Monday, April 27, 2015

Design Wall Monday

I have something new on my wall!  Not that I finished one of the other projects but I needed to put up my Fire Island Hosta. (pattern by Judy Niemeyer) I went to a retreat with 8 other women this past weekend and I spent the whole time sewing the pieces for this quilt top.  I am working on assembling it now.  I am so excited because I love the visual impact.  Picking fabrics was tough and I changed a couple fabrics during the cutting process. Most of my quilts involve purple and I am not a green fan, but I am excited by this quilt!
pieces for my Fire Island Hosta
our 9 week old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd  puppy, Leia

Flower Bed, tulips are already starting to fade away

winter wheat field near my house.  I just watching our crops grow!
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Design Wall Monday New Projects and a Finish!

My design wall is exactly the same (I MUST finish those two charity tops), but I did finish a quilt last week!  I had pre-entered it in the Palouse Patchers quilt show that was held this past weekend in Moscow, ID.  Entering it was my motivation to finish the quilt and it was down to the wire, but I made it.  I drove the quilt and a friend's entries to Moscow Friday.  I attended the show Saturday and didn't even get a picture of the quilt hanging!  My friend brought the entries back Sunday night and I was shocked to see two ribbons hanging on the quilt!
Finger Lakes Log Cabin - pieced Nov/Dec 2013 Quilted March/April 2015
Ribbons won - First in Piecing and Second in Machine Quilting
My friend Anita Brumley's quilt.  She won first in Best Use of Color and a Second in Viewer's Choice Large Quilts
photo by Anita
I fell in love with this quilt by Debbie Goetz.  She called it Bubble Gum and the pattern is called Cotton Candy Dots 2 by Amelie Scott.  I love the simplicity of the pattern with the random dots appliqued on which were added by Debbie.
 At the Quilted Posies booth I found this aqua /grayish brown bundle of FQ's.  I purchased the fabric on the right at the Island Quilter booth and 3 of the coral/orange fabrics and had the remaining 3 corals in my stash.  The fabrics at the top I removed from the pile and will be on the back of the quilt.  They were too distracting to me.  I am so anxious to make this quilt!
However I will be going to a quilt retreat this coming weekend and decided to actually read the directions for cutting out my Fire Island Hosta quilt pattern.  I am using this selection of fabrics.  I added a few more and changed one my last post about the quilt.  The light fabric is a mottled Nancy Crow gray I have had in my stash for years.  I now have most of it cut out.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Design Wall Monday and Quiltmaker

My design wall hasn't changed one bit.  It's been a crazy April so far with spring break and my daughter and two grandkids here for over a week.  I definitely couldn't sew when I had those two adorable kids here.  Nicole is 11 months and Jared is 3 1/2.  My other daughter and husband were here for a few days also, and add in a family burial and dinner and Easter...  Yes, busy!

However I did machine quilt a large quilt, starting in March and finishing this past weekend.  I have shown it on my blog before but now it's to the binding stage!  I have pre-entered it in the Palouse Patchers quilt show in Moscow this coming weekend so it needs to be finished!
Finger Lakes Log Cabin from a pattern by Judy Martin
The big news is my two blog posts for Quiltmaker Scrap Squad.  I can now show them and the quilts I made!  The first I call Gemstones and go to the post to see the original pattern I was asked to do on Quiltmaker Quilt Pleasures blog.

The next quilt I have now named Charming Chopsticks based on comments I received on this blog post!  Check out the link to Quiltmaker Quilt Pleasures blog!
I have my third assignment and I'm looking forward to getting started on the next quilt.  I have yet to make a dent in my scraps as a member of the Scrap Squad!

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