Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Mini Mosaic quilts

well, it's been awhile since I've posted.  I had a great visit with family in Feb. Also, my main sewing machine went to the shop in  Feb.  It was gone for 3 weeks.

What I have been doing:

On Ringo Lake top done - next up to go on the frame
Poppy quilt on the frame
Pineapple blossom blocks completed - need to finish top

What has distracted me:

Mini Mosaics patterns by Cheryl Lynch.  Here is a link to video and information about ordering - mini mosaics

I have been having so much fun with these. 



Sunday, February 18, 2018

Pineapple Blossom Quilt

 Well it's been a month since I posted.  I haven't finished anything lately.  I had a cold, and then when I was sewing the last seam on my On Ringo Lake quilt my machine broke.  So the machine is in the shop. I went into the closet and pulled  out a back up machine.

I had a day retreat with friends last week so I took my 2 inch scraps and some white on white fabric I'd like to use up and started a Bonnie Hunter Pineapple Blossom quilt.  I have added some sashing and I like that.  If I want to be consistent with the sashing and I particularly like the green I will need to buy more of it.  Just relaxed sewing.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Abstract Play

I made this little abstract piece playing with fabrics I had left over from the Design and Composition workshop I took with Deborah Boschert in October 2017.  I did most of the work before the Bonnie Hunter mystery started.  Today, I added a little more quilting and binding.  It is pushed pinned to my bedroom wall as the downstairs walls are all a  gray green that doesn't work well with the green in this piece.

I like it, but it needs editing - not that I am going to change it.  It is more a practice/play piece.  I am going to buy more clear push pins and use the wall in my room to hang little things like this for inspiration, ideas etc.  Note - it was cut straight so it may be I just need a pin in the lower right corner to get it looking straight.


Monday, January 8, 2018

ORL adding sashing and setting triangles

I worked on this today while sewing with friends.  It is coming along.   I am linking up to Bonnie Hunter's site - where you can get the pattern and see progress others have made on the mystery  here


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sashing options ORL

I have all the blocks made and now I am wondering about the sashing.  I am thinking if I change it to a green it will make the quilt less of a lavendar quilt.  Tomorrow is my small group retreat day so I hope to get the top together.  In the pic the sashing isn't - just laying on top.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Putting it together - On Ringo Lake

Actually I am still making blocks but I have put it on the design wall to see how the sashing will play.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Clue 8

Clue 6 is done, clue 7 is half done, but I jumped ahead to put together one of clue 8.