Saturday, August 16, 2014

Practice

My goal for 2013 was to impove my FMQ feathers. 
There are 3 ways to accomplish this:
1. Practice
2. Practice
3. Practice

Draw them:


And stitch them:

Love them!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fun, fast, eazy times 2

I found a new "go to" pattern for using my obessive collection of fat quarters. 
It is by Villa Rosa, the "Cloud 9" quilt. 
I had a FQ bundle of Foxfield by Tula Pink, and grabbed some yardage fron my stash of "whites that aren't really white" (thats what I call them). I pieced the first one while at the beach. Once I had it done, I knew I would make another!

Here they are together:
 

One is my 2014 Stokes County Humane Society raffle quilt, the other is being raffled in Virginia by the Friends of Hanover Dog Parks.

I love how bright and colorful they are! I also love how fast they go together!


The faster I get them pieced, the quicker I get to quilt them!

Monday, July 28, 2014

One for Mom (and me)

We are nearing the 1 year mark of the passing of my Dad. While I know rationally that no one makes it out of here alive, and that Dad so dearly deserves this rest, this past 11 months has been so hard.
During this, natural occurances have taken on new meaning, as we look for comfort & assurance. Butterflies, with their annual transformation, have special meaning. This project has been in me for a while, but it needed to gestate, before I could do it. 
2 weeks ago, the time was right. So I made this small whole cloth quilt for Mom. It was the right time for me, very therapeutic. The FMQ just flowed.
 
I used 1 layer of cotton batting topped with a layer of high-loft polyester. Glide thread on top, with Bottom-line on the back and as filler to recede.
 
I love the puff, and the Bottom-line thread is my new favorite thread. Not breaks, no issues of any kind.

Mom loves it.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Lazy Sunday 3

Third quilt with May Chappell's Lazy Sunday pattern. Added borders with flange. Will be a wedding gift:
I love the soft mix of colors with chocolate and teal!
FMQ on my Tiara.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Easing back into the blog

Life has been happening.
Traveling a lot with new position (yay)!
Lots of work with new position (loving the challenge)!
Son completed graduate degree (yay)!
Moved back home.
Son found job in career field (whoopee)!
Helped son find apartment in new city 2 hours away.
Gifted son with this quilt in recognition of his accomplishment:
Pattern: Metro Hoops made with Quick Curve Ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Curve and diamond fabrics are Little Black Dress 1. My son loves green, so I found this mottled fabric and love the classic look with the LBD fabrics.
FMQ on my glorious Tiara.
For the record:
I love the Quick Curve Ruler and the Sew Kind of Wonderful patterns are amazingly well written and easy to follow.