Wednesday, February 26, 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday ....

What's on my wall this week.....

I have been working on a Square in a Square sampler designed by Jodi Barrows, from her book Kisses for your Beloved.
I just have to finish the borders and then ready to quilt.
Using the Square in a Square method you never cut or sew a triangle just squares and rectangles that get trimmed up to create the blocks you need for your quilt. Now off the wall as of Wed. night
ready to make a quilt sandwich

I am slowly working on my UFO's sew this one will soon be checked off of that list.
A fresh start on the design wall....
another giving quilt
ready to sew together
And to keep things interesting I am joining the flags on a stick hop I like to call it quilts on a stick either way it should be a great hop to welcome spring along.
I will be linking up with The Needle and Thread Network
in stitches

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

W.I.P.'s for Wednesday

Well I am sure glad that I enjoy quilting .... an indoor sport or sorts, as we have a winter that just does not want to quit.
For this week I have one finish

and one almost done.
just the binding to do ....

and a few more on the go.
 I just signed up for Quilt on a Stick blog hop for the end of March over on Sew We Quilt aka Stash Manicure.Sew I am sure I will have a few more works in progress over the next little while.
I will be linking up with The Needle and Thread Network
in stitches

Saturday, February 15, 2014

one more web being spun.....

Asian Fabrics in a web
One more class sample from this weeks class on making Spider Web blocks. Well done Carrie.
I am very proud of how the whole class did with their blocks, you will all have quilts in no time at all. No scrap will be safe with you ladies around ;0)
 In stitches

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

a little valentine post card i sent to a friend earlier this week
"cold hands = warm heart "

Happy Valentines to you all out there.
Today also marks the start of my third year blogging.I would like to say thank you for stopping in from time to time to see what i have been up to. It has been great getting to know you and sharing a little of myself.
Stop by an leave a comment and I will put you in a draw for a few quilting goodies. I'll have the draw at the end of the weekend. Good Luck and thanks again for being out there.
in stitches

Thursday, February 13, 2014

in a tangle of webs

Had some fun making spider web blocks and turning them into quilts.
In the class some have decided to make larger quilts and will be working on their projects a bit longer. Some will make them a little smaller and be able to use them as table toppers. But all in all the ladies did a wonderful job on their blocks. I sure loved how they turned out whether by scrap or fat quarters. Here is a sample of the blocks combos created.

 Only one missing I will post it as soon as my student has four blocks put together , she was unable to attend the last class. I do love  how different they all are and I can see how great each quilt will be when done. This has been a great way to use up some of those leftovers and learn something new at the same time. Thanks ladies for letting me share your work.
in a stitch

Sunday, February 9, 2014

a new week and a few new stitches

Well the week end is coming to a end ........ and I did manage to get a finish in and a few more  blocks for my class samples on the Spider Web block.
My finish is a pair of mittens for our daughter with just enough wool leftover to make them.They feel warm and cozy in this nice soft wool. I am sure she will like them.
on there way to warm a teachers hands

Here are the few blocks I did get made this weekend.
some assembly required and more to make 

I do plan on doing a little machine quilting this week,, the quilts just feel sew different when they are finished and not just a quilt top.
And a sweet note to end the week came in the mail......
a wonderful book mark from a dear friend that says..."Friends are the Sunshine of Life"
thank you my friend...
thanks for stopping by.
in stitches

Thursday, February 6, 2014

a new month and new starts

Well January has come and gone .... where oh where dose the time go??
Last month I did get a few finishes in. I finished knitting another scarf and a hat for our daughter.Now I am working on some mittens to use up the leftover yarn.
 I did get a small giving quilt made as well. I ready to work on the sashing and borders for a square in a square quilt.
I have a good start on a spring wall hanging for a March class done with 2 different way for applique.

fusible web applique

fusible interfacing applique

last night we had our first night of the spiderweb block/ quilt class.
So in a nut shell that is what I have been up to .... as well as trying to keep warm in this cold cold winter.
I'll try this again later ...... lost all the pictures I had in this post  :0(    ... just tried again fingers crossed.
so for now
in stitches