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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Warm cozy Robes

Warm Cozy Robes

Finished 4 warm cozy robes this year.
2 for us and 2 for a friend.

These are the ones I have made for Terry.
It has been hard to get a good picture so please excuse
the photography, I know I need better lighting and 
a better camera.

This is V's robe
done in black with blue accents

 The V on the front, it really is very pretty and
the robe IS black.
The lines are the front facing.
 Bluebonnets on the back, very pretty in person.
 No point in showing bad pictures of C's robe
(which is the same design as V's)
so here is the hunting design on the back
the robe which is in a mocha brown. 
I also made a pink robe for myself and
a camo one for the hubs. 

Everyone should stay warm this winter.
now back to quilting.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Embroidered Butterflies

Time for some Embroidery

Taking a little break from quilting to
decorate some hoodies.

Some butterflies for your viewing pleasure.

 Instead of just decorating the back
 I decided to add the design to the sleeve.
This required unsewing the sleeve so
it could be flat on the hoop, then sewing it
back together.

 I wanted the butterflies to fly over my shoulder, too.

Another one in black with blue and white design.

I put these into a local store, I hope they are a big hit.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Lime, Black, Grey and White Quilt...Part 3

Lime, Black, Grey and White Quilt

Part 3 

Moving along on the borders of this quilt.
I was not sure what to do next to add the diamond border.
I did not like it right against the light grey

After considering things, I decided to add
a lime 1" border and a black 1" border.
I chose to sew them together before adding them.
Next the diamonds will be added
and another 1" black border will go on the outside.

Hummm.......this presented a problem
 I did not discover until I began sewing
                                                                 the two borders on.
Because I first sewed the borders together, they would
overlap at the corners in a way that would not work. 
After some consideration, I decided to add a corner block.

Now you can see the diamonds and how they
will line up, I believe a lime square will
go in the corner where they meet up.

That is for another day, more diamonds to sew together.
The top will measure 88 inches once the diamonds are on.
I hope to make it 96 inches square so that once it is washed
and shrinks up a little it will be close to the 90 inches wanted.

So what will the final border be?  Perhaps a piano key?  I am running out of
fabrics so will have to consider what to do next.  

Until later,
May the Lord above bless your richly.  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Lime, Black, Grey and White Quilt

Lime, Black, Grey & White Quilt

 pieced border for the quilt.

Corner detail

What a difference a border makes.
I think I need a bigger design wall.
Flannel ordered to make a bigger design wall.

Border #2

Half square triangles in dark grey, light grey and white. 
(trying out the next border on the
 Corner details

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Lime, Black, Grey and White

Quilting in 

Lime, Black, Grey & White

My latest project is for my son and daughter-in-law.
Josh and Michele

They wanted lime green, black, med grey and white.
Well this is a very lime top!
After making about 16 blocks I decided I did not like it
So something needed to happen.

 The block design is one I got from Quilters Cashe
she has tons of blocks there and all for free.  Thank you Marcia.

The pattern is called Fading Star


I know the colors are hard to see, 
sadly my camera is not picking them up to well.

The black has lime green dots.  What looks like yellow
is a bright, bright lime and white.  Then two different limes,
one with teal seed shape, shapes.  
 I changed it around a little because I did not like how the
fabrics I had chosen worked out.

As I mentioned I did not like the idea of a whole king
size quilt done with just those blocks soooooo
I had to figure something out.
I am a member of Craftsy.com 
and there is a class I am taking called Finishing School
by Winnie Fleming.
She teaches about making pieced borders.
Now I have done this before on my Ruffled Roses quilt 
but it never crossed my mind.
I began making borders to add to the center.
 First came a black border, next a lime border
both plain borders.
Next a 4 patch border.
Starting with a 4 patch with 1 1/2 finished squares

 Add half square triangles one in lime and one in grey
 Stack them like so and sew together to create
 this border, which will be added to the last lime border
 for this.
 Next make half square triangle squares
 which will be added thus
to create this.
What next?  I don't know yet.  
First I need to finish the other 3 sides, 
so I am off to sew.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Quilting in the Big Horns

Quilting in the Big Horns

Where oh where does the time go?  What a busy summer!
We have been coming and going, 
going and coming.
Had our oldest grandson for 2 months and
had major damage to our home from high winds.

