Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MY GRANDDAUGHTERS MODERN QUILT

I finally got the camera going and took a picture of my granddaughters quilt all done....it has been a year in the making...i kept putting it aside for other projects through the year and last month i made up my mind to get it done...here it is....

but you know there is always something right behind it ready to be done and i have quite a selection to pick from lol...

its a toss up between the color study quilt i call 'MAZE TO NOWHERE'...cant remember now if it is no. 1 or 2....this one has a green border...the other one that is done has a blue border (in the first pic)....both are pictured below...they are alike except for the borders....a case of making too many blocks lol...

this is my own block that i designed and it is a very easy block to sew ...the seams dont meet so you dont have to deal with bulk there and it goes fast ...it does take a lot of variety of colors though...it took me a long time before i got what i wanted to use gathered up but it gave me time to figure out just what kind of block i was going to make...

and the other quilt to be quilted is this one...
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i would like to get it done too...i have the back for it that i want to use but dragging my feet on what to quilt in the light space....i love feathers and i think i have a stencil that will work....i will hand quilt i think as i am not good enough to do feathers on machine and i would like to give this one away as a gift later....more on my dilemma later lol

for right now i am nursing a back ache...i aggrivated an old injury last week carrying something i shouldn't have and now i suffer for it....and believe me winter weather isn't helping...but our weather could be worse and i am glad so far that the snow is north of us but soon i think we will have some....then i will have plenty of time to sew just hope my back settles down by then...

well lunch is coming  later this morning so i dont have to cook.... i better get dressed and i could use more coffee to get woke up...happy sewing....more later....

Friday, December 7, 2012

OUR QUILT GROUP CHRISTMAS

Yesterday the group i quilt with met and it was our Christmas dinner and quilt day....there was a large turn out...some i hadn't met yet but i think they had been regulars from times before....

here are some pictures
we were getting ready for show and tell



this was cross stitched centers in child theme

everyone was interested in the border on this one

ladies checking dinner cooking...homemade rolls coming out of the oven

during the afternoon i finished my grand daughters quilt...now i have to get the label made for it...i am so glad to have it done...now i can put another one in my hoop and start again lol...havent got picture of it yet....

taking things easy today...not feeling well again...and the weather is lousy, part of the problem i think....anyway just being lazy today gives me a chance to think about what to do over the week end...its here again lol...more later....