Thursday, August 27, 2015

#28

is Bonnie Hunter's Texas Tumbleweeds started in May and done in August. Now that's a record!!

Friday, August 21, 2015

#27

This fun little piece is from Bonnie Hunter's class a couple of years ago--most of the parts were done--just had the houses to do. Don't ask me why I put them away in a bag and left them for so long!! It is now hanging in my entry.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

#26

This tablerunner has been languishing in a heap for exactly 8 years. It was pieced and I started the quilting and hated it--(I was attempting something new). Ripping was a nightmare---tiny stitches(I don't have a stitch regulator)so I quit.This is the year of quilting tops and finishing up projects--well starting on it anyway! So I bit the bullet, put in a movie (actually many) and ripped. Ta Da......done. This is a pattern from one of Nicole Chambers' book. Can't remember which one since I have 3!

Monday, August 10, 2015

#25

From M'Liss Rae Hawley's Fat Quarter Quilts, this one uses 7 hand dyed FQs. They came first, then the background fabric from stash also. This one busted 6 and 2/3 yards. The binding is 2 inch strips from the fqs. I love it when I have enough left over to do that!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Quilt # 24

This started life as 2 panels and grew with the addition of stash.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Quilt #23

From one extreme to the other......this one is 12" x 14", made from bonus triangles from # 18. I experimented with the quilting and have discovered I don't like doing tight, tiny stitching--I tighten up my shoulders and can't relax---ouch! Good thing this was so small!!!
Rats!! the photo is sideways--urgggg. The right side should be the top.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Quilt # 22

Finished this one last night--a queen size BQ, so it's on my bed for the photo.
Today I webbed the first few rows of Texas Tumbleweed as per Bonnie Hunter. The method is in her blog site under Tips and Techniques. Hoping for sunny weather tomorrow for motorcycle riding!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Design Wall Monday

This is on my wall--Bonnie Hunter's Texas Tumbleweeds. All blocks are done--now to put them together. they were done on my featherweight, but will be finished up in my quilt room on my Pfaff where I can spread out (and design wall is there, too!)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Quilt #21

is done and claimed by DS #1 and his DW. They both want it! It is a pattern from the book Singular Sensations. Made of batiks and the gray background is Moda grunge. DH had to hold it for me--it is rather large!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sewing on the deck

is a sure sign of summer!! Please notice the thermometer reading is 78 degrees! Hooray!!! I'm working on Bonnie Hunter's Texas Tumbleweeds using Martha, my 1954 Featherweight 221.
Have a fantastic weekend--I plan on it!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Quilt #20

This one has been a PIG since 2005 when I saw the pattern in a magazine and started dreaming. I pondered it in my mind while riding on the motorcycle with DH the first summer we had it. And it is now --FINALLY done!!! (Sorry about the photo, but my holder/photographer is at work.)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quilt # 19

This one is on my dining room table--perfect size.
Yesterday and today I attended two classes with Bonnie Hunter. Fun, fun, fun!! I didn't get any photos, but Bonnie did--check it out at her blog--she's listed under my blog list.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Getting organized

Here's my cone threads--all up on the peg board. The spools and bobbins are all organized in drawers--now if I could just tame my scraps!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Quilt # 18

This one is also from Scrap Basket Sensations:
Had a nice Mother's Day--both boys called and DH gave me a gorgeous flower arrangement and took me out to dinner last night. Today he fixed catfish---was just missing the deep fried okra!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Quilt # 17

This one is another "Nova" from Scrap Basket Sensations, but in a calmer colorway! I used the Bali Pops color Sparrow. DH likes this one, too. I think he just likes this pattern!
Also this week DH put up pegboard for my modest stash of thread--once I get them up, an "after" photo will be shared.
Had a fun day at work today and came home to a pot of Mexican soup--fabulous! Tomorrow I get to play again and come home to catfish---I do love a DH who likes to cook! (Just call me spoiled rotten.)