If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.William Morris.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Ruby #2 is Done


#2 is done.

I've been mixing up fabric for the next one but still haven't came to a decision.
So seeing how I'm not ready for #3.... I had to start the Twisted Blossom  
I have all the units made for the first block but ran out of time. Needed to stop and make dinner but this is what it looks like so far

I'm liking it. Now this is only about half of the prints and I might wait to assemble until I have a unit of all the choices of prints to pick from. Or maybe not.
Going to make this a short one cause I want to spend a little time this evening quilting some on the 30's Sampler

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Not much today

I wasn't home much today, I had to go pick up a quilt that was ready. Their is a group of hand quilters in Bella Vista Arkansas that did my quilt. I have to take pictures tomorrow to show. Even tho I hand quilt, I just have way more quilts that I want done by hand than I can get to. 
Now Bella Vista is about an hour 1/2 from my home and I had a few stops to make also. So you can see why it would take almost all day. 
I didn't do any gardening but
I did get some sewing in. I almost have this one assembled

Than my quilters ADD is flaring up again.
I have bought a while back Sew Kind of Wonderful's Quick Curve Ruler and have been wanting to use it but told myself not until I finish some of my unfinished projects. Well they are doing a Twisted Blossom QAL and I can't resist.

It's outside my box but I think one of my daughter's will like it.
I have collected from my stash a group of teal/turquoise and gray fabric.

Now if this is something you would like to do too... go here to their blog to get all the information needed.

It's an 8 week QAL and something you can do at your own pace.
I still have 2 more Ruby Gardens to finish

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June Binding Blitz Quilt

I like what Julie is doing on her blog, encourages me to put bindings on a small pile of quilts I have in the spare bedroom. 
This quilt was  a round robin I was very lucky to be part of and it was because I'm friends with Pam who owns Sager Creek Quilt shop. And she is a close friend to the others who were part of the group. All very talented designers, published quilters. 
Talk about being out of my league, at least that's the way I felt but by the end of this robin, I felt better about my own skills. Still not near theirs tho.

The other round robin members were;
Pam Goggan
Elsie Campbell
Donna Lynn Thomas
Marilyn McSpadden

Talk about a lot of talent.
Thank you ladies

Well back to my quilt

Pam Goggans did the quilting and it is spectacular

I had fun playing around with the special effects on the photos

This picture is my representation of Christmas in July

I hope the info I shared on Sunday helped. I know the technique for the mitered corners turns out some pretty, clean and flat corners

Hope you check out the others at JulieKQuilts

I can say now this WIP is done. Yeah
Thank you

Monday, June 29, 2015

Whats up

What's up on my design wall, it is what I left there Saturday. 

It's the second of the four Ruby garden quilts. Have all the blocks made and all thats needed to do, is assemble. Hope I can get that done today but don't know.
 I didn't sleep very well ... I'm tired and don't know how much I'll be able to get done today. 
Right now I feel overwhelmed, a lot of times I do just fine.
 I will just work and do the best I can. But then there's days like this when I'm tired and will go into my sewing room and just don't know where to start.
So I thought I'll make myself go for my walk this morning and see if  that helps. And it did to some degree. 
But I'm still tired.... maybe a nap this afternoon will help me. 
Seeing how that I'm close to finishing #2...  started laying out fabric choices for #3... which will be mine. 

Just love blues, and so started picking out some pieces from my blue piles. I'm not totally convinced yet that these are my choices but this is a good start

I have to remember this:

I've linked up to many on the Monday linky party

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Slow Sunday

For what I'm working on this evening is the binding on a Christmas round robin from a few years back.

I thought I would share some of my tricks to how I do my binding.
like to use this Great technique on my mitered corners. I found this video on YouTube and is how I do mine. 

Patrick Lose shows how.

Like how they turn out. And I like the Clover small binding clips. Easy to use and hold tightly without falling off.

I also like to use quilting thread or Sulky 12 wt thread., single strand. I have less knotting, strong and love the clean look. 

 Linking up to Kathy"s Quilt

A Couple Week of Pictures on the Farm

I'm trying to get back in the swing of things,
when I could remember to take my carmera out with me. 

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