Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mystery Quilt

I don't usually do these kind of things but this mystery quilt really caught my eye. It is being done as a fund raiser for a boy who has had a brain tumor removed and now is going though extensive rehab to regain mobility, etc.

***The clues are sent by email every Friday starting next week for 6 weeks. I like that it doesn't drag on for months.
***It doesn't take a ton of fabric so there isn't a huge investment into something you may not like.
***The cost is $15. Would be great to have all of you join us. They are trying for 250 quilters and I think they are up to about 120 so far.

To sign up click on the My Shop icon which goes to Heather Spence's Etsy Shop. Find the pink flower that says Fall Mystery Quilt 2012 with $15 price. I used very convenient. I try to keep about $50 in my account for my misc. small purchases online.

Heather will email you....this is very well organized.

For experienced quilters (that is not a beginner) you need
  • 1 1./2 yard Dark
  • 2/3 yard Medium
  • 2 1/8 yard Light
Backing -- 4 yards
Binding -- 1/2 yard

I will get backing and binding after quilt is done to know what I want. Heather, the designer and organizer is using red, pink and white.
Amount of fabric needed for beginners is a little different and I didn't write that down but you will get that from Heather in an email.

These are my fabrics:

We have been told that the quilt will have a modern feel and I have been admiring all the quilts done with lots of white so this will be my first using solid colors. The white is a Moda muslin and the turquoise and green are mottled. I would have done solids but the shop didn't have the colors I wanted. I am very anxious to start cutting into these luscious colors.
Let me know if you decide to join the group.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Itty Bitty Ghosts and Snowmen

Finally remembered to get pictures of my Itty Bitty Ghosts that are in the quilt shop. Loved doing these. Each individual ghost is 3 x 8 inches and the trio are glued onto a small quilted piece that is also bound. The tiny star buttons were included in the pattern.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Fall Quilting

Forgot to add my Just Can't Cut It table topper that is on my dining room table. This was done with a line of fabric from last year and of course I can't recall the name. It was quilted on a longarm, free motion.

Close up of fabric and some of the quilting. Stitch regulators are the bomb.

This wallhanging is in the front entry. This was a panel and all I did was add a border and quilted free motion. The yellow background makes it pop and loving the oranges. The quilt in the same line of fabric is on the bench and was made using 2 charm packs and the 10 minute block. 2 borders were added and then machine quilted.

This was my first official needleturn applique project. I started this at a Pat Sloan workshop using one of her patterns...of course...and her fabrics. This was made at least 4 years ago and I hang it every year.

I'm Still Here...Busier Than Ever

Finally back on and loving fall, my favorite season by far. I went through all my Halloween fabrics and pulled out projects I really, really wanted and put the projects I was so-so about in the pile that will be sold at the Country Store at next year's quilt show. Then I told myself I could work on Halloweeny things until the end of September. This is what I have gotten done.

Here is Happy Jack. He is hanging beside the fireplace. There is another one just like him at the quilt shop selling patterns and kits.

This table runner is made with a panel in the center with a couple added borders. How easy is that? It's all about the fabric.

Another table runner for my coffee table done with a line of fabric designed by Pat Sloan. Love the pop of color of light blue.

Here is The Witch Is In wallhanging I gave my daughter-in-law to be for her birthday last Saturday. There is another one at the shop that I will get for my front door one of these days.

Pumpkin little quilt on a frame that sits on a table. Right now it is sitting on a bookcase. These frames are so handy.

Still need to get pics of my Itty Bitty ghosts that are hanging at the shop that I also finished. Now I just need to remember to take my camera today. I am teaching the project bag called Classmates by Atkinson Design to 4 students. Fun time today.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

More Free Patterns

Just have to share this awesome site with a wonderful selection of free patterns. They are old patterns no longer available for purchase but are on pdf files. You can download the pdf file and print or save the download onto your computer. I put the website in my favorites.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

I want to thank everyone for stopping by my blog during the blog hop party. What fun to read all the comments. My question for comments was to tell me your favorite holiday. Christmas won by far with 133 votes, with Thanksgiving at a far 2nd with 30 votes and Halloween (my favorite) with 13 votes. The blog prize winner, Judith, was one of 2 who said Labor Day was their favorite because they didn't have to cook. I like that.

I do need to apologize for being so late in announcing my winner. Our guild has their quilt show this weekend and I have been extra busy at the shop getting ready for the shop sales, cutting kits and getting samples sewn and hung. I will be getting pics up soon.