Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hand Quilting

This weekend I have been hand quilting on my Whole Cloth quilt. Some years ago I took a class with Karen McTavish on designing a Whole Cloth quilt , most of the people in the class were planning on machine quilting their quilts but I chose to hand quilt and have been at it for years!! But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and have a goal of finishing it by the end of May. I want to bring it to a Retreat I go to in June , so hope that it movtivates me . No pictures until it's finished. I'm going to my daughter's for supper tonight , it's always nice not to have to cook.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm back

I have been working on more of my BTCT blocks this winter, right now I'm working on block 16 with all the grapes!!! I have just relized only a couple of more blocks need to be printed off and then the border, the end is in site. I'm posting a picture of my finished Southern Gentleman by Fat Cat designs , in which I appliqued a block a month for 16 months, must say I surprised myself .

I feel Spring is finally on it's way in SE Minnesota along the Mississippi River between the beautiful Bluff, although we will propably have some flooding the cool weather has slowed everything down. Here are some pictures of my projects

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I was over on the Beyond The Cherry Tree site and there is talk about doing the cherry for the border so when the time comes , they will be done. I see one person is doing 1 inch cherries, just wondering how she came up with that size? I'm thinking that would be to large? Any thoughts out there? I did do any sewing today, shame on me!!!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mariner's Compass

Last week I took a class on paper piecing the Mariner's Compass block. We had a very good teacher from our own guild and it was a lot fun. I just didn't want it to lie around so I turned it into a small wallhanging. I'm planning on doing more blocks with different fabrics, enough to at least do a tablerunner, with dreams of a small quilt in my mind. We'll have to see about that. LOL. These are not the best pictures but they give you the idea.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

applque book and more pictures

Yesterday I received my copy of "Hand Applique with Embroidery" by Sandra Leichner. It is a beautiful book with soooo many ideas and tips. I've also been working on the BOM from Fat Cat Patterns called Southern Gentleman. I'm working on the last block of this series, No.16 and then will be able to sew it together and have it quilted! This quilt has lots of cures and curlicues and I am happy with the way they turned out. Will post pictures when it's finished.

So anyway here are some more pictures of my BTCT blocks.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

More pictures

I'm posting more pictures of my BTCT blocks. I did get some sewing done today, between my others activities. I did vote this morning and have been watching the results this evening. Enough to say I'm not happy. So without any further ado , some more pictures.