Be Creative! Quilt Challenge sponsored by McCalls magazines. It was a fun challenge using Lotta Jansdotter fabrics. I placed in the top ten, so my quilt has been traveling wtih the Original Sewing and Quilt Expos this year. I got to see it when the show was in Des Moines in May.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
I have finished the painting on my garage and it looks so much better. It has left me with not much to show project wise, though. I have been slowly working on a scrappy mystery quilt (very slowly), but can't post that yet, so I haven't been posting much. I'm getting back in the swing now, hopefully!
I have two 24" metal quilt blocks. One I won in the Red and White Challenge on QuiltShopGal's blog (it's red!), and the other my friend, Pat, gave me. One will go on the peak on the front, which faces the front. The other will go on the side that faces the house. I put the one that Pat gave me on an existing nail on the side that faces the house to see if I like it there. I can see this one when I'm in my sewing/TV/computer room, so I think I'd like the one from Pat here to remind me of her kindness. I think it is positioned pretty well between the windows, what do you think? Up? Down? Perfect? I will post pictures of the other one when I get it hung.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
I started my fall classes yesterday at Cut Up and Quilt with the Log Cabin Star Tabletopper by Marci Baker and Sara Nephew. I was excited to see the fabric choices each quilter had chosen and I wasn't disappointed. Elsie chose batiks in warm and cool colors for her star. We worked on getting all of the logs cut precisely and a diamond and one of each of the two triangles pieced so that they could take it home and have models of what needs to be done to finish the quilt.
|Elsie's Log Cabin Star|
Denise decided to strip piece hers once she got her fall themed pieces cut, so she had all of her diamonds to this stage. We laid out the dark that will be next to the diamonds once the triangles are completed to get an idea of how it will look.
|Denise's Log Cabin Star|
|Stacy's Log Cabin Star|
|Dianne's Log Cabin Star|
|Christine's Log Cabin Star|
I have thoughts spinning in my head for a new project I'm dying to start, as well as a mystery project I need to get back to, but I need to focus on painting today. I got a little painting done last night after class and am going to head out soon to paint some more. I have a new Sampler Club beginning Tuesday night making the Circle and Spin quilt plus a Sampler 23 Club tomorrow night. I don't have time to get in trouble this week!
|My Log Cabin Star|
Saturday, September 3, 2016
It was hard to choose where to hang the Skylines Cityscape panel. Even though the library is huge, there aren't many walls so there weren't a lot of places to hang it. I didn't want to hide it in a corner so this is where I put it.
I had a different print hanging here, and took it down. It will have to find a new home, maybe on the opposite wall where the tree is. It's not big enough for the space so I am going to look for a few other things to go with it so I can hang it there.
|Space to the left of bookcase and tree. would work for the other pic, just too big a space for one picture. |
Here's the post from when I hung the tree on the wall.