Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Even though I'm busily working on my quilt Christmas gifts, I did manage to finish this quilt top! It's Disco by Jaybird Quilts. It measures about 62" X 80". I really love it! I found it challenging as I was sewing it together, but it all turned out fine!
This is a close up so you can see the fabrics a little bit better. The fabrics are from Carolyn Friedlander. I bought this is a kit from Keepsake Quilting. I'm so sad that they're closing. I've signed up for their catalog a few times but never seem to get it. They will continue catalog sales. I used to love to visit them up in New Hampshire. I read their rent was going up and with sales decreasing, they just couldn't afford to stay open. So sad!
Off to work on my gifts! I'm almost done!
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Welcome to I Like Thursday! We're starting to decorate for the holiday. The first item we bought was this little house for our kitties. As you can see, Lily is already enjoying her home that comes complete with scratching pads. We packed away the Halloween house and will use it again next year.
I love seeing the deer in my back yard. There's a pack of 5 deer that seem to visit us often. We threw our old pumpkins back there. I hope they're enjoying them!
The big news we had on Monday was the snowstorm. We got 17 inches when it was finally over. I had to work at 6AM on Monday morning and I had a very difficult time getting there. I was half an hour late. It was just miserable being out that early with all that snow still falling. The ride home was much easier but that morning drive in set the tone for the day. I just wanted to be home!
I just got this in the mail yesterday. There are lots of nice patterns again this month! There's also a gallery of winners from AQS Quiltweek in Paducah and Charleston. Such beautiful work!
That's it for me this week. Please go visit LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for more positive and fun posts. There are so many nice bloggers out there accentuating the positive!
Monday, December 2, 2019
I placed my first order with the Missouri Star Quilt Co. I was so happy with my order! I bought this 108" wide backing for Disco. I wanted something geometric and loved the look of this pattern. It has a nice feel to it. It's soft and a great weight. It will be great to not have to seam the backing.
I haven't been able to find Quilter's Dream Cotton batting in double size. I was so happy to find it that I bought 2! My longarm behaves very nicely with this batting and it drapes very nicely. It's my favorite!
Look what else I got! Freebies! Wasn't that nice of Jennie?! I really enjoyed using this website. They seem to have everything and the prices are great. I opted for free shipping and got my order earlier than expected. What a fun order!
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Here's Disco so far! Twelve rows are put together out of 20. Little by little, I'm getting there! I've been working equally on this quilt top as well as Carolina Chain. I have 40 blocks done on that project.
However, it dawned on me that we're one month away from Christmas! I have a few gifts made but decided to start these 3 cute projects. I can't say what they are but they're a lot of fun to make! I'm hoping to make them quickly. I'm putting Carolina Chain on the back burner and getting Christmas gifts done first. I hope to have everything in the mail early this year. We'll see!
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Welcome to my I Like Thursday. I'm a little early this time. It's so nice to be off on a Thursday! I'll be working Thanksgiving so I'll enjoy my Thursday even more this week! My first like is this floral arrangement. My mother's birthday was last weekend. My brother sent her these beautiful flowers. They're so pretty and so big! Such a wonderful gift! I bought her clothes and a book. She was happy with everything she received.
Here's my pile of blocks for Carolina Chain by Bonnie Hunter. There are 38 blocks in that pile. I need 37 more! So many! I'm not even counting the partial blocks I'll need to make for the edges. It's a great way to use scraps but so time consuming! This is definitely a long term project!
I'm just about done reading this book. It's one of Oprah's Book Club picks. I was a little apprehensive about reading it. I read a lot of historical novels but I want them to be uplifting and positive. I thought this book would be too depressing. I was so wrong! It's a beautifully written book about a slave who has powers you would not expect. The Underground Railroad is involved. If you get the chance, read it. It's wonderful!
I thought I'd leave you with these words. I think it's so true and I believe it!
Those are my likes for this week. Please join LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for my happy and uplifting posts. Enjoy your week!!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
This is my Disco quilt so far! The first 8 rows are sewn together. There are 20 rows in all. The measurements when finished will be 60" X 80".
I work on 2 rows at a time. I feel the 2 rows make up one big row since these pairs are sewn together.
After sewing the next 2 rows, I make sure that everything is oriented properly. (I don't want to make that mistake again!!) Tomorrow, I'll sew these last 2 rows together and then sew them to the quilt top. Sewing this quilt together is more difficult than I expected. There are no straight seams. You have to be so careful but I'm getting used to it! I'm just about halfway done!
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