Thursday, May 21, 2015

fun project

 Worked on a customer T-shirt quilt today  got all the blocks laid out waiting approval then will put together with sashing.
 This week I have been cleaning sewing area downstairs.  I found a section of strips sewn together left from a bargelo wall hanging. was going to put in scrap bin for strings but came across a wall hanging project on the internet  using strings. I decided to use this piece I found  as the foundation. Yesterday we had a sew day at my house, so I decided to make this wall hanging.  looked in the scraps for fabric for the pot and flowers.  then found fat quarter for the back and piece for binding.  All of it came from my scraps..  Felt so good to do this.   I put binding on it tonight and sewed it down.  Putt some buttons in center of flowers.  It is done...  here is a picture of it..  may look for a butterfly button to add to it.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's day gifts

I found a free embroidery design for a Mother's Day mug rug  so I decided to try it.
It was easy and fast.   It was made all in the hoop.   So fun I made 5 of them..    Can use the same design and put Happy Birthday  or no saying at all  on it.    here is a picture of 2 of them.


also worked on putting the baby girl quilt together while this was stitching.   got rows together and 2 rows sewn together...  
Happy Mother's day to all

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

end of April progress

well here is end of April progress  missed posting in March.
not sure where March went  mainly worked on customer quilts
April went to the AQS show in Paducah  great show and great weather.  I was careful not to impulse buy this year went with a list  so did a good job of not bringing home a bunch of projects and fabric.
I made a quilt as you go string quilt to donate just need to put the binding on it hopefully this week.


yesterday i went to sew day with my Charleston Il group  Quilts Etc  and worked on the baby boy blocks  made many flying geese units with the Wing clipper ruler from Deb  Tucker it works great.
then in evening went to another sew group Sew Happy Stitchers and worked on a donation quilt to the church where we meet almost got it together.

today I will be putting a T-shirt quilt in the long arm and start quilting.

Here is my list of projects for 2015  updated

1.  double wedding ring quilt     ( most of blocks are made)
2. garden party quilt-embroidery  ( do the last 3 blocks)
3. hand applique basket quilt ( have 2 blocks left to make)  block 8 done.... starting on last one
4. DQG presidents quilt  ( put blocks together and finish)
5. r/w/b Jacob ladder blocks  ( put together and finish )   donating this to the armory found the rest of the blocks.  
6. serendipity quilt    ( put together and finish) blocks are done
7. pizza box from Quilts etc. exchange  ( put blocks together and finish)
8. bible stories BOM    ( put together and finish)
9. purple fan quilt  ( quilt)
10. tulip wall hanging   (quilt)
11. back to nature BOM  (finish blocks and put together)
12. evening star quilt   (quilt)
13. machine applique table runner    done  1/4/15



new projects for the year:
1. purple table runner for daughter            DONE and delivered
2.  quilt for nephew Logan
3. baby quilt for new great niece           blocks are done ready to sew together
4. baby quilt for new great nephew       working on making the blocks
5. grandpa's buzz saw quilt  for husband
6. kick the can quilt for daughter
7. bargello quilt for a class                       have the pattern and fabric picked


picture of my applique block

bye for now  happy Quilting   Sharon J

Monday, March 2, 2015

end of February report on projects.

end of February report on projects .didn't get that much done on my list. but did mostly customer quilts.

Here is my list of projects for 2015
1.  double wedding ring quilt     ( most of blocks are made)
2. garden party quilt-embroidery  ( do the last 3 blocks)
3. hand applique basket quilt ( have 2 blocks left to make) continued working on block 8 
4. DQG presidents quilt  ( put blocks together and finish)
5. r/w/b Jacob ladder blocks  ( put together and finish )   donating this to the armory found the rest of the blocks.  
6. serendipity quilt    ( put together and finish) blocks are done
7. pizza box from Quilts etc. exchange  ( put blocks together and finish)
8. bible stories BOM    ( put together and finish)
9. purple fan quilt  ( quilt)
10. tulip wall hanging   (quilt)
11. back to nature BOM  (finish blocks and put together)
12. evening star quilt   (quilt)
13. machine applique table runner    done  1/4/15



new projects for the year:
1. purple table runner for daughter            DONE and delivered
2.  quilt for nephew Logan
3. baby quilt for new great niece #1
4. baby quilt for new great niece #2
5. grandpa's buzz saw quilt  for husband
6. kick the can quilt for daughter
7. bargello quilt for a class


a project that wasn't on the list was a winter  wall hanging that I took in a class  it had lots of embellishments on it  .  I quilted it and pull all the items on it.  mini pom poms for marshmallows, buttons on snowman   yo-yos for cheeks  etc.    Love it  will take picture on put in next post. going in a quilt show this week. .

made 18  quilt as you go  string blocks  and sewed another rag quilt together for our groups charity project.
off to finish a table runner and start quilting a customer.
happy stitching.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

class in Olney Ill.

I had a great day yesterday with the Olney Quilt Guild in Olney Ill.   I taught the Ashleigh quilt it is like a large carpenter star.    We had a false start last Saturday due to ice and snow so rescheduled it for yesterday.  all but one could attend that was great.
they learned how to make perfect HSTs  by sewing a little large and trimming using different methods no more eights inch measurements.   They they perfected their scant quarter in seams.  Most of them got all their HST's sewn and trimmed up couple started to sew the blocks together.  Here is a picture of the group.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

update on 2015 goals

here is an update on my 2015 goals will try to post every week what I am getting accomplished. this will keep me on track hopefully.


Here is my list of projects for 20151
1.  double wedding ring quilt     ( most of blocks are made)
2. garden party quilt-embroidery  ( do the last 3 blocks)
3. hand applique basket quilt (2 blocks left to make)   working on block 8 of 9  about 7 pieces sewn 
4. DQG presidents quilt  ( put blocks together and finish)
5. opposite attract ( Put together and quilt)   top is done ready for quilting
6. serendipity quilt    ( put together and finish)  blocks are done
7. pizza box from Quilts etc. exchange  ( put blocks together and finish)
8. bible stories BOM    ( put together and finish)
9. purple fan quilt  ( quilt)
10. tulip wall hanging   (quilt)
11. back to nature BOM  (finish blocks and put together)
12. evening star quilt   (quilt)
13. machine applique table runner          Done  1/4 15


new projects for the year:
1. purple table runner for daughter            DONE  and delivered
2.  quilt for nephew Logan
3. baby quilt for new great niece #1
4. baby quilt for new great niece #2
5. grandpa's buzz saw quilt  for husband
6. kick the can quilt for daughter
7. bagello quilt for a class 


Monday progress report

Well Sunday I finished the quilt in the machine and put binding on it so ready to go out the door customer will sew binding done.  Sunday night  I got all the units done for my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt Grand Illusions now I am ready to put the blocks together into a quilt.   I also got 2 blocks of my pineapple crazy quilt which is a Bonnie Hunter pattern  done.  This uses very small scraps  about an inch in width   great place to use the triangles what are from other projects.   Made these while watching the Grammy's.  
Monday  I cleaned up my sewing room and cut some more flannel squares for rag quilts. Started looking at the next customer quilt to see what to quilt on it   Found couple of stencils of snowflakes that will work since this is a Christmas quilt.  Need to make the back and load it into the machine that will be Tuesday's   job.
happy sewing