Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Girl and her Machine


Although I enjoy handwork, my first love is piecing with my machine...
especially small scale piecing!
Here is the beginning of a lifetime project, 
Sunrise Scraps by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
When I saw this quilt last January at Road to California, I knew I had to commit to making it. 
I fell in love with all things she designs.

Just finished this little handful of scraps called Olivia.

I still continue to do handwork and wool applique.
Working on Father Christmas by 1894 Cottonwood House.

Finished my second block of Solstice Dreams
and embellished the first block of Crimson Tweed.

My friend, Deb and I are working together on a shoppe sample for a BOM starting in January.
Garden Whimsy by Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions.

As usual, I have too many irons in the fire.

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.
Among other things, I am thankful for my machine and the joy it brings me.
Now to the business of cooking a feast for my family!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

A Busy Week

Worked on a sample for TOWQS.
Light Show by Plays with Wool.
Hubbie made the frame for me.

But I had the most fun piecing this small quilt from Edyta Sitar's book,
Little Handful of Scraps.
I have not finished piecing one side because I will demo my tip for half seams when I teach my class next month. 

I designed the Wooly Block Adventure block for the shop.  
Worked on Dear Spooks by 1894 Cottonwood House.
And started on this beauty by Kerry Green, Solstice Dreams.
My progress on the first block. 
And then there was the Pumpkin Patch, Arizona style with my grands.

Hopefully, I will be as happy and productive next week too!




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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Surprise! A Post

Finished this darling table runner this week.
It will be a gift for my grandson who loves all things Halloween.
His favorite song to sing is 'This is Halloween' from Tim Burton's movie The Nightmare before Christmas. It is so cute to hear him sing it with his 3 year old voice and pronunciations.

Also finished this small quilt from Edyta Sitar's Book, Little Handful of Scraps.
So much fun to put scraps of favorite fabrics together! I love the secondary chevron pattern created by off-setting the hourglass units.

Perfecting my wool dyeing skills.
Part of this weekends pots.
Off to fire up the pots right now and work on another little quilt.
I do love my small scale piecing projects!

Next week I am off to San Diego for a family vacation....both my children and both sets of grands. Jaxson and I will celebrate our birthdays together at Sea World. Perfect celebration for a 3 year old and a 64 year old....will make me feel young again.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Little Embarrassed!

It has been over a year since I last posted.
Embarrassing!
It is not that I have not been productive.
Most of my projects have been small things using wool.
I also started dyeing wool.
Here is a sampling of some of the projects I did during the winter months.

Several  Buttermilk Basin designs!
One of my favorite projects, Crimson Tweed, a BOM we are running at TOWQS.
This is the kind of wool I have been dyeing....so fun!


As many of you know, I currently manage my LQS; but this summer was my time to do some things for myself. 
Here are a few of the things I worked on:
This is what I truly love...small scale precision piecing.  I have fallen in love with Edyta Sitar's quilts.
I have started this quilt, Sunrise Scraps, and I am doing a sew-along on The Olde World Quilt Shoppe's facebook page if you are crazy enough to want to join me.

I have not neglected my wool work. Learning to embellish these blocks from Lisa Bongean's pattern, A Penny Gathering.
I did spend a lot of time with the grands this summer and took a fabulous trip to Iceland with my sister and her hubbie.
So I am sorry I have not posted in for ages.
I will be doing tutorials and posts on The Olde World Quilt Shoppe's blog if you want to keep up with me.
Until next summer, keep sewing and enjoy the process.