Sunday, October 4, 2015

In the sewing room

I really enjoyed the beach retreat.  I got a lot done, the group was wonderful, food very good and the bed even slept well.  Already looking forward to next year.  I could kick myself for not getting any pictures of the group.

I worked on my Heritage Ridge quilt blocks and will be taking them to the next retreat in Palestine next week.  I put borders on the Jelly Roll 3.0 quilt.  I made some asterisk blocks for the coming swap.

Here at home I did finish up the block swap asterisk blocks and also made a block for the Beaumont guild challenge.  Have to straighten up the sewing room since I messed it up getting ready for the retreat.

Pictures of my progress:

Asterisk blocks ready for the exchange this month

Winged square, Kansas City block for the guild challenge

Jelly roll race 3.0

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sewing room update and upcoming retreat

My cutting area is now much more useable and I can reach the majority of my stash better.  I like it in this corner, I can get good lighting here and It's so much less cluttered. 

I'm redoing the shelves to make them tidy and more pleasant to look at.  The pizza boxes are cut pieces for log cabin blocks and the boxes are UFO'S or possible quilts.

This view of the cutting table wall where I want to hang small quilts.  a work in progress

The upcoming retreat will be in Ala. at the beach house we went to last year.  I'm bringing a UFO, John's quilt, Kaffe pyramids, and some exchange blocks I need to do.  I'm thinking I'll bring my Featherweight for backup.  Handwork of course, both hexie's and embroidery
I have to bring plenty in case a miracle happens and I finish something! LOL I'm looking forward to this trip.  Lots of fun and quilt shop hopping too.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

September already!

Last month ended with a compete washout physically.  I been recuperating from stomach and energy problems.  This has passed and I've been feeling well for the last two days.  

So while Ashleigh was here, she helped me rearrange my sewing room.  In order to do that everything was moved off the floor, which seems to be a major storing place for me, to the hallway to do the rearranging.  Here's what it looked like after we finished.

I'd call this a total mess

So needless to say I have my work cut out for me.  I'm using the adage  "the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time"

Disappearing 4 patch Swap
I did finish this top that was an Apple Crisper's project.  I have backing to get the back done.  And will make The blue binding.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

While I'm away from home

Visiting my DD in Lewisville, TX, waiting for the house hold to wake up.  Drinking coffee and catching up on mail.  There I see all kinds of inspiring posts about quilting and I can't go to my sewing room.  I did however, bring my trusty hand sewing project and since it's Sunday, I can do some Slow Sunday Stitching today on my EPP long term project.  The last picture I took of my project showed the two rows I've put on so far.  I have another two rows about ready to go on.  
Ready to attach more to the mother ship

I also am making some adjustments to the blue filler row which requires some unsewing.  Plenty of time to tweak this as I still have a while while to go.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Present projects in front of my wants

I have so much stuff out I don't know where to start. A list is in order.

1.  Black and white with blue sashing is half finished and on the design wall. I need to finish up, make back and binding, so I don't have to go back to it. 

2.  Log cabin blocks almost finished for Gelinda. Need to decide on setting, put together make back and binding. 

3.  John's Kaffe quilt needs more cutting and sewing.  Must have top priority. 

4. Pile of fabric on ironing station needs pressing, cutting and putting away. 

Looks as if I can do the first two projects then move on to John. I have a plan

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Two finishes, some kind of wonderful

Oh yes, two done, I'm smiling here!

Edward's quilt is all finished and I even washed it for him.  The quilting really shows off the waves in the quilt.  I'm so glad I remade it and got this pattern set up.  And remarkable it is that I got it made and finished all in one year's time.
I wish I could remember when I made this.  I saw Becky making this at a retreat and knew I had to do it.  Always looking for scrap patterns to fit my stash.  It sat on the shelf for a long while waiting on me to quilt it.  Finally, that day came and here it is.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Getting closer to some finishing

I made this a year or two or more ago.  I kept thinking about it and one day took it down set it up and proceeded to quilt it.  I used the walking foot and just sewed in the ditch on either side of the red strip in each block.  I extended the quilting into the borders. Binding is attached waiting for me to get to it.
Mostly an update on the ongoing EPP project.  I'm ready to attach the second row.  

Edwards quilt has been entirely  remade, quilted by my friend Joan, binding put on and I'm working on that.  The more I sew, the more I like it.

I have been busy doing lots of other things in the sewing room.  Mostly mundane things.  Some block swaps prepared, cutting strips and looking for things.  I had a good weekend getting a lot done.