Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sue Spargo - Here I Come!

Kim received her quilt and she sent me the most delicious box of Sherrie's Berries (chocolate covered strawberries)!  Mmmm.......

I've been having a lot of fun working on my "art" quilt!  I can hardly wait to share pictures :)

I've off to my Sue Spargo class - I'm sure I'll have a lot of pictures to post next week!  Have a great one!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Does This Ever Happen To You??

Here is my granddaughter choosing fabric!  So many choices, it's hard to decide on just one, right?
And of course you have to touch them all first :)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Art Quilt

I am working on it - finally!  I promised my daughter Michelle that I would make her an art quilt for her home.  I've been dragging my feet because I was kind of nervous about "getting it right", but she designed it while she was here in February and I finally started it! I picked up some fun embellishments from Hobby Lobby and auditioned fabric... and I even started stitching, but I cannot share those photos yet or she won't be surprised!  I can say I am having FUN with it!  It's fun to be creative. I should break out of the pattern box more often :)

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Making Progress

Pictured here are the third blocks from the "My Girlfriend's block of the month".  Two more dolls!  This is a mystery quilt and I'm really wondering what it's going to turn out like! It's nice having all of the pieces arrive all cut out by the AccuQuilt Go and ready to sew!

A couple of weeks ago we took a hike up to this frozen waterfall with our son.  It was SO pretty!  It's been so warm lately though I wonder if it's still frozen?

First day of Spring is tomorrow!  Have a great day!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Happy National Quilting Day!!

A year ago Sharon Wright came to our guild and gave a presentation and workshop.  I had taken a few classes from her at Quilt Fest (Utah Quilt Guild) and she is just a wonderful teacher and has SO many great ideas.  She challenged us to think outside the box and to be creative, even when using a pattern, to be creative with the setting or the borders or something to change it up a bit.  She showed us many, many examples that were so inspiring.  Then she had a "door prize" drawing, and those who were picked got to go pick something out of a huge pile of things she brought from her sewing room and they were challenged to make something out of it.  I remember Lucina made hers right away and I posted a picture of that some time ago.  At this last guild meeting Mary showed her Penguins on Parade - made from the penguin fabric she received from Sharon.

And Marie showed this beautiful quilt made from the nature panels she received.

I am being challenged creatively right now by making my daughter's art quilt!  I'm having fun though!  Yesterday I spent a lot of time picking out fabric and coming up with a plan and last night I began the hand appliqué!  The real fun is going to come with the embellishing :)

Have a fun day and do something to celebrate our love of quilting!!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Are Ye Wearin' Green??

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!!  
I hope you're wearing your green!!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Needle Case

I finished my Sue Spargo needle case (my friend Michelle gave me the pattern and needles ages ago!) and now I am super excited about taking her class next weekend!

I'm showing my work up close here but don't judge too harshly as this is the first time I've made some of these stitches.

The pattern called for certain types of stitches for the circles on the back, then I could get creative with the front.  My two favorite circles on the front are the yellow and dark green, including some bullion loops, fly stitch, French knots, coral knot stitch, trellis stitch and pistol stitch!

After going a little crazy on the front, I went back and added some more stitches to the back circles, including the Drizzle stitch and the seed stitch.

This little project was so much fun!  I've been collecting threads and embellishments and different types of fabric for the class.  I'm anticipating learning a LOT!  I'll share pictures!