Thursday, July 28, 2016

more swap action

 what great fun this weekend at the Quilts at the Creek show I had 3 quilts in was able to take 2 pictures then my camera battery went to sleep.

This was the challenge of last year, of course I was late so submitted last year. The pattern was from Sherri Hisey of Border Creek Station designs

 This one was of the 2 swaps that I had designed to make one quilt. I was thrilled to see the quilts hanging and getting a little air. This was a great show anyone can enter a quilt, if you do you get in for free.

Next year they will be celebrating Red and White quilts, when I got my quilts back there was a Red and White FQ inside. I am going to try to make this challenge.
 I got my wee blocks back from Small Talk yahoo group and they were in a row on my design wall, the block in the center I got for free at a friends stash sale, it was just sitting there on top of a never ending quilt I am hand quilting.

I walked by them for days what was I going to make? finally after my friend left I sat and just started sewing this together it came together great so far!

Now this is a design in progress, it will be a medallion quilt I will embroider a little more in the center block but this was already made I just added the wee baskets, now to think what my next row will be.
 Just a little close up as you can see there are borders. I made a measuring bloop so I just added a skinny border, worked out great, designs usually end up from trial and error, really there are no errors just alternatives.
 here ya go a little closer to the center, what a great block to start with eh?
 I also finished my 8th BBD block from Love Letters Pattern. one block left to go
 I was remiss in showing you a couple of quilty gifts that I received. This cute wee pincushion and thread catcher and cutter holder from a fabulous friend. Love them and use them all the time. I use all my gifts quilters put so much into them..look at the machine quilting on the side of the thread catcher and she hand quilted the top of the pincushion
 somewhere for my cutter to now snooze in when I am not using it. her own sleeping quarters, love it!
and then Rosemarie came to visit and went to the quilt show with me. This will be an annual tradition for us she loves to go I love to have her here I will be seeing her in Sept!

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

New Sampler!

Hi, Mom made me another sampler she does BOM at her local quilt stores one in Leamington called a Stitch in Time this year she picked red, white and black and this was my Christmas present. We didn't get to see each other for Christmas but we celebrated Christmas in July.

Mom got 8 of the blocks done and then I did the last 4 the patterns were perfect.

 I did the last on the right and those flying geese. Honestly each of the patterns were very precise the pieces fit together like a puzzle.
 My job now was to decide how to finish the quilt. I had picked out this fabric before Christmas specifically for this quilt from The Quilt Store  when they had their last 50 percent off before Christmas.
 I had also bought this book at a guild quilt show one of the members boutiques. I had a plan.
 This was the first block, I was very happy with the results I ran up to show my husband he liked it too. Poor guy just had his other knee operated on and had a tough time with the anesthetic so progress has been slower, but this gave him incentive to come down the stairs to see the rest of the idea I had decided for the next sampler layout! LOL
 This was one of the side blocks thought that was pretty cool too...

Now I was excited! I got the top done I started this Thursday night and got up this morning to sew the 2 halves together the center is now completed. I only have the borders to put on.

I think Mom would be very happy her sampler gift did not sit in a box but got done right away.