December 08, 2014

Tumbling

Soon after I made this tumbler quilt I purchased another GO cutter….I know, I know, I'm not a fan of the GO cutter, but for certain shapes, like the tumbler, it works very well.  I love how it cuts reference notches, and makes it so easy to sew the tumblers together accurately, and it certainly saves a lot of time.

So, I've made my excuses as to why I have another die cutter.

I can't make any excuses really for not quilting much lately except to say November seemed like a very busy month around here.  Lots of food shopping, cooking, family dinners and laundry---lots of laundry.   I now know how many dish towels I own because I must have used every one of them!

I'm not complaining, I love company, as it can get lonely around here in the woods.

We actually don't live that far off of the main road, but if you are used to paved, straight, two lane roads, then a trip to our house could be a challenge.   Of course, I will take our country road to freeway driving any day!

Freeway? ---or

Country road?


The tumbler quilt all finished except for the binding.  I tried Angela Walters swirls and pebbles…I love her quilting. My quilting---not so much love here! I have a stack of quilt tops under my long arm waiting to be quilted, so it felt really good to get this quilted yesterday afternoon.  The small dotted yellow fabric is going to be the binding. I hope to load another quilt today, and do a bit of quilting every day. My hurdle seems to be backings.  I really dislike seaming backings---and of course I won't buy wide backing fabric as I already have so much fabric I could piece for a quilt backing! ---and sew it goes around here. :o)

December 07, 2014

Tote Your Selvages



I've been saving the selvage edges of some of my fabrics for awhile, note the overflowing basket on the right of tote bag. I finally decided it was time to attempt making something besides a Mug Rug with them…. Our county has banned the use of  plastic shopping bags. This tote will be put to good use! The pattern is from an older Oct. 2009 McCalls magazine I had kept,  or can also be purchased on Craftsy. Save your Selvages!


November 15, 2014

California Denim

I have a collection of denim shirts. I live in denim most of the time. Jeans, shirts and sneakers.

When I saw the Anita Goodesign State designs, and especially California done on a denim shirt, I couldn't resist making one----here is my newest denim shirt.







November 13, 2014

Quilt Kit

Last time Craftsy had the Crayon Quilt kit I missed out---this time I was able to buy a kit! Hurry, they don't last long if you want to do this kit.  I picked the far left turquoise and gold kit! I'm not sure why they call these crayon quilts because I've always known this pattern as tumbling blocks.







November 12, 2014

The Homestead Quilt


Yeah!---it's finished!
I completed the binding and label this afternoon. 
This is a machine embroidery project from Anita Goodesign