Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ANSWERING A COMMENT AND MORE INFO ON A QUILT

To answer a comment from the last post by Love of Quilts....at first I thought the border might be too bright too but after I remembered that am going to add a quilted heart of the block color in the center of each block I think that will make it better and also the border might not be that wide...I will play around with it some before deciding...thank you both sheri and love of quilts for your comments...I always like comments....

Sometimes I have a hard time deciding on a color for a border unless its very similar  or the fabric like the rest of the quilt....I don't seem to put a lot of contrasting borders on them....

I have to get the fish quilt done before October 3 for show and tell at the quilt meeting....maybe if I hustle I can have one of the small ones done too to show....but high on my list is PUT ALL THAT FABRIC AWAY!!!! .....more later

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MORE QUILTS IN PROGRESS

The fall festival is over for another year....the weather was great, a little cool but ok.....the crowd was a little thinner I think and looking not buying unless it was food....that was the busy places...according to one vendor people just seemed to be out for a stroll lol....but then I kind of expected this as I hear every day on the tv that the economy is still not the best....

Here at home at this very moment I have 3 quilts started on the back corner of my table....I think all three will be at least  double bed size....you will see more of them as I work on them but I had to package them up to keep it all together...that becomes a problem sometimes as limited as I am for space...
 
I got my order Saturday with the border fabric I am going to use with the floating boxes quilt...that should make it twin size....
its another one of those conversation thingys that my family most likely will comment on....its kind of a fun quilt so why not put a fun border on it....it might go to the nursing home to brighten up someones life...more on that later.....
 
All those medium and pastel fabrics I had out when working on the sherbet colors quilt I decided to make another one only prism design....
years ago I made one with pastel prints where the colors are with white as a background....it went to my nephew's family and I liked it so well that it stuck in my mind and I said one day I would do another....the colors I had out seemed the right choice for this one instead of the prints....more on this later too....ok I am editing this...I was looking over the blog and found I had a picture on the right of the last prism quilt with the prints....so you can see what one looks like done....
 
Life is back to normal for me now lol....my brain is working overtime as usual so maybe I will come up with some goodies .....more later.....

Thursday, September 19, 2013

TIME TO SORT THINGS AND ORGANIZE MY SEWING TABLE

I just finished trying to clean off my sewing table lol...I say trying because before I get very far I see something that will work with something else and work on that...but I stuck with it and have a good size space to work with....

when my youngest daughter was here last she liked this one quilt...and other day my other daughter spied it and she likes it too so back to the sewing machine...I have started another one with the same design so they both will have one...they will be different though as some of the fabrics I don't have anymore...I don't want to disappoint one of them by not doing 2....

while sorting today I found diamond shape scraps that were end pieces from the sherbet colors quilt...a bunch of them so I messed with them and found I could get triangles from them ...they are small but will work for small pinwheels...all solid colors so will be quite different than the print ones I usually end up making....that will be interesting...more on that later....

right now I have 3 quilts in the making at one end of my table and was smart enough to put the uncut fabric that I am using for each with each quilt so I don't use it for something else....lol....

got a lot to do between now and the week end so not sure if I will get into post and just maybe next time I will have pics...still have a lot to show....lol....more later.....