Monday, July 14, 2014

Japanese Blocks

Hoping to break out of the boredom of half square triangles, I am trying to make one block out of this book by Susan Briscoe each day. I found this awesome book in one of the stores in the French Embassy section  of Toyko.

All of the fabrics were purchased  during a shopping trip to Nippori in Toyko several years ago.  For more information on our Toyko adventures checkout the labels,on the right hand lower section.

At least I can sew for a few minutes, rest and come back to it later, while staying cool inside.  It is going over 90 here in Oregon!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Half Square Triangles

208 half square triangles are need for the project--Autumn Leaves, by Bonnie Sullivan--that I am working on.  A slow and tedious process, but fits my speed these days!  I do a few, take a break and come back to it later, so the picture shows what my kitchen table looks like.  It was a kit, purchased in Bend, Oregon, several years ago during our annual trip to Sisters outdoor show.  Will post a picture when it is finished.

If you are near Oregon, don't miss the Sisters show this Saturday.  Be prepared for heat of 90 degrees or more, including a hat, sunblock and a cooler of refreshments! Unfortunately, I won't be traveling this year.

So what have I been up to since March 2013?  First 9 months of a computer conversion of Epic proportions, 12 hour days, 6&7 days a week!  My health has continued to decline...several trips to the cath lab and a new stent, still not able to keep up with Cardiac Rehab, just extremely tired.  Then in May I fractured my Tibia...2 weeks in the hospital...2 weeks in rehab...8 weeks of no weight bearing-living in a wheelchair.  More about that another time.

My son has been great at bringing projects from my studio, machines, tools, etc., since I am limited to the first floor of my house.

Since I am not able to work anymore, I am going to try blogging again.  This one is via my IPAD as a trial.  Seems a bit clumsy...but going to give it a try a few more times. Trying to figure out lots!  Let me know what you think.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Quick update

Sorry, once again no pictures as my computer area is completely disassembled due to painting going on in that room.  So after a 10 days in bed with pneumonia, working 23 out of 25 days due to a computer conversion there is not much progress to report.

-no finishes
-actually no work in the quilting studio
-3 quilts back from the long arm quilter needing bindings
-6 yards purchased for African animal project, which later was returned to the project box, as it just isn't coming together ...Need to work on changing out some fabrics, too many small prints and similar values

-no finishes
-just a few hours playing with fabric and patterns, preparing for cutting
-3 quilts back from the long arm quilter needing bindings
-22 yards purchased
--16 to go along with some Kaffe type prints picked up in Houston, for 2 different projects
--6 for a new project mango tango pattern...I already have lots of black and white I had hope to use up...but yes this breaks the no new projects rule!

Half my house is a disaster as everything is moved around for painting over half the rooms.  Carpet cleaners in next week then new furniture in the family and bonus rooms first of April.  Can't wait to settle back in and work on sewing projects.  Taking my old Bernina to Olympia this weekend to work on bindings while we wait for the moving truck to arrive from N. Carolina with my sisters furniture . Will be great to have her so close.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

2013 2 PAM and 20

I can't believe my last post was heading to Houston...that trip needs it's own post!  January has come and flown by!!  My first two projects of the year were completed in January, meeting my personal 2 Projects A Month, aka 2 PAM goal. 

I am having an awful time uploading pictures, so am doing a text only post and hope to get back later to add pictures.

First is my autumn MODA jelly roll, fabric purchased in Indiana, pattern is Shortcake by  For a first Jelly Roll quilt it was quite easy and fun.  Here it is on the design wall. 

Here is Warren's knee surgery quilt.   I traveled in September to N.  Carolina to help my sister while her husband recovered from knee surgery.  Of course, we had to stop by the local quilt store,, while out doing errands.   What do you know, but this little kit came home with me to her house.  Since we were house bound most of the two weeks, I finished all of the blocks before returning home.  So, my January work was setting the row to finish the top.

I have always wanted to join a OPAM (one project a month) group, but they all require the top to be quilted and bound.  Since I send most of mine out to be long armed, that just doesn't work for me.  So here are my rules:  project complete and ready to send out for quilting!    I currently have 4 project out to Jean and Wendy to be quilted and two waiting for binding.

Oh what about the 20?  That is my goal to sew 20 minutes a day...didn't do we'll on that in January.   Already two days behind in Feb....hmmm....wonder if I should include buying fabric in those 20 minutes...dangerous thought, since I am on a fabric diet!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Heading to Houston!

I am so excited, we are driving from Fredericksburg to Houston today.  Had lots of birthday fun yesterday with my dear friends Dave and Leslie and the best news of the day is that my suitcase arrived after a several day trip to Kansas and other locations, thanks to a ticket counter agent that put the wrong tag on my bag.   So Houston here we come!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

26 days to go

Lists, lists everywhere. 26 days to go till wedding day for my son and fiancé. Not a lot of quilting going on...hoping to get back to it after wedding. Still haven't figured out how to add pictures from my iPad ...will be back to my laptop, net time I post.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkins gone wild

Designed a quilt around the center panel, trying to play a bit more...ended up with a much larger quilt than expected. Trying to decide if I am going to trim the outer borders down or if I should just leave it large.

Home today to prepare for cooking Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. If you need some great cooking tips check out Ms Glaze's Pommes d'amour in the reading list on the right. Also check out the Lego quilt by lazy gal quilting. What a great idea for all those scrap.

Got a new camera for my birthday and will be trying to take photos of the quilt later today.