Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Another Wednesday Wonderings

I've been trying to get some basted quilts quilted, so that means no sewing since I don't want to keep changing the setup. But I'm feeling a tad scatterbrained. 

 Here's the quilt I showed with the stencil on it yesterday. I just did some simple primitive quilting.

 You saw these the other day, now they are in my sewing room with pieces cut for binding.
 I'm thinking of using this beautiful fabric for my Revolutionary Flags backing. I LOVE it!
 Here is a primitive little wool piece designed by Rebekah Smith. 
I am working on hand quilting, but in-between I want to get this stitched down. It's another one by Rebekah Smith.

Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Stencil Winners!

Thank you all for entering.

I know these were hand quilting stencils, but this one happen to be a perfect fit for a quilt I am machine quilting. I had to give it an extra loop around the outer stencil, but you can really get your money's worth and use them double duty!

Without further ado here are the winners. They have been notified. Please send me yoru mailing address to send on to Cindy at The Stencil Company. If you see them at a show please support them!

Laura V
Karen in Breezy point

Congratulations. It's nice to know hand quilting is alive and thriving!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Flags of the American Revolution*Finale*Link-up

'Tis so sweet to work on quilts with cyber friends! It really keeps me on track and inspired! Here is the grand finale (for those who made it this far) And if you haven't, keep plugging forward and then be sure to show me the results.
The book is by Jan Patek, Quilts of the American Revolution

 My signature block, in the lower right, is a little different from the book. I'm smitten with this quilt and it reminds me of our lovely trip to Boston over 4th of July last year.

 Cathy S. top (She was an over achiever and sent me this photo last month!) Nice work!

Terry's top. Love her border choice and In God we Trust

Elaine's is not complete, but it will be soon! Looks great!

Link up your Flags quilt now. Even if it is still in blocks.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Show and Tell and Revolutionary Flags Border

 First up,  Show and Tell.

My friend Laurie made this wonderful Railroad crossing quilt. You can find info about it HERE.
I told her my one regret was not making mine larger, so she did! I know she took that photo in her backyard. Isn't that an adorable setting for this quilt?
This quilt started a fun friendship!

 Here's mine.
Dale Renee sent me a photo of her lovely MidWinter Blues from my quiltalong. 
What's not to love?!
Thank you ladies for sending me photos.  I really do enjoy seeing your quilts.
Here's the fabric I chose for the border of Flags of the American Revolution.  Looked better in my sewing room than it does on this screen. LOL

I thought I'd show you how I add my borders. It's not the only way and I'm not claiming it is the right way, but it is the way I do it. The book says to cut two  70 1/2 x 3 1/2 for the sides of the quilt. I always measure first. My quilt may be different.

 Woo-Hoo! 70 1/2" I was pretty excited about that measurement. 
 Huh? A whole inch bigger in the center? That sucks, but didn't really surprise me.
Other end.. 71", okay, not too bad. I take the 3 and average them. 
70.5+71.5+71.=213 divided by 3 is 71". That's how long I'll cut my border strips for the top and bottom. 

I don't have a huge studio so this is how I measure my long border strips. After cutting it 71" I mark the center of the border strip and the center of my quilt, line them up, then start pinning.
I do the same thing for the other direction once these two borders are sewn on.

You know what that means? MY BORDERS ARE ON! And that quilt top is complete! I couldn't be more thrilled!
So lets link up on Monday. If your top isn't done, that's fine, show us the blocks we haven't seen yet. This will be our final link up for Flags of the American Revolution quilt.

Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderings

Here are my weekly stars. (stars in a time warp)I only did one green cause I really think the solid is better as an applique fabric. And last Wednesday was double pink. Gotta love those pinks!

Linda O thought she would help me out with my orphan quilt with a few orphan blocks. They'll fit in perfectly!

5 quilts machine quilted! I want to keep plugging away at the stack that is basted before adding the binding.

Here is a little selection of Instagram photos from my feed this past week. I try and keep it different than what is on my blog.
My pet peeve (not that it really matters) is Instagram, Facebook, Blog- same photos all the time. I'll only follow you one way if you do this.  Anyway, if you are interested in the rest of my life besides quilting, look me up on IG!



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