Friday, January 27, 2012

Taking a break from cutting

Decided to assemble the 20 blocks and add to the centre, not sure of the colour combinations so far on this quilt, I like the next set of 14 block's colour choice, will see as it comes together.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cutting cutting

All I've been doing is cutting fabric wish there was a quilting fairy that would do all my cutting think this is the lest favorite thing to do in the quilting process. The fabric I've been cutting is for the CW Journal's blocks I have 1 more set of 14 to do yet, lots of pieces in this last one. This will all help for the retreat in April, just piece together no cutting. Thinking of doing 1 block of each of the sets just so I can see what they are going to look like, and to tell the truth I'm intrigued about the whole quilt.
If Randy goes to camp tomorrow for an overnight will try to get one of each done and will post pic.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spring quilt retreat

Doing the happy dance got a call for dates of spring retreat will be after Easter so April 12-15th. Paid.
Is it April yet lol

Centre for CWJournals

Got the centre assembled was alot of seams to match up then cut the fabric for month 4 which has 10 blocks.
Gosh it's cold here today, can't hear the river at all not a sound outside so quiet.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Civil War Journal's Months 1 and 2

Yesterday I got 8 blocks done, and after a slow start this morning got the next 8 blocks done, will try to get the centre put together and will post a picture.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Civil War Journals

On Friday I got the CW Journals kit and I love the colours of course me and my love for reproduction fabrics. This morning after I snow blowed I decided to put the pattern pages into my binder with the first 2 quilts, then cut out the first 2 months which will make the centre block, hope tomorrow I can get started piecing the blocks, This top is smaller than the 1st 2 measuring 84"x102" so I should be able to quilt this one and save $300 to send to the long armer.

Friday, January 13, 2012

We will miss you so much Rafter

My little conure Rafter passed away this morning knew something was up yesterday as he slept most of the day and wasn't eating I have had him for 19 yrs and what a character he was, my eyes are so sore from crying, so many memories, don't know why he had a cage as he never went in it, he perched on top, when he screeched it was always something he needed, like his food dish was empty, water in his dish so he could bathe in it, and when I made spatzel (German noodle) he wanted some now right now, never worried about the cat or any new cat about attacking him as he put everyone in there place he had the run of the house, Sadie (dog) and Rafter would play in the l/r, he so loved his stuffies his favorite was a gorilla that he plucked and would cuddle it would snuggle himself under the gorilla's arm and go to sleep. ok got to stop as I'm crying again I so miss you my little buddy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2 finishes for 2012

Got 2 finishes already for 2012  Red and white is ready for Valentine's Day will hang it in the living room, the scrappy civil war quilt top is loaded on the frame ready when ever I am.
Tried to get a closeup of my meandering loops can't really see it fun to do

Friday, January 6, 2012

1st finish coming soon

 Got the red and white quilt top quilted with meandering loops now for the binding. Loaded the blue and brown civil war quilt on the frame and when I was looking for the batting I came across some wool batting going to try it on this top. Connecting Threads has batting on sale now till I think the 20th so we will see if I'll be ordering more.
I needed some red thread for the red and white top and all I had was some Aurifil thread boy it sure has lots of lint, I use Connecting Threads Essential and I really like it and a good price. Will post a picture of my 1st 2012 finish.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Got to get going

Just got an email that my CW Journal kit has been mailed so should get it in 2 weeks that's usually the norm from the States to Canada. Started quilting the red and white quilt top this morning just doing a meandering with loops, about half done taking a break my back gets sore.  My New Years Resolutions for the last 3 or 4 yrs has been that I can only have 3 projects on the go at once BOM's don't count. Seems to work for me so I don't end up with lots of UFO's  Well I have 3 so if I finish the one I'm quilting I can start the CWJ when it comes.
Pieced the backing for the 2 CW quilt tops, will load one soon as I'm done with the red and white.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Well I got to sew today and got over 300 mins. in my groups marathon. Got both Civil War quilt tops completed so now I have 3 quilt tops to quilt, there is not many quilts I want to do this year so far that always changes but for sure the C W Journals, and finish the Wildflower Rhapsody that is a BOM that I started in Oct. of 2011 I bought a yummy fq bundle called 1862 Battle Hymn civil war fabric of course don't know what I'll do with it yet.