Miniature storm at sea

Since I haven’t cut out either one of the quilts I plan to make, I saw my miniature storm at sea and decided to sew a little bit on it. I found that I was further along than I remembered, so piecing the last 4 rows and then sewing all the rows together went pretty quick. Now I have to decide whether or not I want to put a little border on it. I think I will but I’ll have to find just the right batik for it.

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It measures 15″ x 18″. I put my hand beside it to show that it’s small.
Now on to bigger things!! LOL!!

Theresa

Design wall 12-29-14

There’s actually nothing on the wall this week, but I have fabric picked out for my next project. I designed a log cabin quilt a while back and I finally decided on the fabrics for it. Hopefully I can get started on it soon, but I also have to get started on the lock in quilt for this years mystery. No sharing on the progress of it. Other than the fabrics I’m using.
Log cabin fabrics:

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Lock in mystery quilt fabrics:

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That’s all I have for today. To see more design walls check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

50 state bird blocks

Every now and then I decide to work on these blocks again. I finished Delaware this week after working on it for……hmmm…..I don’t know how many months!!

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I started out using 2 strands of embroidery floss, which was a pain, pulling off 2 strands each time I ran out. I was also marking it with a white chalk pen, which would wear off as I worked, so I had to keep remarking the design.

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I wasn’t making much progress on these blocks. I’ve been working on them for years! Anyway, I bought this somewhere and decided that maybe if it looked like the 2 strands of emb. floss, I could switch over and use it instead.

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I sampled it, and decided it was close enough, so I used it to finish the Delaware block. I was able to finish the last of the block a lot quicker than when I was using the emb floss. I also started marking the blocks with a friction pen. That way I don’t have to keep remarking. Last night I marked the Florida block and got this much done.

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I’m hoping that I will stick with this project now and get several blocks done before it gets set aside, again! 9 down 41 to go!! 🙂

Theresa

Quilts for Christmas

My last minute sewing and quilting was worth it when the kids opened their packages. Tim liked his Rock & Roll quilt and noticed the quilting pattern immediately. I saw him point it out to Sarah. I quilted his with a musical note pattern.

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I think his girlfriend Sarah was the most surprised by getting a quilt. She liked hers too!

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Sarah likes to do crafts, so she made us a Christmas card! I loved it!!

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That’s it for now. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Theresa

Christmas in Kansas City

We decided to drive down to the Plaza tonight. I hadn’t been down there in years to see the lights. We took my Mom along for the ride. She really enjoyed it.

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Mom couldn’t get out and walk, so we just drove around the plaza. Then we decided to go to Crown center and have dinner there.

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It will probably be a few years before we head back to see the plaza lights again. Who knows……. They are pretty though!

Theresa

Blue quilt is done!

Whew! I was busy today, I got the blue quilt quilted and just finished the binding on it. I usually do my bindings by hand but decided I did not have time so I did the bindings for both these quilts, today, by machine. It goes so much faster. (All they need now are labels, which I have a couple of days to get done.)

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I’m almost ready for Christmas now, hubby put the tree up today for me because I haven’t had time to do that. I still have a bit more shopping to do so I’m hoping I can get that finished up tomorrow. I guess that’s it for now I think I’ll call it a day.

Theresa

Design wall Monday blue quilt 12/22

Okay here it is the last Monday before Christmas and on my design I have a Christmas gift. Last week I decided to make my son the rock & roll quilt, I need to finish the binding on it and then I decided to make his girlfriend a quilt, too. She likes blue and she likes penguins so I came up with this fast quilt, got it made and it’s on the wall now , coming off and onto the LongArm later today.she likes penguins so I’m going to quilt a cute penguin pantograph design on the quilt.

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Okay so that’s my wall for this week hopefully I can get this quilt done and get the binding finished on the other one and be ready for Christmas. To see what others are working on go to http://www.patchworktimes.com

Have a great week and a Merry Christmas!

Theresa

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