Sunday, October 22, 2017

Scrappy Finish


The photo memory quilt needs it's binding attached and stitched down.  The label is ready for a little edge finish and then attaching.  Then this quilt is ready to head out the door.


The client also brought me some old panel piecess to make pillow covers with.  These just need their buttons sewn on to be ready along with the quilt.

I have a few more commission pieces that need a finish off so I can get everything out the door in the next week or two.  When you've spent 20 of 30 days on the road with meetings, quilt shows and vending - it takes time out of your work schedule.  My Juki is still limping and I hope it keeps up (with lots of colorful words) so I can get things done.


And in all the scuffle of projects and road time, I lost poor Earlene.  Finally came across her looking for something else.  Just the black and a few embellishments (with the quilting process) and I hope to get her done.  The 'butterfly' strip is actually part of the Bleeker Street project and I have been using those into other projects.  It seems to fit Earlene and with some adjustments, it will be part of her border.

We have a few more days of a little warmer, sunny weather - but soon to change with that word 'snow' on the way.

Back to that binding,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scrappy Wednesday


My scraps of greens, aquas, heading into blues for this past weeks temperature rosette.  We've had heavy frost, but some of the Catskill and Adirondack Mountain areas have had a wee bit of snow.  I might need something special to mark our first snow day like I did for the Solar Eclipse event.

63 - 68 - 69 - 70 - 72 - 51 - 52



I may need to pull one or two more to work with these - piecing a back for a quilt that has to be finished this weekend.


I bought some embroideries from one of the vendors at the show - a local shop samples for demo of their machines.  There was quite a pile of some very lovely things.  Some singles, some doubles, triples and foursies.

This  one looks like our one barn and the old pump - yes, we had one of those once upon a time.  I like the fabric sashing, but I think I will remove and make into skinnier shashing.  Then I have a block in mind to make an outside border.  This one is mine.


I've had a lot of 'horse' requests lately and I grabbed this one up to save for any special commission requests down the line.


One of the other vendors at the show was a defunct shop and she was traveling shows trying to clear inventory.  I fell in love with the number FQ and it was a 'just have to have' purchase.  The 'Almost Amish' is an old RJR line and I took what was left on the bolt - a little over 4 yrds - with plans for using it as a backing.

Now I need to get that back pieced,
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Monday Making


Since I posted the Quilt Show on Monday, my Monday Making waited a day.  I worked these Bonnie Hunter Challenge Rails and Logs while there was time home from vending over the weekend and finished them up Monday.  They all need a good pressing and squaring up.  I now have 40 of each, so about half way there with this project.  The upside is that the last scrap bag is empty!  I have plenty of FQ odds and ends that need using up, so that is my next area to hit when I sit down to these.

  
Block #10  for the Pathwork QAL came out on Monday and I cut all my pieces out.  Love these little work boards to hold my things in place and sits easily next to the machine.  I will do these as leader/enders as I prep some projects for machine quilting.  Then my machine gets a good cleaning, oiling and set up for 'quilt' mode - those projects have been stacked up and waiting their turn for too long.

Our temps have downward spiraled with some very heavy frost last night - thought it snowed.  The Canadian Geese are making very short stops of rest/feeding and moving on at a fast pace.  I think that four letter word is on it's way.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pieces of the Heart Quilt Show


I managed to sneak out and grap some 'down the hall' and 'in the room' shots before it got busy.  My photos are not the best.


This drew - such a great scrap buster !!!


The kimono jackets  are the challenge for our guild this year, and Joan (our fearless leader) had a few in the show.


I was pleased to see another bear down the hall from my bear.


There were lots of miniatures, bags, and items of clothing - some of the guilds' challenges; and it was nice to see so many different guilds partake in this show.


T- shirt and memory quilts aplenty, too.


I LOVED this quilt and done by one of our guild members and supior longarmer, too.


Seemed at every turn there was a sign MORE QUILTS and boy were there!  All sizes, techniques, and all just awesome.


Look at all those triangles!  And the applique was wool.  I so wish I wasn't allergic to it because I would love to do this.


In the children's room were so many cute quilts and so nicely displayed.


My dear friend Martha's cute farm quilt - how cute is this?!!


Row quilts that were another quild's challenge








The Holiday Room filled with Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc....


And then my camera was dead and time to get back to my booth.

I hope this link works - a member of the Cobleskill Guild who is a professional photographer - her facebook page of this show is just fabulous