December 5, 2016
Penny Rogers Camm, Quilting, and SNOW DAY!
Penny, aka as Penny Person and/or Pretty Penny–as affectionately nicknamed by the Coastal Quilters, came last night. (We had to distinguished Pretty Penny from No No Penny, my rat terrier.)
Penny brought her almost finished FIRST quilt, which is almost ready for its binding–a task she is learning to do on this visit. I love the way her hand stitching with No. 8 pearl cotton is coming out on this quilt. As soon as she gets the border kind of “nailed down,” we’ll put on the binding–which is the red of the narrow border. She will do more quilting after the binding is on as she has to leave on Wednesday morning.
Outside it is SNOWING! Hard. And it’s sticking now. Here is the start of our first winter’s snow.
Penny finished all her blocks for Amy Friend’s ‘Tell Me A Story” quilt. (Amy’s blog is During Quiet Time.)
They are SPECTACULAR! And ready to sew together.
We had a yummy lunch: smashed avocado with fresh garlic, salt, and lime and a salad:
The turkeys came calling:
Penny is watching THE CROWN (excellent!) and sewing down the border. I am sewing a Farmer’s Wife block. Outside, the world is all white.
Turkey Tracks: November 15, 2016
“Tell Me A Story” Quilt is Done!
And I LOVE this one too.
Choosing fabrics for the individual blocks has been such fun. The idea, from designer Amy Friend (During Quiet Time is her blog), is that the outer ring works with the inner ring to tell a story. Some of my blocks actually work to tell a story.
The peach background fabric is shot with cream–it’s subtle so a bit hard to see here. And the backing is a fabric I’ve had for probably close to 20 years and have not been able to find the “just right” project for it–though I’ve always really liked it.
Thanks you Amy Friend!
There’s another “Tell Me A Story” in my future, I’m sure.
Turkey Tracks: July 19, 2016
July 2016 Quilty Update
The design wall craziness is getting bigger–which means some projects are close to being finished.
I still have not quilted the blue/neutral quilt on the long arm.
Amy Friend’s design–“Tell Me A Story” quilt–is ready to have the block papers removed, the blocks sewn together, and the border attached.
You can find this pattern in Amy’s book INTENTIONAL PIECING.
The block count that four of us are making for a fall “improvisational” quilt that will include blocks from all of us is growing. Here are some of my recent blocks. We are each making four blocks of anything–one to keep and three to give away.
Here’s one of Becca Babb-Brott’s set of blocks. (She has an Etsy store, “Sew Me A Song.”) She made these when we sewed on Monday at her house.
How fun are these!!!
The summer is going by sooooooo fast!!
But I’m SEW HAPPY.
Turkey Tracks: June 10, 2016
My Design Wall is Crazy
…or I am…
Have you ever?
Mina’s quilt is on the long arm as well.
The top quilt is working as a leader/ender project using the red/neutral four-patch blocks from summer before last.
The left project is Amy Friend’s “Tell Me A Story” quilt.
The far right project blocks are the “quilt-lets.” I’ve almost caught up now.
The middle are scrappy, funky blocks for the group of four making blocks for each others’ attempts at a Jen Kingwell kind of scrappy, modern, “evolving” quilt–see earlier posts on this project. But, we are each making multiples of four to share with each other.
The sacks pinned to the left side of the wall are filled with blocks in various stages for the group project–we’re going to give each other our blocks in late summer some time–and with parts of blocks for the “Wild and Goosey” foundation piecing project for my youngest granddaughter. (That one will take some time to finish.)
What you can’t see is the bedroom bed on this floor covered with piles of fabrics, the hexie quilt waiting for its borders, the blue/neutral quilt waiting for two more rows, and supplies for the Farmer’s Wife and Katja Marek blocks.
Oh my goodness!! It’s bedlam for sure.
But, I am having fun.
April 24, 2016
“Tell Me A Story”
Amy Friend’s blocks in her quilt “Tell Me A Story” are addictive!
(Her book, just out, is INTENTIONAL PIECING and her blog is http://www.duringquiettime.com)
She can’t resist them either–and the new ones she is making are on Instagram and the blog.
Here are my first ones–made yesterday afternoon, where I spent some sewing time just playing.
The idea is to make some connection between the fussy cut center of the block and the borders:
I chose a soft salmon/peach color for my background…
I don’t know how this block center got “turned.” I make take it apart and recenter it. Not sure if that is possible though…
I like the Indonesian fabric with the tiger…
I’m not sure I can resist making a few more of these blocks this afternoon…