Monday, July 30, 2012

Another modern style runner

I got the inspiration for this runner from the Quilting Modern book from Jackie Gering. Pieced it and quilted it last week and just put the binding on today. We were away for the weekend attending a family wedding and then yardwork and housework kinda got in the way to do more sewing today. My poor hubby took a vacation day today and our hotwater heater gave out so he is researching them today, not much fun for a vacation day but thank goodness he was home to prevent a big mess that might have occured had he not been here to look at it.

But back to the runner, I used glide thread and a ruler to make all those straight lines, it actually went quite fast considering all the starts and stops. The border design is one from Angela Walters book. I love how it came out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm back and quilting...

or I should say and binding as that is what I have been doing this week. When I was at Machine Quilters Showcase in May there was a lady who donated a couple wall hangings/table runners that she made-hers were a Christmas theme. I decided to use a fall theme for mine. I layered up my longarm with backing, batting, and background fabric then layed on the silk leaves, yarns, angelina fibers and put tulle on top of that and quilted it all with a freehand swirls design with a gold Glide thread. As I went to bind it yesterday I decided to use some glitzy crochet thread in fall colors to give it a bit more punch. So I sewed the binding to the back of the runner, flipped it to the front and did a tiny zig zag in gold colored thread over the crochet thread(using my cording foot on my sewing machine) which layed on the edge of the binding. So I accomplished two things at once. I like how it came out, it was a fun technique to try. I think it looks better in person than in the pic's as I could not get the gold fibers to shine for you. It is a subtle look anyway not gaudy! I have more quilting to share with you another day :-)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July

I was in the mood to take a preprinted Christmas panel apart and remake it with borders etc. Just finished the quilting and binding this morning. Hobbs 80/20 batting, Glide thread from Fil-Tec. I used a straight ruler for the linework and SID. For the orange peels in the blocks I used Ronda Beyers Double S small ruler(that a very good friend gave me-thankyou ), and freehanded the swirls in the center panel. In the little green borders around the blocks I did little U lines, I couldn't get them to show very well in the pictures.  Remember if you click on the pictures they will enlarge!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

30's quilt done

I did get this quilt done(that I was working on in June) before we went on our mini vacation but I didn't get it's picture taken due to some very hot weather we had and I did not want to go outside to take it. So yesterday it was nice out so here it is. It took me a bit longer to do than I was anticipating, however I like the end result. I used the 30's fabrics in a little bit modern setting with the white sashings. Glide thread was used on top and a prewound in the bobbin and hobbs 80/20 batting. This is approx a crib size quilt. I love doing ruler work even tho it takes a bit longer to do :-)  Now I am off to quilt some table runners.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

July Mini Vacation

We went to visit our Son and Daughter-in-law in Northern Minnesota these past few days and saw some awesome things! On July 4th we all took a day trip over into WI to Pattison State Park and did a little hiking to see the Big and Little Manitou waterfalls. A very pretty area that DH and I discovered last year while on vacation in Northern WI.

Then off to Amnicon State Park also in Northern WI to see this waterfall. Went to the Duluth Fireworks at night where we were treated to some gorgeous fireworks over the harbor.
Thursday we drove up the Minnesota North Shore to Tettegouchie State park to see this waterfall-are you getting the idea we really like waterfalls!! We really had a hike for this one up and down and all over the place, not to mention pretty warm, but so worth it. We had an awesome time and was so good to get away.