Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Also on my wall is the start of Bonnie's mystery that you can find in the quiltmakers magazine, with two more steps to be coming out!! I have not gotten very far, so Shannon, you are probably way ahead of me!!! I want this out of Christmassy fabrics, and I just have not found my stash of them yet. Okay, I'll be honest, I have not gone looking for them yet!!!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
And here is the Halloween fabric she gave me!! I think a pillow case would work - or even another fabric bowl!! the only bowl I made (and loved doing it!! is out of halloween stuff!!!
And here are the last two big "Twilight" blks!! this project is on it's last legs!! I could start to put it together now - I still have those little friendship stars to do, but I have enough to at least start..... but I will make more, then start to put it up on the wall!!! I am so bloody excited to be getting to the end of these projects I have bee doing in bits and peices!!! that 20 min a day sewing is HUGE!! for me!!! Even on the days that I can only get that much time to sew, it really helps - like these blks - it was 3 days to do it, but I did it and that is what counts!! Here they are:
I have used up all my leader/enders just before this project came out!! And I do want it done in Christmas stuff - and looking at this bright/dull.... I have my doubts... but, I am not going to question it!! It's a mystery, and it will be just fine!!! And fun to do, so once I get more blks made up to sew together, it won't look so - weird I guess......
Onto the Quilt Show!!!
this is my friends quilt - she is a brand new quilter - and she is sewing up a storm!! Always asking us to do classes and loves the whole process. She actually quilted this one herself!!!! she is having a blast with her new 'hobby'!! Obsession is more like it, but it has helped her kick the smoking habit!! So hey, whatever it takes - go Girl!!!!
Bargello is on my list to do - and I will!!! I love 'em. A heart one though??? I am not sure. It sure is pretty though, and I do like it...... I just don't know. but I love 'em!!!!
This quilt just took my breath away, and I told the lady who made it, if she was ever going to consider getting rid of it, please think of me!! Beautiful!! And all made out of batik leader and enders!!! Absoulty gorgeous!!!!!!!!!
And this one hung on the back wall, center under a basketball hooo!!! It was a nice 'picture' to have hanging on the wall!!!
For a group of 15-20 people, and not everyone 'helped' - it was a very succeful show. Everyone has such a differnt eye, such diverse skills and such beauty. I didn't pick and choose my pics, I just walked down the line's and took a pic of each one as I passed, thinking I would be getting them all. Some of the ones I didn't get were stunning. And some just cute for the size of them!!! I loved being there all three days, and the people were so nice - from all over!!! Great time.
I have more pics for later!!! Stay tuned!!!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I am going to show you some pics of the show. This in only a few - we had almost 200 quilts and I only got about 35 pics - so some of the ones I really liked I thought I would get after the place emptied. I thought the clean up was tomorrow!! That's what happens when you are not helping!!!! So, as soon as it was over, the quilts started to come down!! My fault - so it's kinds funny, but here are some of the show and I will show some more tomorrow!!!
Same pattern, but they look so differnt!!
And this was made with a cross stich saying on the top. I like it. So, I did a close up of the saying!
And with that, I am off to do my 20 minute of sewing!! I am only 27 days behind, so I am trying to stay current and then do some catch up !! I figure - new month, get back in the habit of the 20 minutes of sewing!! Consistancy is key. When I look at all the tops I've got completed, I am amazed!!! WOW!! Really???? Get back in that room and sew girl!!! Next year is finisishing!!! I have a quilt show to prepare for!!!!!!
(and boy do I have project ideas for that!!!!! uh 0h!! I thought I started alot of things before!!! Wait till I see how many I finish!!!! yeeee haw!!!!!!! I am going to haveing some fun now!! - OH!!! I didn't tell you! ;-( I was doing my 20 minutes of sewing the other day - turned on my machine and put my foot on the pedal....... it made about 3 stiches, then this AWFUL grinding noise and - it shut itself off!!!!!!! I can not get it to turn back on, it's dead!!! I just sat there for a minute, collecting my thoughts and went 'hmmmm.....' It is going into the Dr. on Monday and I won't have it back for a couple of weeks I am told. The fixer-upper-guy thinks I just blew a fuse, but it was sure a shock!!!! So, I am working on my baby machine - Janome Gem - the one I take to classes till I get the ol' girl back.
So that been my weeks off!! lol!! I will post more pics tomorrow!! night!!