Friday, October 23, 2015

Sometimes you just have to take it as a win.

The days seem to be flying by this month. All I can claim that I finished this week is doing my entries for the Quilter's Blogger Festival that Amy puts on every year. I have entered my Karin  quilt in the original design category. And my Bark in the Art category.

Earlier in the week I went up North (as the locals say). I got to go to the pumpkin patch with my son and his family!  Then I got to play with my granddaughter and daughter. I also went to a luncheon and then went to my friend's house to play with her silhouette machine.  She cut maple leaves for me earlier this year. I want to do an art piece featuring Aspens.

Fancy pants cutting machine

Aspen leaves
Lisa traced a real aspen leaf and then filled the page with a variety of leaves in different sizes.

Gotta save the scraps!
This will be interesting to see how it turns out.

This is my off the wall and finished Friday post for the week.

Blogger's Quilt Festival 2015 Original Design

For my second entry in Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival I am entering the quilt I designed and made for my cousin's daughter, Karin. I did a similar quilt for her twin sister, Caitlin, featured below.

They are similar in design, and I varied the placement of values.

Blogger's Quilt Festival Autumn 2015 Art Quilt

I am entering the Blogger's Quilt Festival sponsored by Amy of Amy's Creative side. This is my Art Quilt entry.

Friday, October 16, 2015

New sewing space

I am moving my sewing studio to a smaller room.  My old space is filled to the gills, so purging is required to help with the transition. I brought my beloved featherweight with me. I also brought an ironing mat and cutting equipment. What else do you need? Yeah, a closet full of fabric. Well, that will happen, still need to sort and pack.

My temporary sewing station
I did bring along 3 in process projects so that I could sew. First up is my leader project. Long before I ever heard of Bonnie Hunter, I always kept a second project next to my machine to use as "leaders" so as not to waste thread or worry about getting the starting threads all messed up. This evolved into my little box of inch and a half squares. I cut up all my scraps into as large a square or strip that I can get out of the piece. The inch and a half squares go into a little silver box. I run two squares through the machine in between my chain piecing. Then continue on to make little nine-patches.

Silver box and in progress nine-patch
They work up quickly without even trying. I have had this going on for over 10 years now. I always intended to pair these little blocks up with 3-1/2" squares and make double nine-patches.

Double Nine-patches!
It was fun to sew in my new room! Hopefully next time I will remember to take a photograph of the gorgeous view outside my window.

This is my off the wall  and finished Friday (not that I really finished anything, rather STARTED sewing in my new room!)

My purge of the sewing room continues. Coupon code good for 10% any $10 or more purchase.OOOPS! So sorry, I forgot to post the code!  BBLOG10

Thanks for helping me pare down my supplies so that I can fit into my new sewing room!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Almost done!

I sorta finished a quilt! It just needs the binding tacked down on the back. And I missed on line of quilting. Didn't notice that until I was sewing the binding on. This is made all of flannel. It is for our new grandchild who is expected to arrive sometime the end of January.

Baby quilt
We had a storm roll in last night. It has been off and on all day. We can use the rain, but I can do without the wind.

Sunrise color

Afternoon clouds

Last weekend we took the ATV's up the mountain to check out the fall colors.

On the way up

Little waterfall off the side of the road
I love little bonuses like a waterfall that we had not noticed before!

A lot of the Aspen are showing signs of red this year. I heard that it happens when there has been several years of low water.

One of my favorite trees!
This is my inspiration shot! I am going to do a piece on Aspen trees and leaves. I have a friend who is going to help me with the leaves. 

This is my off the wall post and my Finished Friday post.