Sunday, January 17, 2016

Cold Up North, Great Sewing Weather.

Continuing on with the UFO's.  Of course the PQM (please quilt me ) pile is growing, I will get to that pile soon.
It is very cold up north -29 with the windchill today and we have very little snow. Maybe 2 to3" compared to the 2 ft we would normally have. Perfect weather to be tucked in the studio doing what I love.

While waiting for this years MQ, from Bonnie Hunter I started Pfeffernusse. Decided to do it scrappy and it is ready for quilting.
I was not thrilled with my scrappy job, but got a thumbs up from Bonnie, so am pleased and will learn to love it. I know someone will like it a lot. 
I am now working on an Edyta Star quilt that I started 3 yrs ago...for some reason quit at the borders!
Here is the center of the quilt. A lot of appliqueing with embroidery stitches.

And here are three of the four borders, #4 is under the needle getting stitched. 
It does feel good to get some UFO's done. 
Here is a close up of the stitching I am working on one border 

I also found a Pam Bono, all cut out, itty bitty pieces in unit done. It is from 2008, the pattern is Daisies in the Cabin. I will start working on it soon. 

Shhhhh, don't tell anyone, but I am doing Allietare! again in a different colorway, Green, taupe, dark brown, pink and neutral. I love the pattern so much. I am treating it like the MQ and doing a clue on each Friday. Finished clue #2 yesterday, I know I am crazy. 
 I hope that your 2016 is off to a good start . 
Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Allietare! and Ballroom Dance.

I loved this years Allietare! Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter. I am sure it is my favorite so far, and this is #6 for me. I already have a new colorway picked for a second one. I finished the top, added a four patch border, as I needed a bit more overhang for my bed. And now I see that I messed up a few of the four patch blocks in the quilt...oh well we are not all perfect, and I for sure know I am not :) All the fabric came from my stash, which makes me very happy.
I also really enjoyed Link Up Monday, seeing everyone's' progress and wonderful color combinations. 
I hope to quilt this on the longarm at the local quilt shop...I am thinking music notes...for some reason while working on this I kept thinking of music.

I am busy working on projects that are half done.
This one is a Judy Neymeir pattern called Ball Room Dance. 
Again, I used all the batiks from my stash , and can't believe how much I have left!  
Stash just seems to multiply overnight. 
This is my first full size quilt using Quiltworx paper piece method and I thoroughly enjoyed. 

I do have some quilting ahead of me. That is fine we have lot's of winter left. And I enjoy my winter sewing. 
Next on the UFO list is to do the borders on an Edyta Star quilt that  I started a couple of years ago. 
Hope you all have a wonderful January. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Allietare! reveal .

What a surprise to get the last clue and reveal so soon. I was sure we had a few more clues for the MQ.  If you missed out on this MQ, click the button "Allietare!" on the left for all of the clues.

I was worried that my burgundies were not bright enough ( but they reminded me of wine/grapes) also that my grey was too dark...all my worry was for naught, I am thrilled with my colors and am in love with this design. Bonnie is a wonderful designer, this has to be my favorite so far.
Here it was a few days ago: I sewed like mad to make the corners and a few blocks.

Than had to take a break to get my house back to normal after the holidays.
 I settled in this morning and finished making the blocks, you might say I had a sew a thon!The middle is finished , no borders yet. 
I am in love.  Very glad that I stuck with Bonnie's color theme, it really does say Italy and I see music notes quilted on it in the very near future. 
To view what others have done with Allietare! visit Bonnie's Link up Monday

I have been working on some UFO's....and I have quite a few. 
I was working on this charity quilt when the last clue came out, I did finish quilting but it is still on the frame. Will take it off tomorrow and add binding. 

And than get the borders on Allietare! 
I look forward to viewing all my new friends blogs, there are so many different colorways being used. 
Happy New Year!