Sunday, January 16, 2011

It just needed binding

I've had this wallhanging done and just needing binding for quite a while. We watched Casa Blanca for the first time Friday night so I was able to do the binding. We have been trying to watch some classics but in most cases we aren't impressed! Thankfully they go back in the mail to Netflix.

I stitched the blocks last year from Alex Anderson's site and added colored pencil to them. I had a bunch of 2.5" squares of 30's fabrics so that was the setting squares.
block closeup

I received the blocks for these American Hero quilts last July and August and set them together into tops and finally got the borders on. One of my yahoo groups hosted a sew-in New Years weekend to work on blocks and quilts for the project. I mailed three tops off Friday.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Finished a quilt top!

Finally, I got my act together and got my guild's fundraiser quilt together. A member had donated the center panel, but it was just fused so I did lots of threadwork. Other blocks were handed in fused but not stitched so I had to do some of them as well. I had the floral fabric in my stash and it worked wonderfully! Now to hand it off to someone else to quilt hopefully!

More Snow Pictures and Quilting Closeup

Monday I took some more snow pictures, I just didn't get them posted! Also Jeanne had asked for a closeup on my hand quilting on the old zigzag quilt so I am showing that one first.
Standing at our mailbox looking west, our driveway is to the right.

From the mailbox looking up the driveway. Our house is hidden in the center, inlaws house off to the right.
Looking into the backyard from my inlaws. My lilac bushes look pretty sad.
Grain bins, shop, and my lilac bushes again. They look better from this side.
Looking west from the back deck to the old barn.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Finished an OLD quilt!

My first finish of 2011! This is an antique top my late friend Debi purchased off eBay several years ago and started hand quilting. When her health started declining in 2005 she gave it to me to finish and keep. It has taken me this long to hand quilt it, as I don't sit and do that much anymore. Last night I decided I could do it, finish quilting that is and I did!

Over a year ago I had purchased some authentic time period fabric for binding from a dealer at a quilt show. This is a course weave quilt, but at least it was easier to quilt that way! This morning I put in a movie and got the binding done! I need to make a label.Last night I took a picture of the sunset out of my second floor west facing bedroom window. In the horizon are the Blue Mountains of Washington, a couple hour drive by road, although you can get to the plateau in about 1 1/2 hours. It's cool to see another state from my bedroom!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Isn't January 1st the time for resolutions? I never keep mine so I just make suggestions to myself. Along with the usual losing weight, being happy, exercising more, finishing UFO's, I do want to be better at blogging. I still have tons of quilts to show, last year was a rough for me in many ways and I'm looking for a less stressful 2011! BTW I am trying to say twenty eleven instead of two thousand eleven.

This morning there was a gorgeous sunrise but I got sidetracked finding my camera and missed the better colors. I also didn't want to go outside in the near zero weather so I had to lean out the windows of the house!
So why do ducks duck? Because their pen gets too weighted down with snow! Sorry, can't see the ducks. I will have to get a picture of them another time. This view is out Amy's bedroom window with zoom on.I mailed this quilt off yesterday. I quilted it for someone on one of my yahoo groups. It was a swap we did last year of scrappy disappearing 9 patch blocks. I didn't do a closeup of the quilting unfortunately. The border is quilted with a free motion feather design.