Friday, January 18, 2013

An Orca Bay finish!

Yes... It is finally quilted, My Orca Bay.  
It took two days to do the free motion quilting on my Singer sewing machine.  I was going to try to do a bit of fancy stitching but just wanted to get this one done.  I had promised my husband this quilt as he was the one that inspired me the most as I was making it and he has been so patient waiting... waiting...

Also, I finished the Easy Street Mystery Quilt top.  Here it is in all its glory.  

It is a washed out picture but with all the fog and cloudy weather, it is really hard to get a good picture. This top will be going on the quilt top pile until I decide whether to put any borders on it before finishing.  

As a pat on the back, I started another quilt... surprise, surprise!!! The pattern is called 'In Bloom' and is featured in Fons and Porter Easy Quilts magazine.


I am further than this now but just didn't get any pictures taken today.  It is promising to be a bright and cheery quilt once finished.  I worked for 4 hours today tracing out petals, leaves and stems.  This pattern needs these for the alternate blocks that will be appliqued.  This is another pattern that will teach and stretch me. 

I signed up for free Quilt Pro Block of the Day  that runs for 365 days.  I have these done so far...
 Anyway... that's all for now... till next time....
 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Yes I Did....


Merry Xmas to me! I love my husband!!! This is my new Sew Easy table. After reading the info on Bonny Hunter's site Quiltville, I just couldn't put this off anymore.  Just finished test driving it and it works so awesomely....
Also I am about half way on Easy Street which is Bonny Hunters mystery for the year.  It has gone together not too bad though I am finding myself tired of putting the blocks together already.  Never fear though as I will finish this top before I go on.  Here is how far I have progressed so far....

My design wall won't hold any more blocks, so I will just keep making the last of them before putting it all together.
I have sandwiched my Orca Bay and Dog quilt while I awaited the Sew Easy table to arrive.  Hopefully in the next month I just might get 2 more quilts finished.  That will leave Easy Street and cat profile quilt to finish.  I can't tell you off hand who designed the cat and dog quilt but will try to get that information for the final pictures.

I have been playing around with some scrappy houses also.  I think that this project will be for some of those times when I just want to mindlessly sew.
I had ordered some fabric from Missouri Quilt Company last August and a part of the order was back ordered.  Last week I got a call from them saying that that Charm Pack was not going to become available so could they substitute?  Heck yes!!! This is what they sent me.... Of course the chocolate was the first to go... so much energy spent opening the package.  Civil War Quilter is doing a sampler quilt called Dixie Diary and she is using the Metropolitan Fair Charm Pack shown above. I have started saving the patterns because my list of things to finish is too long. (Sheesh, where have I heard that before?)
Okay, back down to the sewing room... Easy Street here I come