Thursday, September 1, 2011

Well summer slipped through my needle hole I do believe!

I did get my custom log cabin off the frame and quilted a couple of quilts for long-time customers. Now I'm onto quilting a Big Forks applique chickadee quilt that I just adore!!! I'll have to put up a couple photos later!

I am feeling the need for some inspirational color. I've got 3 inch squares of a 12 step dye run all over our guest bed. Now just to decide how to put them all together into something lovely!

Quilt on, all!

Monday, June 27, 2011


My goal this week is to have the log cabin quilt off my frame before Wednesday, so I can list it on the WIP as completed!!! Then all I have to do is bind it, but the major work will be done.

I've got 3 more blocks to hand piece to be able to work on a little wall quilt that I can do some inklique on. I think I'm going to put feathered wreaths in it on white so I can ink them. We'll see how that goes and hopefully I'll be posting pics along the way! The fabric I'm using for the inklingo hand-pieced blocks is from my hand dyed stash. Yippee!

Todays goal is to get the white areas quilted (on the log cabin) and try to figure out if my 1.5 inch border is still bothering me and needs more quilting. I'm not sure I want to leave this type of a border unquilted, even though it is stitched in the ditch....

Onward to another quilty type day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WIP Wednesday (work in progress)

Log Cabin being quilted on the long-arm
Super Nova - sad this isn't done but now I'll get to post it on the new little feather weight!!! There is a reason for everything!!!
Pics to come!

A Quiltin' I will go

A Quiltin' I will go, A quiltin' I will go, Hi-Ho the Dairy-O, A quiltin' I will go!!!

Well it's been a while since I've been out here....planting season lasted a wee bit longer then I really expected. Got the pleasure of working one field 3 times before the rain/dry cycle let Brad get it planted. Boy was I getting tired of seeing that piece of ground! Hopefully Fall won't come too fast!

I'm sad to say, but the same quilt is on my long arm frame as when we started planting. Dang.... I'm hoping that today will be the day that I can possibly get it all finished. I've been able to work a little here and a little there. I think our schedules are slowing down now that softball is done. Now we just have swimming lessons and daily school work to keep up on things. So I should have more time...

More time for QUILTING : )

I was able to finally adorn my new little jeep with it's own personalized plates....Can you imagine what they say???? LV2KWLT and they are Simpson College plates to boot! I just love them and they match a dear friend in Nebraska's plates! Love ya Rosie!!!

Well along with long-arming I really need to get some time to play with the oldest/newest toy to my little collection!!! I bought a spring green refurbished featherweight! She is the most adorable thing, but I haven't gotten to sew a stitch with her. Although I know that she and I will sew happily together for many years to come! Dang she is cute! I'll have to post a pic or you'll have to catch a glimpse at her at the next class or something!

Better go be stitchin'
Have a fantastic day! Rainy and good for sewing!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Windy and cold sent us to the sewing room

Amelia finished the first mini block and made two more blocks. These are the centers of another round of fabric for each block. These are to be wonky, strippy constructed miniquilts that go into the larger block. I didn't cut as narrow stripping as what the pattern calls for. Afraid Amelia would feel that it could take forever to get a block done. Need some immediate gratification with this.

She is very proud to get 3 blocks done. 13 more mini blocks to get done and we can complete the actual whole block.

A fun afternoon of ironing for my little one!

Great weather far

Today brought us a warm and sunny morning, which we took advantage of by dedicating it to kite flying. The tops of our Loess Hills provide the perfect kite flying venue. The parrot and rainbow kites took flight today. Our box kite didn't get to play, since I was helping Amelia learn to fly her kite. Quilting wise there is a log cabin quilt on the frame now. It's a top that I bought years ago and put a couple borders on it. Been trying to figure out how I wanted to quilt it so I attempted some free-hand feathers in the border. Took a shot from under the long-arm so you all could see it. Not perfect by any means. I believe I like things a little more marked, formal and defined. But it's a utility quilt anyway. Practice, practice, practice I keep reminding myself. So why the heck have I been fretting about what filler to put in the white areas of the quilt. Still haven't decided. Been playing on Amelia's little etcha-sketch thing. Haven't figured out what feels right yet, and then I remember utility. Just meander the dang thing and have it done. Does that set right? hmmm. Probably not. Well enjoy the shots! It's suppose to get colder as the day goes on and I know I will be in fields here soon. So trying to get whatever I can done!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Doodle kind of day

Machine is timed and had some other issues with a cone of thread...but thanks to the APQS forum, I got that taken care of... it's now in the trash. Dang thing.

Anyway, I had muslin loaded on and spent my day just playing and making doodles. I guess it's a fun way to waste a day huh? Now it's time to get busy! But I thought I'd share what I did yesterday, after all....should we do it, if it can't be fun?