With winter approaching it is time to prepare for
the cold and snow.
But quilting and embroidery has not stopped.

I am sorry for the long absents, I am hoping to set a
goal for myself, to post at least once a week.  
Can I do it?  Time will tell.

I want to share my current project with you.
A large embroidery order that I think you will enjoy.

These 16 x 16 micro fiber towels are for the
up coming POWDER PUFF race, which
will take place on Oct 17th.

Only ladies will be driving in this off road desert race.

Of course as you can see it is a race toward 
the cure for cancer.

 On the embroidery machine.  Love those mighty hoops
They make hooping so much easier, worth every penny.
 Completed with business card attached

Work center.  Preparing business cards, adding jute
instead of ribbon (to standard), then attaching
to the towels with safety pins.  I am going to have to buy some
more safety pins since I am using my quilting pins, is what
I had on hand.  Can not just pop over to the store from here.  :)

Each towel takes 24 minutes to stitch out and I have 300 to do.
Yep it will take a while.  I am hoping for 30 a day.

It has been a long time since I have had my machine on, so it feels
good to be working on this project.

I also did some hoodies for MORE a while back, need
to share that with you soon.   That job was a little smaller with
34 pieces, but the designs took 1 1/2 hours to stitch so it took a 
day or two to finish.  

Other jobs I am working on.
A king size quilt for my son and daughter-in-law
Finishing up on the Ruffled Roses quilt
 (just 5 years now in the works). 
Several service quilts.

This summer my quilting studio made huge strides
towards being finished and I was able to move my sewing area
up there.  Loving it. 

Much to share.

Many Blessings!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Fractured Flowers Quilt

Fractured Flowers

with embroidered border

 I think spring is here and the to do list just tripled
the gardens are calling my name.

In January we had a retreat here in our town, oh such fun.
I was in the need of flowers and my youngest daughter
in need of a quilt.  So I began this for her.

It started with 3 charm packs, now I have never worked with
a charm pack before but these kind of called my name
so I sent for them. 

 I mixed them up (or so I thought) and sewed them together,
and it was ok, adding the border helped 
I was not really happy with it, just did not have enough spark.
So I decided to cut the rows in half, shift them around 
and resew, below is the result.
Ok, that is better, 
it still needed somethings....So
 I cut the columns in half, shifted them around
and sewed them back together
(and yes I just cut thru the border, too)
Oh there we go, much better.

 While at retreat, I learned about the 
Wing Clipper
A ruler for helping make flying geese.
I love this tool, it made the process so much easier.
I had considered making flying geese to add to this quilt
but they are such a pain, I scrapped that idea
until I used this.  See the pretty geese and they are perfect.
A great tool!
 A few weeks later I took a class on Craftsy.com
The class is on making sweatshirt jackets.  
The teacher had a technique for an edge treatment that I could use
for this quilt.
These flowers are involved and they are embroidered.
 I decided to also put some of the flowers in the middle of the quilt.
 A finished one

 Next came the outer border, with the flying geese

After adding the flying geese border, I did the quilting
with a floral design

The geese are only on two corners, opposing.
Next came the embroidered flowers 
This took alot of time but I think the results were
worth the effort.

I bound the quilt before putting on the embroidered flower
so that they would cover the binding ends.
With the flowers being on opposing corners, 
I left the area to be worked with them unbound.

The front
 The back, where I used some of the 
fabric from the border on the front.
This design took alot of removing from the machine,
trimming and changing of bobbins so that 
the back matched the front.  
I love the way the border is now trimmed
to the shape of the flowers, alot more 
interesting the a straight border and binding.