Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beat the Blues Days 20 & 21

Monday I worked on a quilt for Quiltmaker. Of course I can't show you the whole thing but here's a little peek.


Tuesday I loaded this quilt for a special friend. She doesn't know I'm quilting it so I'm anxious for next week.
Here's a peek of this one.


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Beat the Blues Day 19

This morning I finished this quilted wall hanging for Barbara





I  how it turned out and she was happy when she picked it up thus afternoon.

I loaded this 103" x 90" top and am quilting small, medium, large spirals from the bottom to top.

Way more than 20 again today.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Beat the Blues Days 17 & 18

Yesterday I quilted these 3 quilts for Darle. I'll work on the binding next week. I haven't taken full shots of them yet.





Today I went to a guild sewing day for a few hours then visited Camp Tecumseh Quilt Camp. Came home and worked on this quilt of Barbara's. 


Ok, now I'm caught up again. 



Beat the Blues Days 15 & 16

So, on Wednesday and Thursday I quilted these two quilts for Stephanie. They were both large quilts and took a good part of each day.
 Turbulence quilting on this one.


Square Spiral quilting here. 



Wednesday evening was Common Threads guild meeting with a program by Margie Towry, one of the founding members of the guild. She hasn't belonged for years but does beautiful appliqué.

Thursday evening was the Blue Star Mothers meeting.  Always a good time planning how we can help our deployed troops.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Beat the Blues Day 14

This was a busy day, quilting and otherwise. I loaded Mary's Buffalo Bubblegum quilt and started quilting first thing.  This one got custom quilting. Something I don't do very much of. I had a good start on it and took a break to browse a Facebook. There was a post on Jamie Wallens page and in the comments he was talking about doing all the SID first. I was still towards the top of the quilt, so that changed plans and did just that.

I can't wait till tomorrow t take a full photo of this one.


I got a haircut today, got some healthy groceries and even cut some squares out of some more scraps. Oh, and it is Valentines day so we had a nice dinner along with a glass of win for me.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Beat the Blues Days 12 & 13

Yesterday I tackled a scrap bag. I didn't take a picture of it full, but here it is empty.

I cut many strips, 2.5", 2", and 1.5" and have several piles to cut squares. If you do this, at what length do you just cut squares?

Janet bought me this 2.5" strip holder last year. I wonder if they make them for narrower strips?

I loaded Loretta's 110" x 88" Twister quilt and got started on it.

I quilted it with Turbulence pantograph.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Best The Blues Days 10&11

More than 20 minutes each day.

Yesterday I quilted this beautiful bow tie quilt which Carla made. She participated in a bow tie block swap do all the quilters had the same blocks to work with.

Siberian Iris quilting with Maple Omni thread.




I stared at Mary's Buffalo Bubblegum quilt to figure out a quilting plan. I finally gave up and this morning I got Loretta's quilt ready to load.

Today I packed up my sewing machine and spent the day with Quilters United. We make quilts for several different organizations. I put binding on these 4 today. Yes, two are the same. They will likely go to the Peyton Manning Children's hospital in Indy.