Monday, November 18, 2013

The wall hanging is done

This is the best pic with my fur friends deciding they think this is their new nap quilt.

Below is a closer look--I was very happy with how the cornucopia turned out

Then I went into hat production mode, they are simple to make--and warm--yes they say we have a winter storm on the way..though the two white ones in this picture will be used mostly indoors for my granddaughter and I to play space ship--they will be space helmets to match the kerbals helmets--until I figure out the pattern for space helmets- It seems easy--but not so much.

That was Saturday. Then I cut 1.5" strips to start my octagon candle/table mats. went to sew and my Pfaff 2170 decided it did not want to sew. On turning it on the presser foot just started going up and down. Turned it off and back on (waiting an appropriate amount of time of course) Unplugged and re-plugged--re-cleaned--to no avail-so into the Sewing Machine Hospital she goes this morning, Pulled over the other machine and started sewing on the candle/table mats (after wasting considerable time) 

Friday, November 15, 2013

I do really machine quilt sometimes...

I have a note on my machine to remind me:

So the wall hanging is in place, hopping foot on:

And the slider is where???? Not under  :-(

So when it is all properly re-positioned:

Like my purple Grabbaroos?  Purple is of course my favorite color, but that is not why I use them (really)--I like them better than the others I have tried. And no, they do not leave color on white or light fabrics.

And this is what happens when your favorite (also might be my oldest) acrylic ruler loses a battle with a plastic bag :-/

Pictures of the wall hanging when its done, its still got a bit more quilting left to do, but stopped for a stretch break, and thread change on returning to the machine. Should finish up tomorrow. Granddaughter spending the night tonight :-)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

And what have I been doing--more turkeys...

Two Turkeys in the Straw table runners in my online store, some mug rugs, getting ready to finish a Cornucopia wall hanging for me, in between life happenings.

Also still quilting (hand -quilting) the modern quilt-about to hit the half-way point-YEAH!

After the Cornucopia wall hanging is done, I have 3 hats to make, then on to Christmas presents, and Christmas mug rugs and table runners for the online store.

Also learning how this (with a few more steps):

Really makes no-waste flying geese :-)

But these from The Quilt Show were pretty neat too--Think they would make great for a kid blanket and for making Christmas Card holders, advent calendars and  whole host of other ideas kinda whirring in my mind -

that is how we quilter's roll-right??

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Turkeys in the Straw....

Turkey Mug Rugs take lots of little pieces

and if you can't finish this project before nightfall, and you have a fur friend friendly sewing space, cat guards for little pieces are necessary-though I do think they would prefer some real turkey. 

Now my students know, there are very few rulers I like that are not multi-purpose, but I don't think cat guard was on the product labels for these rulers (Nifty Notions) -maybe an additional selling point? :-)

I think its a tie between Thanksgiving turkey and Christmas wrapping paper for them... this is definitely not the turkey they were dreaming of, but they are very cute! 

I also made this coffee time table runner and cut a few other things:

What have you been up to?

Friday, November 1, 2013

I am Happy!!

The Post Office--who I am not normally happy with--actually delivered a Birthday present to my Sis-in-Law in time for her BD. I didn't think it was possible--but they did it. She is Happy too. By her request, for the BD girls whose BD coincides with Halloween:

 I decided she needed one going in each direction :-)

And I finished this one up to get in the shop (It is one of my Easy 7):

And still hand quilting on this one 

Which is where I am off to--to put some more stitches in :-), well pretty soon--still a few more to-do's