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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wool Jacket almost finished

I am waiting on a few small iron on accents then it will be finished.  It is soooo soft and the sweatshirt lining feels really good. The washed felted wools are so easy to work with. I used a plaid wool that came from a skirt from Goodwill for the upper back and front lover edging. the same wool was fringed for the trim on the shawl collar, more fringed trim on back and also some cotton edgings. Can you see on the inside neck that I added a narrow piece from the sweater, added a very narrow dark brown cotton edging to finish. I think I might add an wool applique "tag".
Happy Quilting! I am planning another jacket in black red and gray.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New project

Last week I attended the Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show - it was wonderful. I sat in a seminar with Barbara Crawford, Crawford Designs. Her booth was the first one that really caught my eye and drew me in because of the beautiful wool applique. Lots of jackets, Christmas Stockings etc. The group I went with had signed up for a sweatshirt seminar called "Now You See It - Now You Don't". I had not signed up but there was room for me to attend for a small fee of $8.00. WELL THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT $$$ I SPENT ALL DAY!!! As we waited for the seminar to begin I had no idea it was put on by my favorite booth!!! Barbara is a very enthusiastic teacher and the jackets she displayed were beautiful. Starting with a sweatshirt as my pattern and a jacket design idea pattern that came free with purchase of a sweatshirt I started planning my design with the incredible woolens I had purchased from The Rabbit's Lair, thank you Mary for being so helpful in pulling every piece of wool that took my eye!
Here is a pic of my jacket "work in progress" making changes as I go along and adding trims and iron on metal bling. I have ordered the letters in O O A K in bronze to add for my  " one of a kind" signature. I am having soooooo much fun, I havent made any designer wearables in years, I was truly ahead of my time 25 yrs ago.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sheri's and Cody's quilts with Cotton Dale!

Last night I gave Sheri her birthday quilt and got pics of hers and Cody's on their beds. She was proud to tell me he has been making his bed with his quilt, I love that sweet 17 yr old boy!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Quilt Along progress

I have been Quilting Along with Joanne at Thread Head. This quilt has been so much fun! All the blocks are finished for my auction quilt, I have added  a 4 patch border and will finish with anarrow black border and an outside border of my paisley. My blocks are from the first 10 from 2010, there are 10 more blocks coming in 2011. They will be for another project. Check out Thread Head's blog if you would like to quilt along with Joanne.
Thank you Joanne for wonderful pics and instructions!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Works in Progress

 I have finished the second one, it is for my daughter in law for bday. the top pic will be layered tomorrow and quilted this weekend. I have never had so many works in progress, 4 in all, the bottom pic is a quilt along I am doing with Thread Head, it will be made for a fund raising auction in September. Also I have a lap size quilt in beautiful batiks that I need to get a picture of. When I started the quilts for Christmas gifts, 3 t shirt quilts, one black and white and 2 Christmas tree skirts, I put the others away. Winter will be a busy time with many finishes, I hope!
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Works in progress! January 2011

Happy New Year to all you Quilt Bloggers! 2010 was a busy quilting year for Colleen and I have started the New Year off right.
I hosted the first annual Quilt-a-thon for New Year's Holiday! My sweet sister Janeen and good friends Margo and Ame all came over with sewing machines and projects. We sewed all day Friday and Saturday, Janeen even spent the night, although we were too tired to stay up til midnight and did not make any mischief at all! Ame completed a lap quilt for her son, Margo bordered a lap quilt and layered it and learned to stitch in the ditch. Janeen started a 9 patch Cowboy quilt for husband Buddy.
We sewed, laughed and of course ate lots of goodies, Margo made the most delicious black eyed peas, Ame made a great Italian dip and Janeen brought an ice box lemon meringue pie. We even took a break to watch the Grey Gardens documentary, then sewed a few more hours. A good time was had by all and we will certainly do it again!!! I forgot to take pics of all of us sewing, Here are pics of what I finished piecing, we had fun telling each other what looked good and what might need to be changed, true quilters!!!
 Bohemian beauty! what a mix of gorgeous fabrics and colors, this was so much fun! This will be a traveling quilt from master bedroom to living room, looks great both places!
 I began this blended quilt last year and decided to change borders. This is for my daughter in law's birthday, a little late, Happy Birthday Sheri Dec 29!
The mixed borders give a new softness to this quilt.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011