Rock & Roll progress

I worked a bit more on the rock & roll quilt last night. All that’s left is to add the borders. I haven’t quite decided what I will do with the borders as I would like to put the words Rock & Roll from the panel somewhere in the border. We’ll see…..

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When I was deciding on the blocks for this, I needed 8″ blocks, but when you put them into sets of 4 they become 16″ blocks. I didn’t like the size it was ending up using 3 blocks per row, so I used 3 1/2 blocks per row and alternated the half blocks on the ends. The sashing strips help show the blocks. I like the way it came out.

That’s I for now. Have a good day!
Theresa

Design wall Monday- Rock & Roll!

A huge weight was lifted off my shoulders when I sent off my quilts and manuscript for my upcoming book. I didn’t realize how stressed I was until I finished everything and sent it off. Now I will work on stress free stuff! LOL!!

Anyway, I finally have something new up on my design wall!  I don’t remember when I bought this little panel, so it’s been awhile, but I ran across it this weekend and started thinking about how to use it.

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The squares are 8″ finished size, so I needed to come up with 8″ blocks and I wanted something fast! I decided to use a quick strip block and here’s what I have so far. It went together pretty quick, now I need to put a little black sashing in between the blocks. If I can get it done, I’ll give it to my son for a Christmas present. We’ll see how that goes…..

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So for today, that’s what I have on my wall. To see more design walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Have a great day!

Theresa

Binding on the road

I’ve been busy getting everything written for my book and I have 2 quilts left that I need to sew the bindings down on. Since we’re on the road today, guess what I’m getting done? Bindings! Yea! I’m almost finished with this one. :)

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Hopefully I can get them both done and sew the labels on before getting back home. We’ll see.

It’s a dreary day today so I’m glad I have something to look at other than out the window!

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Hopefully, we’ll see some sunshine soon. It peeks out every once in a while. For now, I’ll go back to binding.

Theresa

Wednesdays works 10/1

Wow, can you believe it’s already October? I’m going with friends to the Houston quilt show the end of the month, so that means 30 days and counting!! I can hardly wait! I have a full schedule up until then………
This week has been a busy one for me, and it’s only half over! I completed the second baby quilt that I need for my book and got both of the baby quilts quilted. I used the leftover fabric I had, to piece the backings. IMG_4768

I have a donation quilt, made by one of my guild members, on one machine getting a quick edge to edge design quilted on it.
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Over on the other machine is a custom job. I decided to put feathers around the stars.
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Tonight I hope to cut out the last quilt for the book, just to make sure I have everything figured correctly, then back to writing as my first deadline is fast approaching!!!

Well, my quick break is over for now, I need to get back to those feathers…………..

TTFN!
Theresa

Workshop day

I had a fun day today with the Country Quilters in Topeka, Kansas. I taught the workshop that goes with my Stash Attack lecture. After the lecture back in July, they asked me to come back and do a workshop. All the ladies were so nice and they all seemed to enjoy the class.
They were lined up along both walls sewing away. I only thought to snap one picture, so here’s the group on this side of the room.

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My sister rode along with me, so while we were in Topeka, we went to the Stitching Traditions quilt shop. Nice shop with lots of fabric! I bought a couple of FQ’s that I had to buy. Don’t know what I’ll do with them, but they were too cute not to buy!! LOL!!

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Guess that’s it for now. Tomorrow will be a full day of quilting, writing and sewing!

Theresa

Design wall Monday 9/22/14 fabric…….

Earlier this year I sent in a book proposal to Martingale Publishing Co. Much to my surprise, they accepted my proposal and I am currently working on writing, and getting the quilts made for the book. So this past weekend I finished up one of the quilts and designed a baby quilt. Today I got the baby quilt cut out and sewn together. I would love to show my work on the design wall…………but……………sorry, you’ll have to wait for the book! LOL! I can tell you that I have a cute little baby quilt top hanging on my design wall. :)
I picked up several baby/kid print fabrics over the summer knowing that I had to make a couple of baby quilts. I decided to use this one first.
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That’s it for me today. Better get back to work, that deadline is fast approaching!!
Check out more walls at http://www.patchworktimes.com

Have a good day!
Theresa

Wednesday’s works

It’s a rainy day here in Kansas, but that’s ok because i am in my workroom getting as much done as i can! I’m almost finished with the quilt on this machine. I’m using one of my favorite pantagraph patterns on it.

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I finished this custom one and just took it off the other machine.

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I love when I can work feathers into them. :)

Meanwhile, over at the sewing machine, I sit down every once in a while and sew a few more strips for a strip quilt.

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I have a class coming up at my LQS and need to get the info to them, so they’ll have it when people sign up. I also have a workshop next week that I’m teaching, so I need to make sure I have everything in line for it. And then there is my BIG project that I’m working on, which I haven’t mentioned. But I try to work on it a bit each day too. Somedays there just isn’t enough hours! LOL!!
Hope you’re having a productive day!!

Theresa

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