Friday, January 29, 2010

It has been QUITE the frustrating week, working on finishing up some quilts I'd INTENDED to have hanging in the show.  But alas, two of my favs will NOT be in the show!!  Both because I waited entirely too long and wound up finding problems I'd not noticed previously.  Just too much work and frustration right now so they're on the back burner which at least means less stress for me.  I don't want to submit them as entries only to have to pull them because I'm not able to finish them.  And they should already have been at the longarmer's by now anyway.  The one I've posted the picture of is my VERY FIRST QUILT! lol  Yes, it's been lying around as a top for probably around 15 years and what I find amazing is I still LIKE IT!  So I got busy and made a back for it and took IT to the longarmer's instead.  I know she's going to do a great job on it.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Since I haven't posted in awhile and I've been busy trying to get quilts ready for the show in April (which I will reveal LATER), I wanted to share some LOVELY quilts from Quiltsitters this morning.

This was made by Randi and the 2nd Hunter's Star she's made using this particular technique (some specialty ruler).  She really raves about this method saying that it is a lot of sewing but the points come out really nice and everything goes together well.   Might hafta give this a try one of these days!

The next two beauties were made by Sheri and the first, in 30's repro fabrics, is definitely a showstopper in the chariman's challenge category, is a delight to behold.  The second is a major contender for the BEST OF SHOW!!  WOWZERS, what GORGEOUS BEAUTIMOUS!!  Everyone's jaw dropped when she revealed this one!

That's all for now..have a couple more from today but will save those for later.  I'm working on "Split Decision" using a jelly roll..a super easy quilt and really looks nice once you're done.  I'm really like these jelly rolls!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I 'worked' today sitting with our guild's raffle quilt selling tickets.  Me & my partner, Maggie, didn't do so good!  During our two hour shift, only one person came into the shop and we sold her one ticket.  Oh well, the earlier shift did better and, hopefully, the later shift will as well.  It's a BEAUTIFUL quilt and, so far, has done really well in the fundraising department.  We'll pick a winner at our bi-annual show in April (and I sure would like it if it were MY name that's picked!! LOL).  Lemme know if you'd like a ticket or two (or ten)..I can CERTAINLY arrange that!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I made a couple more pillowcases today using the 'sausage pillowcase' method.  Someone had mentioned a video on youtube demonstrating this method and it looked nice and easy so thought I'd give it a try.  You wind up with finished seams and a nice look.  If you're interested, you can view the video here--so much easier than me trying to explain it.  Our little church quilting group is participating in AQS' 1,000,000 pillowcase challenge so I think I'll demonstrate this method.  I omitted the accent strip as I figured less cutting/less fabric=better/quicker for our group.   What I liked also is that with 2 coordinated yards of fabric, you get two pillowcases.  What a DEAL!! lol

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wellll, I haven't gotten much accomplished since the company left on Sat.  Monday was my birthday and I did a WEE bit of sewing then but nuttin' since!  The two pillowcases are all I've managed to do and those were already cut (received in our gift swap 'n steal at Quiltsitters before Christmas).  The other stuff in my gift were several misc. fat quarters and lots of 6" red, white and blue charms--PERFECT for the snowball quilt I started end of last year!  I WILL do some sewing over the next couple of days as it's gonna be COLD (for Texas anyway) and I don't want to go out.  Made a pot of chili tonight and will make crockpot chicken enchilada soup tomorrow.  Homemade cornbread is baking as I type.  YUMMY!