Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Ok, today just was one of those days, I left my vinyl at home and I copied JEF instead of PES.  So Jane loaned me her thumb drive and then helped with getting my embroidery machine to know what I wanted it to do.

The note pad cover turned out pretty good if you don't look inside.  The leader, Bonnie, said, "use the same color bobbin as the top".  I heard her say it, but it took about a hour to sink in.  So my stitching on the inside is white.  Every project is a learning experience.

I need to use my machine more often.  Just when I learn how to do something, it sits for a few weeks and I have to learn it all over again.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Woohoo!  It's finished and photographed.  All I need to do is add the label.  Then I can enter it into the Moda Bella Challenge.  There were times this summer when I began to wonder if I would get it done on time.  The swags took forever to piece.

The title is "A Ribbon Runs Through It.".

Also, got the booth assignments today for fall market.  They insist they are going to have it.  At least the convention center was never under any water.  I'm in booth 111.  So right up front.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Jane and I have a friend who keeps teasing us about making him a quilt.

Well, this is it!  He's a big time fisherman.  Of course, I doubt that this is exactly what he meant, but I think it suits him with his likes.

It's the reverse applique technique that I learned in the Rob Appel workshop given by the Kaw Quilters Guild.  Makes  a quick fun project.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Whew, finally got the contest quilt off the machine.  Now the clean up on the back.  Had to use a white batting even though the BG is black.  It was showing through on the white areas.  Binding, sleeve and photo are the next steps.  The deadline is the 12th.  So I must get a move on.

Can you believe this is August in Kansas.  We are being spoiled with these temps!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Whew, it's finally on the quilting machine!  This is my entry in a contest and I was beginning to believe I wouldn't make the September 12th deadline.

Now all I have to do is quilt it....which will take some time, bind, add a sleeve, make a label and photograph.

I'm once again reminded how much lint and threads black backgrounds collects.  I'm delinting it as I go along right now.  And I'll have to redo it several times more before it's completed.

Monday, August 7, 2017

The Kaw Valley Quilt Guild donates 100 doll quilts to the Salvation Army each Christmas time.  Here is mine, hopefully the first of several.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Kaw Valley Quilt Guild had a speaker, Kim Lapacek, in July.  She runs "Project Quilting". Her enthusiasm was contagious.  So I decided to give my creative juices a chance to run a little wild for the July entry.  Her theme was "Summer Sizzle".  

Around here the lament is "it's so hot you could fry eggs on the sidewalk".  The title of my quilt is "Hazard of Cooking on the Pavement".

My husband was even game on getting the tread on the quilt.  We found that painting the tire and running it over a piece of cardboard only printed the center of the tire.  So we both painted the tire and then we carefully laid the quilt over the tire and patted it down.