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Monday, December 10, 2018

IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME....What have I been doing since the summer post....  





I have been working on painting and putting in a new floor covering this summer...my sewing space has greatly changed with the move.  I still have some electrical work to be done...the outlets are not grounded and with Bernina...that is a no-no even with a surge protector!   So my sewing is done elsewhere for the time being...not tooooo bad but not my preference.  NEXT SUMMER! 



Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MORE QUILT TOPS ...

#11 GIANT XXXOOO

#30 ALL WHITE PINWHEELS



#26 STARCHURN

#11 GIRLY X BLOCK

#10  J'S BLUES



#32 SHIBORI 9 PATCH

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

UFO TOPS READY FOR FINAL BORDER ....THEN QUILTING

FROM VARIOUS PARTS OF MY BLOG...I HAVE SHOWN PIECES + BLOCKS THAT WERE DONE...The following were put together while I was patient sitting my Mother In Law. 
BLOCKS = QUILT TOPS...SO HERE THEY ARE...JUST THE FINAL ROUND AND THEY WILL BE READY FOR QUILTING.
#25 CHRISTMAS 9 PATCH

#8 GEMSTONE

#13 JACOB'S LADDER GIRLY
 TA DA!!!!  The wind is blowing today and putting quilts on a clothesline is classic! Most of the tops will have a simple final round then it will be quilted...I am looking at RMB machine quilting and hand quilting. I like the meander method then echo quilt on each side of stitched line by hand.  Some of the tops will be enlarged.  I will be happy with lap size quilts - full size.
#12 BATIK HEARTS

#29 NICKEL WINDOWS


#16 GIRLY BRICKS ready to be quilted

#31 LB CHRISTMAS STARS


#23 SUNRISE/SUNSET DISAPPEARING 9 PATCH


#27 RMB SUMMER 9 PATCH

#6 MONO X BLOCK


#24 CHRISTMAS X BLOCK

Sunday, July 22, 2018

UFO PILE STATUS....GETTING QUILT TOPS READY TO BE QUILTED...BY HAND OR MACHINE...

HERE ARE A FEW UFO QUILTS DONE...
RMB DOODLE FABRIC NOW A QUILT
 

 
PINK AND BLUE ABSTRACT STAR...MACHINE QUILTED THEN ECHO QUILTED BY HAND ON EACH SIDE OF MACHINE STITCHED LINES

Saturday, July 21, 2018

UPDATE ON WHAT IS BEING DONE ....
VQF 2018...6 POINTS FROM A RIBBON!
 
RMB DESIGNED FABRIC...THE MUTED COLORS ARE STORE BOUGHT
EACH YEAR A GROUP MEETS IN TENTS OUTSIDE AND WE USE DIFFERENT RESIST AND DYE AND PAINT METHODS TO CREATE FABRIC...SOME SAMPLES OF PIECES MADE THIS YEAR AND WHAT I EVENTUALLY DO WITH IT ALL....make quilts!!!


 
CLOSE UP OF MQ BY JOANNE AND RMB FABRIC
 
BATIK METHOD USING SOY WAX AND INDIGO DYE
 

ICE PARFAIT METHOD USING POWDER DYES

FROM STUDIO TO RMB SEWING ROOM...

THIS IS ONE SECTION OF THE ROOM...THERE IS A BUILT IN DIVIDER IN THE ROOM....
I am in the process of painting the entire room and of course I have to move stuff in order to get things done...it is coming along


cutting area


RMB fabric covers some of the fabric stash!

Friday, December 1, 2017

HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE...I WILL BE WORKING ON!

#1 VICTORIAN SUMMER
 #1 This is the Victorian Summer Quilt...always takes a while to complete.  I have to work in sections because of the hand work requires moving the pcs around a lot.  There will be more details later...this goes to the Cape Retreat in Feb....should get more done on this!




#2  This is the hand embroidery quilt....each block has been done...just echo quilting in all the spaces.  This is actually almost done.




#3 This is a 1000 pc kit that I purchased years ago...a lot has been done since the photo. When you buy a kit...the fabric colors are not always what you want...I THOUGHT about changing the colors...but QUICKLY dumped that idea once the numbers started rolling in.!  I had to put pieces in number sequences like 100-200 etc in baggies so the pieces could be found!






Years ago I had this brain storm to buy kits and try them out....#2 were stitchery blocks..#3 a kit.
The idea was to model different ways to get started with making quilts...the embroidery quilt is the first one...I have enough blocks to make a second quilt...the blocks are ALL done. #3 quilt came with the fabrics marked to be cut out and they all have numbers...the white muslin came marked and numbered...just follow the tree of life pattern. I KNOW...WHAT WAS I THINKING???....Just that "OH THIS WON'T TAKE LONG"..."EASY PEASY"....HA...and that is how they became a UFO!





#2 HAND EMBROIDERY QUILT



#3 1000 PCS APPLIQUE QUILT
 TOO FUNNY....I CAN COUNT...REALLY!  LOOKING AT THE UFO PILE....I have been working on the UFO PILE...have several pieces ready to quilt...not sure how that will be done...just yet...