Thursday, April 16, 2015

Barbara's finished quilt

Barbara picked her quilt up today at
my favorite LQS, The Quilter's Path, 
so time to share some pictures.
Barbara's piecing is fantastic.
 I bought a set of Linda Hrcka's
curved rulers and used every one of them on this quilt.
Barbara fussy cut the center of her stars and borders, so I didn't want to cover up or take away from that.
See the center of the stars, I tried to duplicate that
motif in the quilting.
Barbara's daughter picked out the star and border
fabric and Barbara did a great job picking out the other fabrics.
Double batt, 100% cotton and 80/20 Hobbs.
Glide thread in Pickled Pear, light blue in borders.
All quilting is freehand and ruler work.
I'm trying to remember to take a before and after picture.
Soooo this is before....
this is after
Cool, right?
Thanks for stopping by and letting me share.
Who's going to Paducah???
Will be there on Wednesday. 
Anyone need pictures taken?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A little gift to my friend

I showed a sneek peek of this wall hanging
a couple of weeks ago
 but was waiting on sharing it until I gave
 it to a friend for her
new shop she is moving to.
I took it by her shop on Friday,
so now I can share.
(Click on the picture to enlarge)
It was cloudy Friday so I waited until I
got to her shop to take pictures,
hoping for a little sunshine.
She loves bunnies, they are all
through her shop.
Mr Bunny is a little wrinkled from being
rolled up all day, but unlike me, he will
lose his wrinkles before long.
She also has a lot of pots of flowers outside and inside
of the shop, so I had to add a couple of flower pots
or baskets.
And of course I had to add the name of her shop.
More pictures than I thought.
I used two layers Hobbs 80/20.  Glide thread in
Linen (love that thread) All quilting is freehand.
Thanks for visiting. 
 Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
Stevie and I will be in the Best Buddies Walk tomorrow,
so hoping for a beautiful day.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter to everyone.
May you find the most eggs,
wear the prettiest dress,
and have Our Lord,
Jesus Christ in your heart and soul.
Made very small progress
on my quilt, but coming along.
My stand came in and I can't thank everyone enough for your suggestions.  Now I can see the whole quilt at one time.
Have a wonderful Easter.

Friday, March 27, 2015

New quilt

Barbara's quilt is finished.
Just need to trim.
Lots of pictures to share after
I delivery it to her.
This is my new quilt.
Not a whole lot to see right now
First time to quilt on black and
 I might need a new pair of glasses
when finished.
Thank goodness for Jamie Wallen's video
 on how to make a side light.
Have a nice weekend.  It's will be cool here so
a good time to stay inside and quilt.

Friday, March 20, 2015

You guys are great!!
I looked at all of your suggestion
and found one that I thought would serve my needs.
Thank you very much for all of your help.
Very excited, my new stand should be here next week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A little help

I need a little help.
Looking for one of those
telescoping frames to hang quilts on when taking pictures.
Do you know what I'm talking about?
Looks like a camera tripod, only taller.
It has one on each side and a pole across the top to
hang the quilt on.
Clear as mud?
Well, if you know what I talking about and know where to
buy one please let me know.
Or if you know how to build one that will not take up
a lot of space, one that can be taken down and stored in a little bitty
space.  I've thought about PVC pipe and connector but don't know if that
would be too much trouble setting up and taking down.
Just came up with an idea. but still want to hear from you.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

stuff happens

I was making some progress
on Barbara's quilt...
when Mother Nature decided to send a lot of ice
and some snow our way.
Guess what happens when your gutters are full of ice
and then it rains 2 inches?

Rain comes inside.
Part of my quilting studio flooded.
Water down the wall, soaks carpet and to the garage
ceiling below.
I had to move a bookshelf loaded with my books, desk,
and furniture.
Studio is not so pretty right now and
almost impossible to work. 
But still not as bad as my sister has it
Spring will come!