Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Stash Elimination #4

Stop by Kiwiquilts in Powder Springs and mention this blog when you check out to get your pick from Stash Stack #4 shown below. Who knows, one might be just the right choice for a hole in your stash.

More to come after the first of the year...

I'm getting the urge to start a Dear Jane quilt. Anybody out there got a favorite spot to find a pattern?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas & Beyond - Still Stuck on Dimensional Blocks

There is quilt life after a holiday and I'm looking forward to returning to unfinished quilt tops. My commitment in 2011 is to finish, finish, finish. I will restrict my new project indulgence to one-block projects because I know I can't go a week without starting something new, cutting and sewing different fabrics. I have a finished jewel box with all Jinny Beyer fabric that I want to quilt on a long arm. I've sacrificed two very old, unfinished tops to practice and am not ready yet. If there are other long arm wannabe's or beginners, I highly recommend joining Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims thequiltshow.com. Linda Taylor's long arm videos are excellent. I now know how important getting the quilt set up correctly is. It's not just about the hopper!

Here are a few of the latest, the tulip pillow is finished, the other two will be by end of week.

The following wall hanging was a project for a class I taught on ocean waves using a Square In a Square ruler - easy and fast way to get a lot of blocks created.

The following quilt, even though not intentionally a Christmas quilt is a pattern named Christmas Cactus. But it's more spring-like than Christmas. I'll add the appliqued borders later in the week.

Ah, back to a relaxing paper-piecing block. This will be a pillow or just a mini-quilt. Don't know which until I check my stock of stuffing.

I thought I had come up with something unique when I was playing around with left over folded triangles from my previous hot pads. Then I searched the Internet and found a whole site that has nothing but dimensional patterns and there's one identical to this one. Oh well...it's still pretty and I enjoyed producing it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Pillow Found a Happy Home

My frriend Amy found a place for the blue pillow. I must admit, it looks swell in her boudoir.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Final Cathedral Window Hot Pads Done!

This is such a quick block to make that it does become a bid addictive, especially since it gives me a chance to do a little hand work. .. or not. I did a demo/training session at a local quilt shop Saturday and the response was "This is just the type of project I need - something I can finish one or more of in one sitting." Leave me a comment if you'd like pattern/instructions.

Next post - my newest addiction!