Thursday, September 30, 2010

tomorrow is my first giveaway!

I am excited to post my first giveaway in blogland tomorrow!  I hope it will make someone very happy : )
I think it will involve a book....
tiger is not as excited about the giveaway as I am

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

antique hexagon quilt

I like to make hexagons and they seem to be very popular right now in the quilting world.  I have a wonderful hexagon quilt that my mother gave me.  I wish I knew who made it...I do know that it has been loved!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

quilt as you go round 2

Here is my first block for the Quilt as you go--Round 2.  I think I will make a couple more blocks before I start the quilting process.

I am using Kaffe Fassett fabric along with center squares from Metro Cafe.  This is going to be a fun


Sunday, September 19, 2010

unfinished business

I have several forgotten quilt tops that I need to finish.  My hope has been to machine quilt them myself.  I am very interested in the modern quilts that I see lately, and I like the grid quilting as well as stippling.  I may get my walking foot out and give the grid quilting a try on one of these quilt tops.
Fushia Fans

I think I may need to add a border or two before they are considered finished tops, but  I have plenty of fabric for that!


This is one of my Charms on Point quilts(see my post on 9-15-10)
Sentimental Journey

Thursday, September 16, 2010

working with solid fabrics

There is a give away today on Cut To Pieces blog!  She is giving the book "City Quilts" and it is a book of projects using only solid fabrics.  I was looking through all the different colors available in Kona cotton and had a very hard time trying to find a favorite.  For now, I would like to add medium gray and slate to my stash...not necessarily my favorite colors, but colors that I would like to work with right now.
Here are a couple pictures of quilts I made years ago with solid fabric.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

turning charms on point

Here are some pictures that I took while making a charm square quilt that I want to turn on point:

I started with 5 inch charm squares sewn in rows (8X12)

Then I cut a diagonal line and I sewed it to the top row as shown.

The arrows show the sewing line.

I cut another diagonal line and then sewed it to the row on the right and now the quilt charm squares are on point.  I will show this quilt again when I get it finished.  I haven't decided whether to stop now or add a couple borders.  So stay tuned : )



(Sorry about the picture placement and captions.  I am still learning how to post pictures and I have so much to learn.  That is one of the reasons that I began this blog, and that is to learn something new!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

picnic quilt

I have my picnic quilt back from the LAQ and now it is time to put on some binding.  I haven't decided on the color yet, so suggestions would be appreciated!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

wool pincushions

A quiet day doing laundry.  My pincushions are calling for me to come play : )

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

i took the process pledge

  I am new to blogging and have found this pledge that I think will help me as I blog.  The following is given to help get some good discussion/blogging about our quilt process.  This will make it more meaningful to both the one reading the blog and the one writing it!  This is a very interesting adventure : )


Do you have any new sketches to show?

  • Is this design inspired by a past quilt or someone else's quilt you saw (link, please)?

  • Does the color palette come from somewhere specific?

  • Are you trying to evoke a specific feeling?

  • Is this quilt intended for a specific person?  How did that inform your choices?

  • Are you following a pattern, emulating a block you saw somewhere, using a liberated process, or totally winging it?

  • What are you hating about this quilt at this stage?  What do you love?

  • Did you push yourself to try something new?

  • In working on the quilt, are you getting ideas about what you might want to try next?  What?  Did you sketch it?

  • Thank you, Rossie from Fresh Modern Quilts


  • bindings and football

    I finally got the binding on a cute baby/throw that has been patiently waiting to be finished.  I got it done while watching football with TR!   We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary this week-end and there  always seems to be a football game to watch on our anniversary : )


    Friday, September 3, 2010

    end of summer

    I am always amazed how quickly time goes by.  This summer has been a bittersweet one with my mother no longer with us, and I have caught myself going to the phone to call and tell her about the arrival of the hummingbirds, a pretty rainbow, something my kids are doing...nothing important, but just things that we liked to talk about.

    We did spend almost a month in Colorado, which was a wonderful, relaxing and cool change from the extremely hot weather we have had in Oklahoma.  Here are a few of the pictures from my summer that I hope will be inspiration for a quilt or two in the future.