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2/27/2015

Snow day in North Carolina = progress!

You've got to love a snow day - especially in North Carolina!  Fabulous 5-6 inches of snow Thursday morning.  Absolutely beautiful everywhere we looked!

Got to stay home from work and play!  Working on  a king-sized Christmas quilt.


10 1/2" squares



They are just up on the design wall right now.  It's now time to start sewing rows.

The snow is beginning to melt and a look at next week's weather looks like Spring.

Hope your neck of the woods is warming up!



 







I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/

12/22/2014

Done!

This little project started back in the summer and I'm happy  relieved to tell you that it's finally completed!  Sat on the couch watching the Sing a Long version of Sound of Music last night - the original with Julie Andrews - and before I knew it, all the hand sewing was done.  This quilt measures 85" x 95" - and will be given as a gift in just a few days!




 And to think it all started with a scrap - see the beginning here

I used The Quilting Edge;s tutorial as my guide.  I don't think I would ever begin a quilt as large as this any other way.

May all your projects be done on time!  Happy Holidays!





 







I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/

12/10/2014

My newest addition


 And this is what I brought back from Houston...a birthday/Christmas present all wrapped up in one fabulous machine!  Just begining to learn all about it - will have my first class on Saturday!



If you're a Bernina owner, which foot do you like to use for free motion quilting? 
 
Have a Creative Day today!



 







I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/

12/08/2014

Coasters, coasters, and more coasters

I recently volunteered to make 64 coasters for our Holiday lunch at work.  I don't which I love to do more, play with scraps or trying to make a dent into my container of Christmas scraps!



Pieced them together to make 4 1/2" squares.  In groups of 4, I quilted them with straight line quilting.  Nothing fancy just lines with red thread.




Not completely done yet ( I have until December 17th to finish)  but I've got most of them completely done with black binding on all:


Hope you're having a blast getting ready for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!




 







I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/

11/13/2014

Houston - a few more quilts

In celebration of the 40th annivesary of the International Quilt Festival - Ruby Anniversary - there was this beautiful display of red and white quilts.

 
See the award winning quilts HERE.





 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/

11/10/2014

Class with Melinda Bula - Clematis

Melinda Bula was such a fun instructor!  Talented yes!  Personality yes and yes!    When you have a chance, go to her site and see her art quilts.  My sister and I took her class "Clematis".    The class was from 9am - 5pm with a 2 hour break.   We made progress on our piece but spent more time in our hotel room adding more and there is still much more to do.

This is Melinda's finished piece:




Students had a choice of either pink or purple.  Here my sister is working on her piece:





And my purple clematis:





Lots more to do but that may have to wait until after the holidays.  Should be a great piece to finish by Spring 2015!

We also took her "Renegade Thready Play" class.  I just finished up this piece from the class:



Now I better set my sights on Christmas!

Hope you're having a creative day!




 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:



Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/

Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

11/07/2014

Back from Houston

and all I can say is "Oh My Word!"  I met my sister in Houston and we stayed at the Hyatt Regency, about a mile work to the Brown Convention Center.  We were able to attend the awards ceremony on Tuesday night.  We were awestruck as they revealed each winning quilt.  Here are a few photos of that first night:












Just fantastic pieces!  I wish you could have been there!




 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com

10/28/2014

Scrap Quilt

Yep, it's been a while.   Going back to work sure puts a crimp in my time!  Over the past few months, I've been making  4 1/2" squares.   Here they are in no particular arrangement on my design wall. 



After many weeks of staring and rearranging I came up with this - 8 of the same color with the middle being scraps of white with a touch of the color.  I added 3 1/2" black kona sashing.













I've just finished up 16 blocks.  They measure about 23" square.  My plan is to use the QAYG method and make a queen/king size quilt like this one I made last year.




This quilt will have to wait as right now I'm packed up and ready to fly down to Houston.  Excited to be meeting my sister and spending the week at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

Thanks for stopping by!



 





I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:



Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/



9/25/2014

From wall to table

Back in July 2012, I made this cobblestone quilt.   At the time it measured 34" x 40". I've had it hanging in my dining room.    The other day, I took it down and removed the binding.


I then cut it in 6 equal pieces, re-bound each one and now I've got a set of 6 placemats!



 
Very very pleased with the transformation!
 
Do you ever have a quilt or two that you've made, never sold, never gifted?
 What do you do with them?   
 
 



 



I may not do it every post but I tried to link to the following:

Linky Tuesday at Free motion by the river­­­­ @ http://www.conniekresin.com/
Fabric Tuesday @http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/
Sew cute Tuesday @ http://www.blossomheartquilts.com/
Sew Many Ways @ http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Show and tell Tuesday @ http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/
We did it Wednesday @ http://www.sewmuchado.com/
I Quilt Thursdays @ http://prettybobbins.com/
Off the wall Fridays @ http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.co.uk/
Fabric Frenzy Friday @ http://fortworthfabricstudio.blogspot.co.uk
Canoe Ridge Creations @ http://www.canoeridgecreations.com
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