April 13, 2014
Yes, I’m still sewing like a mad woman, but working on a few things that I can’t share just yet!
Today I finished a little quilt top that I started at the Bryce Winter Retreat that I went to this past February… It measures appoximately 12 x 15 inches.
The pattern is by Carol Johnson… She has a whole series of these landscape quilts. I’ve always enjoyed her work! I wanted to try this binding technique that has you use a phalange (however it’s spelled… LOL!) sewn into 2 strips of binding. It’s sewn onto the back of the quilt, pulled to the front and then top stitched in place. It is machine bound… You can see the thread holding it in place on the phalange. I am going to stitch the corners in place by hand just to give it a little more form.
This is the one thing that I didn’t care for… Where the start and finish join up. Has anyone else done this technique and know how I can make it prettier?! LOL!
I am a bit of a perfectionist…
Thanks for stopping by!!!
April 4, 2014
Bitty blocks usually measure 3.5 inches square unfinished. Occasionally when we do a crazy themed side swap we can choose to do 3.5 inches square, or 3.5 x 6.5 inches.
That gives us a little lee way with our design choices! I decided to use the awesome image of the sign that I got from “So Much Pun.com” when I “googled” pun images… I came up with the frogs sitting in the bug (Ha! Pun intended) with the license plate “LV BUGS” showing two frogs “Parking”… Hehehehehe…
That male frog is a cad. Can you see him making the moves on the girl?!
Thanks for “hopping” by…
March 31, 2014
Welllll… I just finished quilting my friend, Viv’s sweet little quilt. I am incapable of doing minimal quilting!
(I think it’s because my mistakes are so much more pronounced if it’s minimal!
If you quilt the heck out of something there’s so much going on that the little gizmos don’t show up….)I didn’t end up baby sitting today so I had some less-busy time for quilting! (I say less-busy because I still have my own to deal with… They’re not nearly as difficult!)
After a full day on the Bernina, Viv’s quilt is finished!!! Such a sweet quilt. I hope the quilting isn’t too overdone for her…Thanks for visiting!!!
March 27, 2014
Here’s the first of 2… I got the image when I googled “Pun images”… I am making 6 of these, and then 6 of another set. I love puns!!!Thanks for visiting!!!
March 27, 2014
In the Layton Quilt Guild, we exchanged teacups with the fusible already on them… Then we were challenged to make them into a quilt.
This is what I came up with! I called it, “Tea With Friends”. I added 3 fairies on the shelves because in my world, they can be found everywhere!
IHere’s a funny little story: I showed my DH and he said, “It looks a little messy… They should be hanging neatly- all the same.”
“Why wouldn’t I want it to look real?” I queried.
It measures 28 x 33 inches. Thanks to everyone who participated!!!
March 25, 2014
Yes, I’m becoming a bit of an Ornithologist wanna be… I hope you enjoy this little trip to the Bird Refuge! (I go frequently so I can see different Migratory birds.)Here are some sun tanning Pelicans we saw from a great distance! (I’m feeling the same need.)
American Avocet. Check out his pale blue legs!
And here’s another view of him… That long beak is good for going after bugs in the water.
Cinnamon Teal (I think!)
There are 2 different species of Grebes here… The two with black around their eyes are Western Grebes, and the one with white is a Clark’s Grebe.
Mr. Great Blue Heron, or as we call him, “You can’t see me…” He holds really still and pretends to be a plant. Without seeing him move, at a distance you’d never know he’s there!
Okay, this one isn’t great, but it’s a Yellow-Headed Blackbird… And those little spots are “Midges”. Not mosquitoes.
(Supposedly they don’t bite, but I’d prefer not to test that theory…)
Hehehehe… I really liked this picture! 3 California Gulls and an Avocet.
And on the way out, 2 Sand Hill Cranes! They were massive!
I hope you liked visiting the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge again!!!
p.s. I’m an Ornithologist wanna be, so can not be held responsible if I’ve named any of the above birds incorrectly!
March 23, 2014
Yesterday was our Second Annual National Quilt Day Event at Legacy Village in Layton, Utah. It is a beautiful venue for a quilt show! I hope you enjoy a virtual visit! Coming up the stairs in the lobby…
Roy Pioneer Quilt Guild’s President, Midje sitting at our booth…
And here’s Layton’s booth… Denise and Viv hard at work!
And here’s our fearless leader, Cindy, and Kay holding up a Resident’s antique quilt!
It’s always fun to see your quilt hanging in a quilt show! This is my Dear Jane Heart to Heart Swap quilt.
Always love a quilt in these colors!
Denise’s snowman quilt!
I love the colors and movement in this one!!!
This is by Carol Johnson… She provided on of our trunk shows! I want to grow up to be like her!
Again, this is Carol Johnson… She does the most amazing landscape quilts!
And last, but not lease, the mini quilt/basket silent auction table… The Event raised funds for future teachers and activities!
Thanks for joining us!!!
March 16, 2014
I have been swapping on flickr since 2009… There are certain people that I love getting as a partner because their work is awesome…
Mamacjt is one of them.
Yesterday, I received the sweetest little quilt in the world… That’s right, a pink and green row of houses!
(I’m moving into the one with the striped roof.)
Carol also sent an envelope full of goodies. She is so generous!
Thanks for swapping Carol~ You are fabulous!
Thanks for visiting!!!
March 14, 2014
I designed and made this up for Carol in the MQTS swap “Houses” theme on flickr. It’s paper pieced and measures about 9 inches square… I love these bright colors!
Thanks for visiting!!!