A customer brought be 24 old quilt blocks. All hand pieced. All different sizes, but close to 12 1/2 inches unfinished. And she wanted a KING size quilt. I had to make one more block to have enough. It is the very middle block, not bad. It took me quite a while to get this made and finished, but it is done. Yea!!! I quilted using a Baptist Fan pano. I thought that would go with the old fashion blocks, and it did.
A Bonnie Hunter Mystery. She does a mystery quilt every year starting just after Thanksgiving. If you are interested click HERE to go to her blog, where the instructions are. She puts out a new step every Friday. The picture above is my pallet. I decided to keep the neutral all the same fabric. Mainly because I didn't have much in the right color. These bights need a whitish background. beige would be awful. Below is step 1. As you can see I am behind one step. I should be on step 2. Well, I am sort of. One is cut out and 2 is now cut out. That is half the battle. Now to find time to sew. LOL
Here is step 2 ready to sew. Back to when I have the time. Happy Quilting, Vicki
Cotton got into my knitting. I left the basket on the floor Monday nite, so it is my fault. I am sure she had fun. It took me several hours to untangle the mess. I had to cut the yarn in several places. I had to rip out about 5 rows of knitting, but I salvaged the sock and finished the pair. The second pic is of the first sock complete.
I wore these Friday and they were so nice and soft. Cant remember the yarn, but I like it. I am loosing my yarn shop. I just hear that the owner of the Hook and Needle in Columbia, SC, is in assisted living and friends will be having a sale and closing the shop for her. She will be greatly missed.
SC Girls with Longarms issued a challenge to see how we could quilt this quilt. Two of the girls designed the quilt and we each made our own and quilted our way. Nine were unveiled this past Sat. Each was different. We each told what inspired us and how we quilted our piece. I have a Statler Stitcher, which is a computerized longarm. I divided the quilt into sections diagonally across the quilt and put a "modern" looking pano in each section. I stitch n the ditch all of the straight edges. This one is mine and here are the others. I cant remember who's is who's. let me know and I will put your name by your picture.
We have a new member of our family. Her name is Cotton. She is a mini Schnauzer. She is all black except for the tips of her rear toes. She may lighten up, because her father did. I love this nose picture, she is checking out the camera. LOL. We have had Cotton about 10 days. It took about 5 of those for Ranger to get used to her. Now they play and wrestle together. She likes to pounce on Ranger. The name came from driving to get her and home thru lots of cotton fields.
Another Gyleen Fitzgerald mystery. Yes, I got carried away. LOL. Basically she was using us as pattern testers for a new book coming out spring of 2014. My Garden of Eden and 2 into 1 quilts should be in the book. I did not get Happiness finished in time for pictures. Life gets in the way, sometimes. I finally finished the top, so here it is, a wild thing at least!!
I am thinking of adding another hexagon and having it floating. The background is 2 different stripes cut (or cuss)on the bias and pieced into the quilt. Lots of starch and pins, but it worked. I think the picture looks better that the quilt. Maybe I am just tired of all of those strips at a diagonal?? now to find time to get it quilted. Customers quilts come first. Oh My, I have many UFO's that need quilting. Maybe I can take Jan. off to quilt for me.