November 26, 2013

A traditional DWR...simply simplicity

So my guild has this challenge that has gone international... Of course Victoria is behind it because the challenge is a Double Wedding Ring.

There are 3 categories: small, traditional and modern.  I started a couple and restarted and then designed and started again..

As of now I have one complete and one almost done...

So for this one that I shall call "DWR in a Cabin" i will show you my process.  I originally had this grand idea to make log cabins and cut them up.  However, god was shining on me as I walked intoCity  Quilter and saw the fabric.  Whew. Thank goodness, because I would never have finished it. Lol


The back

Design time

 Practice practice

And it was sooo much fun.

November 24, 2013

a Stitchin Good Time

What do you get when you mix cocktails, quilting, food and great friends? A STITCHIN GOOD WEEKEND.

So I made it up to Connecticut Saturday eve because I was out super super late... Managed to remember to pack some clothes and a toothbrush.  I had my Juki, two quilts that needed to be sandwiched and basted, and my pattern I created for the modern category of the NYC Mod Double Wedding Ring challenge.

On my way to some stitchin good times.

On the thruway

Sipping time 

Finished this later.. Can't get this in the states.. Brought it back from Argentina.

Getting ready to rock and roll... Sunday morning... Don't you love her space.  I brought my Juki over for a play date with hers... Smiles

Waiting for David... And it was freezing out there this morning..

Our lovely hostess with the moistest, Lisa and David who is Heeelarious... Hours of endless laughter and antics...

David brought these awesome polyester dresdens and asked Lisa and I to make up a block for him... 

Oh time to sip...

Getting down to business...

Progress on the DWR Challenge.

Practically finished...

Time to squeeze in some quilting on my other projects.

Lisa has whipped up her Dresden challenge block for David.

And here ya have the three amigos via selfie... Lmao

It was a fantabulous weekend...hugs and thanks to the redheadedmermaid.

November 1, 2013

Quilt Racing

Okay.. So how many of you procrastinate?  Be honest, lmao.  How many of you say, oh I will gift something I have already made, only to be creatively inspired to make something for the person... Well, welcome to "quilt racing".

This will be my new term for those last minute projects that must be done in less than three days, when you have to work and go about your normal life as well.

My cousins son's college quilt was one of those quilt racing times.. And alas "a NY experience" is another such project.

I decided on Wednesday afternoon to buy fabric for, design and make a quilt that needed to be done by this morning... All while working, attending an event and still waking up for bootcamp at 5:00am.  Yeah what was I smoking..

Anyway here is the project... I saw a quilt and was inspired to use the layout to do my favorite courthouse square/log cabin blocks..however, little did I realize, how many mistakes I would make in the layout and putting together of the top.

Alas, I prevailed and for the first time ever did not change the design everytime I made a mistake.  I ripped and ripped and ripped until it was what I sketched out.
Yes, I did not wing the mistakes and followed my original sketched and measured design.. Lol

And eh.. It's not so bad... With the early morning cereal park inspiration for the floral design in variegated thread..

I will post another pic after it is dried... Smiles