Saturday, August 24, 2013

Quilt Challenge

OKaaayyyy      this is my quilt challenge from Suzan in France
She bought 2 yds for each of us  and challenge me to a quilt

Willllllll   this morning sitting on the deck having a cup of java an idea hit me.   Grab my sketch book and started laying out the quilt pattern.      I have it!!!     AND    I know how I'm going to quilt it also..... 

Kool idea don't you think??????
Look what I got yesterday
Linda Taylor ruler.    I like it because it is 12"   can make neat  quilting design
with it.

Quilted this up today ........    Now to cut it apart and sew it back together......


Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Hot Rod For Joey

This was made for my youngest grandson Joey.    It was a Hot Rod  panel that I cut cut apart.  This little guy is crazy about cars.     Won't  he be surprised.......        I have time to get caught up on piecing a few tops while I wait on thread and batting. 

My Studio

Backing for cross stitch quilt ready to go as soon as the batting gets here, plus thread.   I'm going to use glide on this one.   I want just a little shimmer.....
                                                             The studio is 16 x 20
I'm having shelves made for the thread so they can be organized where I can see all the colors           
(My)     UFOs from 2007 etc..........
Got up at 4:30 am to work out some designs for the cross stitch.    When I see it in my head I have to draw it out or write in down.

Morning sunshine

I love it in the late after noon when the sun is on the other side of the house then I can lay out and thumb through my books

Renae's new book.......    I LOVE IT!!!

This is one of the "DUMB" things I do when I'm in a hurry.    Finished this baby up, drove 25 miles one way to Elly's Quilt Shop for a challenge.....    OOPS!   drove 25 miles back home to make my correction.......

It should have looked like this when I went out the door .....lolol

Friday, August 16, 2013

Preparing for Cross Stitch Top


This baby is loaded on the frame and that is just the center......

Making a template for the bottom corners of the quilt top.    The side were put on wrong and the customer does not want to change it.     So I will come up with a design to balance it out.    I'm hoping to  have it finished in a couple of weeks.     

Had a visitor today.      Just look at those wings,  you can see the screen through the white areas.  
Just Beautiful!!

Willllllll,   I went shop hopping the other day and look what I found.    French General Fabric   that will be  made up in to a  throw with matching pillow cases. I'm thinking about making queen quilted shams also.    I need to add some green FQ to this.

All most finished,  had to take it off the frame to pick out the side border....  grrrrrrrrr
missed one of the marks.      Will finish this up when I have the cross stitched finished. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunflower Play Day

A little thread play


I think I'm going to like this one,    first time for lots of thread play

You can click on the photo to enlarge

Friday, August 9, 2013

Sun Flower Harvest

Found this kit in a drawer when I was cleaning the guest room.   Bought this kit before we moved north.    Forgot about it......    Yup!!   I had to stop what I was doing to add the borders and get it on the machine before I start the cross hatch quilt top.   I will really custom and thread paint  this baby.    It is Beautiful and the photos don't do it justice.

It is just a panel with a narrow rust inner border and the outer border.
How simple!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Leap Frog Finished


IoWay is very hoppy!

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Little Bit of Quilt tin

Little bit of marking

Out lining the blocks and adding  a little fill in

the green strip block I put in straight line 1/8 " apart.

I will quilt all the white areas last

LOOK ,  he has the tiniest billy button ........
Love It!!