Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thankful

That I am feeling much better. I think I needed a few days to just sit back and relax. I got a few things finished that I am very excited about.

I got this kit from Hamels after seeing the one that Rhonda made. I was lucky enough to get the last brown one in stock.



I copied Rhonda and straight-line quilted the panel. I love the effect.



I also finished up a few embroidery stitcheries.
This fall one,



And fall flowers,



The camera kept focusing on the quilting; the cross-hatching is much more subtle than the picture shows.

Now I have a custom quilt to finish; it's leaving for Fall Market tomorrow. Can't wait to show you pictures.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Max and Whiskers

One of my daughter in laws friends is pregnant and Erica wanted to make her a baby quilt. We picked out the Max and Whiskers fabric and Erica got sewing. She did a really good job piecing the quilt when we were out visiting in the summer. I brought the quilt home and quilted it up and it's now ready to mail back to Calgary.



I've been hit with a horrible cold so I've been keeping up with my embroidery. I finished October's birdie block



And started working on a larger embroidery quilt I found in a magazine. Here's block one


Will see if I feel up to doing more.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Taking Time

After I finished Sharon's quilt, I needed to take some down time.

I did some simple straight line quilting on a jelly roll race quilt for myself.



I also quilted this lovely quilt for Marcia using the panto Laurie.



Tonight, it's back to embroidery. I have my September Birdie Block done, time to get working on October's.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's done!!!

7 long days of quilting and I have Sharon's quilt finally finished. I am so thrilled with how it's turned out; I hope Sharon loves it as much as I do!



Isn't it beautiful? I only did 5 thread changes but 1 color was a variegated(for the geese border).


I did a squiggly line in the center of the compasses


The background fabric is McTavished; I did a water stitch in the background of the circle compass blocks. Continuous curve in the flying geese and a wiggly echo in the border spires.



I am so glad this one is done! I was almost done in getting it finished lol. Now I am going to sit back adn work on a new Christmas embroidery project. You can download it here. I did get the first block done, isn't he cute?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Four long days

I've had this custom on my machine. Four long days I have put in working on it. Hopefully today is the day I finish. I'm so close now.



I have one row left to go and the border. I can do this!

Monday, October 3, 2011

A finish of my own

I got a whack of new quilting books a few weeks ago and one night while looking through them, I saw this pattern. I knew I had to make it asap.

Last weekend I dug through my stash and started cutting and sewing. At the end of the weekend had this,


I couldn't love this quilt more. Made entirely from my stash, it's has lots of my favorite fabrics in it.

I quilted it just like in the book,





My favorite part, the cross-hatching,



I was hoping to get the binding on before I blogged it but after going to way too many quilt stores on Saturday to find the exact binding I wanted, I gave up and will wait for the ordered fabric to arrive.

Until then, I'll enjoy this hanging in the studio on the design wall.