Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Stash Busting More Moda Fat Quarters and a Link to a Fabulous Site!

I couldn't sleep this morning. Went to bed at 11:00 p.m. And woke up at 3:00 a.m. Ugh! So I am surfing the web and just learned of a fabulous website! The site has tons of free quilting tutorials. It is called the Missouri Quilt Company. I cannot get the link to work this morning from my iPad. http://quiltingtutorials.com/

This is the the third of three quilts that my daughter and I made using up some really cute Moda fat quarters that once we're gathering dust on my WIP, PIGS, and UFO shelf.

Not the best quality photo, sorry. I didn't have my camera with me last week - had to use my phone.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Stash-busting Continued

This is the first of two quilts that I have made from those 10-1/2" Moda strips I had lurking about in my stash. I really like it.

No machine quilting this week. I am on vacation in Arizona enjoying the beautiful weather and getting lots of sewing time.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Back from my Quilting Retreat

I organize a quilting retreat at a beautiful location just outside of Yosemite National Park.  It is a fabulous location!  This is the view from the many, many windows as you are sewing.  I have been wanting to make a zig zag quilt and am still using up my stash.  This is one of the two quilts I made while there last weekend.  I love it and can't wait to quilt it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Changing of the seasons and a forgotten quilt

Living in the Tehachapi Mountains, one can never expect distinct seasons, but seasons we do have!  This year we had a really early snow, and didn't have time to get all the apples from the trees before the first frost.  Normally we get snow at Thanksgiving time.

Almost all the leaves are gone from this wonderful Silver Maple tree that provides us with so much shade in the summer. 

And finally, since this blog is quilt related, here is a quilt I made as a wedding gift for Christina's friends, Lisa and Chris.  They were married at a winery in Livermore.  I love this quilt.  I had completely forgotten I made it, though!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"...with a little help from my friends."

Speaking of friends, I need you!  I am on a piecing kick right now, and all my UFOs, PIGs, and stash is calling to me...  I have 31 of these 'blocks.'  They are composed of 2.5" strips that are 10.5" square.  They were supposed to be used to make a quilt called, 'Fields of Flowers' but I made one already with the same strip sets, and it's just not that exciting to me. 

Do you have any ideas?  I have spent the better part of the day trying to figure out what to do with them.  I am considering a Scrappy Double Irish Chain from Quiltville, but not sure if it would work.  Would it?  Other ideas?  I do love modern quilts.  Can I cut these strip sets up and do something with them? 

If you think of anything, I'm all ears.  Thanks so much in advance...


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