Monday, July 28, 2014

July ALYoF - finish party

I just took MB's top 
off my quilting frame - 
meaning  I have reached my July goal 
for ALYoF!!!
Here is the BEFORE picture
of the top:
It's a free Bonnie Hunter pattern
and we all took her workshop together
a while back.

Finished version:

Yes, it was a struggle
- with flannel backing and high loft batting -
almost too much for my poor short arm,
but it turned out okay.
Hope to give it on to the next quilting friend
so she can attach the binding
before it will be given back 
to MB's family.

Linking up to the
thanks so much for hosting
the monthly challenges!
Barb

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Design Wall Monday

This summer I am taking it easy
with my blogging.
But: I did get some sewing in
and finished the top
"Garden Path" - 
a quilt kit I had bought earlier.

I am so happy the top is done - 
sometimes I do surprise myself :-)
And then I got ambitious:
I loaded and quilted MB's quilt:
Not quite done yet,
but I'll finish it as my July goal!

What have you been working on?
Happy stitching,
Barb

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Design Wall Monday

How lucky am I - 
I got to sew with Judy at her house!
Here is the result:
8 blocks of "Garden Path"
(pattern in Quilty magazine).
Not a great photo -
my camera battery is getting real low,
but you get the idea.
8 more blocks and it will be done
as a 4 x 4 block lay-out.
Can you see the white cross in the lay-out?
There'll be 4 in the center of the quilt.
The blocks are 18" square
which made for a great and fast project!

During my travels in Michigan
I also got to collect 
a few Row-by-Row patterns:

Look what else I got to see:
Mackinac bridge, 
as seen from the state park 
in the UP.

Thank you Judy for having me over -
I loved every minute of the visit!

Linking up to 
Barb

Finish Along Quarter 2 Finish(es)...

Well, 
from my Q2 Finish Along list 
with 6 quilty goals
I accomplished and finished - one.
Oops. But better one than none!

(Before picture)

Here it is: my completed Hashtag Quilt,
quilted and bound:

Linking up to The Littlest Thistle Q2 finish party.

Let's hope 
Q3 will be more successful,
Barb

ALYoF: July goal setting

Before it's too late,
I am submitting my July goal for:
My best friend Judy helped me
getting the flannel backing for MB's quilt done,
so now it's ready to get quilted:
So my July goal is
to load and quilt this quilt top.
Then it will be given to 
yet another friend LaVerne for binding 
and it can finally be presented to the family.

Linking up to the July 
So what's your July sewing goal?
Come and join in - 
and be amazed in your results,
one step at a time!

Happy sewing,
Barb

Monday, June 30, 2014

Design Wall Monday

The charity quilt top
from last week is - gasp - 
QUILTED!
How about that?
Sometimes I surprise myself ;-)
I used my new groovy boards
"Inside Hearts" from Erica's
and really like how it turned out.

Linking up to Judy at Patchwork Times.
Enjoy your week,
Barb

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Can you believe it:
I finished a quilt top!
It measures exactly 36 x 48 inches,
as requested by my guild for wheelchair quilts.
Lots of scraps have been used 
though the scrap bag doesn't show a dent...

Hope to get it quilted this summer
before guild meetings 
start back up in September.

Go and check all the other DWM listings
Barb