Monday, October 31, 2011

Anna Maria Horner quilt

Its done, with binding and everything! This quilt is a Disappearing Nine Patch using fabrics from 5 different lines from Anna Maria Horner.

The backing is blocks of Konna from the colors used on the quilt as well as a length of a print, Dance Floor from the Garden Party line.

I quilted it with an all over meander using a medium grey thread. I think that grey works on almost any quilt and is my go-to thread.... reminder, I need more....

Its now ready to package for the mail to be delivered to a newly married couple... its a couple months late, but... Emily Post assures me that anytime with in a year is appropriate for a wedding gift.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Quilt ADD or Binding Phobia

Binding is my least favorite part of making a quilt. I think it is the root of my quilt ADD because when faced with binding I lose interest and suddenly find lots of other projects to work on.... while this pile sat waiting for my Anna Maria Horner quilt look at all the other things I got done...

I had this large scale Christmas fabric that I finally decided to just use on the backing and made this plus quilt top to match it... though my husband thinks it looks like Easter not Christmas...

Then I decided to cut up my collection of Holiday Happy fabrics from Happy Zombie.

then I started on DD1's goldfish quilt blocks

sigh.... so instead of working on completing something, or even making progress on a WIP, I started three new projects.... the only good news is all three are Christmas gifts so I made a good start on the holiday sewing.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


These are them... the much discussed flags that I worked on in August. These were a bear to make.. the yellow was cut as one piece and the gold lemme and blue was cut to fit then sewn in. All cutting was done using a wood burner, a hot tool that helps to prevent the poly silk from fraying. Our technique is to use fabric glue to 'pin' the flag together then sew. It is really just a large applique project :)

The lovely girl in the front is my daughter and I am so proud of her and the group.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP 10/12

Its time to share what has and has not been getting done around here these days...


I got the Halloween table runner done! Its a small project, but its done!

New Projects: none


No new picture, but I got the AMH D9P quilted and ready for binding.

American Jane blocks: Hour Glass Pot holders :
Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Mandy's fence : HST: New Wave : Rainbow : Vintage Spring : County Fair : Pinwheels : 36 patch : Leaves 9 patch

Stats for now: New Projects - 0 : Completed - 1 : WIP - 15

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Let the games begin!

Football games and band competitions that is... Football is well under way, almost 1/2 way into the season and we are undefeated! Both my girls are in marching band... (I may have mentioned the flags in a prior post) This is the halftime show... Friday night lights and all that goes along with Texas football.

My oldest is in Color Guard and youngest plays the trombone. This is the first year they have preformed in the marching show together. (we are big on props... and have big props)

This is my oldest and a friend with their least favorite prop, the parasols that were nasty in the wind... the girls were getting pulled by the gusts and several of them flipped inside out. Even so, they swept their first competition winning all categories and 1st place in both prelims and finals!

So, unless I find a pile of dresses that stretched and need to be hemmed, or flags that ripped already, we will be back to sewing quilts next week! And hope to have a picture of the flags next week ... they have not yet gotten to the part of the show they are used.