Saturday, July 31, 2010

My almost finished quilt marathon

Here are pictures of the projects I have been working on all week while child #3 was at camp. (She is home safe and sound and bored already)
summer placemats 6 in all
wall hanging for our rec room

orphan blocks from  my guild, quilted by me, for a charity quilt

Red and aqua started last summer. all fabrics from stash
back of red and aqua
closer up
pinwheel mayhem!
back of pinwheel -Amy Butler fabric-
lots of quilting, love the back and binding will be the same fabric

Friday, July 30, 2010

Progress report #3

It is now 10:30pm MST.
I am happy to report I have quilted 4 out of 5 quilts since Monday. I have all their respective bindings made too. 
I even managed to clean most of my house today too!!
Hopefully if the weather is decent tomorrow (we actually had tornado warnings around here tonight, but the storm passed about 20 km north of us, whew) I will take pictures of what is completed...well except the bindings.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

progress report #2

It is now Thursday July 29th at 4:30 MST and I would like to report that I now have 3 and 1/2 quilts out 5 quilted!!!

It would have been 4 by now but I think my machine was tired yesterday and kept giving me grief so I had to quit early last night.

I am not sure if I will get around to number 5 tomorrow.  It is queen size and has to be sandwiched still, but I will give it a go! 

The biggest triumph was teaching my friend how to free motion quilt (FMQ). Now that she knows how,  she is thrilled with the little projects she is finishing up. I might add she is doing very well too.

We each had a machine going and my daughter #1 would join in too on my other machine, working on her rag quilt. It was like a mini retreat.

While my machine was resting I managed to finish all the bindings on my new placemats and made some more hexies.

cross your fingers I get some more quilting in tonight!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a few more blossoms

these little flowers are blooming everywhere. 
 best thing about them they don't need watering!
oh and they are darn cute

p.s. 9 more followers and I start the giveaway.
are you a follower yet?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Progress report

It is Tuesday, July 27th at 4:30 MST and I have two quilts quilted!
Only three more to go plus bindings for them all.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

do you consider machine quilting a chore or pleasure??

Some of you might think I am crazy and have my work cut out for me.  I want to get these quilts finished by the end of the week. (binding not included) You see D#2, the youngest, is heading to camp tonight for a week.  She is my energetic, has to be doing something, kind of  kid.  With her gone and the teens working or doing their own thing, I hope to get these finished!!  Three are old UFO's, one is a charity quilt from the guild and the newer pinwheel.  I still have to pin two, but ran out of pins.   Wish me luck! 
quilts at the ready

birthday goodies from my friend, she spoils me rotten
My quilting buddy and friend gave me these goodies for my birthday. She is coming over on Tuesday and we are going to sew all day...our mini retreat.
winnings from Carrie

flower arrangement from hubby & kids

Aren't these flowers amazing?  They are so tall too and look great on my counter for all to enjoy!

Still looking for a few more followers before I have my giveaway. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!

Yep today is the day I get a year older!!
You can fight it or give in to it. I figure everyone else is getting older so no use fighting it.

Plans for the day include going to a LQS and having lunch with the family.
Maybe we will even go to the lake in the afternoon. For sure we are going out for dinner.
Friday it is lunch with the ladies.

Have a good one!

p.s. I still want to have a giveaway but looking for a few more followers. thanks to those that are following already.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hexies are blooming

I have joined Karen of Journey of a Quilter and her One Flower Wednesdays.  Each week or when ever you have some finishes, you post about the hexies your have made.  I have just started and I am really enjoying the process.  They are great to sit and do in the evening after a full day of life!
There is a special day coming up for me this week.  I would like to have a giveaway for the special occassion. 
You will have to be a follower to get in on the giveaway!!!

Picasso and Van Gogh

A bit of creativity in the sun...

My daughter (light blue shirt) never seizes to amaze me. She felt like painting on Sunday and so she and her friend painted for a few hours. first a plate of cheese, crackers, wine bottle (empty) and wine glass,  then my flower garden and!
yesterday she did a bit of sewing on her scrap quilt.
who knows what today will hold?
I am off for a day in my very neglected  garden!!!

p.s. there is a special day coming up this week.  If I ever reach 50 followers there will be a giveaway for the occassion

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Catching up

Wow seems like forever since I blogged.

If you care to see pictures from trip to San Francisco they are here.  We had a great time.  We even managed to bike across the Golden Gate Bridge from Pier 45 to Sausalito, where we caught the ferry home.  Hope I don't bore you with our photos!

Sorry i had to remove the slide show...didn't realize at the time the song that would be blasting when viewing the pictures.

I have been doing some sewing, but nothing finished yet.  think i have too many started and now need to get them finished. Here are a few sneak peaks;
placemats in the making!
hexagons that grew in my garden runner for the ottoman
 I tried some new freemotion stitching

still working on this pinwheel variation

I hope to get a few things finished by next week. 
Yesterday D#2 got her ears pierced.  she was so nervous but did well with only a few tears after the fact.  now she is sporting cute will crystal blue flowers in her ears.
today we are off to a new farmers market, LQS and ortho.
This weekend the boys are off to Edmonton for soccer provincials.
I will be going to another LQS for their semi annual fabric sale. I am being commissioned by a friend to make her son a rag quilt for university. We picked out the flannel so now I just need to buy it. (hope it is still there)
I have been suffering from pulled back/shoulder muscles and stiff neck this week, not sure what from, but dang I wish it would go away. Went for a massage yesterday so hoping it will help soon.

What are you working on or not?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New blog you have to check out

Jodi over at Pleasant Home has started a new website, Sew Picture Perfect.  It's all about the things she loves most, quilting and photography.  Check out the great photos she has found around the web about all things quilting.  They are gorgeous.    She is having a giveaway to get the ball rolling!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

World Cup Fever Go Netherlands

Wishing the men in Oranje all the best for World Cup Sunday!!!
Hup Nederland Hup!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Home from San Fransisco

We are back from San Fransisco.  We had a great trip, saw lots and did lots.
Now to play catch up around here.
More about our trip later!