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Showing posts from January, 2015

Road 2 California 2015

Two friends and I headed to Road to California last Wednesday.  It was supposed to be 4 altogether but one of my friends started a new job and didn't have enough vacation available to go.  (I know how's she's feeling now-more later.)  We made a few stops at quilt stores on our way down.  Candy's in Northridge, one in Montrose, another in Pasadena and there was one more and we happened to hit it on it's last day open.  There wasn't much there but what was there, was 40% off.  I took one class by Anita Shackelford on Coxcomb applique.  I learned a lot and she was patient with the couple of newbie appliquers in the class.  I never got a picture -but did start one block.  Will post when it gets finished.
I also took Tiffany Hayes (Needle in a Hayes Stack) Downton Abbey Mystery Class on Friday night.  It was fun - I got the fabric pack of  Lord Grantham and this is the finished quilt.  (Finished the binding this morning.)  And during the class she had drawings for s…

Block of the Month Updates and a finish

The finish first.

Last October I took a class from our guild from Melinda Bula.  This was a bugger for me to quilt, but it's done.  Yeah!

I've been working on Fat Quarter Shops Designer mystery quilt for the last 8 months.  I got a little behind at the holidays and caught up this weekend.  Here are blocks 7 & 8.  (I am making 2 of each block so I'll end up with 2 quilts at the end of the year.)

Then they decided to have a free block of the month that has some adorable blocks and although I swore I wasn't going to do anymore block of the months, I couldn't resist this one. I have a ton of Pam Kitty Garden and Love fabrics that I'll use.
So last year I did the Pat Sloan block of the month and tried to resist this year but just couldn't.  So I went through all my fabrics and found this line that I am going to use for the BOM
And last year at the local quilt stores big quilt event, they had the Kimberbell sisters as guests and fell in love with their stu…

2014 Quilt Year in Review

I had a pretty successful year with a lot (34) personal quilts (or crossstitch) done, 14 of which were on my resolution list of quilts I wanted to get done.  Not shown but also completed were some charity quilts for our guild that I machine quilted and bound for them.  I pick one up at meetings (since they have them pinned and ready to go) and I quilt one right before I start quilting another project as a warm up.

Here's my final 2014 Resolution list.  I donated one of the kits to guild as a prize for the Bingo game and I'm breaking down a kit that I got from a friend who passed and putting the fabrics into my stash.  Part of the fabric that was in it was decorator fabric and I just don't want to use it in a quilt.  But all the rest of the fabrics are great and I'm sure I'll find some other quilts to use the fabric in.  I'm going to go through my kits and packs again in a week or so and revise and update my list for 2015.  
And here are all the boutique items …

One last 2014 Finish, a 2015 Finish and the Grand Illusion Mystery

As you know from my previous posts, I've been working on the Grand Illusion Mystery - Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame.  I didn't finish my top but I did get four blocks put together so I could see what it would look like.
So far the only think I have changed was using solid red squares instead the 4 patches and using black cornerstones in the sashing verses the aqua.  I will finish this sometime soon.  I have had several quilts pinned and ready to quilt that need to be finished first.

Here's the first one I finished - or last one in 2014.  It's leftover HST from another quilt that only the top is done, but the guild put a call out for charity quilts in Janaury so wanted to bring this one in.

Then while retreating with some friends over new year, I was able to focus on my machine quilting and got my Fall Block of the Month quilted.  All I have to do is hand sew down the binding (it's glued at the moment).  This picture does not do it justice.  And the picture is…