Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Finish...And another border

This last Saturday was a Sew Saturday.  We only have one more left then we are done until fall again.  I am SAD!  :(

I sewed the binding on my Valentines quilt.  I just machine sewed it on both sides with a cute heart decorative stitch.

I used a left over binding from another quilt......and there is still some left.


I was originally thinking a solid black, but the dots are pretty cute.

I also worked on my next pieced border on the CAL King quilt.



I was going to make the center diamond white, but the quilt was getting too white .  I mean, I AM married to a construction worker after all.  There will need to be a spacer on top and bottom.  So I need to work that out next.

The next two borders are not pieced so YA!  That means I am almost done!!!!

Next month is our last month to meet for sew group, sooooo, I should get it done then!

Always,

Gentrie

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

An In-The Hoop Finish

I FINALLY finished hand quilting my Valentines Day wall hanging.  I still need to put the binding on, but my goodness, it is done.  (I prefer to say way early......rather than late.)  :)


The quilt pattern was just free style.  I used the wash pen to draw it on  and then would go back and quilt over it.  Some stitch in the ditch also....



So we went from 60 plus degrees this weekend to a full on BLIZZARD Monday morning.  Welcome back winter!!

Ok, I've had enough, spring can come back anytime now.  (Not likely.)

Always,

Gentrie

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Another quilt retreat down

Well, another quilt retreat is down on the books.  I am sad to say I could have used 1 more day to finish my quilt top for my bed.  As it stands I have a pieced border to work the kinks out on and then 2 simple borders to put on.


This is the center with the cream/white border.  The pieced border is the same colors as the center and then there are 2 darker borders after that.

I did manage to complete Piper's quilt.
Now this weekend I will piece her backing together and get it to the quilter.....Yeah!

I had time Sunday morning to put together a quickie table runner.  This runner looks COMPLETELY different in person.  One of those crazy picture things.  Weird.


We had so much fun there, as usual.  I wish I could get 2 of these in a year, but there are too many other things, places, people that need taken care of and visited also.

Anyone else quilt retreating it lately?  I am completely jealous!  I need a life of this, or at least more of it.....

Always,

Gentrie

Friday, February 3, 2017

A row and a row of struggles

I have one row completed on Piper's quilt.  I got it completed at the sew weekend with the girls in January.  Since then I have not had a chance to touch it again.



I think it is turning out pretty cute.  Piper sure loves it.



Here is a close up.  She knows all the names of all the dinosaurs in this fabric.  One more row to complete and then just a couple borders.  I had to add a star block on the bottom of these to make it a twin bed size.  I am really excited for this quilt's completion.  Maybe because Piper is so excited about it.

In other news, I finally started the process of cleaning out Mom's house and getting it ready for sale.  YUCK!  What a difficult journey, I hate dementia.  I hate watching her struggle and knowing what the outcome will be.  I hate having to go through her things and sell her house.  It feels so wrong.

On the bright side,  yearly Quilt retreat is next weekend!!!!  Yeah!  I am retreating from many things and hope to get a lot accomplished on the quilting front.

Hope everything is well in your world......

Always,

Gentrie

Sunday, January 8, 2017

First Block Done

I did manage to work on Piper's quilt one night and got the first block done.

This is the main block in the quilt.  Piper says she loves it.

It was -25 yesterday morning not accounting  for wind chill. Brrrrrr...hasn't  been that cold here for a while.

We have a ton of snow also.


This is looking off the deck to our back yard.  There is quite a bit less snow in the back yard because it is more sheltered there.

I plan on working  on the Dinasour quilt today, but I do have this obstacle....

Next Saturday is quilt day with the girls, so if I don't get far there is always next weekend!

Happy sewing, or relaxing, whatever  you decide to do today....

Always,

Gentrie