Monday, November 29, 2010
Well I hit my quilting limit this month, the magic number 14. That is 14 quilts finished before my wrists started to object to the amount of quilting I have been doing recently. Tim said I should rest my hands this weekend so no quilting. Resting is something I'm not very good at so I found a quilt top to piece...he didn't say I couldn't piece :) I also did a lot of online shopping, lots of great deals. If you like to shop at the Fat Quarter Shop today is the last day you can use this coupon code "blackfriday" and you get 20% off. Just used it this morning!!
Today my wrists are much better and I have 3 more quilts to finish before my Dec break and then on to my own projects.
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
I thought my new panto called Garden Frills really suited the fabrics in this quilt. I really debated about buying this pantograph as I can do this design free hand. Am I getting lazy? Maybe. Or maybe I just really like how evenly spaced pantographs look on a quilt.
Tonight we eat cake as my youngest son turned 11 today! Tomorrow we eat cake as that is when his friends come over for a sleep-over party!
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I can't believe my run of luck with beginner quilters. When my client brought me this quilt she said it was her first quilt. This is a pretty ambitious first quilt and she is obviously a natural. She also knows how to pick complementary colors for a quilt as well, and in batiks!! It rolled onto my frame beautifully and I just can't help but brag at how lucky I am to be surrounded by amazing quilters. Must be something in our northern air!
I used my Whirlygig pantograph with light sage green thread to blend with the batik colors.
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Monday, November 22, 2010
I have been busy quilting but most of what I have been working on are clients christmas gifts and since I was told by a follower that she caught her hubby checking out my blog one night I though I better be careful what I post! Too funny!
I updated our guild's blog this morning ( link on the left sidebar), lots of great quilts to see there. We had a retreat and you can see my project there. Also added a post about the great Trunk show we had by two past presidents at our Nov meeting.
Here is a peek at what I was piecing when my iron crapped out. The fabric collection is called Let it Snow by Moda and since we now have a lot of snow here I was in the mood to cut it up and get this quilt made. I'll show you more once I get it quilted in December.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
I hope these pictures put that myth to rest!
I used a new pantograph call Hollyberries by Lorien Quilting.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I started following the Quiltmakers 100 Block Blog Tour this week and all the bloggers involved are giving away this magazine. Well I didn't win the magazine (yet) but I did win a set of acrylic templates from Toby's Gateway Quilts N Stuff Blog Thanks Toby, I just love this block and love making curve pieced quilts!
Now even though I didn't win the magazine my friend Lori did today! When I found out I won the templates I called her right away (to brag) but she wasn't home. Half hour later I get a call from her say she won the magazine. We both won!! Awesome day.
Oh, one more link for you to check out. This made me giggle.
I was wondering were all my new followers were coming from and I bet it was from this post. Thanks Martine for including me in your favorites.
A big WELCOME to all my new followers too!
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Just woke up to our first significant snowfall so it looks like winter is here. I'll take some pictures today as I love the first snowfall of the year, especially when I don't have to drive in it!
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Friday, November 5, 2010
This week I quilted a few baby quilts for a client. You may remember this quilt in pink from a few months ago, now here is her blue version. It just cries for custom quiting, it's so cute!
I have also been sewing costumes for the local production of Alice in Wonderland and they have 5 girls playing Alice. 5 Alices equals 5 Alice costumes! I made 3 of the blue dresses for Alice and 5 Alice aprons. I am glad to have helped but that is about all the time I can give to this project as November is my busiest month for quilting. I take December off so try to squeeze in as may quilts as I can in November.
Here is another one of my clients baby quilts and I used my new Hearts Galore pantograph.
And another that I stippled and looped around the 3D pinwheels.
Tomorrow our guild will be raffling our Irish Chain quilt at the local craft sale. I think I'll be buying a few tickets on this one as it is a real beauty.
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The quilt above is my clients 2009 Mystery quilt. She is traveling half way across the world right now and hoped I would post pictures for her so she could see it when it was done. *waves Hi * Glad the weather cooperated today and I could take pictures in my favorite spot. I used a new pantograph called Wildflowers by Jodi Beamish.
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