Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Candy Cauldron

I picked up this Pearl Pereira design (P3Designs) several years ago instead of her Halloween Baltimore pattern. This is pretty much the center of that pattern, only embroidered instead of appliqued. I started it and life happened and I put it down. I rediscovered it last November or December, got the embroidery done and then added borders at the end of March. Yesterday I got it marked for hand quilting, and today I got it basted. Now to find my small hoop and quilt it! I'd really like to get it done by Halloween, this year.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage - April blocks

Got my Farm Girl Vintage blocks done for April, enjoying using the Lynette Anderson fabrics! I am not a fan of draw a line on the diagonal for corner HSTs, especially for some of these bits there is a lot of waste. I am putting all of my scraps into a tin and looking there for small things first. I actually got to use some for the centers bits of Apron Strings, top left block.

Friday, April 22, 2016

LUS assembly progress

A sneak peak of my progress so far with my Loyal Union Sampler assembly.

Assembling is slow going, especially when I can't find a block. Last night I had to take the ripper to some bordering, and now I can't find it! Column 6 is underway. Of course I didn't get enough white to do this layout, so now I am on the hunt to match the original fabric. Kona cotton should not be that hard to find, will bring a piece to the fabric store instead of guessing.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Shipshewana Amish Sampler quilt-along - DONE!

Back in 2013 I was invited to a quilt along making the Shoshewana Amish Sampler quilt (designed by Gay Bomers of Sentimental Stitches). I kept up with the blocks and got it into a top, but then it languished, as so many tops do. After getting my Bernina 830 earlier this year, I vowed to get some tops into quilts. This one is the first of the larger quilts, even though it is only 56" x 67", working up.

Hopefully you can see some of the quilting, this was definitely a learning experience quilt, tried out lots of new ideas.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

I Want to Believe quilt along

Jennifer Ofenstein of Fandom in Stitches started a quilt along to celebrate the reprise of The X-files TV show. For some reason, it struck a chord and I wanted to make this quilt! The last block was posted a few weeks back, and I had Empty Spools to go to, but I finally got the top assembled yesterday!

I now have another quilt to quilt, so I better get quilting on the one currently being quilted! Half of the border left to go, and then binding.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Farm Girl Vintage

I decided to take a BOM at The Granary with a friend, just because. I agonized over fabric, made many choices, but finally ended with with a collection of Lynette Anderson fabrics. These are the first two months worth, need to get busy on the April blocks!

Empty Spools

I went to two Empty Spools sessions this year, just got back from the second trip, this one for applique. Don't have much to show for that, although I learned a ton from Jeanne Sullivan, a last minute substitute for an ill Sue Garman. Ladies of the Sea got started, and hopefully I can get her done in the next five years or so. Meanwhile I am going to use some of the things I learned to work on last years project, and some earlier things too. I have a couple of Lone Star quilts that have applique on them, which stalled these beauties big time. Now to get them moving along. Meanwhile I will leave you with a just post sun set picture I took while there.