Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday Show and Tell

Harvest in our area is winding down, so we had a decent turnout for guild today.  Not a huge show and tell as most of us are farmers and there hasn't been a whole lot of time to sew.  We plan on making up for that this winter!  :-)
First up is Colleen with her Tumbler quilt made from Sandy Gervais fabrics.

Next we have Chris working on a vintage quilt that her daughter in law's grandmother had made and never finished.  Chris is finishing the hand quilting on it.  Any guesses on what year this was made?

Jane has a way of astounding us with what she has made.  The centre of her quilt is made with my throwaways.
Summer Breeze

Great job, Jane!  She was working on the borders today.

Lastly, I worked on my On a Jelly Roll quilt made with LOL fabrics by Me and My Sister.  I was able to finish 6 of the 48 blocks that are in this quilt.
Top row is backwards.  Oops!

Six completed blocks
I'm loving the colors in this quilt as well as how easy it is to put together.  Sometimes easy is just what we need.

Our next guild day is cancelled.  Half of our group is traveling to market in Houston!!  Yay for them. Have a great time, girls.

Question of the day:  What is the most defining moment of your life thus far?

Monday, October 06, 2014

Sweet Scandinavian Number One

I had a great start to this quilt, but my momentum petered off considerably.  Life gets in the way of quilting, and the new TV seasons have started!!  The combines have been parked for nine days now.  Its time to get back out into the fields.  I am sure that the sun will come out this afternoon for the next month straight.
This is the quilt I am working on.

These are the four corner blocks
This quilt is made from six different blocks in four different sizes.
Can you see my mistake I that I had to rip out of my sewn rows??
I recruited some help for the assembly of the top.
I helped Emma with the first row and she mostly finished the rest by herself.  Insert smile here.
I am making twin quilts for Christmas gifts.  I'd better get started on the second one to get them both quilted and bound before Christmas.
I LOVE this quilt!
We had an impromptu guild day this past Tuesday.  I love having a machine and project that I get to leave at guild and work on.  I started a toddler quilt called On a Jelly Roll with this pretty LOL fabric designed by Me and My Sister.  It is all cut out and I'm ready to get sewing it together.
Either I was half sleeping or out of practice, but I didn't take one photo of the other girls' projects, and that was even after a gentle hint from Colleen.  I told her next time to beat me with it over my head because I totally missed her hint until I was at home later that day.  Sorry, Colleen.

I've been doing a set of questions of the day for my 40th year.  Here was today's question:  If you could install one piece of advice in a newborn baby's mind, what advice would you give?  Geesh!  It'll take me the whole day to come up with an answer to this one!  What's your answer?  Have a great day!!