Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Barn Chicks

The baby of the family had surgery last week. Instead of coming home, we decided to have her recuperate at the cabin. I took my sewing machine so I could finish these guys. I have had this kit for a few years now after seeing the quilt in a store that has since gone out of business. It is a Buggy Barn pattern from the book, Certifiably Crazy. Now that I'm home, I can square up each block, add the border and then it's done. The colors match perfectly with the walls in my home so I am excited to finish it even if it did take some time to start it!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday Sew Day at the LQS

With the LQS designers being published in their first magazine, they had a fun sew day after our regular BOM meeting. A few of us stayed and played for awhile. I worked on another Buggy Barn quilt that I bought as a kit a few years ago.

This is another version of the quilt that is shown in the newest issue of Quilter's World. The original is orange, pinks and greens. One of the designers told me that she likes this new version better! But I reminded her that she has been looking at the other quilt for a very long time now...this one is just new colors. Both are darling! As soon as I buy the ruler, I will be making it.

Here are the next 2 BOM's for our Saturday Sampler. Middle child won a gift certificate for her last year's quilt on Saturday!
The pieced block:
Next block on our appliqued quilt:
Was a nice day to sew. Met several women from Utah that came to spend the day. They get together every Friday to sew with each other. I couldn't believe they would drive so far....but then again....we quilters are unique!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sew Fun Get-Away

This past weekend, The Honey, my daughters and daughter's friend headed to the cabin to sew. Not The Honey....he just came to relax. He was suppose to ski but was just getting over a cold so he stayed indoors.

Sewing machines got set up quickly on Friday and the girls dived right in on their projects! I wasn't as prepared as I thought I was so I didn't get much done. I ended up not having enough heat-n-bond for my applique pieces.

Look at that face on my baby!!! She isn't quite into sewing yet....plus she thought she should be sleeping all day since she was on "vacation". And her hair.....well.....hard to tell she is a stylist, isn't it?! hahahaha :) (she is going to "love" this pic!)

I bought this magazine because our LQS designers are in it with their quilt pattern. Page 33.

I love their quilt, but I was really drawn to this quilt that is featured right after theirs. I loved it so much that I decided to make it the day before we headed to the cabin. (One of the reasons I wasn't prepared----last minute decisions with color choices were more important than heat-n-bond I guess)

As far as I got....I could have finished the braid but got tired of getting up and down to press. I finished it when I got home with the iron that sits next to my machine.

I also brought this to make. Again.....not enough heat-n-bond so I couldn't do the applique. It would have been a quick, easy quilt to make if I hadn't forgotten the main ingredient for this project!

Middle child sewed up a storm. She is almost finished with her "Not Your Grandmother's Log Cabin" quilt! Look! She matches her quilt!

She also worked on her finishing blocks for this year's BOM from our LQS. These will go with her "watermelon" BOM.

Finished up some more jelly roll blocks and her March BOM.

Here's is her friend. I am amazed at how well these girls sew! This one has never done applique before and had no problem picking up how to do it!

Had snow while at the cabin.....again......am hoping that next time we are there we will see signs of Spring!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Trying again......Kari Ramsay of Fresh Cut Quilts

I know I haven't blogged for awhile but thought I remembered how to do it! Something is going on with blogger vs picasa vs me......I did find out I am not the only one who can't get pics to show up....so I am uploading a different way and hope you can now see everything. Frustrating just because the post looks right and then pics disappear....anyway.....here we go again!

Our LQS hosted a Fresh Cut Quilts trunk show last week. The designer behind the patterns is Kari Ramsay from Utah. She has a new book out called Tidbits from Triangles and brought the quilts from her book to show us. It is always so much better to see a quilt in person than in a picture. She also gave a presentation from her book on how to make easy half square triangles.

I loved these colors together! Maybe because I am hoping we will see a Spring in my neck of the woods!

This quilt is a free pattern on the Henry Glass website. It features Kari's new line of fabric. The pattern is called Tidbits.

The quilt on the cover of Kari's book.

My favorite! I bought this pattern when it first debuted....now to make it!
All in all it was a fun night out with the girls!