Monday, April 18, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Have a look -
I've finished my Hi! quilt top:
Yeah - photo taken on my deck
in the sun. 
What a fabulous weekend this was!

Then I pulled out a newer UFO 
"Painted Ladies" to work on:
7 more blocks to go,
and then sewing it all together.
I do love the FigTree fabrics and pattern 
and hope to get it done quickly!

What are you working on?

Linking up to Design Wall Monday
at Judy's Patchwork Times.

Enjoy your week,
Barb

Monday, April 11, 2016

Design Wall Monday

Well, after eons of not posting 
on Design Wall Monday
I am trying to get 
into a blogging again.

My Hi! quilt top is almost done!
Just started this weekend
and the only thing left to sew
are the 4 borders:
 Well, I love how it is turning out!

Will be linking up to 
Barb

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hi! Quilt top

Here is what I am working on right now:
Hi! Quilt,
pattern in the Quilty Magazine Spring 2016:

I love the simplicity and the big blocks -
and it still looks fabulous!
In general hope to use up more stash
with the help of fast & cute quilt pattern
...
Barb

Swiss Quilt

It's been a while since I posted last,
but I do like to use the blog 
as a quilty diary.
So I better get my latest quilt top added,
finished last week.
Hopefully blogger and photo posting
isn't acting up again...
Meet Swiss Quilt (top),
pattern by Thimbleblossoms.

Just love it,
especially with the added fabric 
from my friend's stash:
That makes it extra special!

Well, it doesn't let me modify the photo - 
so this is it.
More 'older' photos 
are coming soon,
Barb

Friday, November 27, 2015

Celtic Solstice top - DONE!

After months of no sewing
I have been really productive on my UFO's:
I just finished adding 
the final border on Celtic Solstice!
Yeah, the 2nd top completed this week.
Both old Bonnie Hunter mysteries
that got stalled in the border stage,
my usual dilemma...

Wow, I really love this quilt top!
The colors, the design,
just everything!
Glad I got it moved 
to the 'to be quilted pile'
and can now concentrate on starting
Sure hope this time I will get over 
my border phobia... ha ha.

Linking up to Jo's pre-mystery link-up.
Well, technically I am a bit past-mystery,
but a finished top is always good, right?

Hope you are enjoying 
the long weekend
as much as I do,
Barb

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Grand Illusion top - DONE!

Today I finished adding 
the borders to my GI top
which means: a happy dance
and a finished quilt top!
Just hours before 
the next Quiltville mystery starts.
Wow, that was just in time
and I surprised myself 
that got it done in time.
(not a great pic, but it has to do)

Linking up to

Happy Thanksgiving,
Barb

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pre-mystery UFO challenge

has this pre-mystery UFO challenge going:
to finish a Bonnie Hunter mystery UFO (or other) 
before the next Bonnie mystery starts
during the Thanksgiving Holiday.
What a great idea - 
and I have been plugging along 
on my Grand Illusion top:
  

I had opted for a smaller version of Grand Illusion
with a 4 x 5 block setting - 
and am stuck at the point 
when I should be sewing my borders on.
The short end of the pieced border 
is approx. 1 inch too short:

My usual dilemma - and I am ready to give up.
I tried pressing and pulling, but to no avail.
What now? 
Marking and sewing the pieced border
to the inner yellow border 
at a smaller distance?
Meaning the inner border ends up
being maybe just 3/4 inch finished size?
Help!

Thanks Jo for hosting:
you certainly made me buckle down
and get a Bonnie top closer to being finished!

Barb