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Thursday, June 29, 2017

no finishes

I am not getting to much done these days.  I loaded the string quilt up on the frame to get to quilting, but had some real issues with the Juki, I finally just took it to the shop.  They say it is showing signs of wear, still skipping stitches.  While I was there I played with the Babylock Coronet, nice machine 16 inch throat, stitch regulator, sits on a smaller frame.  Then I asked how much $$ about 6000 which isn't bad just can't do it right now.  Been looking around on the internet to find another midarm machine can't decide if that is really what I want need.
if I get another mid arm I would upgrade the carriage another 150.00, stitch regulator 499.00 and then the cost of a machine so around 2000.00.  I will wait on making this decision for the moment.

In the meantime I started two new projects, the first one is this
I had purchased grunge 2 1/2 mini pack added some dark navy blue, and thought about the stars.  I think I like the gray wonky stars better than the white/black ones.

This is the other one.
this month at the LQS they had a clear out sale and on the table were a bunch of scraps you filled a  quart size bag for 6 dollars, i scooped up all the Batiks I could find, this only represents about 1/4 of  the bag.  I separated by value and choose the Curvy Log Cabin for these brights.  I am lucky if I get ten minutes a day in the sewing room during the summer.
I have seen lots of amazing quilts over the past couple of weeks on the Linky Parties. 
ALL of you keep inspiring ME!  Thanks

Monday, May 15, 2017

String Quilt

An update to yesterday's post.  I got the sashing done, but I think I will go around the outside too,
then pick a solid color for final border.
 I also have gotten seven blocks done for Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than housework.
She is helping with the Covered in Love block drive May/June.
As always,
Thanks for stopping by,  anna

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day and a string

Happy Mother's Day Everyone, either human or the furry kind.
Once a month a LQS does a thing they call "Lil' This Lil' That"  they showcase patterns, books, wool kits, and more.  They allow time for show and tell, and some of these ladies are amazing at what they do.  I don't get there every month but I made it yesterday.  I came home with a Moda scrap bag of Larkspur, ran some errands and came home and decided to do a string quilt with the scraps. 
It's our State Employee Charitable Campaign time of year I am thinking donating this. I have 25  6 1/2inch blocks  I am adding that tan sashing with a white corner stone.  that last one i will replace- its too off center, I wasnt going for perfect alignment but that is to different and to obvious.  I am linking up with OH Scrap and since I am in a strip making mood will be sending some orange and red blocks her way.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

something Patriotic

I put this together almost a year ago, the date stamp on my photo says 5/11/2016.
This was a Free download on Craftsy called Fresh Diamonds. 
  I must have rushed thru it because I lost a lot of my points.  I knew I would have to fix it so last night at work I ripped it apart.
I think I will rework it into something Patriotic.  
thanks for stopping by. anna

Monday, May 8, 2017

An Amazing Gifted ton of Fabric and THIS

My oldest sister has three girls and when they were young she made them clothes, she also made curtains for her home and Halloween costumes.  She never did the quilting thing though.  She used to work at Joann's Fabric.  About two weeks ago she was getting rid of fabric, so I took it all.

Specialty fabric
Panels
seer sucker?
Christmas
tons of novelty- I can not possibly use all this fabric if you see something you like leave me a comment.
Then I went to my mother in laws and she had fabric she didn't want anymore, are you still with me? AND THIS. are u kidding me???
this are at least 2yds each. 
I see backing fabric

back to the Migrating North Quilt

I finally got back to sewing this past Saturday,  I am working on the borders for the Migrating North Quilt. see the original post here
I had decided to do Delectable Mountains,  I was doing fine until I was informed that they upgraded to a KING. So I had been winging it on the design from the beginning, I will need to add more strip borders to add more width . I want the mountains to be on the sides not on the top.  I will have to go to my son's house and place it on his bed and see how much more fabric I will need to add.  I have never made a KING size before and I would like to see it on the bed to get a visual of where the design falls.  My length is good to go.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

cool cool water

It is Finished!!  I finished it up this morning  April 30
I went vertical instead, did faux piped binding, and a low volume leaf print for back, quilted the gray fabric again just straight lines.(I am having trouble with my Juki, so I had to use my Singer)

Again this is to be raffled off at a benefit to help cover some medical costs for my cousin's step-daughter,
I LOVE how this turned out.


















I am moving right along with this quilt, it helps that I am on vacation.  The pattern was found on you tube by Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Co.  It is called Cascade here is the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cayzw4LEnM  This goes together fast, which was what I was looking for.  I didn't make it as long though.  still have to sew the five rows together and add a border.
It is raining right now, you really can't see the beautiful colors in this,  anna