Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A New Week

This is how I started Monday morning.I just couldn't walk away from this project. I have only one of the panels ready to fuse. None of these pieces are fused to the backgroung. Looks kinda cute don't you think?

I also needed to load Dianah so that I could start the quilting. The loading was accomplished during the day when I needed to stop and do something else. This is the loaded top:

On to Tuesday (today). I did not do anything on the advent panel today. I started early this morning doing the sitich in the ditch on Dianah. Working on this top today I finished the SID and also quilted the leaf motif in 12 on the interior blocks.

I finished my day by stitching a motif in the setting triangles on this edge of the top. I also stitched something in these two corners.

I would have gotten farther except we had a thunderstorm this afternoon. Lots of lightening and when this happens I shut down Olivia and unplug from the electrical outlet. This house has been hit by lightening before and I really don't want to loose Olivia due to a power surge.

I will pick back up tomorrrow and hopefully will finish by tomorrow afternoon.

One great thing that happened today:  I received word that we will have a massage therapist to work out all the aches, pains, and kinks while we are at Summer Fun 2. This is something that I have been working on for over a year. I look forward to this addition to our retreats at Gravatt.

Hope that you are having a good week so far,

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Fun

I continued to work on a commission project today. I had already worked on tracing the pattern of this wallhanging. My client wants 3 of the applique panels.

I started today by cutting and stitching the background of blue and white. I used a flexible curve to set, hold and assist in cutting. I placed the blue on top of the white, set the flex curve and cut along the edge. I then matched the centers with right side together and sewed the curve. They turned out perfect.

I used my applique pressing sheet to work with units of the design. Once they were together on the applique sheet I could peel them off and set them on the background.
This is as far as I have gotten today. I still have to trace all the pieces for Santa, fuse all of the fabrics on the pieces and construct the Santa units. I still have a long way to go, but, at least I have begun.

What I will really  not like doing is the machine applique. I find that to be sooooooo boring. Oh well, this just comes with the territory.

New top going on the frame in the morning. It will require a lot of stitch in the ditch, so I will be working on it all week. I will also be using wool batting with this quilt......I just love the way it quilts.

Have fun this week and LET'S GO SEW!!!!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Trip to Mooresville, NC

Last Friday I had the pleasure of driving some of the 'Frayed Knots' for a road trip. Our first destination was the Lake Norman Quilters 2011 Show. This was a beautiful show. The venue was open and well lit. There was plenty of room for the quilts with enough space between them to back off and view them. This was the first stop on our 'Shop Hop' trip deep into North Carolina.

I have loaded a 'Smile Box' so that you can enjoy some of the quilts from the show. This was the first trip for Roada F. Tripp. You can enjoy her adventures over on her blog http://www.roadaftripp.blogspot.com/

For now, enjoy the quilt show:
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Betcha been wondering what I was up to? I have been working on this project since I loaded it on the frame Sunday night. Many, many, many hours have been spent on this. Today at 3:00 PM, I took it off the frame and called it complete, I think. There is one area that I am going to ponder over for a few days.
I loaded all of it to Smilebox so you could see it. However the long pictures don't show well so I am going to insert one here.
Now I hopefully can get the smilebox to load under here.
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How about that, it worked. Enjoy. I will be loading another quilt top this Sunday night and working on it all of next week. More on that later.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Extra Pictures

These are just some extra pictures that I had still in the camera. Loading a smile box to blogger is so much easier that trying to load all of these pictures one at the time.
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Have a great week,

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stop - Look - and - Listen

I have just had my one thought for this week:

We will have a

'Brown Bag UFO Exchange'

While we are at St. Christopher's in November. I am going to have to work on the 'rules' of the exchange, but, I think it will be fun, you might think so too.

Start thinking about the possibilities.