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Saturday, October 25, 2014

"Quilt of Valor" Finish

I finished another lap size quilt that will go to the QOV Foundation.  It still needs to be quilted but will need to buy some backing.



No, I did not work on my Garnet Trace today!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekly Progress!

I have been sewing all morning and am ready to head to the dungeon for a little long arm quilting!  I have two little finishes and have made great progress with my "Garnet Trace".   The first mini is from my "Prairie Children and Their Quilts" sewing group.  It is called "Prairie Basket Quilt".


The second mini is for a golfing friend's granddaughter's room.  That is a mouthfull!!  It is a basic, pinwheel, made with a charm pack of "Kashmar" from Moda several years ago.




And finally, I have completed five rows on the Garnet Trace.  The little red four patch changes directions on every row.  I sewed pieces together all day Wednesday, thinking that I had made enough to finish the quilt.  Alas, that is not the case.  I will need to sew more!




Sew, hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work I go!  NOT, just downstairs!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

"Garnet Trace" Progress

I squeezed in a little sewing time this morning!

Before I head out to my craft bazaar, I wanted to show you my "Garnet Trace" progress. I have sewn lots of pieces together and two rows of blocks.  I don't think that I am going to make the BIG quilt but maybe a lapsize!  Tooooo many pieces of the BIG quilt and I like instant gratification!! I am making my quilt a little scrappier by using my stash of Minick and Simpson.



Catch you later!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh, Oh, I Got Distracted!

I was wandering around blogland this morning when I opened "My Red Door Designs".  I saw a pattern for a small quilt that I just had to have!!  It is called "My Red Star".  Obviously, I will call it My Blue Star!



I am now working on "Garnet Trace"! Will see how far I get today!!  Golfing tomorrow, unless it rains, and a craft bazaar Friday and Saturday.

Monday, October 13, 2014

"Lucy" is Finished

"Lucy" is finished!  I made it a little smaller than the pattern.  I used a spider web motif and should have used a brighter color.  I thought the bright yellow would work, but, it did not.  Anyway, here is Lucy!



I did a few chores this morning and have made a bean soup that is simmering on the stove,  AND, I am diligently working on "Garnet Trace".  Golf tomorrow, if it doesn't rain!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Another New Project

Yes, I started another new project.  No, I haven't finished my last one "Lucy".  I have half the binding sewn on, which I did the last two days while golfing.  The pace of play was pretty good, so I didn't have a lot of time to sew!




Need to make 144

Need to make 144
The finished quilt measures 106 x 106 and should take me a couple of weeks, ha ha!!  Will see how long before I get bored with it.  Sew, off to check on dinner, a roast in the crock pot and then root for the Seahawks!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

More Golf!!

My partner and I did not place in the two lady best ball tournament at our home course this past week end.  BUT, we had fun and won a couple of prizes in the raffle.

This morning I was up early  but didn't start sewing.  Instead, I loaded up my golf clubs and headed to Yakima for a team competition.  My partner and I won our match and placed second in the over all competition.  Our team placed next to last for the season!!

I finished up this Halloween table runner yesterday.  I have also made one using "Grants Pass", but haven't quilted it yet!



I have enough 2.5" squares to make another table runner and to finish the binding on my "Lucy".  I might even get it quilted!

Friday, October 3, 2014

More Finishes!

I am playing in a golf tournament this week end and doubt that I will get any finishes.  But, wanted to show you these! The first one is a "Disappearing Hourglass" from MQC.  I used "Simply Color".



Backing

I don't remember the pattern for the second one, but the fabric is "Hearty Good Wishes"



Have a good weekend!

FORE!

PS  I am working on the border of my "Lucy" quilt.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

My Version of "Lucy"

Good morning!  Before I head out to run a few errands, I wanted to show you my version of "Lucy" by Carrie Nelson.  I saw a finished version on Cupcakes and Daisies, and decided that I wanted another Halloween quilt!!



