Thursday, September 29, 2011

and some quilting too..


now for some of the quilting i've been doing this past few months...  to start with..  my "ocean" string quilt.. i LOVE it..  about half of the blocks are from a CYOC (choose your own colour) string swap i was in on the HGTV message board... my colours were "ocean" colour batiks.. in blues, greens, tourquoise and a bit of purple (you know.. the colours in the ocean!)... with a sand center strip..  it came out really well and i love the variety of all the colours in the blocks...

i also finished a "jelly roll" quilt.. but the jelly roll was one of my own making... at the NC-COF retreat in April i was lucky enough to win the "strip" poker game with the batiks... i did have to add some of my own strips to get enough of a variety in the strips but i love how it came out... this one is called Pandoras Box.. and i have tons and tons of strips left so... i'll be making more "jelly roll" quilts using these strips...

and.. i made another of the Mosaic Quilts.. (i think this is #5)..  this one uses all Halloween fabrics and will be for my daughter... who just loves Halloween...

i'm currently working on some blocks for the F8 block swap i'm hosting for the HGTV board.. and... i've started another jelly roll quilt using the Madiera jelly roll that has been in my stash for about the last 5 years or so..

oh... i did another jelly roll quilt too... it's called a jelly roll race.. it was really fun and easy to do... i still need to put the final border on it... hopefully i'll have a picture of it for the next posting..  i think i'm going to host a jelly roll race for the guild in the spring... it should be lots of fun for everyone.. :)

and.. also needing borders is a DP9 that i did.. using a package of  charms that's been in my stash a while.. i hope to get that one done soon too..

i also did a bunch of borders for the charity quilts for the quild...  they came out pretty good.. considering the trouble we had putting some of them together..  (there are quite a few newbies in the guild and.. they have yet to master the art of.. getting blocks to the correct size... we are working on that tho)...

until next time...


Monday, September 26, 2011

long time no see..


wow.. it's been a very hectic summer.. and it went by extremely fast..  it doesn't seem possible i've not blogged in such a long time..

i have been busy doing things tho.. and this post will be about the cross stitch i've been doing and the next will be about the quilts...

i've been working hard on my mermaid picture... it's basically done except for some beading.. and a little backstitching around the mermaid to the right..   and once again blogger has tipped the picture... how annoying!

and done lots on cirque des carreaux..  i actually surprized myself when i took it off the frame as to how much i've done on it... it's looking good..  and again it's tipped... grrrrr..

i've done a bit on pretty pumpkins..  i love the picture... but it's a shame that i don't like orange.. lol.. it makes it hard to work on it..  it'll get done ... eventually.. but i would imagine it'll be a long time... lol..

and... i finally finished off the christmas flip it and the halloween flipit (and again it's tipped.. ugh)..  i just had a small bit to do on each of them and have been putting it off for ages.. but they are done now and ready for framing..

the bad thing about finishing things off is... it makes me want to start something new... lol...  and i'm trying to decide on which new one i want to start... eggs alla round... or.. come sit a spell.. both are glendon place patterns..  but... i suppose i should TRY to wait till i've at least finished the mermaids...

blogger is being tempermental today... tipping pictures and won't even let me put the pic of pretty pumpkins in...  oh well.. i'll try that again later..

i'll post about the quilting i've done very soon..