Sunday, August 13, 2017

Renamed: Finding mistakes...

This weekend I put the binding on the "Ex's & Oh's" Quilt...



I actually used the left over binding from the Dinosaur Quilt.  I think it went great!


I pieced the backing for the witchy quilt...


I love this tweedy gray.  I think it goes great with this quilt.  Off to quilting!



I am working on this quilt.  So far I am not pleased with it.  Ever have something just NOT turn out the way you thought it would?  Well, this is one of those.  I am trying to salvage it, and my interest in it.  I so love this fabric too!  Bummer!

.....aaand  I just saw I so screwed up that last row!  Holy smokes!  Back to the drawing board.  Grrrrr!  I will get through it! (EDIT:  I did not screw up, it just looks weird in the picture.  When I turned it I saw the pattern again.  WHEW!)

Keeping you posted on the albatross front.....

Gentrie

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A week of no sewing

No sewing this week.  Instead it was the fair.  I also worked on some business plan stuff.


These are the best donuts ever.  Have to get some every year, even with a 30 minute wait.


The anticipation of the next ride......it was a rail biter!  Hehe!  Love Hailey's scowl in this picture.



It was hard to tear this little one away.

Tomorrow is 8th grade registration.  School is soon upon us and summer behind us.  Soon cool fall breezes and falling leaves of many colors will surround us.


Always,

Gentrie

Sunday, July 30, 2017

New Hanger & Solution...

I know this has been driving you all crazy, so here is my answer.... (drum roll)....I am leaving the witch quilt as is.  Whew!!!



I just cannot find the right fabric to add as a border so I am leaving it where it is.  Hubby even pointed out it will be good to snuggle with while sitting in the chair.

Wow!  Now I can move on!  So I got this new quilt hanger from Connecting Threads.  It is a table top one.


Difficult to see in a picture without a quilt on it.  It can fit a 12" x 12" mini quilt on it.  I got it because I wanted to take it into my office at work.  So then I had to pick fabrics.


The are 'Rustique' by Michael Miller.  I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but there are deer heads on the blue and the octogon fabric.  I love this line.  I am not a fan of the mauvey  pink, but I new I needed it in there.

Then to select a block....

This block is called weathervane.  Cute huh?


Here is the block top complete.....



Here it is finished and hanging on my new rack!!  I am digging it, and I think it is perfect for hanging in my office.  Cute, but not overly feminine.

I think the binding really makes it.  See, I told you I would need that pink!  It is also the backing.

I think I want to try a convergence style quilt with these fabrics next.  Ricky Tims does them, Google it, they are cool.


I will let you know how that turns out!

P.S. - Still no binding on the second camp quilt!


Always,

Gentrie



Monday, July 24, 2017

A Finish and A Dilemma

I have yet to bind the second camp quilt.  I cannot decide what fabrics to bind it in.  They have to come from my stash, that is the rule.  True, my rule but......

I did get the table runner/wall hanger quilted and bound though.  Don't look too closely at the quilting I am not very good yet.


I have a couple threads to bury yet.  What do you think?


I did a scrappy binding.  I am really liking the pattern and the results.

Which leads me to the next project.


This is such an awesome panel.  Hocus Pocus by Moda.


I got the charm pack and a cut of one of the fabrics in the line.  It is supposed to be a wall hanging.  Although, when I made it, it was too big to hang on a wall in my house.

So then I thought, I don't have a Halloween throw!  It will end up a lap quilt.  It is wide enough but too short.  So now I am in a dilemma, do I leave it or add to the top and bottom?


I would either have to go get more fabric from the line or find something from my stash to work.  Dilemmas...

Always,


Gentrie

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A finish, A top and a ready to bind

This weekend I actually managed to complete the binding on the first camper quilt.


In fact, I am snuggling under it right now.  It is a little chilly in here at the moment.

I also got the second camper quilt back from the quilter.


I like this one too.  I think it turned out great.  Now to bind it...


That is a flannel on the back that looks like aspens in winter.  Very light and bright like the quilt, but still cozy and warm.

I also got the Rebel Roses top complete.


The pattern is my own.  It is a table runner or long wall hanging size.  I might do a combination of hand quilting and machine quilting on it.


What do you think?  I like how it turned out.  I love these roses.

It seems quite stormy tonight.  It was over 100 today.


This was going on behind me while I was taking the last photos.  A little thunder and lightning in there.  The BIG dragonflies  were out scooping up moquitos!  I love them!

Good night all!

Gentrie