Monday, January 20, 2014

stitching on and on

Well I am down to the last 2 blocks in the sampler before I get started on the pieced sashing  and borders and I think I will get the gold quilt pin basted sew that I can get on to quilting it.
Once you get started it is easier to keep going and who know what you can get done.
I feel like getting a start on a Christmas quilt with the layer cake that my daughter gave me for Christmas.  Start one new project as I finish a UFO...... not sure that I will make any head way by I will have fun doing it.
That's all for now ... happy stitching
in stitches

Sunday, January 19, 2014

a stitch here and a stitch there

Well , what have I been up to??
I did get those socks finished and have been wearing them..... nice and cozy.

I have gotten another  couple of quilts top done. A giving quilt as well as a project that has been sitting around for a while.

This one is a quick and simple, using a stripped fabric. You just cut it into squares and set them in alternating directions and you have your quilt.
I was going to cut it in 10 1/2 inch squares but I should have double checked before my first cut ....... I ended up with 9 1/2 inch squares instead. I wanted to make it a little bigger sew I added an uneven border with the wider borders on top and bottom. It should make a nice size to curl up with on the couch.
block finishes
under construcion

I have also been plugging away at some of those UFO's that I have in my sewing room. I have been working on some square in a square blocks for a sampler that I am working on. I am on the third block this weekend with only three more to go and then the setting.
class sample
Spider Web Quilt

 I will be teaching a few classes this winter, with one starting in a couple of weeks. Sew I will have a little more class prep to do.I am looking forward to teaching this class as it is a fun way to use up those scraps that just seam to multiply.
scrappy back ....... just sew to make the
 backing is the right size
 I even managed to get a few more batches of Doggie Treats made for my furry friends.

I do have a few things preoccupying my mind and time so not to worry I will trying to keep up my blog and checking in on those that I follow to. It is always great to see what you are up to as well.
Enjoy your week and have some fun getting a stitch in here and there.
In stitches

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New to me product and a little more to start the new year

I had been looking for the colors absorbing sheets and found some through A GREAT NOTION( a Canadian store with an online store as well). I am sure some other quilting shops are handling this product as well. if not just ask and they might be able to get it in for you.

I tested them out with a fabric I new bleed when my daughter washed a runner I made her in the past. You just toss it in the wash with the fabric and see what happens.The fabric came out perfect and the sheet was red.
kept the fabric bright and
no running colors
I will be including a sheet with a couple of the baby quilts that I made for my daughter . Just to keep the colors fresh.

I also have a finish to share. A good friend of mine Carrie, and I have been working on a quilt to donate to a charity. We used a D4P, disappearing 4 patch, found in   Quickly Quilting    magazine and also can be found on the Missouri Star Quilt Shop videos.
One of the recommendations is that the quilt is backed with flannel,boy oh boy dose that make it cozy.
our first giving quilt

Thank you Carrie for letting me help you with this quilt and I can hardly wait to see what we will make next for this group. A great way to start the new year with a giving quilt.
I will share more about the group at a later date.
I also almost have a new pair of socks made ...
just the last half to do.......

In stitches
it is so cold out there that the cold is trying to come in
I am linking up with The Needle And Thread Network can not link up today , it must have closed up early but still stop in and checkout what the others have been up to.
in stitches

Happy New Year!!!!

Just a short note to wish you one and all a Happy New Year! One that is filled with Love and Laughter , Friends and Family . Health and Happiness and of course time to play with your fabric.

Here in Saskatchewan we are also hoping for some warmer temps. Other than Christmas it has been either calm and cold or a wee bit warmer and windy so that the wind chill brought the temp done. Sew it is a good thing that we quilters keep a few quilts for ourselves to help us stay cozy and warm.
Have a great day/year.......
               in stitches