Sunday, August 29, 2010

the goings on around here

Last weekend I busily started the quilting process on Lily-patch-nine. There are parts of the process of making a quilt that I like more than others, basting is not one of my favorites. However, I realize that it's a step towards a part that I do enjoy. Naturally, when I entered the sewing room, my furry assistant followed.
Here's our little Pepper holding the quilt down so it doesn't fly away while I baste it. She was quite entertained with the safety pins. Even was able to get a few open. Naturally, her amusement with me ended as soon as I moved her.
This is the oval upstairs window where Pepper keeps eye on her kingdom. She often watches Evey's outside adventures from this perch.
Finally, sweet fat Chihuahua. Lately she's been wondering about all the quilting going on. Her favorite place in the sewing room is directly under my feet while I sit at the sewing machine.

I should finish Lily-patch-nine sometime this week. I'll post pics when I get all done. I've started to branch out from my tried and true stippling to do something more "custom". Stay tuned....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

well, well, well...

Well, in that now that I've re-entered the quilting world, I've made significant progress on the frog quilt. It may even be completed in time for the show.
This quilt is the brother of Bazooka, in that it started with scraps from a child's quilt that I made for a silent auction several years ago. I may have mentioned that one of my bestest buds actually ended up winning that quilt and taking it home. She's got two little boys and one big boy, and the original quilt is always a point of discord while watching tv. So in my nine patch induced craze I decided that I would take my scraps and make a the big brother. Here's the teaser picture....81 nine patches with pale green Kona sashing.

Second "well" in that I'm suffering from a nasty summer cold that one of the Munchkins brought home. So if froggy quilt is going to get quilted before the show, I gotta get over this mess.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Another post...shocking!

Before the symptoms of the First-Week-Back-to-School cold hit, I was able to make MAJOR progress on Lilypatch Nine. I'll post pictures later today of the completed top. A few things to note when you do finally see this top....
- I started this back in my nine patch obsession phase. I still like how the nine patches have come together and this is such a fun way to work with all those little pieces of leftover fabric. But honestly, I'm taking a break from nine patches.
- That being said, I made almost 100 nine patches in preparation for this quilt. I only used 81, so I see a baby quilt in my future.
- Apparently a quilt show deadline drives my production. Not a bad thing, just good to know.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

tap, tap, tap....ahem

Hello out there in blogland!

Sorry I've been missing in action so long, but as I've lamented many a time this full time working gig sure gets in the way of lots of fun stuff. Frankly, since January, I have been on a sewing and blogging hiatus.

I wanted to revisit my blog because there should be lots of activity soon. My Quilt Guild, Chattahoochee Evening Stars will be having our quilt show September 18th and 19th, so if you're not working the show and in the area drop by. Speaking of the show, it's gotten me motivated to dig out the Junk Room (formerly known as my sewing studio) and work on a project that I hope to have finished for the show. I'll post some pictures soon.

Y'all take care, and I blog ya later!