Saturday, July 6, 2013

THE JAR

I try to make the binding when I make the top, otherwise I'll never find the fabric again!   So, the bindings are kept in this jar.   Yes, it is full, I need to do some quilting!

Friday, July 5, 2013

July, 2013-musings

Nothing like a week of HEAT to make you stay inside and quilt.   I won a basket of lime green/white/black fabric at the guild Christmas dinner 2 years ago.   It is so pretty and striking that I wanted to do something special with it.   Hmm, after 2 years, I just wanted to do something with it.   I made 3 quilts out of that basket of fabric!   I have 2 yards of a floral that I will use as borders for however far that goes, then I'll put up the pics.   No-they will not be quilted...yet.

My DD said I need more of a challenge, spooked her I guess that I made 3 quilt tops in 1 week.  It was a HOT week.      What will I do with these?  I am thinking, get them quilted, put on ETSY.   If they don't sell there, put them into the guild's boutique next year.   We shall see after that.

OK, I am going to try something.   I am going to create a page for the quilts that need quilting!   I am always looking for backing or batting or binding or SOMETHING!    This will help me see what I need to do.   It is a work in progress, so those are the links to the right of the page, the quilts I SHOULD be quilting.    Feel free to ignore, it is a tool for me.  :)
Stay Cool, y'all
Hugs, Ann
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Saturday, March 2, 2013

I think this says it all about our weather today.   Cloudy and cold!  
I am packing for a quilt retreat.   But I'm afraid if I start too early, I'll keep adding too much and will need to hire a bus to take me!

I have packed 4 projects to work on, am resisting the fusion projects, that means another level of 'stuff' to pack.   Have Googled for a portable design wall, nothing portable enough...sigh.   Hope Nicole supplies something!
Leaving my cold boy kitties here, poor things.   Don't they look pathetic?   It was so cute for a picture.   Retreat is 3 nights/4 days.   No, I will not finish ANY of the projects, but plan on big progress.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

My Quilting Aerie

I quilt in this wonderful place, thought I'd share.
North view to the street

THE ROOM

East view- new house going up there in the spring.

Yes, artist at work!   :)

2013 ALREADY?

I've been quilting up a storm!  While it storms!   Cold here in sunny(NOT!) California .   We've had 22 inches of rain since Nov.1, more freezing nights than ever.   I've lost ALL my fuschias...sigh.   But!   I've done lots of stitching!   Here are what was completed in 2012:
A Boot wall-hanging for my daughter who works for a company that makes.......BOOTS!

One for my sister
Two for my sister (she's very special)


For my niece!  An experiment-called Paradigm Twist.

Rag Quilts, made two, the colors are yellowed by the lights.

Baby Boy #1-commissioned gift.

This is miniature, took YEARS!

Happy colors.
Charity #1

Charity #2

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Delusions of Grandeur


Never, never tell yourself that a quilt it EASY.   I am making the Zen Quilt for a good friend in Texas.  (Texas needs this, they want to secede!!!)   O-this should be quick, just rectangles and squares.   OK, some of these rectangles and squares are really small!  1.25 x 2 inches.   The batik greens are very similar.   The blues are very similar.   The quilt is batik greens and blues...argghh.  So, thinking 'easy', I did not keep careful track of the greens and blues.   Thinking "easy", I divided 10.5 and got 5.5...arrgghhh!   Pressing on (pun intended).
I will NEVER think "easy" again!

Friday, November 9, 2012

For the new baby & bro

This is for the new baby in the family.   I love this pattern, which is called "Twisted Sister".  :)  FYI-all quilt blocks are named.  
Showing the quilting

Ava's

I made a Big Brother quilt also.   I experimented on a baby quilt when he was born and really did not like how it turned out, so I guess you could call this a guilt quilt.  Say that 3 times fast!

I should see if the close up shows it, but the large blocks are cars.   I also found a flannel for the backing with cars all over, a major score, flannel for boys is hard to find!   Ah-here we go.