Monday, October 26, 2015

PIQF and a Litte Bit of Sewing

Most of what I have been sewing I can't show...getting to be that time of year again, mostly birthday's - I don't think I'll be doing much Christmas quilting (famous last words).

But... the BQ3 is done and I found the perfect backing fabric for it - at 60% off!

I am finding I can't resist a Pam Buda's mystery sew along. I tried...really, I tried...but it called my name...okay, my name isn't Tucker but this should be a quick fun project. Step 2 is done. This square is 8 1/2 inches square. I can't wait for the next step.

Last weekend I went to PIQF. Nancy, Stephanie and Loris from Luckypup Quilter joined me. Loris is definitely a lucky pup as she went to the show three days in a row. It always amuses me when she posts her pictures of the show...I never remembering seeing the quilts she does that happen? I know we went to the same show. Most of the pictures I take pictures of are ones that I think I could make...

Or dream of making...

Or only in my dreams could I make...


I could definitely make this bazillion one inch squares. I'll whip it up tomorrow.

And what did I buy at the largest northern California quilt show with hundreds of vendors?

Not much. All clearance sales. While there were lots of fabrics and quilts kits that I really liked, none of them called my name - JOY - more than my stash.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Have I Been Busy?

I keep thinking I haven't done much quilting lately, but actually I have. I just haven't been doing a lot of piecing.  So what have I been doing?

I broke two needles trying to free motion quilt this table topper. After lot of unquilting I finally used my walking foot and stitched in the ditch. Also got the binding on...done.

I made two Trick-or-Treat bags for two very cute little boys.

I took the Juki off the frame so I could quilt the butterfly quilt. I've finished all of the in-the-ditch quilting, figured out what I want to quilt in the blocks, made a sample block to test...looks good huh? It's been sitting like that for three weeks.  Can you say CHICKEN!

I am making two very simple rag quilts. I've had this flannel for over 10 years. It needs to be gone. I've finished all the snipping on this one and the other is all ready to be put together.

And I've done lots...

and lots...

of binding. I really really really like these table toppers. Really.

I cleaned out my bookcase. Put all my patterns in sheet protectors and grouped like patterns in binders. Sorted all the magazine. Sorted the books...and shocker, got rid of some of the books.

It only looked that organized for about two seconds.

I did do some piecing. I cut out this Maple Island BQ3 quilt a few months ago and pieced all the blocks last weekend. 

Aren't the colors wild. I finished the top this afternoon but it needs ironed before I can show it off.

AND I went to PIQF yesterday! More on that soon.

I guess those little things really do add up.