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

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Design Wall Monday

I had to take a forced break,
due to having over scheduled myself...

Did some mindless sewing on Sunday,
following the pattern 'Flower Bed'
out of the book "Scraps Plus One"
by Joan Ford.
I see a future charity quilt here;
just a lot smaller to fit
for a wheelchair (size 36 x 48).
It felt good to pull scraps out of
my over flowing scrap bin
and cut them with 
a 3 1/2 inch square die (Accuquilt).
Nope, I didn't see a dent in my bin,
but maybe one day it'll show...
These 4 blocks are 18 1/2 inch square (!)
and I need to make a decision
how to finish it off:
I may just continue with scrappy squares 
and white strips,
because adding 2 more blocks 
will be too big.

Please go there and check out
all the other beautiful creations!

Barb

Monday, May 26, 2014

Design Wall Monday

Last week I participated 
in a fantastic workshop 
with Kathy Doughty 
in Brantford, Canada.
Have a look at the mosaic of my 
"Soul Searching" blocks

(pattern can be found in Kathy's book "Making Quilts")

What a learning curve,
mixed with lots of laughter,
great people & food.
It truly has been 
one of the best workshops 
I have taken!

The preparation for the class
made me appreciate my stash.
I loved to reacquaint myself
with a major part of my fabrics.
So if you ever have the chance
of taking a class with Kathy,
go for it!
While my blocks are not sewn yet
and 3 additional blocks
in green, orange and blue
are still in the making
the quilt already looks like a winner!

Linking up to 

Happy sewing,
Barbara