Saturday, September 26, 2015

Well, surprise! Surprise! I'm actually getting caught up on the blog!

I actually bit the bullet & used metallic thread on a quilt. I'd always thought it would have been one of my own first, but it wound up being a customer's quilt.  I was a little intimidated by metallic thread, but I believe in my Glide thread, so I took a deep breath & went for it!
  My customer is fairly new to quilting, but not sewing. She was an instructor for fashion sewing for many years, consequentially, she can definitely think outside of the box! Her ideas are incredible, but her execution needs quite a bit of work. I'm guiding her as we go along because I see some major awards in her future. Anyway, her quilt was poofy in spots, points didn't match closely, & of course, wavy borders. Not too bad on the borders though, she's improving.   
Here's some pics of how it finished up.
The light lines are actually silver bias tape sewn down. She also used a chiffon type lame cloth in the diamonds, which can be very stretchy. I did manage to get it to lay down, but it sure wasn't easy!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Oh no! A months gone by...again! Well, I have been busy, with my oldest son & 2 of his kids coming for a visit, quilt shoes, & of course, quilting!
That's Johnny (16) on the left, Catherine (20) in the middle, & #1 son, Robert on the right.
Robert & I.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Well, just playing around with some cloth the other day. I've always wanted to make a Cathedral Window quilt, so I tried my hand with a Mini! This one measures 11.5 inches square!
I think I'll put it into the Canton show this year. It'll be for sale. If it doesn't sell, I'll donate it to TAQC next year.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Diamond Log Cabin won a ribbon! I got "Honorable Mention" in my category, which is a big deal at this show. I was up against some stiff competition!
My Grandson, Chance, went with me & ended up helping!
We had a great time at the show!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Well, which much a due, I present you....Diamond Log Cabin!
Here's a close up of the corners.
The quilting of the blocks can be seen here also.

Now to do the finishing touches, then off to the Plano Quilt show! Keeping my fingers crossed she comes home with a ribbon!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Well, here's the smaller version of 54-40 or fight. I quilted it almost identically to it's larger version.
I did the outer border differently.

This one is already entered into a couple of shows. Let's see if it ribbons!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Well, as well as getting the trees burned, I did manage to get some quilting done.  Here's the quilt I did for Dianna.
Finally got my thread rack for Queenie built too. Floyd helped me with it.
This prompted me to do some re-arranging. Still have some to do, but I like how it's coming out!
Here's the sewing area, now complete with block design boards.
Cutting, ironing station & fabric stash. The new design wall goes all the way across the end of the building, 14 feet!
Longarm area. Much more organized.
Library, scrap bins & quilts in waiting to be quilted. Of course, there's my quilt Christmas tree. It stays up all year with all the ornaments handmade from quilters.

I just got the quilt off Queenie, so I'll show it to you soon!