Thursday, February 21, 2013

Work, work, work....

I'm busily working away on my next book - here is my few for the last few days and the next few to come. Yep - kind of boring??? 

I'm thinking about putting a mini fridge in my office and bringing the coffee pot in here too.  That's do-able - don't ya think???

Happy Quilting everyone!

Monday, February 18, 2013

A finish or two!

I'm so excited I finished the binding on this quilt early this morning and washed and dried it to get that gorgeous krinkled antique look!

Here's a picture of a corner - I think that brown fabric looks pretty good on here!

So then I moved on to finish hand quilting this four or five year old UFO.

Silly me - it only had about a half hours worth of work left to do on it! Why in the world did I put it back in the UFO pile? Anyhow - it's finished except for the binding. Lesson learned - store your binding fabric if possible with the UFO quilt! I had to order a piece of Kona because I could not find any of that deep dark brown in my
stash to finish it off! I'm so bummed!

Here's a couple close ups of my "almost" finished quilt!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Teeny, Tiny!

Yesterday I spent my afternoon tinkering around and making a gazillion 1" finished size half square triangles! This morning I'll finish making another 44 that I need to complete for this project that will appear in my new wool book that will make its debut in July of this year!

I had to "remember" to slow the speed down on my machine piecing while working on such small pieces. Do you ever do that when going from working with larger shapes and then move on to much smaller shapes? I find, for myself at least, if I slow down the speed of my piecing on small shapes - the finished result is much better!

Happy Quilting!

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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Fun At The Quilt Merchant!

Yesterday I had such a good time at The Dear Jane meeting. We are nearing the end of our sessions - if I would have kept up on making the blocks, my quilt would nearly be finished! That's ok though - a Dear Jane quilt is a long term project for sure!

Here are some of the outer border blocks done by my neighbor at the club! I'm sorry - I didn't catch her name, but what a talented gal!

Here is our fearless group leader on the right Miss Valerie! And on the left, the former owner of the quilt shop, Miss Docia!

Here is a beautiful quilt top completed by another Dear Janer that she brought in for show and tell. This was a class/BOM offered at The Quilt Merchant this past year. It's a pattern by Patchwork by Busyfingers!


Here is one of my pattern designs on display in the shop!


And then here are three of my pennyrug designs on display in the shop! How exciting!

The new owner of The Quilt Merchant is such a sweetheart! She has moved here all the way from France! Her name is Valerie Langue and you can visit her blog here:

Journey Of A Quilt Lover

If you are local (the shop is located in Winfield, IL) stop in and welcome her. If you cannot make it into the shop, visit the website and shop away and be sure to sign up on their email newsletter list for upcoming events, news etc.!


The Quilt Merchant



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