Thursday, February 16, 2017

Raffle Quilt

Here we go!  Spending time with a friend, co-worker, and fellow quilt guild member Rosa to sell raffle tickets.  We headed out at 9:30am to Village Quilters of Catonsville.

Southern Comforters of Bowie Raffle Quilt 2017
Village Quilters of Catonsville were having member "yard sales".  Members had sewing notions, threads, fabrics, books, and other goodies.  Much control was in need for me, (blinders, please) after all, I work at a quilt shop, and I have a lot of UFO's (unfinished Objects) in my sewing room.  I'm trying to control myself, and move fabric out instead of into my sewing room!

My yard sale purchases
I did buy these two books, happy, happy dance going on here!

After selling tickets for a couple of hours, we headed to Columbia, for lunch at Jimmy Johns, and Spring Water Designs Quilt shop. Because, after all that control, I'm collecting batiks for a quilt I want to make!  (I know! LOL!)

My batiks
This is what I have so far, (purchased at the shop I work at, and Spring Water Designs)  I still need about 12-15 more pieces.  Most of these, and the one's I still need are small cuts.  Less than a yard, or a fat quarter or a fat eighth.  I will have more on this project at a later date.

Until then, happy piecing, happy sewing,

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A new project and a new technique

Crosswalk Placemats and Tablerunner pattern by Laurie Shifrin Designs is my current quilt project.  Smaller is what I'm thinking so I can add some finishes to my list. I also like the technique of sewing 2 1/2in strips together, and then cutting the piece up and rearranging the pieces for a whole new look.

Tabler runner 

So here is what I have so far.  I'm not totally feeling it.  Mine don't seem as random, maybe I should have turned the pieced strips around?  Oh well, I have eight placemats with one sewn together, and seven down on my design "floor" waiting for me to sew them together.  Practice makes perfect.  One can only hope...

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nan's Hot Therapy

A cold day deserves a hot beverage, and some hand stitching.  I'm sewing a label on this cute baby quilt.
Modern Baby Quilt
I've finally found a home for this little cutie.  My man has a friend who is a new Grandfather so I'm stitching on a label, and we will be dropping it in the mail to him today.  

Label stitching

That big mug in the picture is a Christmas 2016 gift from my adorable Grandson's.  Their names are etched in it with the year they gave it to me, and it says "Nan's Hot Therapy".  Love, love, love it.  It's perfect therapy for cold morning stitching.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Quilt Magazine

I haven't bought a quilt magazine in over a year or two. So when I saw this in the grocery store, I wanted to make that wall hanging!
Better Homes and Gardens Spring 2017
The quilt shop I work at had just gotten a new fabric line that I thought would work well for this quilt.
On My Design Wall   

This is my version.  Now off to quilt it.

Happy piecing, happy sewing,

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