Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A finish.....!

At last, it is done.

Voici Coney Island by Fig Tree & Company!

I love how that quilt turned out! It's hard to believe that the top had been sitting, or would that be hanging, in a closet for so long.

It's such a great feeling when a quilt has been completed. For me, complete means the binding has been sewn.

No, it doesn't have a label, yet! I keep a yearly record of the starting and finishing date of my projects on a Word document. I began this system when I joined Stashbusters in 2007. I needed to know how many UFOs I had. It's amazing how much I get done in a year! Really!?!?

So, when I get in the mood, that's when I'll stitch a few labels on my embroidery machine. The mood just hasn't come on yet! lol

For those of you who, like me, wants to see the machine quilting up close....

I didn't do anything complicated. I used the square points on the cones as a guideline for my loops!

I was going to do feathers on the sashing but...... I didn't like how they were turning out. So I croaked!

I just wasn't able to figure out how I would connect the feathers between rows. Given that each block is done in the ditch, leaving the sashing area blank just wasn't an issue for me.

Simple is good! ;o)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

New Project .....!

Thank you friends on blog land for your lovely comments regarding the newspaper article on Fibre Junction. It has been quite the year, an extremely busy one, yet quite rewarding.

Lots has been going on, I finished machine quilting Coney Island, a pattern by Fig Tree & Company. However, I cannot show it to you until I have sewn the binding on it. That's my motivation to get it done so I can show it to you! I'm anxious to call this one finis!

On the quilting front, I decided to start a new project! Well, I did almost complete one! ;o)

The quilt pattern is called Trick or Treat by Blackbird Designs. It's from their book When the Cold Wind Blows.

These are just a few that I've completed. There are 291 baskets in the quilt. So far I have completed 37 machine appliqued baskets with lots cut out. Just a few more to go! ;o)

I fell in love with this quilt and just had to make it. To quote Alma "Anytime someone tells me to cut 300 of anything, it takes my breath away ... but one look at Barb's quilt and I had to say. 'Let me get my scissors!'" My sentiments exact!

The block are machine appliqued! So, as I prepare the blocks I read a book! ;o)

Yes, it has dawned on me that I do not need to physically sit and read a book. I can have it read to me. What a relief that is! lol I love to read so now I get to do two (2) things I enjoy, read and quilt, at the same time! ;o)

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Can I Brag....?!

I am so excited to share with you that Fibre Junction - A quilt Shoppe is in the news! Suzanne Moore of the Press Republican did an article on the shoppe.

What a great feeling! You can read Suzanne's article here.

Thank you Suzanne for writing about the Shoppe!

If you would like to take a virtual tour of Fibre Junction, you may do so here.
Thank you for allowing me to brag a bit! ;o)
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