Monday, August 22, 2016

Moving right along!

I have all of my blocks sewn into 4 patches for the swap quilt.  I want keep up so there is less chance that I won't get it finished.  Notice I didn't say no chance!  I have two quilts tops that literally are one seam from finished!  This is 5 rows of 15.



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Knitting Socks

I have always wanted to learn to knit socks but was afraid that working with 5 really small needles would be really hard.  I tried with the circular needles but kept getting caught in the cable. I finally purchased the dpns and tried hand warmers first so I didn't have to deal with toes and a heel.  This is my first pair of hand warmers.  Kind of an amazed that I finished both of them.
Then I tried socks.  I used the dpns and malibrigo yarn.  It knits up really nice.  I have one sock finished and just have a couple inches to go on the second one. The dpns were really easy.  I didn't even get bothered by the ones hanging when they weren't in use.  I have had the second one almost finished for several months.  I hope when I pick them back up I can remember what I was doing!  I would never pay nearly $20 for one pair of socks but at is what the yarn costs!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Little bits!

I really don't have a lot more to show but wanted to post more often so have to go with what I have.  I put most of the blocks together from the ones I received from my swap partners in Kansas.  I want to keep up each month so when the last month arrives my quilt will be almost finished.  I don't seem to find a lot of time to be in the sewing room so this is my best chance to not end up with a huge stack of blocks that I never get together.  I really enjoy putting a swap quilt together.  Some of the fabrics I would never buy but in the scrappy quilt they all look great!  Thanks girls!







Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time to catch up a bit!

Life has been pretty crazy.  Haven't gotten a lot of quilting done lately, but thought I would post some pics of the progress I have made.

My wonderful new neighbor and I spent an afternoon making ottomans out of styrofoam coolers.  Mine is the smaller one and it is from an Omaha Steaks order and hers is from a Nutri System delivery.  We had a great time and I think they turned out great!



 I have also been working on a quilt for my husband.  In all these years I have never made one specially for him.  It was time.  I have the top finished.  I didn't get a picture of the whole thing but this is the bottom part.  Hope to get it pinned and quilted soon.
I am also working on a swap quilt with 4 very special friends from Kansas.  We swap blocks every month.  They all get together for dinner and I just send mine and wish I was there with them.   This is our second swap.  The first one is my favorite quilt to date.  This is a picture of what I have put together so far.

Well I guess that gets my caught up for now.  I have learned how to update from my iPad so I anticipate more postings in the future.  Please leave a comment if you visit.  I love to read them and visit your blogs also!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Finally finished!

Just needs a label.  Finally got totally moved, just need to complete the sale of the house in Kansas.  I hope after this I don't have to deal with a realtor for a really long time!

Here are a couple pics of the finished quilt

.  I am glad I am able to move on to another project.  Hope the next one doesn't take so long!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Wow! It sure has been a while since I posted.  Have been really busy. We made our final move to New Mexico and finally have my new sewing room set up to the point I can do some free motion quilting on a quilt that I hope to have completed by Christmas.  I am really enjoying the new room.  I have indoor outdoor carpet and the room is all finished.  This is a big change from my concrete floor basement with stud walls that was my last sewing space.  The best change is that I have 2 sky lights and a window that looks over the mountains.  This is where I got the name for my blog.
This is a picture of what I have done so far on the free motion quilting.  Hope you are all enjoying your preparations for the holidays.


Sunday, September 20, 2015

Finally making some progress

I know it has been a great while since I have posted.  This blog is about quilting and I just haven't done anything quilt related.  Oh I guess I did sell some quilt books and fabrics at my garage sale but that didn't seem very interesting, I have finally pinned a quilt and have it ready for quilting.  Hopefully will get to it soon.  I am making a back for the plus quilt but I thought I would quilt this one first for some practice before I start on the plus quilt.  I saw some beautiful quilting on a blog called Quilts of a Feather  She did some really cool paisley designs and I would so love to learn how to sew that design.  I have always been a fan of paisley.  Will have to see if I can learn that and use it on this quilt.  I have one picture of it on the design wall and another on the table all pinned and ready to quilt.  This pattern was from a tutorial by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company  The contrast on my background square if very subtle.  It does look better in person than in the pictures.