Sunday, June 17, 2012

A little applique

For the past 3 or 4 years, I've been having a nerve issue with my right hand. And as I'm right handed, this made it so I wasn't able to do any hand quilting or hand work of any sort.

When I got pregnant, this condition got worse. But now that my son is here. I have discovered that I can do some hand work for 15 or 20 minutes at a time, without having any issues with my nerves! I am not sure why, buy I am not questioning it too closely ;) just enjoying it. lol

So I started this little table runner. I have a little bit of batting, not enough for any of my quilt tops, so I thought I needed to make something small to use it up :) lol.

I love purple and yellow together. And I love these Moda Marbles!

Can you see the flower on this print? That's what I designed my flowers after. Just some simple, needle turn applique. That's how I learn to do it, and I haven't had any desire to use glues or other newfangled ways of applique.

It feels SO good to do some hand work again.

What are you working on this Summer? Have you joined Ellison's Summer Sewing Contest?

I was going to. But my little hasn't given me enough time to finish my butterfly quilt.

I backed it with some soft flannel, no batting. You can see I still can't use my walking foot. I was misinformed when I bought it. I was told it would fit ALL low shank machines, including my treadle (I specifically asked). I have THREE low shank machines, all pre-1940's, and it fits NONE of them!!!

So what do I do? I use an open toe foot and put up with the little puckers. And then decide to quilt this one in a much closer quilting pattern than usual. LOL

So really, it's ok that I couldn't join the fun in the Sewing contest... I mean, how am I supposed to compete with the extreme talent of someone like Melissa of Happy Quilting??? And her beautiful dresden plate quilt! LOL

Good luck all who have entered.

Have a great day.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

My tutorial...

Good morning all,

My tutorial for a sweet butterfly quilt is now posted over at Sew We Quilt!

Here's the quilt.

For the tutorial I did it in these colors.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


I love roses.

These bushes were all here when we moved in a few years ago. This is my favorite one.
Isn't it beautiful!?

As is with most roses, these were grafted on an old heirloom variety. I think it's a rugosa (I love roses, I just can't remember all the facts about them... like what they are called or what species they are. LOL). We had a cold snap last week, that got these.

Anyways, you see this beautiful white and pink rose. Two Summers ago it was pure white. Last Summer it started turning pink. This year, there is even more pink on it.

I have no idea why this is happening. But I think it's because of this.

The red roses you see are roses that are shooting up from the root stock, the rose the white/pink one was grafted onto!

I know that I should probably cut these and not let them grow. But it's fun to have a multi-colored rose bush :)

On this big yellow bush, there is also a few roses with a tinge of orange on them. This rose is next to the coral rose at the top of the screen, and it has no root stock roses growing on it. So I really don't know why they are picking up other colors from other roses. Interesting, yes?

Have a great day.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

I'm working on....


OOps, I had my dates wrong. this will post on the 13th. I'll remind you:)

A tutorial for you all. A cute Summery one.

Made up of mostly HST's. I hope  you'll like it. It will be posted on the 9th.


Have you all seen what Jennifer, and Ellison Lane Quilts is doing? She's having a Summer sewing contest!

With lots of inspiration in the form of projects from other blogs. And great prizes too. You should go check it out here. Something I intend on joining!

Ellison Lane Quilts

Have a great day all.

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