Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday- July 30, 2012

This is what was on my DESIGN Wall today when Mary C arrived.
 TRENDS has issued a Challenge for the upcoming show and this is part of the beginning of the design in my head.  Just a sneak peek if you zoom into the drawing in the left top corner.   This is a big secret I get to keep until it is shown at Trends in September.  I only have until August 21st to get it finished and shipped there.  Wish me lots of Luck.

. The Long Arm is busy with a couple quilts waiting to be quilted.  A couple were done and gone before the pictures could be taken. The following are a couple of quilts that haven't been shown on here

A Floral beauty for a Fellow Guild Member.  I think the pattern is called Slideshow or something like that.
A Nine Patch with pretty Border Print borders.

                                            Panels set in the center and pretty borders all around.
Julie H will have to tell us the name of the patterns when she comes from Mesa next month.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday- July 23, 2012

Stitching the blues away on Glenda's Quilt.  I have the quilt top all together now, but want to keep an element of surprise until the big reveal when the quilt is delivered.  This is an Evelyn Sloppy pattern.  I started the sewing exactly 2 weeks ago when I first posted on DWM.  Enjoy the sneak peek and leave your comments.  Thanks to Mary C for helping put it up on the design wall and taking pictures.  It made us see a dark patch that needed to be un-sewed today.  I'm ahead of deadline on it and am thinking of how/what to 
'quilt' on it now. It is making me want to get out that Box of the Blue one that was started with my dear MIL-Alice, Glenda's Mother.  There are nearly enough leftover strips to make another Earth-toned one.


I had visitors in the Shop on Sunday.  Two of my grandchildren came and played with the scrap bin.
This small quilt was designed by a 11 year old grandson Kamren.  Can you tell he likes the color - ORANGE?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July Farmer's Wife Groups -Blocks

It's the week of Farmer's Wife Classes at Thread and Bolts.
Mary C is ahead and has her July Blocks are all made. 
                        With the ones cut out and made this week she has a total 82 of the 111 done.  
Just a few more to cut out and the paper-pieced ones to finish. She figured out a few blocks that could be made with Templates instead of Paper-piecing.  That made her very happy!!!

From the Tuesday Evening Farmer's Wife Group
Audrey has almost 4 of the groups done.

We hear that one of the Wednesday Morning group has finished all the blocks and could have the sashings done.  Pictures to be added tomorrow. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday July 16, 2012

 This past week has been a very difficult one for me.  The saying goes that "Sewing Soothes the Soul".  With the passing of my Mother, I have done a LOT of sewing. I'm glad for friends who care and have come to offer condolences. I spent most of my week-end in the Quilt Studio and made enough of the Bear Paw Blocks and Log Cabin Blocks to finish the center of Glenda's Quilt. Staying busy is the best thing to do.
 It took a bit to find the four Log Cabin blocks for the Center with no repeating fabrics.
The rest of these Log Cabin and Bear Paw Blocks will go in the final border.

The cutting of the off-center Log Cabin Blocks has begun, then the quilt can be put all together to be Quilted. I am amazed that in one week I've made so much Progress.  I'm liking the way the Log Cabin and Paw Blocks are looking. The shading from the variety of fabrics helps a lot for a scrappy look.  

I'm linking up with Patchworktimes again this week. Click HERE to see more Design Wall Postings.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Design Wall Monday, July 10th, 2012

I know this is a day late.  But the new project had a slight delay.  There was a lot of cutting to get these small Log cabins made. They will be made into Bear Paw blocks.  This is the beginning of a Commissioned quilt for Glenda, my husband's sister.  She requested a quilt for herself using a pattern that I made with her mother, Alice.  It was a hard choice, but this quilt is talking to me saying, "MAKE ME"! It is a perfect quilt that combines Log cabin and Bear Paw blocks. The pattern is "Bears Need Homes, Too" from Evelyn Sloppy's book 'Log Cabin Fever'.  Glenda requested earth tones for her quilt.  My blue version of this last quilt we worked on is still in a box downstairs. 

Last week's DWM quilt is now in the Longarm being quilted. I decided to go with the Green border and the Red stripe is on the back. It emptied a bolt with just enough to make him a matching pillowcase.
Thanks for your nice comments last week. 

  I'm using black thread on the back and white on the front.
The pattern being quilted is by Anne Bright called "Swirling B2B".

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday- July 2,2012

"Eye of the Tiger"
A Swap from back in 2008 with the Online Yahoo WASIQ (Washington State Internet Quilters)Group that I hosted from June to September.  Many of the 4-patches are in here, I had to make a few to fill in the colors in the corners.  This quilt will go to my Son when it is finished.  I'm calling it "Eye of the Tiger" because there is a 4-patch with a Face of a Tiger in the lower left corner.  The background fabric is KONA White. So many of my quilts go to Charity and Customers, it is nice to finish a UFO of my own once in a while. Today, the Center is finally together and I am auditioning for the borders. Please choose from one of the 3 fabrics pictured below. 
1- Green
2- Red/Black Stripe
3- Green/Gold stripe

This is my first time to link up with Judy Laquidara's "Patchwork Times" Design Wall Monday Post.  Please Click HERE to see more Design Walls.  Please leave a comment and Vote for the Border you think is best.