Sunday, October 4, 2015

Visitors and flying greese........

Yesterday a reader of my blog brought her sister and visited me.  They brought show and tell and I had a "few" quilts to show them.  

In the afternoon I cut more branches for the last free brush pick up of this year.  Friends came over and cut some high branches for me.  

Last night I cut more small triangles for my Kaffe flying geese blocks and sewed them while I watched Netflix.  I still need to cut more light triangles.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

More quilt show.............

I thought this was a nice balanced collection of blocks around the perimeter of this quilt.  The colors were really nice too.

I was standing in the aisle so this isn't a straight on shot.  I really liked this one.  There are a lot of brushed Moda plaids in it and I have a good collection of them.  I may just have to make one like this.  It was even richer looking than this photo shows.

The show is still on today if you happen to live in the area.
"Fall Splendor" Quilt Show
October 2, 2015 - 9:00 - 5:00
October 3, 2015 - 10:00 - 4:00

Chapin's East
502 Twin Rail Drive
Minooka, IL. 60447
Easy I80 access

Friday, October 2, 2015

Quilt show............

This is my favorite quilt from the quilt show today.  I love whimsical and also I was raised on a dairy farm so I was immediately attracted to this cow quilt.

Isn't she cute?

I'll show a couple more quilts tomorrow.

When I asked this lady for permission to post a photo of her quilt she in return asked me to mention the show, so if you are in northern IL the show is still on tomorrow.

 "Fall Splendor" Quilt Show
October 2, 2015 - 9:00 - 5:00
October 3, 2015 - 10:00 - 4:00

Chapin's East
502 Twin Rail Drive
Minooka, IL. 60447

September recap...........

I didn't get anything totally finished in September.  I made 3 quilt tops and started a couple more quilts.
In other items I made this tote bag.

I knitted 2 dishcloths.

I did a lot of yard and garden clean up last month.  I found the value of doing it last year so decided I would do it again this year.  

Today I'm going to a quilt show so I hope I will get some inspiration.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Diamond project........

My two sewing friends came over yesterday so there were some decisions by "committee" on this piece.  This is at the point of the final layout but before the fill in side triangles.

I finished sewing the rows together at 11 p.m. last night.  You can interpret it to be anything you like, a shaft of light, a waterfall, a bunch of diamonds.......
It is 37.75" x 64.5" so what can it be used for?  A wallhanging?  A baby quilt? Or add a couple borders and make it into a couch quilt?

I planned one more block for the other in progress quilt too.

I'll do my September recap tomorrow.  I was too tired last night to gather the photos and make a collage.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The last diamonds..........

I had some light blue strip piecing that wasn't wide enough to cut the diamonds so I added to them.  I haven't rearranged any diamonds yet.  My 2 friends are coming over today to sew and I thought I would do it while they are here.

The top two blocks are sewn as of last night.  I don't think I had shown the one on the left yet.  If I make 3 more blocks this will end up square.  If I make 8 more blocks it will be rectangular.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More diamonds..........

I cut some more diamonds last night.

This is the size of the Accuquilt Studio die.

I didn't do a lot of rearranging diamonds, just added some in.  I'm still not sure where this is going.  I will take all of the diamonds off the wall and start over today or tomorrow.