Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Not idle... just slow

Finally getting around to posting my challenge piece. I struggled so much coming up with something I liked using these fabrics. I did get something done as you see, and I submitted it but alas it was not accepted.  I do think that I was a tiny bit disappointed but then again I have been really distracted from sewing because of a recent illness with my husband.

So, I am just now pulling up my knee socks and moving forward.
I call this "Spumoni Sunshine".  It is pretty small at 30" w x 28" l with spiral quilting.

 I used the fat eights that were sent and a bit more of the yellow and white and then gray and black of the MM  solids.  If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...right?  So maybe next time. :)

Linking up with WIP wed with Lee HERE

and

Let's Bee social with Lorna HERE

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Labels yes or no?

   Do you make special coordinated labels for on your quilts?  any kind of label????  

When I first started back into quilting I was making little tabs and writing info about the quilt on them sometimes. I usually always put the year it was finished on. Then I got kind of lazy and now I have quilts I don't have labeled....not even a hand written date. sigh.....

So not much sewing going on here of late but I was just working on the back of my Micheal Miller pastel challenge and made some scraps into a label of a sort that I think will work. I will probably still hand write on it but at least it will have a permanent label.

I think in the new year I am going to invest in some logo type labels that I can sew in the seams of my pieces. For now I am going to try to make scrappy labels before I forget about them. Best laid plans.....

Happy Thanksgiving!

Linking up with Lorna at Let's BeeSocial HERE and

Lee at WIP Wed HERE

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WIP Wed -Some progress

 


This is my layout of the Friendship Supernova Swap blocks. I am not sure I have it right or if I like my scrappy border so I am letting is stew a bit. It might be better from a better camera angle but it is too too cold outside if you catch my drift? :)

Half the blocks were made by my now friend Jennifer under the Juniper tree

linking up with WIP Wed at Freshly Pieced HERE

and
Let's bee social with Lorna HERE

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Finish - "Soar"

Yeah I have a finish!!  It feels like the end of a dry spell...maybe?
This was a quilt I made for my modern guild challenge - Not afraid of solids. This is a pattern from Modern Quilts Unlimited magazine by Missy Shepler called "all about gray".  It measures approx. 48" x 58"



I made one more block for the back and used this lovely feathery looking fabric in gray and greens. I think it fits with my title.

 
I straight lined the quilting after I did a few zig-zag outline stitches. 

 
Linking up with Crazy mom Quilts Finish it up Friday and
 
 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Modern Charity quilt blocks WIP


Guild meeting last night. Fun Fun Fun! We collected star blocks to assemble for the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. We picked four main colors and any size divisible by 4. We received a huge variety and 4 of us divided them up to take home and assemble. This is my section and I am going to work on filling in the blanks. I already added the little blue and snow wonky star and the half a paper pieced star. I will see what else I come up with.  Should be super fun to see what we end up with.

Linking up with  HERE
and
Lee at Freshly Pieced WIP
 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Blogger's Quilt Festival voting is open







Today starts the voting for the Blogger's Quilt Festival over at Amy's Creative Side. Voting runs from Nov 1 - 7 and winners announced on the 8th.

AmysCreativeSide.comHERE  so check it out!



I entered "So Blue" a portrait of my mother in the Art category so please go see all the beautiful quilts and vote.



This is the photo I used. It is an old photo booth photo and it measures about 1 1/2" by 2" and I turned it into a pixel quilt. Check out more on how I made this into a quilt HERE


 
Make sure you check out all the categories!  Thanks for stopping by.