Design wall 8/29/16 Uneven bars, Kaffe HST’s & apple pies

I got the borders added onto the Uneven bars quilt top. Since I pulled the solid fabric strips for the quilt from a couple packages of precuts, I didn’t have yardage of any one solid color. I debated over what to do and then decided to pull more precut strips of the pinks and use them for the inside border. You’ll notice they are light on the top and then get darker towards the bottom.

It’s now ready to be quilted. It will have to wait for now as I have several customer quilts that need edge to edge designs on them. I did get these all quilted last week.  One small custom and the others edge to edge.


My design wall has these blocks on it today. I’m working on a new string quilt design using Kaffe fabrics. These are leftover blocks that I’ll make into a second quilt. 
We’ve been enjoying apple pies this last week too! I’ve made 9 so far. We’re enjoying our 2nd pie, I took one over to my sons house & I put 6 in the freezer.

I was playing around with an app on my phone and put the 2 Uneven bars quilts that I’ve made, side by side in the picture. 

They look so different! Hard to believe it’s the same pattern! If you use one of the patterns from my book #Sew,Slice,SpinandSash, I’d love to see it! 😀

Guess that’s it for me today. Hoping for another productive week! To see what others are working on, visit http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 8/8/16 string borders

Here it is, another Monday has rolled around. I missed posting my design wall last week as we were on our way home from a quick vacation and then jumped right into work that needed to be done. Fruits and vegetables were ready to be picked and dealt with. I’ve got a freezer full of peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, all ready for smoothies! Yum!! The tomatoes are slowing coming around, but finally did get enough to can a few quarts yesterday.

We went through Omaha on our way home, so we stopped at Accuquilt and I finally broke down and bought the Accuquilt Go Big. I’ve been having fun cutting strips for more string quilts.


I managed to get a couple of my quilts on the machine last week and did quick panto’s on them.  I’m only showing the block on this one.

The other one I did was a variation of our Cinema pattern.

 I had the top made but couldn’t decide on a backing. Saturday, I ran across a couple of fabrics in my stash that had polka dots, so I figured I’d make a pieced backing and use up some more of my stash.

Used up every bit of both fabrics! Yea!!

I’m not showing the quilt that’s on my design wall this week, but it’s getting a string border, which is what I’m working on today.


That’s it for me. To see what others are working on visit http://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

Design wall 7/4/16 

I have my latest string quilt still hanging on the wall. I got the last border put on and it’s ready to be quilted.


My next project has star blocks in it, so I have some of it cut out.


I had a couple of my quilts that needed the binding finished, so I got them done last week. The first one, I used one of the patterns from my book Sew,Slice, Spin and Sash.


This is the one made from Barb Eikmieir’s fabric line from Paintbrush studio. Here’s the link for the block. https://alwaysquilts.com/2016/04/22/vintage-shirting-blog-hop/


Glad they’re both done.

To see more walls…….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

Design wall 2/29/16 -strings

I have my sisters quilt hanging on my wall today. I finished quilting it and hung it to take a picture of it and since I won’t see her until Sat. I decided to leave it there. It’s one of our past Lock in quilts, Stormy Weather.(pattern available in our Etsy and Craftsy shops)


I’ve been busy getting things ready for this years Lock in which is coming up this Sat. I have my quilt made and I quilted it over the weekend. I attached the binding before taking it off the longarm, so I just need to fold it over and get it sewn down, which I’m doing by machine in order to get it done. I need to run up to the UPS store and get all the instructions printed off today so I’m not sure if I’ll get the binding finished today, but it will be done before Sat.😀

I’m still on a mission to use my stash and that includes scraps. So whenever  I get a few minutes, I’ve been pressing and cutting strips for string quilts. I have several string blocks made but the pile of strings keeps growing!!😳

  
Guess I better keep sewing…..

Not now though. I’m off to the printer then back to binding.

To see what others are working on check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

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