Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Progress

Having the flu right after the holidays really

set me back. Now I'm trying to catch up on

all that I have to do.

In one of my quilt groups; we decided to make

a Stained Glass quilt. We had 2 pattern choices.

I chose the one that I had made back in 2004 -

About one year after I had moved here to

Lancaster;  I enrolled in a Adult Ed class to

learn how to quilt. 

This was my third class - learning how to

make a stained glass quilt.



We also learned how to make our own bias

tape. 

A couple of years later I took a class with Carol

Blevins (Lancaster Rose Buds) and she showed

us how to use pre-made bias tape by clover and

using a double needle to sew it down. 


It's so much easier and faster to use.

So I had decided to use the Pansy stained glass

quilt to try the pre-made bias tape on.



This is what I had completed  before Christmas.

And this is what I have completed so far.

Almost done!


I still have to sew down some but it's almost

finished. I still haven't decided how I'm going

to quilt it.

The challenge also on this quilt was to use

only fabrics that I had in my stash.

I still haven't put away my Christmas decorations!

Happy Quilting!


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015

Too many projects

Although the temperature has been

in the single digits 


The birds are happy. 

I think that I committed myself to

too many projects! I'm sure most

quilters do this also!

I'm going to do a Tumbler block quilt

with my Hempfield group and I've 


also committed to a challenge to finish

2 UFOs (due in a couple of weeks - help!)

One I love - I found it on Pinterest

and made a pattern for it -


I am now in the process of hand quilting

it in a big stitch kinda way. 

The other is a Stained Glass

I am now working on the corners.

This small wall quilt is from a class

that I took when I first started to

learn how to quilt. Only, our instructor

had us make our own bias and hand stitch

it. This one that I'm working on I'm

using pre-made and glued bias tape

from clover. You iron it down and then

use a double needle to sew it on. 

    I also have a pile of eco dyed fabric

that I want to photograph and put on

my other blog. 

Yikes!

Happy Quilting and Dyeing!