Friday, November 25, 2011

Getting Closer

I have had so much fun doing the Birdie stitchery. I really love how the quilt is turning out.

Before starting November's block; which I did change up, I sewed my finished blocks together.

I'm using the Martinique fabric line but I used a stash fabric for the sashings. I was originally going to use the red tone on tone print but it was too overpowering. This sashing fabric has a grey fleck to it and it works nicely with the Martinique.



Just a block and a bit to go now!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Changes

Back in September, we had the exterior of our house painted. Not the entire house as it is brick, but the back(yucky stucco) and the side the studio desperately needed some updating.


It looks so much nicer now; I love the color. We matched it to some of the brick in the front of the house.

We also had a BIG change done in the front yard. We had this big lovely tree. It had gotten so big even the guy we hire to hang the Christmas lights on was refusing to hang them anymore. And the tree was too big to top; the shape would just be too off. So we had it removed.



I'm still not used to not having the tree there. Or how big our house looks with the tree gone. We will be planting a new tree or two come spring to replace this one.

Now it's time to get the pumpkins put away and finish bringing out all the Christmas decorations!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Swoon

I finished my Swoon quilt top. I only did 4 blocks because of how big they finish.



My favorite block,



I also did a disappearing 9 patch table runner.



This will probably be a Christmas present. For whom, I have no idea lol.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas is coming

And we have listed some quilts for sale on our website. You can check them out here; Quilts for Sale.

Joyce brought in this beautiful quilt that one of our guilds offered as a class.



Fay Feathers is a lovely panto and works great on big quilts like this.



Sheila pieced this beauty.



I love how the panto, Petaluma, stands out in the white space.




I was home alone on the weekend and managed to get my Swoon quilt top finished. I'll show you that tomorrow.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Just in time


To start thinking of Christmas decorating, I finished this quilt little embroidery.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Coach House Designs

I was privileged to again get to quilt Barb's quilts for Fall Market.

This one is my favorite,


Entirely custom quilted.


It may look like a panel, but it's not.


I'm not sure if this quilt went to market, but it will be in Barb's book being released in the spring.


I love these blocks,


Such pretty, pretty fabrics.


And lastly, this little one. I love this new line by Basic Grey.



Thank you Barb for entrusting me with your quilts!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Swoon

Seems like everyone is doing the Swoon quilt. When I saw Rhonda's blocks, I had to join in.

Here's my first two blocks.





I'm taking today off and have two more blocks almost finished. I am only doing 4 blocks for this quilt. With the blocks measuring 24inches, 4 blocks will make a nice wallhanging.