Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Nine Patch Top is Finished!

Finish it up 15!  2015, that is.  This 9 Patch quilt has been sitting in pieces in a plastic box for some time.  I pulled it out and realized that it was almost done.  So I finished sewing the blocks together, went out and bought some batting, and spray basted it.  I brought it to the DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting last Saturday where I began hand quilting it.  I am using perle cotton #8 to quilt it which is new for me.  I think it's going to go quickly!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

I made my own quilt calendar!  With a little help from Snapfish and my daughter.  I am good about taking pictures of my quilts so it was fun looking for images for each month.  You can't tell but some are large and some are small.  This one was a mini quiltalong from Lori at Humble Quilts  sometime in the past.

I am excited about my sewing projects and activities in 2015.  I have made a list of things I want to accomplish which includes finishing up a few quilts that have been long-neglected.  I have already finished two tops.  I plan to do some more garment sewing and probably more bags as well.  I will be attending a quilt exhibit at the DAR Museum in Washington, DC, in February.  I will also be attending a quilt retreat in April.  So much fun!

What are your plans for the new year?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Centerpiece

I have really fallen behind on my blog, posting instead on Instagram which is more pictures and fewer words.  Yes, I'm still here and all is well.  I just sewed the binding on a quilt last night while watching the first game of the baseball playoffs (very exciting!) so my quilt output has not fallen by the wayside.  I don't seem to make as many quilts as I used to (although I have finished four so far this year) because I am doing more garment and bag sewing and also knitting.  I love this direction that my stitching life has taken.  

Today is October 1st and like many others I look forward to this beautiful month.  I will buy a pumpkin today for my front porch and bake something to give my house a spicy smell.

Friday, July 11, 2014

30s Quilt Exhibit

My local quilt shop, Capital Quilts, is having a little exhibit of quilts and other items using 1930s reproduction fabrics.  I entered two things, a mini quilt sampler and a clutch purse made from hexagons.  I got hooked on 30s fabrics many years ago and have never tired of them.  I even made a queen-sized Trip Around the World for my bed (which I would have displayed but it is terribly worn out.)

If you live in my area, check out this fun exhibit and vote for me!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Churn Dash Baby Quilt

I machine-quilted this Churn Dash quilt.  It is baby-quilt size, 36"x36."  It was so much fun to make and I may have set a record because I made it start to finish in 2 weeks.  I often like to "work small" so this was definitely a departure, making 12" blocks.

We had a wonderful 4th of July weekend in Wisconsin, visiting family.  I brought some knitting along but worked very little on it.  Too busy having fun!  Tomorrow I am taking a wool applique workshop through my quilt guild.  Looking forward to it!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Vintage Farmhouse

This is the year of the farm, quilt wise.  As you know, I've been working on Farmer's Wife blocks since last fall, all hand pieced.  I've also been participating in a BOM through Fig Tree Quilts, Vintage Farmhouse.  

Every month I receive instructions, plus fabric, to make 5-6 blocks which will then be sewn together to make a quilt.  This is a machine project and it's been quite fun.  I don't  have to make any decisions about fabric, just cut and sew.  It's based on a vintage quilt (see picture on my sidebar.)

This month we were able to sew the bottom row together.  Yay!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Modern Baby Quilt

As is our tradition, the DC Modern Quilt Guild put together a baby quilt for one of our (founding) members who just had a baby boy.

At first I wasn't sure how this was going to come together but I love it!  My block is at lower left.