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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ordered Fabric for the Sedona Star

I got out the fabrics that I have and other than 8 yards each of the seafoam green and the palest, water color blue, I only have about a yard each, give or take.  So... shopping I went!  First stop was one of my favorite online fabric shops, Thousands Of Bolts.

I got 19 yards of fabric for $102, and that's including shipping!  Quality fabric too, even some Jinny Beyer.

I tried to kind of match the tones of what I already have so that I can mix and match, add some interest instead of every element being the same.  On the left are the fabrics I have and on the right is what I got to mix with it.

It will be another week before I can start on this and I also ordered some Ricky Tims' Stable Stuff.  Want to try that for the foundation and the applique.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Quilt Show BOM 2012

The Quilt Show BOM this year is beautiful!  I have looked at it several times and I didn't like the colorway of either of the examples and just wasn't in the mood to figure up something different.  Today I saw that they have a blank one to color in yourself.  I wish it was in EQ but I did a screen shot of it and opened it in MS Paint.  I copied in pictures of some Hoffman fabric that I have for another project that I just can't get into and used the eye dropper tool to pick up the color and filled in the picture.

Now to figure up if I have enough of each fabric.  If I'm going to do this I need to start now, hate when I'm so behind on a BOM.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Quilt done and off the frame

It took a few days to do this one as I was only doing a few rows per night but it's done and ready to bind and wash.  I'm almost positive that I have some of the border fabric left to use for the binding but I might have to dig for it.  I boxed up a bunch of scraps and stray jelly roll strips recently trying to get things cleaned up and organized in the sewing room.

My cat perched on the highest spot in the room (except for the top of the refridgerator).  She's sitting on the boxes for the two laser levels I got to help in squaring up quilts.

Monday, January 16, 2012

An older top getting done

I made this quilt top probably in 2009 and I started hand quilting it.  I just don't want to do the hand quilting so I ripped out the 1/3rd or so that I had done and put it on the frame.

After thinking and drawing for days I finally decided to just do a panto on it.  It wasn't going to show a whole lot of the quilting anyway and at least it will get done quickly.

I finally got a zero center tape and it's very helpful in keeping the quilt straight in the center and on the ends.  This is the best loaded quilt I think I've done and the panto is going just right.

Today I ordered some stick on velcro and some elastic to make secondary leaders and side clamps ala Sharon Schamber. 

Also threw in a Easy Dresden ruler and a Prairie Pointer pressing tool.  Can never have too many gadgets.

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's D-O-N-E

Washed, layed out and pinned square, dried, trimmed, and BOUND!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vintage quilt is done

All but the washing, blocking, and binding.  I say that like it's nothing but that's still a bit of work to do.
This is the most quilting I've done on one quilt yet and the first time I've done quilting around applique.  I am pretty happy with it though my perfectionist bent leaves me knowing that it could be better.  I found that I actually liked the stitch-in-the-ditch more than the freehand work.  Maybe that is a good thing for me because I admire the quilts I see that are done so well with ruler work and such perfection.

Tin Lizzie finally came out with a 1/4" foot!  I kind of assumed that the foot I had was 1/4" but using a ruler showed me that it wasn't, it's smaller.  That was a bit of a challenge doing SID, let me tell you!  I ordered the foot even though it's highway robbery, the price they charge for it.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Been a long time

Rather than get into lengthly explanations I'm just going to jump right in. What's been in the works?  Not a whole lot new actually.  I finished the Faceted Jewels quilt and gave it to my daughter for Christmas.  It turned out OK (my longarm quilting needs a lot of practice still) and I love the rich colors in it.  Doesn't it look great on MY bed though??
Love the crinkly look after washing.

The Never Ending Quilt top is done too!!

That's the next one to be quilted as soon as I get this one done and off the frame.  Only have the white areas to fill in and the bottom border to do.