My leaves are coming along. Not sure what I am going to do with them all. I love the words. It will be a whimsical type quilt.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
These leaves are pretty easy to make. Each square in the 9 patches is 3 inches. For the stems I start with a 3.5 square and slice it diagonally. Then for the HST's (half square triangles, I sew two 3.5's together, back ground and leaf color- sewn diagonally on either side of a center seam. Cut and square up to 3 inches. The stem size is 1 3/4 by 4.5 inches.
TA wall hanging.
From McCalls- Fluttering Leaves by Bonnie Spencer.
And from Sentimental Quilter-
After taking the class I have been doing a lot of crumb piecing. Having so much fun with it. I need to take some pics and show you all.
The following was an improv piece that I did.
Posted by Lori at 7:29 PM
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
My goal for the month of September is to get my stuff pictured and posted to the shop.
I like roosters but my house does not lend itself to roosters. The name of the wall hanging is "Le Coq Torsadee" Which in my best estimation means, "the cock dance" in French.
If you speak French let me know if that is correct or totally off...
Monday, September 1, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
If my friend was here she would yell, "Squirrel". Like in the movie "Up"- the dog is walking along minding his own business and all of a sudden he would see a squirrel and it would completely distract him. This has become the joke at retreat. Because so many of us are attracted to shiny things. We all say we have ADD because fabric or new patterns can be so dang distracting to us.
Back to my story, some time ago my friend and I were at a local quilting store and found some yummy fabric on sale. We decided to get it- we both loved it. We bought three different ones. We agreed on the way home that we would find a pattern, didnt have to be the same, and make something with those fabrics.
I have been looking and looking for a pattern and alas I found it. Nothing ground breaking mind you. A simple, tried and true pattern. One that has been on my hit list since I started quilting.
I realized though that I needed some variety. (Any excuse, dont yah know.) So I headed back to that same store because they were having a sale and bought about six half yards and 2 full yards of fabric to go along with what I had.
You might have thought I was crazy. And I really thought I was going crazy because they don't seem to match. Matter of fact when I pulled the samples of what I had out of my pocket I made sure no one saw because they might think I was crazy for my color combination. And yes, I was a bit skeptical myself... Well, very skeptical.
I cut in... Yikes, what was I thinking...