Friday, August 26, 2016

30 quilts in 30 days Day 7

And another one gone and another one gone, another one bites the dust- Hey!

So I didn't have my camera with me and I have already gifted the yellow and purple grad. quilt.

Connie helped me trim it up this morning.  We also pinned two small quilts to batting, I have both of them sewn together and turn inside out.  They are both in line to get quilted.  One is for the baby shower tomorrow, so it will either get done before or after the shower.  I may have to flip a coin to see which.  The baby is not due for awhile and I am teaching the block at the library class first Tuesday.  I am not in a big hurry to get it to the mom.

I also had help tearing sheets to make a back for my big quilt top.  This is all now sewn together and looks great , by the way.  I will be sure to document with photos later.

Day 7  - quilt 6-  Lindsey's grad. quilt  yellow and purple,  yellow back  was rolled to the front for binding.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

30 Quilts in 30 days Day 6- we have a finish!!

Give this gal not one brownie point but two for finishing TWO, count them 2 quilt today.  Today is Day 6 and I have a total of 5 quilts finished.

I was determined to have something finished today and I did!!.  Tomorrow may be another high completion count day.  Let's all hold our breath and see if anything actually gets done.  I do have a fun time penciled in with Connie over in Aurora.  Other biggies for my day include getting some quilting done and picking up grand kids to come spend the weekend with me.

 I have figured out my back seems to do better if I quilt in the early morning.  From here on out I hope to use my first couple of cups of coffee on being productive.  Another quilt pinned in ready to quilt.  I kinda think I should have gotten this machine fixed a long time ago.



How long has this been in a baggie?  Too long- get to work girl.



Not the best binding job but was better then sitting around unfinished.  My first attempt as scallops.



Old top finished ready to be gifted on Sunday to my friend Marianna  I don't seem to be able to get the photo turned correctly.


This row killed me.  I am not strong enough to handle the machine through all these little twists and turns.  I had to stop several time on the first row.  I finished the row this morning and decided to use an easier pattern for the rest of the top.

Good choice-  Funny thing is last time I tried this feather pattern I did not like it.  This quilt, however looks great with the feathers.  This pattern seemed so much easier then the other that I finished the whole quilt today.



I swear this seemed soooooo much larger when I was quilting it-  nice to have a finish-  binding is done.  I turned the back fabric to the front and  machine stitched it down

30 Quilts in 30 Days Day 5

So close today but no cigar.  I did actually pin in a top and almost quilt the first row.  I did get a lot of pictures



Purple top for Niece--Border fabric from MIL's stash

Second Purple top--this green is the original fabric I pick out.  Glad I slept on it b/c I really like the material I ended up with.

I played with my large bed quilt top and added a couple of more rows.  Am I crazy to enjoy the mix matched fabrics so much?  My new mantra is:  If it is ugly you just haven't use enough of it yet!



India print for the Niece's wedding quilt-- I will use a dark grey for the back

Abby's quilt has it's borders on

Close up of floral border

2nd purple to got a bit livelier --I think this is being held upside down but the turquoise palm trees really make me smile!

So this one was also from Moya, it was started DMS I pinned it in and will use it as a practice quilt to try out a few patterns.


First pattern I hope to try out--pretty busy

top is pinned in--yea me

I can do this---maybe---lol

well yes and no-  the machine is able, I am weak.  It really puts a strain on my back so I had to stop every 12"  I did get over half of the first row done.  Not sure if I will continue or practice different patterns.  I did break thread a couple of time but think it was a bad bobbin.

 My new favorite top.  I may tie this one-  it is really large-- I am guessing about 110 x 110 (ish)




oops, haven't squared up the corners yet




30 Quilts in 30 Days Day 5

So close today but no cigar.  I did actually pin in a top and almost quilt the first row.  I did get a lot of pictures



Purple top for Niece--Border fabric from MIL's stash

Second Purple top--this green is the original fabric I pick out.  Glad I slept on it b/c I really like the material I ended up with.

I played with my large bed quilt top and added a couple of more rows.  Am I crazy to enjoy the mix matched fabrics so much?  My new mantra is:  If it is ugly you just haven't use enough of it yet!



India print for the Niece's wedding quilt-- I will use a dark grey for the back

Abby's quilt has it's borders on

Close up of floral border

2nd purple to got a bit livelier --I think this is being held upside down but the turquoise palm trees really make me smile!

So this one was also from Moya, it was started DMS I pinned it in and will use it as a practice quilt to try out a few patterns.


First pattern I hope to try out--pretty busy

top is pinned in--yea me

I can do this---maybe---lol

well yes and no-  the machine is able, I am weak.  It really puts a strain on my back so I had to stop every 12"  I did get over half of the first row done.  Not sure if I will continue or practice different patterns.  I did break thread a couple of time but think it was a bad bobbin.

 My new favorite top.  I may tie this one-  it is really large-- I am guessing about 110 x 110 (ish)




oops, haven't squared up the corners yet