Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Small Blog Meet, Fresh Sewing Day, & WIP Wednesday

Lily's QuiltsLily's QuiltsWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Forgive I am going to throw a stone and knock out two meet ups at the same time. Since it is the first of the month and a Tuesday. There is no sense of writing two blog post of the same things. Please forgive me for being a day early on the WIP Wednesday.
On Saturday's Sew-In with my quilt guild I taught/demonstrated how to make Vanessa Christensen's Houndstooth quilt. My main angle for this was to show how to use the 4 1/2 inch strip ruler by Creative Grids and to introduce modern quilting to the guild.
I spent the free time that we had at the Sew-In cutting out the Houndstooth quilt.
I can not wait to get back to it since it is such a fun quilt to work with.
Plus I am interested in seeing how the toile will turn out in this quilt too!


This was another teaching /demonstration that I gave at Saturday's Sew-In.
These were used in a in a combination of free motion quilting and how to baste your quilt with Frog tape.
I am planning to make some pillows out of these.
Twirl pinwheels

These HSTs were also demonstrated at Saturday's Sew-In by using Omnigrids HST rulers.
I am still up in the air of what I am going to do with them.
I am thinking a table runner.
However, I spotted some inspiration from Katy Jones (I'm a Ginger Monkey) that I might just put together.

HST's Twril

Another demonstration that I did on Saturday's Sew-In was to show how to make ice cream cone boarder.
This was also done by using Creative Grids Dresden Plate Ruler.

cone 3

Yes, I am still working on this one.
Sadly I got a little quilters ADD and lost my mojo for working on it.
It will get done!
I just need to clean my house and I am so aching to get moving on that Houndstooth quilt.

Secret project

I even got more distracted and used my left over scraps into a faded color wheel.
Which I know most of you all have seen.

faded color wheel

That is all I have!

Don't forget to link up to Lily's Quilts for the first of the month small blog meet and fresh sewing day!
Also do not forget to link up to Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!


Disclaimer: I am not supported by any of the patterns, or ruler compnies mention above. I am simply a fan of them!


Beth said...

HI - I'm stopping by from the small blog meet. I really that ice cream cone border - very cool.

Karen M said...

I found you through the Small Blogger's Meet at Lily's Quilts. I really enjoyed seeing your projects. I am now a follower and I look forward to seeing more projects.

Colby said...

Can't wait to see the houndstooth! I love that pattern!

Ellie Q said...

Hello! Coming over from the Small Blog Meet. Love the ice cream cone border! Though I wouldn't look forward to binding it--have you made one before? I read your "about" too--sounds like me--a one-woman show! Nice to "meet" you!

Marsha Cooper said...

a sew-in...I love it!
I do sit n' sew for 3 hours once a month at the quilt shop, but I need a lot more just sewing times (away from home) to get things done.

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