it happen. A special thank you to Fred Justice and Brian Beltman, our husbands, encouragers and supporters to whom we dedicate the book.