Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This and That

So much for will power!
Looks like those WIPs will go back in the infamous closet for awhile.
I have been busy with new projects, which will come to no surprise to those who know how easily I am tempted...the samples for the
Petite Patchwork Club at TOWQS.
Here is the October mini:
And here is the November mini:

Both quilts are from the patterns, QUILT SQUARES, by Lori Smith.
If you want info on the club,
go  to www.theoldeworldquiltshoppe.com.
It was so fun to do some small scale piecing again! 

With a little bit of help for a wonderful stitcher,
the November banner for the Basin Banners Thru the Year Club is also done and hanging in the shoppe.

Next up are the new BOM programs we have planned.  I'll be back with them as I make progress. I am especially excited about the Farm Girl Finery quilt, designed by Kim Diehl and appearing in her new book, Simple Appeal.

I am keeping up with my little letters though!
I have motivation. I need a baby quilt.
My grandson was born the day after my birthday.

What a wonderful present!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Around the World Blog Hop

I was invited to join in on the Around the World Blog Hop by Michele of Island Life Quilts. I have been following Michele for a long time and enjoy seeing her bright, modern quilts. I especially love all the little bags she makes.  The quilting motifs she uses to quilt her own quilts are always inspiring.

Why do I create?
For one thing, it keeps me off the streets and out of the bars...LOL.
But really, I just love it.  
My favorite part is selecting the fabrics for a project and then I like the challenge of piecing the quilt as best I can. 
Quilting also provides me with a community.


What am I working on?
What am I not working on! I just want to make them all. 
Here is a sampling:
'All Hallow's Eve'

This is a Sew Along I designed for The Olde World Quilt Shoppe blog. 
Anything small really makes me happy!


I am a big fan of Kim Diehl and just finished stitching down 'Penny Garland.'  Wool applique has really become a favorite medium for me. Here is another work in progress designed by Kim Diehl and using wool applique.
Finishes are not my forte, but here is a recent one that even has a binding...my least favorite part of the process.
'Snowbound'

Oh, the list of projects is endless, and I always have a new one brewing in my mind.  I recently took on a part time job at my LQS and my duties include selecting patterns and fabrics.  Boy, am I in heaven!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have time today to stitch and create too.