I just need to decide on what kind of border!  I screwed up my measurements when I cut the white fabric, sew I don't have any left!  Until later, sew, sew, sew!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

"Abecedarian"

I can't believe how much of my day is taken up with playing golf!!  It is a good thing that I am up by 5 am or I wouldn't get any sewing done on golf days!!  LOL!

Sew, I finished up a quilt called "Abecedarian" from the Sep/Oct 2014 Quilty.  However, instead of a white background, I used some black "Little Black Dress" and two charm packs! (all fabric was from my stash!)



I have a couple of other quilts in various stages, what's new, and will show you when completed!  For now, I must wrap my sister's birthday presents sew I can get them in the mail tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Progress

While I was at Quilt Retreat, I met a gal, Kathy Coontz, who is the Montana State Coordinator for the Quilts of Valor Foundation.  I made a commitment to send her a QOV quilt from my stash.  While sorting through my unquilted stash, I found and quilted another one to send.  Sew, tomorrow, two quilts will be on their way to Montana!!



This morning, I got up at my usual early 4:30 am and after my coffee and catching up with my blogs, I finished up a quilt top that I started at retreat.  It has been loaded on my quilting machine and one row is complete.  I wanted to do something a little different with the blocks.  Here is what I came up with:

 
 

I will be in Walla Walla most of the day tomorrow--golfing!  Sew, I probably will not get any sewing, or quilting done.  BUT, will have a nice day outside!!

PS  Happy Birthday Vicki!!

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Spooky Swoon

After cleaning house this morning while the boys took their walk, I wandered down to the dungeon and spent the day quilting!  This is the only quilt top that I finished at our "Super" retreat last week  I worked on three different quilts but kept running out of fabric!





Oops, got writer's  cramps, will see you later!  PS, no Vicki, I did not quilt any of your quilts!  LOL!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Moving On?!

No golf today.  I got my chores complete, made some pumpkin scones, and started another quilt.  BUT, it is not a fall quilt, it is a HALLOWEEN QUILT!  I saw a similar quilt on Pinterest.

Two blocks


I will probably have to finish it at Quilt Retreat!  My sister and I are once again headed to McCall, Idaho for a 4-day retreat.  It is about  an 8 hour drive and is located in a beautiful three story lodge.  This year, we will not know most of the other quilters, but that makes it more fun.  I will show you pics of my finishes when I get back.  Until next week...

Monday, September 8, 2014

OK, I lied!

I said that I was finished making fall quilts, but I keeping finding patterns that are so cute.  Plus, some of the fall fabric is BEAUTIFUL!




I still have not figured out a morning routine when I am not golfing.  I really don't want to sit down to the sewing machine first thing.  It has been dark when I have gotten up, and too early for a walk. I have already had coffee, finished the binding on the above quilt, and vacuumed and oiled my sewing machine.   Sew, here I sit, trying to decide what to work on.  Will catch up with you later!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

It's Official

Yesterday was my official last day of work, although, I did very little!!  I did help mix up some chemicals in the morning.  My replacement moved his stuff out of my old office sew that I could use it for the day.  Thanks Marcos!  We had a nice catered lunch .  My boss did an excellent job at organizing the party and the surprises!  I received a crystal bowl that is engraved with:  "Live Well, Laugh Often, and Love Retirement"!  I also received personalized M&M's (Golf Greens with flags, "Retired and Loving it", "Congratulations" and "It's My Time Now")  I also got a gift card from the company and a gift card from my co-workers.  I will miss those guys!



Although I said that I was finished making fall quilts and table toppers, I finished this mini Bear Claw for the monthly "Prairie Children and Their Quilts" sew along.


And this quilt is called "Midnight Stars" from Red Door Designs.  It is not totally fall colors but the black background fabric has orange, red, and yellow dots on it!

Sew, I am off to take a walk and then shred some zucchini for the freezer and for lemon zucchini cake today!