Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WIP - swirl

 Not quite sure what I am doing with this improv swirl piece.  I was just so excited that I could improv it around and around. I made it to a size I thought was big enough and then wanted to sort of swirl out  of it. It reminds me of a fabric corsage. :)
I think this is the better direction but I have to set it aside and stew on a it a bit. Any comments or ideas are welcome...finish as is ?  For now I am just pleased it lays almost flat!! 

linking up with WIP Wed. over at Freshly Pieced
and
Let's Bee Social over at Sew Fresh Quilts

Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Finish - Quick Curve Mini

 and this is from my UFO pile too! So happy to finish.  I love this block with the curve edges. The block finishes at approx. 16" square.  I needed a small piece to use my leather roller foot to quilt it. I could have done more but I just wanted to play for a few minutes today. 


Used up some more of my scrap fabric on the back. I doubt I will ever tire of green and black and grey fabric color combos. 

Linking up with Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean @Crazy mom quilts

and
Can I get a Whoop Whoop

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIP - Elegant Curves


I was faced with a challenge last week that I had no spare time for. Even though I would not get it done for the deadline of the challenge I wanted to complete this table runner anyway. I will be showing a demo on the Quick Curve ruler next week and wanted one simple piece from the book One Wonderful Curve by sewkindofwonderful.  
I changed up the layout and block number to accommodate my fabric and color choices to go with.  Will I always love grunge fabric? I think so.....


 One of my goals this year for myself was to try more dense quilting that is not matchstick.  I had fun with this but I chose to backstitch instead of bury my threads and I should have not done that.  I have a knot button on my machine but still have to bury the ends so I am curious to what most of you do?


For fun I took this on my front door. I love how the soft light shines through. 

Linking up with WIP Wed @ Freshly pieced and 
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Project quilting New Season - Cutting room floor

"Cutting room floor"

my latest for Project Quilting

17 x 19
aurifil thread

made in Nebraska

Challenge #1 confetti challenge

scraps and fun slash and fit piecing 

Linking up with Persimmon DreamsHERE

This week was super busy putting up my local Modern Quilt guild's first gallery exhibition.  I was bound and determined to make something for this challenge but on Saturday night I still had not decided.....until I remembered that I had changed the blade on my rotary cutter just that morning. It was like cutting through buttah! I knew cutting was the way to go so I started slashing and sewing and slashing and sewing. 

Nothing like a new rotary blade! why oh why do we try to make it work when dull???
This 'cutting room floor' piece was so fun because of the fabrics that looked like bits and the white fabric has faint gray circle scribbles like loose threads. I think it worked well together. 

Please go and vote HERE for your top 7 quilts in this challenge. You have until Jan 15th 8 p.m. cst  Thank YOU!!!

linking up with Lorna @ Let's Bee Social
and
Lee @ Freshly Pieced

and Finish it friday with  Crazy mom Quilts