Thursday, June 30, 2011

Seven More

Okay, I have to admit I've been spending a whole lot of time glued to the TV watching the Casey Anthony trial. I won't get into my feelings about it.  But it means I'm really blazing through these blocks.  Yesterday and today's blocks follow.
Spinning Star
Spinning Wheel

Spring Growth

Heat advisory for today and the next few days, means it's a good time to be staying in the air conditioned comfort of my living room.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Row 11


Space Invaders

Row 11 complete
Three more rows to go and I can start quilting!

On Monday I received a beautiful siggie frorm Maree in Australia. I just love the cute little hexie flower.

Monday I quilted the little top I made in last week's workshop. First I added an additional border to make it a bit bigger. When I took the birthday quilt last week, the recipient commented she could use a quilt for the times she is in her wheelchair. This should now be the perfect size. 

I just did simple overall free motion but I used one of my favorite King Tut threads (Old Giza) from Superior Threads.  I just love the colors in it and it was perfect for this piece.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

7 of 11

Half of row 11 done since Friday.
Separate Tables
Shasta Daisy
Shooting Stars
Silver Bells

Had a great time at our church picnic this afternoon.  The late morning showers cooled things down just enough to make it comfortable.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Row 10

More Dutch Treat Blocks this week.

Queen of Spades
Riot of Growth
Salt & Pepper
(I always dread this one..those windows are TINY)


Sea Wave

Row 10

Rows 9 & 10
They'll be added as a section during the quilting process.

It's hard to believe that I only have 4 more rows to go.  Getting to the "S" blocks seems like it must be close to the end. Then I remember there are 2 1/2 rows of "S" blocks.  They seem to last forever!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Gentlemen Quilters From Tulsa

Monday afternoon I had a great time in workshop taught by Gary Wasson and Joe Galusha, aka The Gentlemen Quilters from Tulsa, OK.  We all COMPLETED a wallhanging using their EZ Circles technique.  While not an entirely new technique to me, they do use a slightly different method to achieve PERFECT circles with no sewing (3 different type glues were used).

Step one

Ready to apply to background fabric

The wallhangings required 4 circle blocks which took an hour or less to make

Three of them were sliced to make this 9-patch

 And  about 2 to 2 1/2 hours later we all had wallhangings made.

In the evening Gary and Joe gave a wonderful trunkshow which you can view here
I hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another Finish

My finishes are few and far between so far this year.  But I did get the Thangles top finished including binding it yesterday.  Now it's been washed too.

Because I was working on the above quilt, I only managed to squeeze in 3 Dutch Treat blocks over the weekend.


Pussy Willow
This is always one of Tom's favorites in each quilt. He refers to it as "that sparkler block"


I have a short workshop this afternoon and then guild tonight.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday.