Where have I been ?

And what have I been doing? I haven’t posted in a while because I am visitng my daughter, son in law and their brand new baby girls. Precious little twins.
We have had a couple of stops while they were napping and I will talk about those places later. I have a swap to hand sew a strawberry pincushion next week.

Other than that, it’s been a time to change diapers, wash up and watch some TV on Netflicks. My husband and I are hooked on BBC’s Monarch of the Glen. Its fun to watch TV shows in a marathon type of viewing.

Heres a couple of pictures.
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a little wall hanging done

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The theme is the ocean, so the quilting was to look like moving water. Here is the back of the quilt.

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The stars are very pretty. I love the blue/white combo. My Mom made this quilt for my Aunt. I think that she will love it and it will be perfect for her dining room.

 

Busy week. I have to announce our first Grandbabies were born this week and the little twin girls are doing fine. So is our daughter. There will be more to come! I am going to be travelling to see them soon!

Vicki

The party is over…..

Summer is over. Sniff, sniff.

Highland games are officially finished for the season. It’s a bittersweet thing. The hotels, travel, eating out all and being with friends comes to an abrupt end.

Life cannot be all fun and games.

Now is time for more exercising, lighter eating and more serious work.  I tend to get less done in the summer with lots of down time away from home and my sewing machine.

I have several goals to reach by the end of the month. Weight loss, getting etsy opened up and one pattern self published. I also increase my gym time.

Very do-able

I hope to get a few more days of travel in this fall. I fear bring bored and housebound. I will have to get serious about making connections for the winter months. Wanna do lunch? Call me, lol!

Here are a few pics from the weekend. All of my excessive photo sharing is on instagram, follow me there!

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Card Tricks is done

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This is about 95×97 and used a king batting. It is a big as I can put on the frame. Look at the results for my customer, Phyllis! She pieced this gorgeous top!

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It is displayed on a queen sized bed and drapes to the floor on all sides.

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Here is a close up of the curls, swirls and holly leaves. Other close up shots are on previous posts. I have several tops to finish and you are gonna love the next little one that is going to be loaded next!!!

Vicki

Finish!!!

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My Hello Betty fabric from Moda was languishing in a UFO pile. The pattern was a Quiltathon at Patchworktimes called Scraps ahoy. I just couldn’t get it. The arrows stood out and I didn’t have a fabric to sash it because I felt it needed to be sashed.

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To continue the arrow theme, I added hourglass corner stones.

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And now it don’e after three years!! I am going to practice a wonderful long arm stitch on it!!!

Vicki

Hello Betty!

I let this Scraps Ahoy Quiltathon  block, from Patchwork Times, languish in my UFO bin for 2 years. It didn’t have the contrast I was looking for when I saw the original pattern. I decided to use sashing. image

No perfect fabric on hand. I looked and solid greys weren ‘t available three years ago …then I bought tons of it. After a few layout start and stops….

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I decided to use hour glasses to continue with the dominate arrow theme.

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I like where this is going. The fabrics is Kona greys. The layer cake was a Moda “hello Betty.” I think I salvaged it from the trash bin!

 

Vicki

Labor Day

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In celebration of Labor Day and incredibly bad weather, we stayed home today and just hung out.  No painting the garage today, it’s too cold and rainy. Perfect for sewing and quilting.

I dug out these blocks that I started on August 2010. It was a Quiltathon at Patchworktimes.     I ran into a bit of trouble in the layout. Since starting this project,  I got a ton of grey fabric that were perfect for the sashing. I love how it is coming together. I used the hour glasses as corner stones and I thought It gave it a cool arrow feel that some of the blocks have. It will be perfect for practicing some long arm stitches on later this winter.

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I don’t know why this quilt took me so long to load on the frame. It is as big as I can quilt, the backing is 110 inches. The top is 95×97. It is a long way to the end!!!

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It is an adorable card trick quilt. I am going to do more curls, holly leaves and swirls on it. Off to hand stitch some bindings!!

Vicki