Thursday, December 27, 2012

1 down and a few dozen to go.

Instead of working on Bonnie's mystery quilt this week, of which I now have 3 weeks of clues to work on. I worked on my sisters bedroom set, which includes 2 pillow cases, a quilt and a dresser topper. It has all been washed and I see that I need to redo the binding on the dresser topper, missed 3 spots in folding it  over.. Other than that it turned out pretty good.

I still have problems with pin tucks underneath. But I'm going to leave them. Its still a learning process for me and I know that she will love it any ways. It was quilted on my domestic machine, Janome Harmony 4052, in the ditch or as close as I could get to it.

As I was stitching all the bindings on I came to the conclusion that it is going to have the Tammy Element added to it and probably every piece I do from here on out. Its not perfect by no means but its good enough for me, for this set. Next set will hopefully be better..

I need to slow down a bit when doing the straight lines of stitching, but this will come with practice. And I plan on have a lot more practice as I will be producing lap quilts, kids quilts, and more bedroom sets for my family and a few close friends that I know will appreciate all the work that goes into producing them.

Now you can head on over to Quiltville and take a look at how everyone else is doing with the mystery.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

sooooo many things to do, so little time..

So I told my b/f that I needed to get week 3 and week 4 done for the mystery quilt. He said " Don't you think you need to finish up some of these other projects?"

lol uhhh yea but I'm working on a mystery quilt also.. Needs to get done..

sooooo many things to do, so little time..

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sister's Quilt

Is finally done with the quilting, hoping she doesn't look to closely at the stitching.. lol
All n all not to bad, it could have been worse. I still have some areas that can be fixed relatively easily. As in I started stitching, didn't like and started over, need to rip out those first stitches.

I should have seen if I could have found another neutral color to border it with as it barely fits the top of my bed with absolutely no drappege off the sides or the foot of the bed.

So onto figuring out the binding, and get that on.. Sew I can sit and have something else for my hands to do 3 nights a week.

Next up to be quilted is the matching table/dresser topper

I started to hand quilt it, but may put in on my Janome Harmony and finish it out.

Easy Street Linky up party

Is going on over at Quiltville.
This past week, we just about got done with my sisters quilt. and with sewing the binding down on my b/f's quilt.
Mystery quilt,
Week 1 - done
Week 2 - done
Week 3 - in progress
Week 4 - in progress.

A little beakless but I can live with it..

Friday, December 14, 2012

Easy Street clue 4

Is up.. oh boy, I need to get busy.
64 more flying geese, using my reds and blues, and then attach them to 64 of part 2 of Easy Street.

 So I suppose I should get to working on these also, I need to make another 44 to be finished with part 2.

She also said we could, as if that wasn't enough, cut out 145 - 3.5" squares out of all of our greens.. Looks to be a busy weekend and week for me.

Still need to finish sewing down the binding on b/f quilt, just have another hr or two left on it. I work on it when I watch new releases of my crime drama shows, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Hawaii Five-O, NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, and CSI Las Vegas.
And I am also still working on quilting the borders of my sisters quilt.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Street Wk 3 Linky up

Holy Cow, the week has flown past, but then again this whole year has.
I didn't get much done on Easy Street last week, until about Friday or Sat., then I got another 50 Flying Geese done, so now I have 88 of them flying around, and have another 40 to make.

Here they are in the bin with the 4 patches.

On one of the quilt cams last week I decided to make some string pieces, another thing I have never done before. May as well learn.. lol Using phone book pages as a foundation. I got 3 done.

Not to bad for my first times.

Last night I went ahead and did up about 5 of the new units and the 4 green triangles.

I'm getting better with the angle ruler.. Practicing is the key in my book.

I did get all the inside squares of my sister's quilt done now to finish quilting up the borders. Then to bind it up, I hope to get it done this week.

Head on over to Quiltville to see what everyone else is doing, we have some new bloggers check them out. Along with the other 249 bloggers that posted in last weeks Linky up.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Street link up #2

Its going on now at Quiltville. If you have not been there you need to go and check out how the other wonderful quilters are doing and to see what color choices they have made.

This week for our week 2 challenge was to do Flying Geese, now I have never done them and have never used the companion ruler nor the angle ruler, I have had them for months, saw them and thought of triangles.. lol
So this is going to be a slow process for me to get through all, 128 flying geese. :P

I have 30 of them done and have close to 10 that I have to rip apart and see if I can put them together right.

My color choice for this step is red, I have some reds in my stash. Enough to do this part of the mystery. But.... then again who doesn't like going to the local quilt shop. :D

 We took my Wilson Rotary machine to be fixed up. Hopefully it will be done within 2 weeks. While at the local quilt shop E-Jays, I found these 3 reds to add to my pile to use for Easy Street.

And I found this Black on White print that I just had to have to use also in Easy Street. Its cute, it will interesting to see where the owls pop up at.

So go on over to Quiltville and see what everyone is up to.

And have a wonderful sewing week.