Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Snuck a new one in... Star Wars


 I see all the great quilters out there on their blogs, see what beautiful work they do as well as how much they do and I'm a bit sad that I don't have the time to quilt some days.  Many days I'm tired from teaching in a secondary school with double classes (two different subjects at once - don't ask...) that I can't get the energy to sew.  

So what do I do?  I look at my quilt patterns, and my list of quilts and I feel better with all the creativity that is out there.  But some weekends I get the energy, my husband and I stay home and I quilt while he watches sports.  It's a well matched trade off lol...  

So off I was, quilting this weekend, and doing a great job.  I finished a quilt that I created, a wall hanging using shadows and outlines.  I circle quilted it, and did some edge quilting, free style, to make sure the pattern stood down.  Loved the look, it's the best when looking at it from far.  

And I completed a flimsy quilt that is quite old, two years.  The material was sitting together with the pattern in a scrapbook holder.  I promised it to a friend who lets me camp with her in her camper during July.  It's something that I now have to quilt, a wandering one.  But alas, I'm sick with the flu, stomach upset, so I'm not quilting or doing anything today but staying in bed...  and maybe looking at my patterns again  ;)  

Now how to quilt?  So many ways like my list of quilts.  String and Story is helping me there.

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Happy sewing.




Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Wow it’s been a year!

 Of not blogging, but still of sewing.  My goodness, I’ve been busy.  Mostly it’s trying to teach during Covid and getting older, but enough of that…..

“I’m back baby!”  And I’m joining a few things to get it going.

The first is One Month Goal for November at Elm Street Quilts.

It’s a quilt that is partially done but I’m quilting the center then I’ll add the side pieces after I quilt them.  So I’m doing them separately then using quilt as you go to add them together.

Will be using the quilt as you go method.

I’ve started to quilt already.   The squares are 2 1/2 inches each and I’m cross crossing the squares.
Everything needs to line up, including the while space I’ve been putting in.  You can see what’s not done in the picture below.  The quilt will be a queen size.
So you can see it’s partly done but you can’t see the full effect because I want it to be a bit of a surprise. That’s the partial quilt draped on the side of my couch.  I’m quilting on a small Janomie, it will take some time….

Linking up to get motivated to finish my stuff.  Wish me luck,


Monday, March 14, 2022

Finally done from July 2015

 This pattern started from the July 2015 Precuts with a pattern by Lori J. Miller called Summer Harvest.  


I wanted to make it more modern, got a layer cake for 1/2 price, some background material, cut some of the background material and then put it away.  I didn’t even remember why, it’s been 7 years.  With the American Quilting Challenge to help push me to finish it, off I started.  

But when I ran out of material I realized why I put it away.  So now I needed to design my own, similar yet different.  And here’s the result.  Big and small blocks that to me looks like flying geese.  And straight line quilting.


The results with adding black grunge fabric.



The smaller ones are a quarter of the larger,(5”),  the corner flip units are also 1/4 of the smaller - 2 1/2”.
Still fast and easy to make.  With 2 1/2 “ strips in between the big ones and 1 1/2 “ with the smaller ones.  

I love this quilt.  It’s called Fly Away.