Thursday, October 29, 2015

Judi's Quilt

I always love batiks and she put this quilt together nicely. 

 She asked me to do an allover of leaves.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Marching Band Teddy

My daughter teaches at a school where the children are really excited to be in the band.  I've been making little animals for prizes that she gives away as rewards for excellence.  She thought it would be nice if I made some animals with instruments.  This is the only one I really found to make. So I bought the pattern and here it is.

 Making this sousaphone is giving me ideas for how to do a trumpet and maybe some other instruments.  I just have to get the sizing right for the animals.

 Here is my ravelry link which will lead you to where you can get the pattern.

Here is a picture from our school's marching band when they played at my son's wedding reception.
It was pretty fun.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Sheri's Quilts

Sheri brought me 2 quilts.  This first one makes me think of a forest.  This is a kit that she got from Etsy.  I quilted it just like the picture.

And Christmas is coming.

I quilted trees but they are hard to see.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hot Air Balloons

Last month I started a new  quilt. You can see it's beginnings here.  I put it away for a while because I had other things to do and I knew this baby wasn't in his new room yet.  Now it is time to get it out and work on it.  I added grass to the sky.

And then I made a few balloons.  They are just sitting on the sky to give you an idea (and me) of how it could look.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Time at the Seashore

Over the summer I did travel to some quilt shops and picked up the Row by Row Experience patterns that were being given away.  I haven't sewn any of them until now.  So this is the first.
This pattern comes from the Beach Tyme Quilt Shop in Ocean Shores, Wa.  The theme was water and this town is on the ocean, therefore beaches.
And lots of kite flying.

 I used some of the fabric that they had in their packet and also supplemented with mine from my stash. This project is all fusible applique.

There is an empty beach chair.  That person is probably huddled up in her jacket at a fire nearby.  That is my experience of the beaches of Washington.  I've never been there when it was warm enough to lay out in the sun.  

 But there is a nice jetty at Point Brown to take a walk on and watch whales.  It's also a great place for the kids to play hide and seek among the dunes.  We have had lots of fun times there.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Love Entwined Part 13

This section of the quilt was easy to do.  And didn't take very long.  But they were just corners and not strips. 
For some reason, I could only get three of the leaves to fit on instead of 4.  Oh well, it works anyways. I'm not going to figure out what I did wrong.

Now all of these borders are on and looking good.

I'm really enjoying how this is coming.
Check out Esther's blog for more of these quilts.  Some are even finished.  I can't imagine how much they have been working on them.  I haven't been slacking and I still have the last borders to make.

Summer Flies Shawl

Summer has flown and fall is definitely here.  The rain is come and the leaves are falling.  Another nice thing is looking at all the spider webs that come around this time of year.  The spiders really know how to do intricate construction.
This shawl is also intricate construction and very beautiful.

 I am using up yarns that I've had laying around for a long time.  This is a Pisgah Honeysuckle that isn't made anymore.  So I needed to use it.  The pattern calls for a thicker yarn.  In using this sport weight yarn, I figured I would have to add rows to the pattern.  I did repeats of the 2 center sections another time each and added a lot more increases that way.

 This project never got boring and I had just enough  yarn with a little left over.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do the picot border, but I did end up having enough.  Those last rows are long and you don't want to have to change things because you run out too soon.

This is definitely one that I would try again.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Quilting for Quilts of Valor

Here are 2 quilts that I quilted, that are very similar, that will be going to the local Quilts of Valor to be given out.

 I quilted with stars on both quilts, but did the pattern a little different on each.