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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

8/02/2014

One Scrap Quilt, One Baby Quilt - Done!

I did have good intentions of quilting the 6 tops I finished this summer but my back had other ideas.  Not sure what I was doing on Monday but I twisted my lower back and I was in pain for a few days.  Getting up and down from my sewing chair and walking to the ironing board was a chore.  So I was only able to complete 2 of the tops.  First one from scrap brick blocks with black Kona shashing and border.



I had a piece of orange big enough for the back with a little help from 3 more brick blocks.  All straight line quilting to finish it up!

This one with the Posie Blocks (from my attempt at the Moda Trifle Dish Sew A Long) makes a great baby quilt.  It measures about a 32" square.


 The back is one piece of pretty pink fabric that I also used for the binding.


 I free motion quilted with beige thread - scroll-ish all around.  I went over to A Few Scraps - Christina  has has some great tutorials, videos and ideas on free motion quilting - I picked this one to do and before I knew it, I was done.


Six days later, my back is still reminding me to get up and down slowly - ugh.  Each day it seems a bit better.  I'm back to work full time at a local university but hopefully will squeeze in some machine time in the early morning and continue to make some progress.

Go out there and create something new.  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 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

7/21/2014

The summer of the quilt top

As my summer slowly grinds to an end, I look past my sewing machine to a pile of quilt tops I made these past 6 weeks - six of them!  I hadn't planned on making top after top after top but who can deny it's fun to make a quilt top?.  Before one is completed, I'm already thinking about the next one.  It's hard to find time to stop and quilt!

Here's what I've been up to these past 6 weeks.  Back to work on August 1st - let's see how many I can quilt before then!

This table topper I did with the Posie Block from  Moda's Trifle Sew A Long.  33" square


Orange Peel blocks on black: - top measures 43" square



Rainbow Brick Block:  54" x 57"



Sponge Roll Blocks:  45" x 48"


A multi-color brick block top - 44" x 53"

The summer started out with playing with a color wash idea.  I made 4 large blocks and put them together.  Currently it measures 56" x 60".  I had plans to keep making large blocks and adding on to this.  Maybe that will be a fall idea.



And up on my wall is this:  90 - 4 1/2" squares. 



I've got a few things to do before I head back to work.   Let's see how many of these I can get quilted between then and now.

Happy Sewing!



 



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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