Archive for October, 2009

interesting books I found in NC

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

As I was trekking around Beaufort, NC this weekend, I found one of the two nearby quilt shops and discovered this book. It is very similar to my Diamond Star pattern but is a  much more complicated pattern. The finished star is 6-sided, not 8 like mine, and the samples were breathtaking. Check out this link to see the book.  http://www.softexpressions.com/software/books/4I30505.php

Then the woman staying in the room next to me was a quilter and as she was toting her luggage, including sewing machine, out РI spied this terrific book in a pocket of her suitcase.  She generously allowed me to peruse it. Wow Рa pineapple diamond block. Check it out! I was blown away. http://www.softexpressions.com/software/books/PineapStars.php

cool new software

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Saw this first on The Quilt Show – you can make your own kaleidoscope blocks from your own photos!! So very, very cool! My mind fills with possibilities – I’m asking Santa for this CD! Check it out!
http://www.kaleidoscopecollections.com/

Work in progress

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

I came to a standstill on a¬† more current project – need to go the the quilt shop and get more steam-a-seam so I’ve pulled out a WIP – work in progress – not to be confused with a UFO. In my mind this Cathedral Window, sewn completely by machine, will be absolutely beautiful when its finished but as you can see by the stack of black squares waiting to be sewn, I’ve got a lot of finishing to do.

Turning Twenty

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Just finished my challenge quilt for the Flying Geese Quilt Guild’s 20th anniversary challenge. The only requirement of this challenge was that your quilt had to have 20 of something. Turning Twenty 017
This one uses 20 fabrics, has 20 flying geese units, 20 fall leaves and is 20 ” square. Lots of fun to do although I must admit I struggled with where to put all those leaves!!

Busy Monday

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Flitted from project to project today – couldn’t stay focused and right about 4 pm came up with an idea for a¬†quilt for the Flying Geese Quilt Guild 20th Anniverary Challenge due in 7¬†days.¬†Below are pics from my quilting in the morning, appliqueing leaves in the afternoon and teeny-tiny geese at 5pm.¬†Time to cook dinner now!

feathery filling        just a few of the 48 to applique        paper piecing

Tesselating Trees

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

These are table-topper size. Just finished the binding on the last one! Still have to add labels but nobody can tell that from a photo. It was soooo easy. The blue and yellow one is a quilt-as-you-go and the holiday one is custom quilted with sparkly glitz here and there. Lots of fun! I’ll try to upload full-size photos in my gallery.

Saturday in Aberdeen

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Just taught a class at Sew-n-Save in Aberdeen on the Diamond Star. It was a great time – lots of chocoholics attended! I love seeing all the different color combinations that the ladies have choosen. Here are some pics from the class.¬† I’m sorry if some of the pics are turned sideways. I’ll figure out why that happened later.¬† Meanwhile,¬† just cock your head to one side while viewing!

I’m just getting more and more internet savvy as I go along. Check out my meager beginnings on facebook! You can tell I’m wasting time playing on the internet instead of quilting!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009