Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Quilt Along #36 and #39

This weekend's trip to Nashville was WONDERFUL!  So great to see Mom and Dad...and it will be even better to see Steph too at Christmas.

Mom and I discovered two great shops: Haus of Yarn (beautifully organized, great service, very knowledgeable) and Stitcher's Garden (an incredibly diverse shop...totally organized, but so full of fabric it can seem overwhelming...go with a plan and ask or wander for hours...either would work well here.)
Yarn for a new sweater.
During the moments I could snatch tonight and last night I did a few more practice squares of FMQ.  Among the many great things at Stitcher's Garden, I found Angela Walter's FMQ book.  So a few squares are inspired by her book and some are Leah Day's Free Motion Quilt Along.

#39 Quilt Busting Matrix
#36 Trapped Paisley
I love the purple and the paisley...of course I like most patterns involving paisley and love the color purple.  So I'm probably biased.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday and the Free Motion Quilt Along.

Free Motion Quilt AlongWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 
I also made a jar of red pens as "flowers" while watching Castle tonight. I'm hoping now they won't walk away when students borrow them.  I was going for obnoxious to hold but pretty to look at in a group.

I'm also looking forward to starting Leah Day's class on Craftsy! So much to do and so little time!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday-November edition

Well, it's been a crazy few weeks.  Hurricanes, grades due, units to plan, quilt deadlines.  I've had such a hard time keeping up with my own life; my heart completely goes out to our neighbors and neighboring states that are picking up the pieces of their homes and lives right now.

I did manage a few things...
The Purple Bunny Quilt is finished and mailed to Grace for her birthday!  More pictures of the quilt are here.
I've finished quilting the colorful charity quilt!  I added a few corners of yellow and all the red, green, and blue quilting recently.  Totally missed the quilts for kids deadline, but I don't think the future recipient will mind :)

I'll be trying to bind this using a top-stiching method I talked over with a sweet woman at the Quilt Patch in Fairfax...I'm ever in search of the perfect binding method.

Then next up will be the t-shirt quilt that I restarted for UFO Sunday at the Free Motion Quilting Project.  Finally, I'll have a quilt to snuggle up with--right in time for the cold weather.

Then it will be a Five Yard Quilt for Cynthia using these great fabrics.  She wanted pink and floral...I think this will suit.

Linking up with WIP Wednesday after a long hiatus.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced