Wednesday, October 8, 2014

two posts this morning

uploaded the pictures on my camera still have alot to learn on how blogger works but getting there. below on the other post are pictures of the ufo's i am finishing and working on.

The embroidery and embellished quilt is being worked on off and on.
The fabric is hand dyed flannel sheets from a local nursing home. Doing a landscape type-hope to get it done soon as I started in last november.

Joanne's had a sale on quilt bats so I am going to try warm and naturals new bat that is polyester and feels similar to warm and natural. Want to see how it machine quilts and if it is a little more puffier. The package claims it is easy to use and stitch on....we will see!

Joined a hexagon group on facebook and have been seeing some wonderful work. At least one hexagon quilt is done. I could not match the muslin used in it and started to hate all the different shades of white. Made the decision to finish up what I had done. Of course, I started another.

I keep running outside as a full moon eclipse is underway really something. A red moon!!

working on packing moving to the house in November. The people downstairs have a lease until november 5th, lets hope they leave sooner. Moving this time of year is tricky-winter is knocking on the door. So hope to get a few of these done before the move so I don't lose all the parts and pieces.

The book pages I photographed were just some more examples of hexagons. I have had this book forever and still am impressed with the quilts. Some of these look like they were made this year! Hard to believe they are as old as they are. In blog land many newer "modern quilters" should shout out whats old is new again!"


picture heavy historical hexies misc

bought this quilt bat, has polyester and maybe more fluffy.

good shot of binding and xtra strip

wish i had a place to hang these best i could do for a picture

going to try this batting for the first time

hand embroider and embellished getting there.

quilting and appliqued flowers

used rick rack for basket handles

extra faux cording stripe was going to sew yellow rick rackon it- nope buttons added instead

view of faux mint green faux cording strip

much better with added appliques on border

adore this quilt and the design.
 pictures from 1980's book treasury of american quilts by carter houk hexagons. pictures have a glare due to glossy pages. tried and tried to get rid of it but couldn't figure out if it was even possible.

start sewing--around and around we go!

this quilt used them in the center medallion style

the flowers are hexagon flower-ettes

back cover showing hexagon flowers

Thursday, August 28, 2014

another ufo in the works

left over hexagons

will add leaves that are faced to vine

a better view, piano key border

leaves helped define oval shape

stompers quilt

this is the quilt i finished and gave to lisa kools. Stomper loves it..Yeah

Just another started unfinished project that i am trying to finish. Must have 50 ufo's. Now that i am retired trying to finish all that i have started. (quilters penance) Most a result of moving and moving and moving.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

document 2008??

these small trifold bags were made from flannel sheets i found at st. vincent de paul i hand dyed the sheets since none had any holes or bad stains. They were wonderfully soft and in good shape. Hand embroidered with machine quilting, multiple fibers added, beads. Each one sort of developed on its own and I love making the little landscape sections. Some of these go back to 2008 ---around the time i really got into embroidery.

more documentation

this quilt was given to lisa kools and was another ufo laying around forever. i finished it in 2013 late in the summer if I remember right. i sewed scrap0s together and cut 3 inch squares for the center. 4 three inch squares make up the center blocks. It was a nice cheerful quilt. glad to have finished it!!

i babysit stomper her dog and love that little guy. Nice Nice dog. 

Have decided to continue to use this blog for documentation. Someday publish the blog in a book. Currently going through my pc and up loading what I find.

home again

took the bus home. glad to be home. Now need to keep my ADD at bay and work on getting ready to move. still waitting on the appraisal so the final contract can be signed. It will be good to start over again and not have to deal with landlords who don't care about anything except the check for rent.

wow lots to move. Will try and work on downsizing again... I am going to try and finish a few things before the move and everything gets lost again.

Monday, August 18, 2014

another started -my daughters sewing!!!

i started a quick quilt-yeah just what i need another ufo !! the blocks are quick and fun. Bought the fabric at joanne's-not the best quality but at 2.50 a yard they will serve their purpose. after all the hand sewing this has so far been a nice break.

nicole is doing fine. her stomach has given her some trouble but time and testing of foods she can eat will tell what she can tolerate and what she can't. hopefully the stomach pain will go away now that the gall bladder is gone. Incisions (4) are small and should heal well. Hopefully they will not be very noticeable.

spoke with yanko last night -things are going well and all the paper work should be done in 10 days or so. attorney is 200.00 an hour and the bill is 460.00 with more $$ to be added. for the little bit of actual work that has to be done for this it seems like a ridiculous amount to charge much less charging 200.00 an hour!!

plan on going home in a few days as there will be alot to do to move.

posting pictures of nicole's project and my new UFO. These stripes were cut 3 1/2 inches wide with a 3 1/2 square in the middle. Plan on no borders just the blocks. I really like it so far.

This is Nicoles project. Borders still need to be added. Polyester, cottons and corduroy small wale.I really like it especially the colors. We are trying to decide how to finish it. Also what batting and backing to use.