Saturday, February 17, 2018

More Longarm Quilting

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Here's my latest longarm project. It's also another table runner from the Longarm Quilting Workbook by Teresa Silva. You can see where I formed an outline and quilted different designs within that framework.

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This is a closeup of my pebbles. They didn't take as long as I thought they would. I love the texture and the look of pebbles. Dense quilting really makes the quilt!

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This is the piece after being trimmed and binding sewn on. I think it will look better after those blue lines are gone!

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Just a photo of the back. I love this fabric! I think the quilting makes the back look so pretty!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Happy Valentine's Day! This is the Sweetheart Table Topper I made a few years ago. It was a free pattern from Jaybird Quilts that you can find here. It didn't take long to make. I love taking it out every Valentine's Day. My cats love sitting on it too! There's always a little fur I have to clean off of it. 

Today is also my son's birthday! He's going to be 26 years old. How did that happen?? Anyways, I bought birthday gifts as well as Valentine's Day gifts today. I should  shop earlier but I always seem to wait for the last minute. 

Enjoy the holiday! Don't eat too much chocolate!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Winter Storm On Ringo Lake

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I was inside for most of today due to a snowstorm. I did get out early before the storm started just to run a quick errand. I thought it was the perfect time to work On Ringo Lake! As you can see, each half has another row. Just one row left for each half!! 

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Just a closer view of one of the quilt corners. Not every seam matches up. I've tried so hard not to cut off any points. Just don't look too closely! There are just so many seams! I think it looks good overall and I'm happy with it. There is one more link up for On Ringo Lake on the Quiltville blog that you can find here. You'll be able to see all the other quilts that have been made from this mystery. It's so amazing to see how different they are. Some quilters changed colors, size and setting. 

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Here's my driveway this afternoon! So glad I could stay in and not drive through this mess. Hope driving is better tomorrow.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Superbowl Knitting

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Are you getting ready to watch the Super Bowl? I'm trying to get my housework and laundry all done so I can sit and watch the game with my family. I'm not a big football fan but it's fun to watch. We're getting Chinese food instead of making a ton of appetizers. I'm hoping my mother comes over and has a little fun with us today.

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I've been working on this shawl for awhile now and I'm just starting to see the pattern.  I'm hoping you can make it out in this picture. It's worked from the top down. The "top" is just the garter stitch so it's definitely getting more interesting now that I'm on the actual lace pattern.

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This picture is just another view of the shawl. I'm hoping to make some progress on the shawl during the game. I think football and knitting will go together very well!

Go Patriots!!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

On Ringo Lake Progress

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Here's my progress so far! On Ringo Lake has been growing! I'm working on two opposite corners at the same time. It hasn't been too bad so far but now that the rows are getting longer, it's much more time consuming. 

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I'll get the blocks all set up but will be working on one side at a time in the future. The rows are getting long!

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Each side needs one row of 7 blocks and one row of 9 blocks. Only 4 rows left! Four very long rows! 
So far, so good! I'm working the next few days so I won't be able to work on this until next week. I think the break is actually a good thing. There are so many seams to match up that a little rest works out well!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Finally Piecing On Ringo Lake!

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I finally started to piece On Ringo Lake! The quilt is made up of 10 rows with the blocks set on point. I'm working on 2 rows at the same time since each half of the quilt is a mirror image of the other. All of the side triangles are over sized and have to be trimmed when the quilt top is complete. 

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These were the last units I had to finish up before I could piece the quilt together.  I finished them up this morning. 

So far, piecing is going slowly. There are lots of seams to match up. I'm hoping I get a little faster as I get going. I have the next row all picked out. I also plan on adding a couple of borders when I'm done. I'm hoping it will be a large quilt and I can actually use on my bed. 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

On Ringo Lake, Part 9 (Still!)

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I'm working on getting the different sections of Part 9 ready. First of all, my blocks are finally done! I finished them last week. 

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Here are the sashings. They were quick to sew together. Not so fast to actually make them!

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Setting triangles are ready for ironing. However, their tops have to be cut.

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The tops of the triangles will be replaced with these units. I still have a few things to go but then I'll finally be ready to put the top together! I can't wait! 

More Longarm Quilting

Here's my latest longarm project. It's also another table runner from the Longarm Quilting Workbook by Teresa Silva. You can se...