Monday, January 31, 2011

Thank Goodness for Friends and Indiana!

Monday, January 24, 2011

More on my old project....

OK, so many wanted to see the whole quilt I took it downstairs to my daughters room and snapped a few pics. Its in the basement so I only get so much light down there! Anyway, here it is. Thought I would snap closeups of the few sections I have quilted.

For those of you that asked what the pattern is: It is Primitive Primer by Jan Patek. An oldie but a goodie. The first running of this book had side projects to make with blocks and sections of the full quilt. The second printing is just the full quilt. So if you go looking for the book just note that.

Someone else wanted to know about my pin basting. Yes, I pin my hand quilted quilts. I don't have the time or the space to really thread baste it. so I pin baste just it, just like if I would machine quilt it. Then I start quilting sections. If a pin is in the way of the hoop when I start I just move the pin. And I"m just extra careful when I put the quilt in the hoop to make sure I"m not folding any backing in it, or pulling the backing funny. Has worked for me.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Midnight Stars part 4

All caught up! Midnight Stars part 4!

Friday, January 21, 2011

An old quilting project

It is so cold out I finally hauled out an old hand quilting project I've worked on off and on for a few years. Got most of the tree block done tonight - but need to work up that callous on my bottom finger again!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Midnight Stars parts 2 and 3

Caught up today! Parts 2 and 3 of Midnight Stars!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A bit under the weather

I"ve been feeling just plain yucky lately. Fighting the winter sinus stuff. But I did finish the sewing caddies!

And look at this one! Isn't it adorable!

Over Christmas I also finished this block to my Winter Wonderland redword quilt. Just got around to taking pictures.

And I finally started Lori's Midnight Stars.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Hard At Work

I"ve been hard at work the last 2 weeks working on roommate gifts for my end of January retreat. I started always making something for my gift and this year is no different. I need a total of 12 and have 4 completely done. But it isn't as bad as it sounds. I"m on the last steps for the other ones, so I really have a lot done.

Check them out - aren't they fun!

I found the tutorial here (look at right hand column): Ginabean Handmade

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Guild Raffle Quilt

Just a little progress on my guild's raffle quilt! Soon I"ll be able to start putting it together. I"m hoping to get the remaining 7 blocks back Wed night. Pattern is Eldon by Laundry Basket Quilts.