Design wall 3/13/17 more fun with strings & Triple play quilt

Life’s been busy the last few weeks and I haven’t had (or rather taken) the time to post anything. I did finish my Triple play quilt top and it’s quilted and bound. Yea!

We held our annual mystery lock in day earlier this month. Everyone was busy sewing all day and appeared to have a great time. We had lots of show and tell of last years mystery quilt, Knotty Times.

Also lots of Midnight Magic quilts from the 2015 lock in. 
It’s always fun to see all the different colors that the ladies use. They all look great!!

We are hosting another mystery day next month so  you’ll have to stay tuned to see our latest mystery quilt.

I finally got back to working on a new string quilt and I am currently sewing the rows together. It’s on the design wall this week. When I get time I will finish sewing them together and get the borders added on.

That’s it for today. To see more walls, check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 7/11/16 star blocks 

I ran across these green blocks that I bought many years ago and decided that now is the time to get them made into a quilt. (I have a set of purple blocks too that I bought from the same lady. Haven’t came across them yet.) Anyway, I hung them on the wall and have a plan to make some pieced sashings and cornerstones.


Last week I had the stars cut out for a string quilt and got it put together, I ‘m not sharing the quilt yet, but here’s how the blocks look.

I finished quilting 2 of Yvonne’s quilts and got them sent to her last week. She likes doing wool appliqué.


Great work Yvonne!!

Guess that’s it for today, to see more design walls go to http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Quilt #5 of the challenge. 

Boy am I tuckered out today. Sharon and I went to The Booneslick trail quilt guild in Columbia Mo on Thursday and presented our Mystery program. Friday we hosted a 12 hour mystery class for them. What a great group of ladies! Everyone seemed to have a good time and several ladies went home with their quilt top completed. Thanks for having us! We had fun!

Anyway, today we headed home. Once I got my car unloaded and all my quilts refolded and put away, then pulled out all the quilts I need for a different program I’m giving on Tuesday in Marshall, Mo ………..I’m tired.😳  I almost forgot about posting a quilt today. I’m late but here it is.


The flowers are English paper pieced.

Ok well that’s it. I completed my 5 day quilt challenge. Yea!!!!

Hey, Vicky Beasley, I am nominating you to do the 5day quilt challenge now. 😀

Theresa

Quilt #2 of the 5 day challenge

Today I decided to show a quilt that I made back in ????? Actually I don’t remember “when” I made it. And does it have a label with the date????? No. So all I know is that it was around 2000-2003 maybe. I  remember designing it on EQ4 when I first started playing around with EQ.
The quilting is from my early days too. 😜

img_3270Anyway, it hangs in my workroom and nobody ever sees it, so I thought I would show it today. Maybe someday I will give it a name and put a label on it.😳……..maybe!

Ok, that’s it for today. Have a good one!

Theresa

Five day quilt challenge

I’ve been nominated by my friend Barb Eikmeier to show a quilt a day for 5 days. I guess I will start small. I’ve always admired whole cloth quilts. Starting with a blank piece of fabric and having the quilting bring it to life is awesome.


I quilted it a few years ago on my longarm. I have people ask me that when they see it, because it’s only about 6″ square.


I held the can beside it to help show it’s actual size. It was fun to make and maybe someday I’ll get around to making another whole cloth quilt, but until then I’ll just enjoy my mini!

Theresa

Yvonne’s quilt

Sometimes it’s hard to decide just how to custom quilt a quilt. Since feathers are my favorite thing to do, I always look for places to put feathers first. I don’t always know what I will put in other areas or exactly  what kind of feather design I’ll use when I get started but as I start quilting and filling in the blocks, everything starts coming together. That’s how it was with Yvonne’s quilt.

The quilt is a medallion style, so  I knew I wanted feathers in the corners and around the center square. I love filling in the areas with freehand feathers.


The blocks got a continuous curve design and the rest of the spaces got filled in as I went.  The quilt is big so I couldn’t get a full shot of the whole thing.


I love it when everything falls into place. The quilt is currently on it’s way to Yvonne, so I hope she likes it.

Theresa