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.
 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WIP Wed - experimenting

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Not much action here but I wanted to experiment with some foundation piecing from our mini guild class last night. One of our members Suzanne gave us a quick class on foundation piecing her tree pattern.

Three little cutie patootie trees! I love them. Maybe I will do more???



Linking up with WIP WEd at Freshly Pieced HERE

and

Let's Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts HERE

Blogger's Quilt Festival entry for Fall 2014

AmysCreativeSide.com

I decided to enter the Festival again this year. I get so excited to see what everyone has made. Once I see the entries start rolling in I think I shouldn't enter but I have to say I am really proud of this piece. I am going to enter it in the Art category because to me it IS art!

Portrait of my Mother at the Joslyn Art Museum
"So Blue"
approx. 40" x 50"


We stopped to take a picture at the Memorial Gardens also. You can sort of see the grid quilting I did over the piece. I think it adds to the pixilation.  
This garden has over 1200 different rose varieties.
Too sunny that day but you can see some of the roses all around.

One block finished of the partial eye. The pixels are sewn into 1" finished squares.
Two rows finished!

To see about some of the construction of this labor of love go HERE

Linking up with the wonderful host of the Festival,  Amy from Amy's Creative Side  (in the Art Category) HERE if you want to vote when it opens. :)
Stop by all the categories  HERE because you will be inspired!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Friendship, Procrastination and Cuddles



rsz_1friendship_button_small FINAL It was time to post about the last block of our Supernova Friendship Block swap a week ago....sigh (top two are mine, bottom two are Jens)
I am just now getting around to posting the pic! My now, "good" friend Jennifer from Jennifer under the juniper tree thankfully, has already posted our finished blocks. Proof, that yes indeed I had my block done AND we actually made extra blocks so that our quilts would be 12 blocks instead of 10.  Jen could not make herself put one of the blocks on the back. I agree! This was so fun and I am so thankful to have met up with Jen.

Our sharing friendship question this month was on unexpected blessings in our lives. I have to say this experience with Jen has been that and more! You just never know what you might find in a neighborhood near you. Jen doesn't live very far from me so this has been a double blessing in disguise. I hope we do lots more quilting things after the quilts are done.

Here we are at that Luke Haynes talk.  (incase you missed it)
Seriously...how fun is that? Jen is to the L and yummy Luke and me) :P




I am confessing that I have been unmotivated to do much work on all my projects. I have not felt the best health-wise and my husband has not either. We are just getting through the days. It started me thinking about the talk around the blog-universe about selfish sewing. I know there is a time when you have to have a break and make or do something for yourself. Also, there is a time when you have to reach outside yourself and do something for others.

Since my sewing has been on the slow burner I thought if I picked up a couple quilt sandwiches from my quilt guilds cuddle quilt program I could just do some sort of mindless quilting. I am happy to say I finished one this morning.  yeah!

This is a scrap quilt I am sure from donations. I just put the flannel on the back and quilted it with a simple serpentine stitch and my walking foot. It feels good to be stitching again even though my projects are stacked a mile high.


Linking up with
 Lorna @ Let's bee social
and

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  Freshly PIeced WIP WEd