Happy New Year. With the New Year starting tomorrow several thoughts come in my mind. My love for family is always strong along with faith in God. Those will never change. In 2014 I only rented the longarm At Beth's Quilt Shop three times. I still have a lot of quilt tops to do, so during 2015 I plan to get more than three tops quilted. I would like to set a goal of quilting five quilt tops. In 2014 my goal was to use more scraps. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is my inspiration for that. My plan for 2015 is to still work on my scraps as Bonnie's ideas are wonderful. In 2014 I used my embroidery machine very little. In 2015 I want to incorporate more embroidery designs into my quilts. In 2014 I did not really do any new techniques in quilting, so in 2015 I would like to learn some new ones. One more added thought, working with scraps does not mean I will stop shopping for fabric as I know that will never happen, however I want to shop for colors that are out of my normal color range. So that is about it for thoughts of 2015. Not real goals, but thoughts of happy thoughts and ideas. Happy New Year y'all.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I took a break from the mystery quilt this afternoon to make my 16 month old Granddaughter Gracie a doll quilt as one of her Christmas presents. It is a cheater's cloth, but I thought she might have fun with it.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Sew, sew and sew some more on the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt. I finally finished step 2 tonight and made a sample of step 4. As I mentioned before I have step 3 complete. I need to go back to step 1 to finish it. I do have 88 blocks done of that step, so I am close to the end of it. It's been a fun journey and I am excited to see the end result. Will sew again tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I have just finished Step 3 of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Grand Illusion. Needless to say I am doing the Happy Dance. Now I can go back to Steps 1 and 2 to work on those blocks some more.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Well I am a little further along on the MQ Grand Illusion by Bonnie Hunter. I now have 88 blocks of Step 1, 38 blocks of Step 2 and 10 blocks of Step 3. I work a little on each Step and even though I haven't finished a Step I am having fun. Now I am really not doing scrappy ( I didn't have enough of the colors needed), I have done a little scrappy with Step 3. Hope it works out OK.
Monday, December 8, 2014
I have not completed either Step 1 or Step 2 of the MQ Grand Illusion. So I still have a long way to go, but I will get 'er done.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Part 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion MQ came out this morning. I have done my first block and published the picture on facebook, when I realized my white diamonds were not lined up. So I am just going to have try harder as far as that goes. Posting it here also.
Monday, December 1, 2014
I did not get too far with my Grand Illusion Mystery quilt blocks as I only have 23 done. I can work on them before the next clue comes out. I am enjoying all of the posts and pictures of others and they are all so pretty. It's a fun group to be doing the MQ with.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
The long awaited "Grand Illusion" mystery quilt is here and clue #l is out. I am excited right along with everyone that is participating. Bonnie is wonderful to give us another free MQ. I did last year's quilt and still need to quilt it. Thank you Bonnie for sharing so much with us. Here is my first block of "Grand Illusion". It's going to be fun.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Yea, I am back. I changed emails and everything went wrong. I could not post on my blog. I was very upset. But I kept working at it and hopefully things have straightened out for me. I am keeping my fingers crossed, I will posted my projects later. Just happy to have worked things out.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
The apple slices I mentioned in the previous post are now done. I almost gave up a couple of times as they took what seemed like forever. I am glad I kept going as I think they will make an interesting border. There are 36 apple slices. They are paper pieced, but I have a good friend who digitized them for the embroidery machine. Thank you "good friend". Now on to finish the rest of the quilt.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The August retreat is coming up pretty quick so I decided I better get busy. The challenge fabric is the small blue flowers. The pattern is called "Blue on White" and it is found in Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts Summer 2014 issue. Now that the top is finished, the next step is to quilt it. I will post again when I finish the quilting phase. Until then happy quilting.
Sunday, May 25, 2014