Saturday, October 22, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016

Block #9 - Mystery Quilt

this block turned out pretty good....I like the design and my fmq is improving....
there are only 3 more block to go and the quilt will be completed.
I am thinking of adding more block to the quilt so I can put it on a
single bed....I will wait and see how it far I am pleased with it.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Quilt for Scout

Stormy, our granddaughter, is having a baby girl (John's 2nd great grandchild) in November.  They are naming her Scout and I wanted to make a quilt for her.  I purchased the Paradiso Quilt Kt and made this quilt which measures 41" x 45.5".  I did a stippling all over the quilt.   It really turned our cute.  It is not a baby quilt that she will grow out of but something that she can use it as she gets bigger.

front of the quilt

back of the quilt

quilt label

Block #8 - Mystery Quilt

I finished Block #8 of the Mystery Quilt.  I am getting better at FMQ each time I sew a new block.  I am learning alot.  The colors are more vibrant than the picture.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Block #7 - Mystery Quilt

Block 7 completed.  I was really happy the way this block sewed out.  My HST are improving, taking more time marking and sewing them.  The quilting on this block was not too bad but I did have a lot of thread cuts.  I would block myself into a corner.  The shells were a problem as I traced them and had to do a lot of travel stitching to complete them.  Next time I will just wing the shells, no marking.  I am happy with the way the block turned out.  The colors are more vibrant than shown.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Block #6 - Mystery Quilt

This is Block 6 of the Mystery Quilt.  This block has alot of straight stitching that I did with the walking foot....the rest of it, the wiggly lines, etc. were done free motion.  I like the way this block turned out.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Block #5 - Mystery Quilt

Block #5 - the walking foot was used on this block for the matrix.  It was a little difficult to see the curved line on the dark paisley fabric and I short stitched it and had to go back and add the line.  I used Crayola Washable Markers (for kids) to mark the quilt.  I washed the lines out and the block did not turn out too bad.  I am happy with it...not perfect, but I am learning.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Block #4 - Mystery Quilt

Block #4 - Had problems with the pebbles trying to keep them in line and not going over the line when travelling.....

Monday, April 4, 2016

Block #3 - Mystery Quilt

Finished fmq block #3....I am happy with it.  I was having a problem with needles and thread breaking and thanks to my friends on Leah Day I was able to solve the problem...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Block #2 - Mystery Quilt

I finished piecing block #2 and it turned out much better than block #1.  The HST came out much better although still need practicing on them.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Block #1 - Mystery Quilt

This is Block #1 that I fmq on.  It has quite a few mistakes but I am just learning fmq and doing it on my Juki.....
I am very satisfied with the way it turned out.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Block #1 - Mystery quilt

this is the first block in the Mystery quilt I joined with Leah Day.  I pieced the block together but there are a few errors but I decided to leave them as is.  I will be fmq this later.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Wall Hanging

I don't have any Valentine's Day items in our house so I saw this cute wall hanging and thought I would make it.  I think it turned out really cute...what do you think?
It was easy to do..laser cut appliques....

Friday, January 29, 2016

My New Sewing Machine

I just purchased a Juki TL-2010Q.  I love this machine.  It sews like a dream and does fmq (free motion quilting) like a dream as well.  I intend to get alot of use out of this machine.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year - 2016

May the New Year bring you much happiness and prosperity....
May the Lord bless you abundantly in 2016