Friday, December 6, 2013

QUILT MEETING AND A TEASER

I started a post yesterday but for some reason I kicked myself out so gave up ....I was tired and didn't want to try to retype everything....

Yesterday I went to the quilt meeting for our annual Christmas dinner meeting.....way too much food and of course I had to try everything...and boy was it good....needless to say I didn't want any supper to speak of...I took the snowball quilt for show and tell...lots of questions....most of them there does machine quilting and only 1-2 does hand quilting and not very often....others had lots to show also and of course I forgot my camera...there were a lot of runners and one was a first time at paper piecing...she was very happy that she could do it....

I have a slight problem at the moment....my iron that I use everyday all day long has a thermostat problem...too hot when running and wont shut completely off so I have it unplugged so I don't have to worry about it starting a fire....I have my daughter looking for one for me...she likes to shop...I don't because I can never find what I need....I do have a spare but I like to have the two to deal with instead of one moving from place to place....

I was shuffling things around on the cutting table and found my bag of a new quilt...I wanted something different to do with strings so this is what I have come up with....its a teaser lol...

I don't have the sashes on this block but I have a bag full that do have...I don't remember just how many I have but I think there is enough for a quilt in there...more on this later....

Today already I have pinned that blue quilt I am not happy with so I can machine quilt it for me to use in the evening when chilled...be glad when done with it and out of my basket of blocks...I have several to follow up with before I start quilting the girls gfg quilts this winter....always something here lol.....well off to do laundry first then quilt so all have a great day.....big day is really coming fast....more later....

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SNOWBALL QUILT IS FINISHED!

Well as I promised here is the picture of my daughters snowball quilt all done....so glad too!.... All hand quilted...In the center of each snowball is a quilted heart 1 row up and 1 row down so it looks right from either way....the borders are quilted....had 6 needles going for this one...I am happy with it and I think she will be very happy with it also....
 
So being I an done with this one I am moving on....I went looking for a batt piece big enough for my blue quilt I want to finish....

 
oh what  a mess....and of course none were the right size....I considered piecing the batts but it seems none were the same weight....so that was out...I opened another batt to relax...I really want to get that blue quilt done with so I can move on to more....I want to get as much done as possible before going back to the girls gfg quilts to quilt...that will take a lot of my time the size they are....
 
I have to make up my mind today what I am making for the quilt meeting tomorrow...its our annual Christmas dinner meeting....whatever I make I have to get the 'fixins' yet so cant wait much longer...plus I have some errands to do while out...and mother nature is 'smokin' again....lol...its really foggy again today...suppose to get really cold by this evening though...
 
ok I have a lot to do today so I better get going on it....look for more pics this week...I have a little teaser later....more later....