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

Friday, February 6, 2015

progress report

Here is a progress report of last couple of days.  I have been quilting on a customer's cross stitch quilt creating a design to fit the blocks due to the blue dots that are usually on the blocks are not there.  I have most of it done just need to go back over each block and put few more curly cues in each block.


Our sewing group is making rag quilts to donate to the police department, so enlisted my Mother-in-Law to help us and this is getting her back into sewing.  We are cutting the blocks and batting she is sewing the blocks together then we are sewing blocks together into quilts and then she is doing the cutting of the edges.  We have 3 ready to snip this week.


I have been working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt  Grand Illusions,  I have gotten part of clue 3 and  clue 4 to finish.   Here is pictures of part of clue 4  the green/neutral/black pieces and clue 5.   Hope in another week I can have all the blocks made and ready to put it together.



 






Thursday, January 22, 2015

Weds sew day

Had a great day sewing on Weds with some friends. We try to sew together every 3rd Weds. We do a potluck lunch this week I put some soup in crock pot.  I finished up making the last of four purses to sell in Catherine's Gallery in Sullivan, and put borders on a top that had been sitting from a class 3 years ago.  I also helped 2 friends with their projects, one is making a scrap quilt in vertical rows with black in between so helped her lay out the rows to sew together on the design wall and helped other friend finish a top to make into a shower curtain. All in all a very productive day for all of us. 
This is the quilt I put borders on.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Christmas is finally over at our house

Well this isn't quilty, but finally got the last of the outdoor Christmas decorations taken down and put away. The lights have been turned off since News Years Day  but too cold to take them down. It was a little chilly outside today with the wind, but not bad temps.  They are predicting some snow maybe tomorrow  so glad we got this done today.   Now back to quilting.