Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quilt for a friend!

I have been trying to get quilt done for someone for about 2 years.  Was suppose to be a present Christmas 2013, then 2014 now it is finally done.  Not a hard quilt - I just got side tracked!   Now I am trying to get it together and work alittle again.  It is a distorted square made by using strip fabric and cutting triangles, piecing into squares again - yes there is a reason we like to cut up perfectly good fabric and sew it back into fabric - it is called therapy!
The second picture shows the extra block I had left - I used it on the back of the quilt and finally the last will show some of the quilting. 
As for the quilting, I did not worry, just did what I felt like doing at the time.  No templates - just fun.  Odd size - about 65 x 80.  Big blocks!


I have had a time getting logged backed into my blog!   Finally got it done this morning!  Wrote everything down and hopefully will be able to keep it up this time.!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Beautiful quilts using the Accuquilt!!!

Look at these beautiful quilts that my Accuquilt Rep, Ayn,  made using the Accuquilt GO!!!

   Ayn made the quilt below for her grandfather.  He was in 3 branches of the Military!

Strip cutter, not sure but maybe the Value Die

Drunkard Path!

The new Train Die and strip cutters!

Micky using the Circle Die & Rectangle die!

Just finished quilting

This beautiful quilt was made by a lady in Etowah, TN.  She does just a wonderful job of piecing which makes her quilts a dream to quilt!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Fabrics!!!!

Inventory was getting alittle low.  I know summer is coming but we will still be sewing on those hot days!

I ordered mini bolts of several blends called Variations and some new Kona Batiks.  Also a new fabric line called Midnight in Bloom.

 Britney wanted a lunch bag to take to work.  So she picked the owl fabric for it.  I made the bag using insulated fleece so it will keep things cold or hot.  She can add a small ice pack for long term coldness.  I now have made about 6 of these bags!  They are perfect to take to quilt classes or quilt bee!

Friday, April 5, 2013

New Fiber Arts Blog!

Okay, I know some of the quilters are not interested in spinning, weaving & other fiber arts projects that I seem to get drawn to.  So I started a new blog for that part of my life.

I will try to keep this blog for quilting and sewing related things.

If you check out the new blog, let me know what you think.

Happy Quilting!

This quilt was made with my Thimbleberries & Civil War Reproductions scraps.  Fits a king size bed, don't know if block has a name - I just work with what I had and came up with this.  Thinking about calling it Tennessee Crossroads.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Isn't it suppose to be Spring?!

Seems this whole winter could have been described as COLD & RAINY but it is suppose to be spring now, right!  But it is cold and rainy...ugh.

I have been so laxed on keeping up with the blog, sorry!  I have been busy trying to get a few new samples made.  Plus spinning & weaving - set a goal that I would spin then weave it into fabric that I could cut and make into a quilt or at least a wall hanging.

New samples made with the Roses fabric by Maywood.

With the left overs from the Railfence quilt, I made a cute table runner.

Double Irish Chain
Most of both quilts were traditional patterns that I cut on the Accuquilt.
Katherine finished her Double Wedding Ring quilt (all hand pieced and hand quilted).  We were so honored that she brought it by for show & tell.
Janet made this quilt from fabrics that were used for the reception at her daughter's wedding.  What a beautiful keepsake for her daughter.
We are so lucky that there are so many very talented quilters in the area and I am so very lucky that they send pictures or bring them by the shop for show & tell!