Friday, November 13, 2015

Windy day in the Motor City

Yesterday started out ok, just a little wind and rain, but as the day progressed the winds picked up! I had a couple of errands to run, and all I wanted to do was hurry up and get back home. Out of the weather!
In the morning I began continuing piecing the turbine quilt. I have 2 interesting borders. The first one is easy, it was the 2nd (outer) border that required some work. I think I figured it out. I to rip stitches often, but I did manage to make it work.....and when I made it work....I decided at that time, no one will want to piece that corner unit. Make it easier.
So, make it easier I will!
Last night's dinner, Salsa Soup! It was chilly yesterday.  We needed soup to warm us up. And a pot of hazelnut coffee from Folgers! Oh my goodness! Love it!

I gathered these fabrics yesterday for a new oroject. I can see a beautiful quilt from these!!!

And this is a special project I'm working on. It's going to be on my workshop list. More to reveal later.
And now I will wish you a great day! 
Happy quilting! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Two for Tuesday

Tuesday, two for Tuesday!
I decided I need to work on two projects today. One is due in January to Fons & Porter, and two is for fun, new project.
My fun project is from Fat Quarter Friday:

Today is project 2. Can't show the entire quilt, but let's see if I can give you a little taste...a little teaser.
Yesterday before I went to class, I worked on this little idea. 
Just playing with my fat quarters....
My special project will be for Quilting Arts magazine.
Back to yesterday's class. It felt good to be a student! I was in a machine embroidery class. I was learning how to nest and connect the pattern, make it continuous.  I enjoyed the class,  and the other ladies were great. The class was at Decorative Stitches on 22 Mike road and Van Dyke in Shelby Township.
I'm hoping once I get caught up, I can work more with my embroidery machine.
So, on that note, I need to get back to work! 
Happy quilting everyone!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Summer is gone....fall is here....winter is soon

Hello everyone, yesterday on facebook I announced its FAT QUARTER FRIDAY!! The idea is to take at least 1 fat quarter or as many as you want, and:

  1. Try a new block
  2. Use a ruler or template that you've never used
  3. Try a new technique 
  4. Take an orphan block, use the fat quarter as a border and make a mug rug
  5. Take an orphan block and make it into a placemat or table topper...use the fat quarter(s) to finish to the size you need
Here is what I made using 3 fat quarters:
I posted this yesterday on facebook 

Let me know what you come up with!

Happy quilting!