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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Final Quilt Top (CP Cherry)

Top is finished (I do not like it). We will see how it comes out after quilting

Quilting finished on Portal

Love the quilting Pat did ont his one. Starting the binding now.

Charm Pack Cherry Quilt Pattern

Free project download from FQ Shop. I was not sure I would like the color combo I chose for this quilt, and BOY was I RIGHT! I started with two charm packs (Fig and Plum, I think) and I decided to use two solids. Several prints had this pretty purple, so I went with that and I also went with white. I like the style of the pattern and I like the blocks individually, but combined it's a nightmare. That maroon in the cp, I'm not sure who thought it was a good combo.

This one is a definite give away or donation quilt.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

On our way

I completed my previous project (Portal). It is now off to the quilter (thanks Pat)! I have started another project. It's a simple free pattern from FatQuarter Shop, called Charm Pack Cherry Quilt. I am using 2 Fig and Plum printed charm packs and 2 different solids (pattern calls for 1 solid so hopefully it looks scrappy and not ruined)....we shall see.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

For the win

Made strides on the work in progress. I finally finished the quilt top. It looks a little plain to me, but it turned out exactly as I pictured in my head. My binding strips have been cut, now all I have to do is piece the backing. I chose a light blue flannel. That flannel back should make it nice an cozy. I think I will call it Portal, it kind of reminds me of a doorway.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Day

Here in Knoxville we are not usually blessed with very many snow days. Well, barely any that really carry any significance anyway. On Tuesday morning with reports of light dusting up to 1 inch, we were not prepared for what we received.
It started to snow around 9:20 am, next thing you know we hear reports of nearby counties closing schools.  And then it happened...Knox Co reported they were closing schools at 11:45. As you can imagine, all HELL broke lose. People were racing to get their kids, cars were running off the roads, people were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic.... panic began to start, followed by reports of cannibalism......Wait, WHAT?
Ok, ok not all those things actually happened, but they did actually close schools, there was traffic and reports of several wrecks!  However, it was slightly less exciting from my vantage point.  I worked until 12:30 pm, that's when we closed the office. I left work, then picked up the kids, some lunch and came home to snuggle with my sweetie. All the while...it continued to snow. It was peaceful, serene and beautiful.
Today, work didn't open til 10, but thanks to freezing temps and icy roads this girl stayed snugly in her PJ's.
Can't say it was a particularly productive day on the sewing front. It's 8pm and I've just sewn my first two seams in over a week. Lol
Gotta prep for the KMQG sew-in on Saturday. I'd like to have some progress made. That way I can actually have something to work on. Wish me luck!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quilt Resolutions

At the January KMQG meeting members were asked to write 5 quilting/sewing resolutions. Our purpose... open in December and see which items were high enough in priority to actually become finished projects/events and which are still UFO's or still on the To Do List!

Here is my list:
1. Finish my weekender
2. Visit Spool in Chattanooga Tn and   make something with a purchase from the trip
3. Try paper piecing (I have never yet attempted it)
4. Finish at least two quilts
5. Save $ in order to attend QuiltCon.

Below are some inspiration photo's that I found online. Sorry I don't have photo creds.