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Friday, October 28, 2011

All Cut Up

The quilt is all assembled on the design wall except for the borders. I decided to go with the striped fabric since I had nothing that looked better in my stash and I'm trying to curb my fabric addiction right now. (Not very successfully, I might add.)
I'm thinking I might add several borders but I'm not sure what color the first border should be. I'll audition the daisy fabric first.
Meanwhile, the Miles Davis quilt is now off the frame waiting for binding. First I have to find the fabric I want to use in the mess that is my studio. Maybe it's time for an organizing session.

Monday, October 24, 2011


I have the Miles Davis quilt on the frame and half quilted so I thought it was time to start a new top. This is just on the design wall so far, no sewing done. I'm thinking I want a more clear red and I'm not sure about the stripy squares in the sashing. I do love the daisy fabric and I wonder if the stripes kind of overpower it. I have some dot fabric that I will audition before making a decision.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

No Mistakes!

Today I finally got the rows all sewn together and the borders on. The next step-off to the quilting machine. It was meant to be a wall hanging but ended up about 65x80. There's no telling what will happen when you start one of these quilts.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Moving Right Along

I am almost done the piecing on this one. I need one more row of the random patches. I have a pile of half finished ones at my sewing machine so that won't take long. About half of the rows are already assembled. Then I will add a fairly wide border so it will be easier to quilt. The frame doesn't really like all those seams along the edge. It's so nice to work on a quilt that has No Mistakes!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I had several JoAnn's coupons that expired yesterday so it made  sense to make the trip to Grand Forks for more fabrics that I don't really need. However I did need new rotary blades so that makes the whole trip worth while doesn't it? I love the blue daisy fabric and got the green, yellow and blue to match it. I got three yards of black because I am out of black and find I use a lot of it. The black and white fat quarters are for an eventual black and white quilt.
I think it's time to get in gear and finish the quilt I'm working on so I can start something new with these gorgeous fabrics...

Friday, October 07, 2011

Yesterday I went to Winnipeg to pick up my son-in-law, Matt, at Perimeter Airlines. The lucky thing about that is that I had time to spare and Northwest Fabrics is only a couple of blocks away. I scored all of these fabrics for $3.99/metre. The last one has tiny gold stars on it. I love the blue with yellow dots the best. It will be soon time to start a dot quilt. The brown may work for the back of the Miles Davis quilt so I got three metres of it.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Getting Wordy

I added a couple more words today. I still need at least one more to balance the bottom row. It will have to be a short one. Right now I am thinking of Awe but that's not exactly what I want. I'm sure the right one will come to me...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


 Today I added the first word. I also plan to add Wonder and Enthusiasm and possibly others if the quilt doesn't get too big. Right now it's about 50 inches across and I'll probably add a border to stabilize it for machine quilting.

This is one way to organize your scraps. This is the third tub I have filled. Where do they all come from???

Monday, October 03, 2011

Putting It All Together

My studio and blog have both been idle  for too long.  Today I started assembling the top of the quilt. The words are put together but I need to get that whole section the same size as a row of blocks. That will take a bit of cutting and adding but I will get there in the end. I was going to make some more words but this morning my cutting table was a huge pile of scraps so I made more scrap blocks. I may sweep them all into a tub and start the words tomorrow.
All those blocks and the scrap pile is just as big as it was before I started. Go figure.