Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Design Wall

Bonnie Hunter, with Quiltville posted her  Easy Street Mystery Step #7 early this morning, and I have finished the corner units. I cleaned up the design wall and tried to remove all the threads to start fresh, because tomorrow will be a whirlwind of sewing.  After I finishing posting this, I am heading back to the sewing room to start the side inserts.  

I often speak of my quilting friend Mary -- she is moving to Pittsburgh  PA tomorrow.  She has enough on her plate, so I offered to quilt a few tops for her. The one above is for her niece Sarah, from the pattern  "Turning Twenty" by Tricia Cribbs.  Mary is a precise piecer, so it is always fun to load hers on the frame.

And I often speak of my nieces and nephews, but Jolie is the youngest and changes so much every day.  Here she is getting ready for Christmas --- and below she is trying to wake up her Nanny Nicole's puppy "Skeet".  Do you think he notices?

It is hard to believe it is the last day of the year!  And the last "Monday Design Wall" hosted by Judy of Patchwork Times for the year.  I am heading over there to join her and others for the linky party.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Blue Snow - Ready for Binding

Down here in South Louisiana, we don't see much snow.  We had a heavy snow back in 1989 and a few times since then flakes that melted as soon as they hit the ground.  I used Kona Snow as background and the back, so I felt it appropriate to call this one "Blue Snow".
I covered "Blue Snow" with free form feathers all over.  This adds to the growing stack of quilts needing binding.  Before leaving for work, I need to cut my 3 1/2" green squares for Bonnie Hunter's Mystery and load another quilt on the long-arm frame.  I LOVE my Red Snappers, which saves me so much time loading the quilts -- and I find the tops stay straighter as I roll them.

Two more days -- then I am off until the new year!  Lots of quilting during my time off!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Quick Recap

 Blogger's BOM ready for binding -- Thanks to Jackie at Canton Village Quilt Works for hosting a fun project.  I like larger quilts, so I made two of each and added filler blocks.  I will show again when this one is all done.

 A quick trip to New Orleans ---

 Seafood Cakes at Commander's Palace!

 Bread Pudding for dessert!

 A Christmas Project on the quilting frame.
And Step #4 for East Street, hosted by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.

Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times and Bonnie at Quiltville -- that was quick!!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Easy Street, Step #3 Done

 When choosing my fabric, I had an old Cranston Fabric (above) that I used to pull from my stash and match the colors -- when it comes to colors, it is easy this way -- and EASY is the theme.    Bonnie's Mystery, Easy Street is all caught up  and I am anxiously looking forward to this Friday for Step #4.

It is sharing day and I will be linking up with other Bonnie followers at Quiltville -- I have enjoyed seeing the other color choices from those who have alternatives.  I used aquas/turquoises and black/white backgrounds for Orca Bay, so I wanted to use something different.  See ya there.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Easy Street, Scrappy Mountains

It seems to be a Bonnie Hunter morning!  Above is the finished Scrappy Mountain Majesties top from Bonnie's patterns -- Christmas Gift for a "Cowboy" guy!  As soon as the long arm is empty, this one is next. 

Easy Street, the 2012 Mystery by Bonnie Hunter:  Part 1 (Done) and Part 2 (Partially done) -- this year I am heading in a different color direction.  For my Orca Bay, I used black on white background and I used aqua/turquoise instead of blue -- with that said, I needed to think about a new combo.  Using my Hancock coupons, I like to buy bolts of Kona cotton -- so I had plenty of Snow on hand.   

Today is a double header link -- Monday Design Wall over at Judy's Patchwork Times, and East Street with Bonnie of Quiltville.