Sunday Stitching

I am working on multiple projects at once.    I guess my attention span is getting shorter 🙂

here is one that will be a wall hanging

Here is one for a tote bag

I did a video of how this machines is working for Free Motion Quilting.

 

I couldn’t help but take a few more pictures of my favorite lilies.

I can’t remember if I posted about the American Quilters Society fall Paducah show.   Two of my quilts were accepted

Happy quilting

Tim

Deadlines

I have been getting notices that the last day to enter a quilt in the 2017 AQS Quilt Week  Spring Paducah contest.   I got another one today reminding me that today is the LAST day to enter.     So I beat the deadline by a few hours and entered 3 quilts.

They are all machine quilted on one of my treadle machines.   I am pretty new to Machine quilting so I don’t really know what to expect.

only one quilt per category is allowed but I had 3 that I was pretty happy with.

 

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I don’t know if any will be accepted but I do think I will try to make it to the show this year.    I have not gone to the Paducah show before and I think it would be fun to go .

It started to snow yesterday…..and it is beginning to really feel like the holiday season is here .

I think it might be time to think about some Christmas cards

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

Easily Distracted

Sometimes (often) I start to do one thing and end up doing something totally different.

I realized on Friday that I almost missed the deadline to enter a quilt in the Phoenix American Quilters Society show in February.   I read through the categories and decided to enter my Rose Quilt.    I needed to get a picture of it hanging to use for the entry and one close up picture.   In order to do that I needed to do some unpacking that has been waiting for me (more about that later).    It was wrinkled so I had to steam it to get pictures.    Anyway here is the full pic and the close up.

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So that being done it was back to unpacking.   I still have a ton of stuff in boxes that needs organizing in the studio.  I started on a tub of fabric and didn’t even get it unpacked before I got distracted by a new plan and started working on a new quilt top.

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I have a lot more fabric than I realized.

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and nothing in the tub has made it to the shelf yet 😦

I did take a few picture of the garden

most of the flowers in the older part are done for the year.

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There are a few things in bloom, Celosia Argentea and Toad lilies are looking good.

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The Rudbeckia hirta I planted in the new bed by the drive is blooming

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My new grass is looking great.  The beds around the edges are filling in with plants as I have time to divide and move things.

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So much to do before the end of fall!

But now it is back to work hand quilting.  I have a lot to catch up on!

Happy Quilting

Tim

AQS in Grand Rapids

I made it to the AQS show in Grand Rapids today.   Here are a few pictures (click pictures to enlarge) I only took a few pictures.

I know it might seem odd to some but I get excited about batting!  Hobb’s is my favorite.   Here is what I got today. (I will be  posting about how the work out as soon as I start quilting )

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I love the wool but I am excited to try the wool cotton blend.

And here is a handy chart

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There are over 300 quilts there so if you have the time in the next 2 days it is worth the trip.

Happy Quilting

Tim

Sunday updates

I made a bit of progress on the snowflake quilt.

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I spent the day Saturday at the AQS  show in Grand Rapids.    I had my doubts I would ever get there.  Road construction on I-96 had traffic at a dead stop and added 2 hours to the drive from Lansing to Grand Rapids.  I got there quite late on Saturday so I didn’t have a lot of time to spend looking at everything.

Here are my quilts at the show.

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No ribbons 😦  but they go to Des Moines next for the AQS show there.

I told myself I was not going to buy anything since I really don’t need any new projects.   I’m sure you know that was a silly thought.

I needed a tote bag to carry my camera and phone and glucose meter  and notebook.  And as long as I was buying that I had to get the T-shirt to match

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I had to buy some batting because I love Hobb’s Tuscany Silk and they had a great price…and why not try the cotton as well ( I have tried lots of cottons but not this one )

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And since I had a bag to carry them in I bought a few fabric bundles.

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I need to decide what to do with them but for the moment I think I will get back to hand quilting.

Happy Quilting

Tim

 

Snowflakes in August and Updates

Today I got notice that my Whole cloth Quilts have been accepted for the AQS show in Des Moines Oct 1-4

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And a few new things

First I got the Interplay quilt blocks sewn together.

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and pin basted ready for hand quilting.

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More on the hand quilting soon.

And I started layout on a new whole cloth quilt.

Of all the blog posts I have done The post about making snowflakes has been the most popular.

In that post I included a pattern to make this snowflake

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Looking am blogs site stats I see that I  am still getting several view per day of this thanks to Pinterest.

I decided that since I already designed the snowflake and it is a popular design, I should use it in a quilt.

I am no fan of applique….so I am not going to try to do that…it will be done as a whole cloth quilt.

I cut a stencil of the design to trace it onto the cloth

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and used a blue clover wash away marker .

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I am now in the process of adding more detail.

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More on this as it develops.

Here are a few more snowflakes I have made (click pictures to enlarge)

It seems early to be thinking about a Christmas quilt but It really isn’t far off 😦

Happy Quilting

Tim