Monday, July 28, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 28, 2014

Back up on my design wall is this Mexican Star that I made while I was in Las Vegas.  It’s now time to finish folding back the curves and quilting it. 

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I’ve been working on two round robins that are due next week and since they are “secret” I can’t show them.  But now that the round robins are completed I can get back to finishing this. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy,

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hexie Travel Kit

Last night I finished the hand sewing on my Hexie Travel Kit.  I made it while my sister Melinda was visiting.  I did the sewing on the machine but before she left she did most of the other hand sewing with the exception of what I did last night. 

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Here’s a link to the tutorial we used.  Hexie Travel Kit

Enjoy,

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 21, 2014

Last week I was in Las Vegas for my annual quilting retreat with friends from around the country.  This was my 15th year and for many years I have taught on one of the days.  This year I taught the Mexican Star that I’ve shown here many times.  But this is a new one that I made and used as a step-by-step sample for the class. 

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Some of the curves haven’t been turned back and sewn yet but I’s coming right along. 

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog

Enjoy,

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday–July 6, 2014

This week I want to show you what is literally on my wall, my dining room wall that is.

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I quilted and hung my completed Mexican Star this week.  I am in love with it. 

To see what others are up to, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times.

Enjoy,

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 30, 2014

I finished quilting my Dresden quilt yesterday, it’s all trimmed and ready for the binding. 

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I wish you could see the quilting, maybe I’ll post a close-up later.  This is the most custom quilting I’ve ever done.  It was a huge amount of work but it’s finally done.

To see what others are up to, check out Judy’s blog

Enjoy,

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 23, 2014

I’m still playing with Dresden’s.  This time it’s a small wall hanging for my front door.  The inspiration for the watermelon theme came from seeing something similar on someone else's blog.  Unfortunately, I don’t remember who, or I’d give them credit. 

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It’s only about 20 inches square but I think it’s turning out real cute.

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Thanks to Frances Moore, I at least attempted to make hookie hooks.  Without her encouragement I wouldn’t even have the nerve to try.  I know I still need to practice but they’re coming along.  Thank you Frances.  And would you believe this straight quilting through the watermelon seeds was done with my free-motion foot.  Again, thanks to Frances for convincing me it can be done. 

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I still need to add the binding and a sleeve but then it will be ready to hang up on my front door. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times Blog.

Enjoy,

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 16, 2014

This week I actually have a finished quilt top to share. 

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Now I have to decide how to quilt it.  I’m going to check with a long arm quilter to see how much they would charge.  It needs custom quilting because the way the Dresden's are made.  We’ll see, I may end of quilting this one myself. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog

Enjoy,

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