Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

step two

I have finished step two of Bonnie's Mystery. click
I like the colors and am anxious to see how it all comes together.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Bonnie Hunter's Mystery

I have finished the first step in this year's mystery.  See HERE

I really like the color combinations this year.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

What I have been sewing

I haven't done a lot of sewing lately.

On my After Retirement To Do List was participating in a quilt shop BOM.  So below is the second block from my LQS First Saturday BOM.  So far I am keeping up.

I also made two Bendy Bags after taking Joan Hawley's Zip It Up class on Craftsy.  I recommend the class and enjoyed the projects.

I have started one of my Row by Row kits that I acquired this summer, but no pics to share yet. 

The last picture is some of my scrappy nine patches that I have been sewing out of 2 inch squares.  I am working it as a Bonnie Hunter style Leader and Ender.  I have about 80 made and don't know yet I will make with them. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Friendship Stars

I'm trying to finish up projects.  These blocks were from a swap on the APQS forums.  I have a few extra that I am piecing in to the back.  This quilt will be a donation from the Quilters Guild of Plano.  It has to measure 40 x 60 and include a matching pillowcase. These quilts will be for kids but I wanted to contribute something that might work for an older child.

I have made the pillowcase and I am finishing the back today.  I have decided to not quilt it until my longarm is set up sometime later this month.  It is tempting to finish it now but I can spend the time rearranging and organizing the room the longarm will be in. 

Some Grandchildren Pics - Halloween

 Natalie and Austin

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Quilt

My granddaughter, Natalie, wanted to sew so we made a Halloween Quilt.  She lost interest after awhile but is delighted I finished it.  We did it quilt as you go on my Pfaff.  There are still areas that need extra quilting.  I plan to let her add some decorative stitching when she next asks to sew.

The first picture below is door decoration which I think my neighbor and Natalie found at Michael's.  I love it and everyone who comes to the door comments on it.

 This eye jarring geometric print was selected for another project, but I love how well it worked as binding fabric.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I Love The Silent Auctions At Quilt Shows

I was at Plano Quilt Show this past weekend.  It was a very nice show.  I bid on this quilt and won it!  It was made by Pat Fowler and is titled Offset Pineapple.  I love it.  There were several quilts I would have bid on, but this was my favorite.

It is so fun to have something in the house that is hand-made by someone else.  My own projects - I really like but I usually look at them and remember every error or hiccup from the process.  Additionally it is cool to see what someone else has chosen for fabrics/colors.  That it benefits the guild is just another plus.

I initially hung it on my gray design wall for photos.  It is now in my living room.

Friday, August 7, 2015

It Just Needs A Facing

My Linear Landscape from Gloria Loughman's Craftsy class is finished except for a facing or binding. 

I liked the class and pattern.  Some things are less than perfect but that is all on me, not the fault of the pattern or instructor.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Progress on Linear Landscape

I have been adding layers and doing some sewing.  This one little landscape has my sewing table cluttered with fabrics as I choose and reject then repeat. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Gloria Loughman's Craftsy Class

The class is Linear Landscapes and it was very informative.  I took it over a year ago.  My friend did also and she has already finished her project.  I just dug mine out again and have been tweaking my fabric selections.  These are rough cut.  I just added the green.  Originally I was going to have a fall scene as the final landscape has a couple trees in the front.

Auditioning fabrics with a toddler helping is challenging, but I am liking how it is coming together.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Scrappy Trips

I am finally back to sewing!  I am mostly limited to early morning or when the two yr old is napping, but sometimes if he is watching tv with his sister or brother I can sew also.

I chose to work on Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips

It was technically a UFO but I only had made two blocks.  I originally was going to do it in cool colors but soon got to throwing all sorts of fabrics in.  I used up most of my pastel 2.5 inch solid strips left over from my hexigon quilt.

Here is a picture in progress.  I just finished the top but don't have a pic yet of the full quilt as it doesn't fit on my design wall.

In late March Brandon, Natalie, and Austin came to live with me.  Brandon had been visiting almost every weekend but now all three are here full time.  They arrived Friday March 27th and I retired on March 31st.  I was eligible to retire and had a long commute which wasn't a problem when I lived alone but it seemed daunting once I had a two yr old. 


Sunday, February 8, 2015

Las Vegas Trip

I had a fun Las Vegas trip last weekend.  My oldest grandson, Stefan and I met up with my siblings there over Super Bowl weekend. 

Here is Stefan, I was snapping his picture and he got distracted by a slot machine bonus.

We stayed one night on the strip, and then two out at Red Rock.  This is a view from our window at Red Rock.

I also loved the carpet in our room looks like it would make a good background fill for quilting.

Haven't been sewing much....

I haven't sewn much and haven't posted since July 2014 so I will try and catch up.  I got busy with a move to Dallas and longer commute to work.  I have postponed my retirement for a year so I probably won't get a lot accomplished in 2015 but I plan to be a better blogger.

A woman visited Bear Creek Guild and she showed her first quilt.  Pattern is Daybreak by Cosy Quilt Designs.  She had a lost a friend to a disease and wanted to make a quilt for a fund raiser.  Sorry, I don't have all the details.  This was May or June of 2014.  I kept getting a feeling to volunteer to quilt it for her.  This is the last quilt I quilted last summer.  I hope it did well in the fund raiser.