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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Feathered Star block / Marsha McCloskey workshop

My block from the Marsha McCloskey workshop. If you ever have the opportunity to learn from Marsha, you will have an amazing experience.
The plan for feathered star quilt is an organized scrappy blended effect with blocks of different sizes. In the workshop we learned to draft a feathered star so any size is possible, starting with the size of the feather triangle/square. This block began with a finished 1" feather. The inside block is 15". I chose the alternate setting with the added border for a medallion center. I will use Marsha's book Pieced Borders and build my design as I go.
This is the way I really like to work, creating as I go. Of course there is the disadvantage of using up my favorite fat quarters and wishing I had more of a fabric, not knowing what it was or where to buy more. That is what organized scrappy is all about!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Day With Marsha McCloskey

 Stitching Memories Quilt Guild hosted Marsha McCloskey for a workshop and evening presentation. What a treat to learn from such a lovely talented teacher!

Friday, March 25, 2011

My Garden Pics Spring 2011

The first blooms of spring! I love this time of year the wisteria smells so good! Mornings on the porch with a cup of tea and bird watching. I really should spend time cleaning the flower beds instead of sewing and quilting. There aren't enough hours in the day to do everything I enjoy.
Monday is a workshop with Marsha McCloskey, I am so excited! I will post some pics.
Happy Spring!
Happy Quilting!!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Projects finished today

Today I finished one of my PhD's on Myra's blog. The quilt is for Stitching Memories Quilt Guild fundraiser.  This is my first "quilt along" that I enjoyed VERY much with Joanne from Thread Head.

I also did the finishing binding on a Christmas Tree Skirt and a Tablecloth that are for the Guild Festival in Sept. I have made lots of items to sell at the Festival, the tops are done so now I MUST finish them. We are having a "Festival Show and Tell" at the meeting next Monday so that will be my inspiration to finish as many  items as I can this week.
Happy Quilting!

USMC quilt

I made the Marine Corps quilt for my husband Dale who served 1966 - 1970. This quilt will be used as covering on the seat of his 1951 Ford truck. I will post pics from the car show he is going to. Large squares and lots of borders. I will have to make bound splits for the seat belts to be used. Cotton corduroy is the backing.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Power shopping at Dallas Quilt Show

The day before leaving for Dallas Quilt Show my new book Out of the Box, by Mary Lou Weidman, arrived. What an inspiration!!! I only had a few hours at the show so I - POWER SHOPPED- (learned from many years of buying at market in Dallas and Highpoint N. C. for a store I used to work for.) The bright multi colored squiggley stripe was my inspiration fabric. This will of course be a long process for my story quilt. My theme is a view of my secret garden from my favorite chair on my porch!. The Mary Englebreit fabric has many garden signs that I will use on garden stakes throughout the quilt. My creativity is flowing and my 5 yr old grandson Alex has already requested several things to be added, this will be lots of fun!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Dallas Quilt Show

What a day!!! I only had a few hours to see the Dallas quilt show but it sure was worth the RUSH! We had to pick grandkids up at 2:00 so I did some Power Shopping!!! I found the beginning fabrics for my STORY QUILT!!! Alex age 5 is helping Mimi decide what will be in the garden of my story, more to come as I begin and post my progress.
This week I am making a throw size Marine Corps quilt for my husband's 51 Ford truck (looks like TowMater from the Cars movie). It is all Rusted but totally rebuilt engine. He is driving it to Dallas next weekend to a car show.
Quilt shows and car shows!!! Lots of fun.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Guild Newsletter - no sewing today

I did not get to sew a stitch or even open a quilting book or magazine all day. I have volunteered to do the Newsletter for my guild and worked all day on the computer, veryyyyy tiring but several members have responded they rec'd and were able to open the file. Leaving tomorrow for Dallas Quilt Show, staying til Sat night with my precious daughter and family. My sister is going  with me, we will have sooooo much fun! Now I don't have to have the newsletter on my mind!
Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Table linens for Festival

I have added a 2" green paisley border on the runner since this pic and will bind the placemats with the same green paisley. I am shopping for a black and white print for the backing.
This week I am working on some quick quilted table linens for my Guild's Festival in Sept. The Mary Englebreit fabrics are 4 placemats, table runner and table square. I also put together the Talkin Turkey pattern in a table square using homespun plaids and calicos. I have lots of items constructed and need to schedule a couple a days just for finishing some items.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Attention Quilt Bloggers! PLEASE HELP ME FIND A PATTERN

  • Recently while browsing the world of quilting online I saw a quilt that was a garden scene with teacup bird feeders . Does anyone know where I can find that pattern?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quilting obsession - I am sewing and cant stop

Help!!! This is the second quilt top I have started this week and it is only Tuesday. I am so excited about my guild Stitching Memories, we are having a Holiday Festival in September. Our members are making lots of wonderful quilted gift items and quilts for sale. Also a quilt auction will be held and a silent auction. We have high hopes of raising a lot of money for our guild to plan an exciting program schedule for the coming year. This year we are hosting Marsha McCloskey at the end of March for a workshop and Becky Goldsmith for a workshop in July.

I fussy cut the blocks for the Lily quilt yesterday and have the 9 blocks plus the sashing all layed out on my work table. Tomorrow I will audition borders, this will be a lap quilt.

Help me!!! I am sewing and cant stop, my enthusiasum is at an all time high right now. Soon I will run out of steam and design ideas and get a well deserved rest! Then I will begin free motion quilting all these beautiful quilts and quilted decor.
Happy Quilting,