Thursday, August 15, 2013

Scrappy Quilt As You Go Quilt

I started this scrappy quilt March 18, 2013. I wanted to reduce my scrap bag that has been piling up over the years. I didn't realize I had so much....LOL. As I finished the blocks, my scrap bag doesn't look like I put a dent in it. I guess I will be planning another scrappy project in the near future.

This quilt has been a challenge for me. I thought it would be a quick quilt. Especially, since I would be quilting it as I go along. NOT..... So many obstacles has happen to me since I started this quilt. I took sick again which lasted until the end of June. Then I need a vacation, from being sick.

 So, I took a month vacation. I went to my niece's graduation in NJ and camping in VA` with my sister, her two daughters, and her four grandchildren. We had such a grand time. My nephews actually asked to return next year.  On the 4th of July, my east coast family got together at my niece's home. It was a mini family reunion. We had such a grand time and didn't want it to end. But as the old saying stated "All good things must come to an end." Well, my time has ended. So, I headed back home and back to quilting.

Here is what I have done to far.

The quilt has thirty 12" blocks. I hope to finish it soon.

Happy Sewing
Terry

Monday, May 13, 2013

Free Motion Quilting Daily

Well last time I wrote, I was to start quilting daily. I haven't been able to due to being sick longer than anticipated. I am not happy about not being able to sew or quilt. Piecing and quilting are my favor past time. I was able to make a quilt label. I designed the label in EQ7 and printed the block out on treated fabric. The label will go on a quilt the Girls of Joy Ministry at my church are making.This is a ministry I work with at my church, Park Windsor B. C.

I am hoping the next time I write I will have a quilt square to show. Until then Happy Sewing!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Free Motion Quilting

Lately, I have been following Leah Day Blog (http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/). She has giving me the  inspiration to spend more time on my free motion quilting. I usually practice when I finish piecing a quilt. I would practice free motion to audition different designs for the quilt or to find my rhythm. Now, my goal is to block out some time each day to free motion quilt. I have not decided the length yet. I just want to first just start an everyday habit. Thanks Leah.