Thursday, January 30, 2014

Teaching FM Quilting

I was lucky enough to be invited back to teach free motion quilting to my guild.  We had 23 excited students ready to learn.  The day started out well, but a huge ice storm came as the day went along.  Three of the ladies ended up staying for the night.  Everyone made it home safe!!  Here are some pictures.

I have been busy, going to post again quick
Until the next stitch!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Month 1 of wool Block of the Month

I really enjoy a block of the month.  It seems a reasonable amount of time to get something done.  About 2 years ago i started 4 of the same.  I am working on the last one, finally.  My theory is that i can do another block quick if i just make some extras at the same time.  I did well working on four blocks of the month until it came time to finish them.  I know that I have a problem completing things.  I get it so close but I often figure it is done and move on.  So I am really trying not to do that.  So on top of the list of things i have to work on, I added 3 blocks of the months, but all different.  I have 1 block of the little birdies done.  It is a quilt as you go for 20 blocks.  I also signed up for a 7 month block of the month called the Nature of things.  I just finished the first block.

I learned the stem stitch.  I think it turned out well. 
So the last block of the month is really a quilt along with Leah Day.  My fabric is back ordered but I think I will be about to catch up.  Working on a couple birthday gifts :P
Until the next stitch!

Friday, January 3, 2014

A new year

I have been a very busy beaver.  I am very very motivated to get some projects done so I can start another :P
About 2 years ago I started 4 block of the months.  Kaleidoscope of Kolor it is called.   I decided to make a 100" black, 100" cream, 50" black and 50" cream one.  INSANE IN THE BRAIN!!
I have completely finished the big cream one.  The big black is finished except the label.  Here is the little
black one.


So she is going out for hand quilting.  So now I can get ready for Leah Day's Building block quilt along.  I am soooooooo excited.  I have talked about 9 of my friends to do it with me.  Just wish my fabric was not backordered.

Until the next stitch