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A few little things...

I finished this little pin cushion - the packet has been sitting on my cutting table for over 6 months so I decided to finally finish it.  I made a mistake when it came to putting the screws in on the legs.  I will try to figure out a way to fix them-if not the screws will just have to be it's legs.  It still works so I may just leave it be.  I used left over fabrics from a current project. 

Last weekend I pinned five quilts.  Two are charity quilts that my friend Adena made the tops and gave to me the tops to finish.  One is a panel quilt that I will donate to our guilds boutique, another is a baby quilt that I will try to sell via our guilds boutique (for a commission) and the last is the 2017/2018 Fat Quarter Shop block of the month quilt.  I have since finished 3 of these. 

These are the charity quilts.

Here's the panel quilt.

I'm also participating in Moda's Blockheads 2 quilt along.  Here is block 7 and all the blocks I've done so far.


And my friend Deolinda…

Twirly Balls is finally done!

In 2014/2015 (I think those were the years) I was the programs chair for my local quilt guild.  What I loved about it was I got to hire teachers and speakers that I've always wanted to meet.  I contracted Sue Garman and was so excited to take her class and listen to her lecture.  This is her pattern Twirly Balls.  I hand appliqued the project so that's why it took so long.  I machine quilted it.  I'm glad it's done.  It's one of the quilts on my list of quilts to finish this year so yeah me!  I used mostly shiny fabrics. 

I also have been able to finish a couple of guild boutique items. 


I've had these embroidery designs for a while and on a whim stitched them up when I was stitching the label for the twirly balls quilt.
A book pillow for some lucky little kid.  Need to go to used book store to get some kids books.
And this little table topper is made with left over half square triangles from the 2014 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery quilt.  Trying to use up …

Modern Matrix with Traditional Twist-plus a Modern quilt

Yep.  I took a modern looking quilt and made it traditional.  I also made a quilt that I think is pretty modern. 


My friend Anna (Anna the Artist Within) is a quilt designer and this is one of her quilt patterns.  She taught it at one of our guild's classes.  It's called Modern Matrix and when she made it with her color choices (a lime green, black and white) it is sooo modern.  I used a very traditional fabric and quilted it pretty traditionally too.  The lines I used were the serpentine stitch on my machine  I don't know if I pinned bad or the serpentine stitch pushes the fabric so much but my very narrow border is all messed up on two sides.  But I still like it. 



And last year I was getting the Fat Quarter Shop mystery boxes.  This was one of the quilts that they had in one of the boxes.  They gave you the colored fabric, you just have to add your own backgrounds.  I called my friend Anna (same one from above) to ask her advise on quilting this modern quilt and straigh…

Catching Up

I still don't have my Bernina 750 back.  It's only been about 3 weeks and the repair guy isn't supposed to lift anything heavy for 6 weeks.  So I'm working with his 590 which isn't my machine.  You know how you 'know' your machine and all it's quirks and what it likes.  But I'm trying to figure this one out.  I was able to finish a couple of quilts. 

 These were block of the months from our guild that I won last November or December.  I will donate this to our guilds boutique in October. 


I would love to take credit for this rainbow quilt but a friend of mine actually pieced it and gave me the back and said if I would quilt it I could donate it to our guild's charity quilts.  So I did.  Kept the quilting simple with lines and some x stitching across the blocks to help stabilize it.   I think whoever gets this quilt will be happy. 

 For the Memorial Day weekend I went to a friends house to sew for 3 full days.  It was wonderful.  Her and her husb…

My Seattle Trip

Last year when I took my dad to Arizona, we had some trouble with Southwest Airlines (didn't have a wheelchair for my dad when we got off the plane after many promises).  Anyway, we each got a $150 coupon to use in the next year so I decided to go visit my younger sister Beverly in Washington.  We had a fun filled few days.  Here are some of the fun things we did.

Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum (which is located near the space needle).



These were just a few of my favorite pieces.  So amazing what he did with glass blowing.  This is where we went the first day I got there.  We went to the Museum, we walked to Pikes Place and had dinner and then went home.

The next morning we got up and drove north to the Mount Vernon area where we were able to see the tulip farms.  Another inspirational day of color and beauty.




After that we went to my nephews college campus and he gave me a tour.  I was able to get a picture with him that he would not let me post on Facebook but he didn't …