Sunday, August 24, 2014

It's A Top!

Miracles never cease to amaze me as I finally have a Celtic Solstice quilt top!!!
And I actually like it despite all my whining earlier this year about not being wild about my colors, etc. Now you know once you take a photo you are bound to find a block turned the wrong way and if there are any in this top they are staying that way as I have frog-stitched way too many pieces and parts to this quilt already.

Of course I had help with the borders--Jeanne from Pinehurst Projects this photo's for you LOL!
Now I just need to get it quilted.



Monday, August 18, 2014

Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Did you know it was Black Cat Appreciate Day?  I sure didn't and I have a couple of black cats!  Thanks Romeo the Cat!

Black Cat Appreciation
Sadly, not much quilting or blogging going on around here.  Perhaps I'll get back to both soon.



Friday, August 1, 2014

Pineapple Blossom and a Pet Show

It has been a very busy summer and I haven't been able to do much quilting.  Earlier this year I made a quilt for a friend and I thought I would share it.  The pattern, Pineapple Blossom, is from Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville and it was such fun to make.  My friend is a huge cat lover and so I included blue cat prints in the quilt.
I really want to make another Pineapple Blossom quilt but I have to finish several other projects first.

Speaking of cats and quilts it is once again time for the Pets on Quilts Show.  Visit Lilypad Quilting to join the fun--cats, dogs, chickens, fish, any pet or pet related quilt can be entered.  Come on, you know you want to.



Saturday, June 21, 2014

Golden Spools

It is Saturday and that must mean posting something for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  It has been a very busy and stressful two weeks so I haven't done much sewing.  To top it off I took my machine in for a little cleaning and tweaking so that also contributed to not getting much done.  Here is the grand total of my Sunshine!

Can you believe Coconut "allowed" me to lay these blocks on her and was patient enough for a photo!  Okay not a great photo, but at least you get my drift.

Here is a little more Sunshine for the month.
Gotta love an orange cat!



Saturday, June 7, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Golden yellow is the color for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge for June.  At first I was ready to dive in and make a few scrappy spools but then I thought "Ahhhh, I really need to get back to Celtic Solstice" and golden yellow is perfect since I needed to make a bunch of those pinwheels.
I have avoided Celtic Solstice for months and I was really surprised at how much I had already done so it worked out perfect for this week.  In fact, I have even started finishing those pesky chevrons too and so you may see them next week LOL.  I am going to try and squeeze in a few scrappy spools as well.

When I was working on my little pinwheels Miss Coconut decided she had to participate.  She is such a lovely cat and is a wonderful bit of sunshine in my life.

I also wanted to take a minute to thank everyone who visited my blog and left a message last month.  I really appreciate you visiting and taking the time to comment.  It has been an incredibly busy time with painting the dining room, starting my summer job which kicks my butt, and all of the regular stuff that goes on in life and with my best intentions I didn't get to thank each of you personally.  So, thank you very much!

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has done. Well I just noticed I posted the wrong link for the month--sorry about that!  I am going to try again and hopefully I will be successful.



Saturday, May 17, 2014

Late to the Party

In February I thought about playing along with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge but I was just too busy to even think about what I wanted to do.  Then I purchased Bonnie Hunter's new book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders and I knew I wanted to make her Spoolin' Around quilt which would be a perfect choice for the RSC as well.  So I may be late to the party but at least I made it!

I also wanted to make a block for each of the other months and made these:
I am not sure if I will be able to make anymore blocks this month because I am painting my dining room today and that is where I sew.  If I get lucky and get things finished up and back in order I'll try to work on a few more spools for next week.



Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tulip Applique

Several months ago I took a hand applique class from one of our quilt guild members.  I have appliqued for years and am satisfied with the needle-turn method I use but this class offered a different technique so it piqued my curiosity.  The instructor does tons of beautiful applique and she uses interfacing to line her individual pieces.  It was a nice technique but I think I'll stick to my method even though it seems like I rarely do applique any more.

I recently purchased a Bailey's Home Quilter and this was the first thing I quilted on the new machine.  I love quilting on my old c-1996 Bernina but the harp just isn't big enough and this machine has much more space although it really didn't matter for this little wall hanging since it is only about 20 inches square.

Here is a close-up of the quilting.
And a photo-bomb by Merlin.