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. 


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.



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. 


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



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. 


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



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.

Mexican Star Dark

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.



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. 


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



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. 


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


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. 


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.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Design Wall Monday–June 16, 2014

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


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



Related Posts with Thumbnails