Tuesday, March 22, 2016

I have been doing a lot of crochet lately.  These dishclothes for my daughter and an afghan for my youngest son. 
I am also working on March's BOM. 
I have it together and I did mark the quilting lines yesterday.  Hopefully, I will get it quilted one day this week.
My husband went with me to Lynchburg to the 2016 quilt show hosted by Patches & Pieces Quilt Club.  They had so many beautiful quilts, what a wonderful group of talented ladies. These are just a few of the pictures I took.  The flower garden quilt above had a wonderful story of being started more than 60 years ago and being passed through the family and finally finished in 2015. 
I loved the colors in this mariner's compass and would love to do one someday. 
Another Judy Niemeyer pattern. 
So simple yet so striking! 

My husband admiring this very colorful quilt. 
There seems to be a pattern in what attracted my attention!

I love dragon flies! 
They also had some amazing art quilts and this one reminded me of our daughter!

I have been hand quilting the white quilt and hope it doesn't take me years to get it done!
Sew Long for Now!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

All the mending is done and back to their owners!

I began machine quilting on the row by row quilt.  It is the largest quilt I have ever tried to machine quilt using my home sewing machine.  I would love to have a long arm, but we don't have the space at this time for one.  My husband and I discussed ideas to help with this process.  It is cumbersome and I can not do it for long periods because it stresses your neck and shoulder.  We are going to look into an option this week and I will have more on that later.
I have had to do a bit of traveling this week to go with my Dad to two doctor appointments and one of the afternoons on my way home I went by the Quiltery in Fairfield, Va.
When I walked through the door I saw this book and was so excited.  It had to come home with me!  It is based on quilts by women in Emporia, Kansas where our daughter is at University getting her Masters Degree.  It has a great section on the history of the women and the area and patterns to replicate some of their designs.  I am going to put one of the quilts on my someday list.

This is called Chic Zen by Moda and I picked it up to make my youngest son a quilt.  It just looked like him and crazy me would love to make one and finish it by May.  We will see, its a long shot with all that is going on around here.
My inspirational quote for the week is:
"A desire to create is one of the deepest longings of the soul."
Sew Long for Now!