Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Summer with Susan Cleveland

I do not sew in the summer.  As usual I started out the summer pulling my antique tractor and then came this idea.  Our guild president pitched that they take a bus and go to the Augusta Quilt show in Maine over the summer.  I was game, but as usual, I need to do things my way.  So I decided that I wanted to take 2 classes at the quilt show.  I signed up for this cute dresden class with Susan Cleveland.
Susan is an awesome teacher and the class was awesome.  I was totally inspired.  She also has this tool called Prairie Pointer.  It is a great tool and works for prairie points and dresden. Her website is

This is the pattern.

Great way to start the fall sewing season.
Until the next stitch!

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  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

8 months??

Wow, I have not blogged for 8 months!!!  I have not been sewing for part of that, but that is no excuse.  So here we go.  Tractor pulling season is over and I am stitching away furiously.  I have really tried to keep to the list.  I make a list, usually at the very beginning of the year, of the sewing projects I am working away at.  It helps me keep focus.  I have a problem of starting projects but not finishing them. 

 So I have decided to start 3 projects!!!  Must be that I am trying to get them all started before the new list comes!!  I have been sick with the flu twice in 2 weeks, so I have only been hand sewing.

So have you missed me??  Does anyone really read this?  LOL 

I finished my Halloween project.  I really did not care if it was done on time, but when I flipped the calendar to December I decided it was time.  My friend Shell at Red Quilts posted this in WQG group and I thought it was too cute.  I also made it with my friend Joyce who is just learning all about wool!!  She finished hers in days. 

I bought one of Connecting Threads kits.  Enough fabric to make 4.  I did get this done before the season was over!!   It had a ton of hand work also but was fun.  I call it the button eater!!

Completing 2 projects give me permission to start another, RIGHT?????

I started a project that I did blog about before renamed by me as "A whole lot of crazy"  Truponto'd applique blocks that are quilted as a block. 

I also started a wool project.  It is a 7 month block of the month.  I reminded hat Janet M told me about french knots today.  Going to learn the stem stitch tomm.  Pictures later
Then tonight I decided to do the new  Leah Day Skill builder block of the month.  Going to go look for fabric now :P
Until the next stitch!!