Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quilting, Not So Much

Wearing multiple hats this week, I have been working longer than normal hours.  So, hence not so much quilting this past week. Well this is what I have accomplished this week.

My progress on "Boxy Stars" is coming along. I got this pattern from Bonnie Hunter's (BH) website. It is listed here under the free patterns tab. I am adding the sashing and corner stones. I have even sewn a few completed rows together. My focus this weekend is on completing this top! I am soooo close, it should not difficult to do.

 My goal for this weekend is to load my "String Geese" quilt top. I made this top using men's shirts purchased from Goodwill.  This pattern can also be found on BH's website. It is made using long strips.  A nice, simple no brainer top.

I am continuing to work on my hexies, one more to add to my stack. Just so you know, I haven't had the energy to do any stitching while waiting for the light. Not even to work on them at lunchtime. I have been working through lunch or at a meeting the entire week.

My previous post about the charity quilt that came home with me in February for me to complete....well
I received a phone call thanking me for my participation. I was told that they like to personally thank each person that sends in a quilt. I was also given a website to see where my quilt went. I was a little surprised that I was called.

Last but not least, I am continuing to cut my 1 1/2" squares for the swap. I am about halfway there!

I hope everyone enjoys this special weekend, however you may celebrate it!!!

Until next time.........

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Embroidery ITH

UFO Challenge
  Daisy's Promo

Postage Stamp Swap
  Correction of Host name; Tina not Darla
  7 sets of 50 pairs by
  ease of equal cutting
  almost same fabrics for all

Boxy Stars
  sashing and corner stones

Hexie Progress
  slow and steady

ITH Embroidery
  Key Fobs - ok for tokens of thanks
    not for sale
still working on technique

The Littlest Thistle FAL
  Quarter #2 linky

Current listening pleasure
  Book #3 - Voyager by Diana Galbadon

Until next time........

*Please forgive the "lip smacking bits" in the podcast. Work in progress....

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2 1/4 Inch Girrrl

Longarm Comparison - I mention some differences between my top two choices.
     Gammill vs Handi Quilter.     

Hexie Update:
  My progress is slow and steady. I forgot how time consuming hand work is! 

Savannah Quilt Show
  Stash/tool enhancement: a few additions to my studio

                                 1-Kit, 1-Pattern, 2-Hand dyed Bundles


Daisy of "Very Lazy Daisy Quilts":

  *Binding size - I converted from 2 1/2 inch to 2 1/4 inch. I don't think I can go any lower. How low 
  can you go? 

   * UFO Challenge - Her promo 
   *Round Robin - Stay tuned. If you want to join us, send Daisy your email. Trust me, it will be fun!

FAL 2014:

  The Littlest Thistle (1st Qtr Linky) - I have entered three finished quilts. That gives me three chances

     to win. Why not join in?

  Fadom (Outlander blocks) - When are those appliques blocks be ready? A "fan" wants to know!

Goodreads: Audio Books

  Between Heaven and Texas (Marie Bostwick)
     Why can't seem to remeber the title

  Divergent (Recommend)-Love the book, now to see the movie!
  Voyager (3rd book, Outlander series)-Enjoying it so far! Why wouldn't I? Can't wait until the series 


BTW, I am playing with my embroidery module, "INTH Key Fobs". My current software is not supported by Windows 8. I have 3D, 6D is the current version. I didn't want to pay the $$$ for the new 
version. Soooo, after some research, I purchased a downloadable software version. The software is called "Embird". I will say, it has a learning curve associated with it. More to come on my work with Embird.

Until next time.......