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!



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...



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!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wednesday Sneak Peaks

I have a couple sneak peaks of what is being made this week!

And this........

And this just my kitty being naughty......

She gets in trouble when she gets on the ironing board.

More to come....



Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Productive Day

I finished the second camping quilt top.  I have the backing fabric I just need to piece it.  (The center is made from a bow-tie block exchange I did with 'Fun With Barb').

It is a little bit short, but it will work for snuggling.  Off to the quilter's this week.  I am pleased how it turned out.

My girls really like it too.  Today  I also cut a bunch of left-over fabrics into 2-1/2" strips, 5" blocks  and 10" blocks.

I also cut the binding for OUR quilt for when it gets back from the quilter's.

.....and  sewed them together....

Binding ready to go!  Just waiting on the quilt .

This binding got sewn on today, now I am just hand stitching the back.

The quilting  looks a bit like pine needles.  It is loosely quilted, which is what I wanted so it would be more snuggly.

NOW......these fabrics are calling me.  These are 'Rebel Roses' for Henry Glass.  I have had them quite a while, probably 8 years-ish?

Normally I am not a flower type girl, but I love this line.  It will be a wall hanging for this one.  So I can see it all the time.

I will keep you posted on what I come up with.

What are you working on?