Sunday, October 27, 2013

Choices, choices.

So here is the next step in my current project. I have to decide which side I like better.  The left side is all red tones. The right has greens. I drafted my daughter and she said the left side.  What do you think?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

My Diet is Over.

I feel so modern with my new designer fabric.

About 5 or 6 years ago I decided that I would limit myself to buying only fabric that would complete a project.  Of course I cheated once in a while, but I mostly stuck to that rule. I wanted to finish all my UFO's (un-finished objects) before I would buy fabric for a new project. 

As a result I have a lot of quilts done in natural colors.  I met a new friend a couple of years ago who used beautiful new fabrics. I have to admit the green-eyed monster in me started to grow. I decided it was time to lift the ban and I bought new fabric. It is so much fun to quilt with new modern fabric. Below is my next project. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

No More Gaggles

I made this quilt at the Quilter's Paradise Retreat at Bass Lake about 3 years ago.  It is called a Gaggle of Pinwheels. It is so small but took almost the whole weekend.  SO many triangles.

My friend Cindy Wiens says that a bunch of geese is called a gaggle. Thanks Cindy for that piece of trivia.

Copy cat, Copy cat

My first blog post.

My mom and I were at the MCC quilt auction. I was announcing the quilts and bidding on the one below on the right.  I kept being out-bid by someone in the rafters.  When I checked out who it was, I saw my mom, grrrr! She has a lot more money than I do so I knew I was doomed. She out-bid me on the quilt, but I decided to re-create it. It turned out to be a lot cheaper this way.

Mine is on the right, hers is on the left.  I finished the top, and just need to have it quilted.
I had a lot of fun making it. It is a nine patch alternating with a hour glass 3 inch blocks. The border is hand appliqued.

I asked some of my quilting friends if they wanted to do a joint project for the MCC auction and they wanted to do this one, great! (Sarcasm)    So I got the fabric and passed it out to everyone. They all made some of the 9 patches and hourglass squares, this time the squares were 6 inch . My awesome friends Vicki and Deborah and I put together the borders.

This is one of the 2 we put together.  This one has the lighter fabrics.  The other one is almost done.

Here is the quilt with the brighter blocks.

Now they will go off to be quilted.