Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I'm back!

It's been awhile since my last post, we've had a busy summer.  My niece graduated high school and is now in basic training at the Air Force!  We are so proud of her!

The blog may have been quiet but I've been busy in the sewing room.  I worked on the StitchCraft 2013 Challenge.  I didn't get a picture of the finished quilt, but the reception is this Saturday so I'll be able to get a better picture of it on display.  I really love my quilting!  I'm so proud of myself!


I also finished the Garden Fence quilt from the Simply Modern Bee on Flickr.  I really love the colors of this quilt!

red/aqua garden fence quilt

red aqua garden fence quilt back


And finally one more share - the Star Surround Quilt from the Happy Quilting QAL.  This is a monster at 96" square.  This quilt will go to the longarmer for quilting.

star surround quilt top pieced
(the picture doesn't do the colors justice)

Ricky has been enjoying sleeping in the sewing room.


Monday, June 10, 2013


The Queen Bee for June for the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild requested a bird themed block.  We could use bird fabric, applique or embroider a bird, just incorporate a bird into the block.  I did a raw edge applique bird and think it's so cute.  I hope she likes it!

June13 BOM

I was so inspired by the idea that I broke out the fat quarter pack of Feather n Stitch by Sarah Watts (LOVE!) that I found at TUESDAY MORNING!!!  I decided to try and embroider the birds from the fabric and plan on building a mini quilt around the embroidery.

Bird Mini Quilt WIP

Bird Mini Quilt WIP

I'm also working on the binding for my $10BOM quilt.  I decided to go with a scrappy binding using the leftover solid strips.  I'm loving this quilt.

Scrappy binding on $10BOM Quilt

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Finishing up a UFO

Today I loaded a UFO on the frame and managed to get it quilted.  Hopefully this week I'll get the binding sewn on.

I also finally finished knitting my red beaded lace shawl - FINALLY!!!  Now I just need to get it blocked and some photo's taken.  I have been busy in the sewing room I just haven't been taking as many photo's lately.  Hopefully I'll get some downloaded to the computer soon.

Here is a picture of a quilt for my younger niece - I figured it was time for her to have something new from her Auntie.

K's quilt in progress

Monday, May 6, 2013

Lots of Quilting Happening Here

I've been catching up on getting my quilt tops quilted.  I spent one weekend piecing the backs to five quilts and have been chugging along on the quilting.

I finished my "Pop of Color" quilt a few weekends ago and LOVE it!  I practiced some free motion quilting doing a different design on each row of the quilt.

pop of color quilt is finally quilted!

This past weekend I quilted my Spin Cycle quilt and am working on finishing the binding.

And I finished the SOCKS!!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Meandering along

I'm trying to catch up and get the numerous quilt tops quilted that have been laying around.  I've practiced quilting on my new frame on two charity quilts, so this past weekend I was ready to tackle a larger quilt.  One guild I belong to, the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, completed a group quilt from member contributed blocks.  After the top was pieced I volunteered to quilt it.  The quilt is being donated to Project Linus so I did a simple meandering design since I'm still new at quilting on the frame.  It took about 2-3 hours to quilt on Sunday and I love the finished quilt!

SFMQG charity quilt


This weekend I'm hoping to get my Pop of Color quilt quilted and then I will tackle quilting the Spin Cycle quilt for my niece (the deadline is approaching!)  For these two quilts I think I'll be a little daring and do a bit more than just meandering.

I'm still working on knitting socks for my DH.  I haven't done much knitting lately but hopefully I'll get the gusset of the sock completed tonight so I can work on them at knit night tomorrow.  I have been working on another Wingspan scarf worked in Noro Kureyon Sock.  So far I've had two knots in the yarn!!!

Wingspan II