Friday, November 29, 2013

Red, White, Blue Quilt plus

I knew I was going to take awhile on this quilt but not nearly 3 weeks!!  But it was not because of all the marking ---  I just needed a break from the longarm to get my creative mojo back!! Here are some pictures of the quilt -- just lack the binding but my machines are in the shop so that will have to wait.

Littl' Bit has found her spot during this cold spell:
And my Christmas cactus -- how do you say cactus in plural?????
Here is the back of the quilt:

Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!!!  Ours begin today when the kids get here. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Red, white & blue

Happy Veteran's Day!!!!  We need to honor all of our veterans every day not just on Nov. 11!!!
So apropos that on machine Monday I have my red, white & blue quilt on the longarm. 

Six hours of quilting and all I have accomplished is the first 4 borders!!!!  It's going to be on awhile.  There is a lot of marking to do the red border.  I started this before 2004 -- don't know exactly what year but it was before we moved to the country.  The pattern is from an old Fons & Porter magazine.  It is going to be a pretty masculine quilt. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Snowman Quilt Finished

I have no idea who did this pattern but it is pretty darn cute! 
Some close-ups of some of the blocks:

And more:

Well, you get the idea.  A early 2000 quilt finished!!
And another 2003 project finished:

I have it made into a pillow.  Just need to get the "stuffing" for the pillow and it is finished!  Ten years in the making!!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Machine Monday

This is what is on the machine today.  A snowman throughout the year that I taught at Klassy Katz in Bartlett many, many moons ago.  It will be on a bed this Christmas.

I don't remember who did the pattern and I cannot find it -- which doesn't mean anything!!  I just have too much "stuff".

Saturday, November 2, 2013

String Quilt in Process

I loved Barb's string quilt so had to make my version of it.  Here are the appliques -- great eye candy!
I now have the two rows of the flower appliques finished and the center of the quilt sewn together.  I still need to machine applique the two side borders and get them sewn on.  Then it will be ready for the longarm.
So much fun -- and used so much fabric!!! 
My father turned what I think is my grandmother's cast iron pot into a flower pot.  My nephew, Bruce, had rescued it when my parents house was sold and brought it to me this summer.  It is now planted with pansies.   Sorry I didn't get a better picture.