October 25, 2016

The Wonky Improv-Curve Quilt is Complete!

As per my normal M.O., I'm posting WAY too many photos.  I got this quilt back from the long-arm quilter in early September, and just had time to admire the lovely quilting before I left town on a baseball tour.

Then when I got back, it was time to pack for a trip to France.   Travel is great, but so is being home.

I hand-stitched the binding on this quilt. Something I rarely do. I'm going to enter this in a quilt show, and I thought hand-stitching was the way to go.

I always add a pop of fabric from the quilt to the binding.  This time, I added two different fabrics, just because I wanted to!

May your bobbins always be full,

October 22, 2016

The Solids Challenge

I've really been enjoying the Temecula Valley Modern Quilt Guild.  Even with all my travels, I haven't missed a meeting.  I blogged about the October meeting here.

I didn't mention that when I raised my hand to be part of the Nominating Committee for next years' officers, I was told to put my hand down!  I'm bossy, but I'm not official leader material.  I'll have to wait to report what's going on.

I also issued a challenge to all the members.  Our group is less than a year old, and the majority of our members are not comfortable with "modern".  We welcome everyone, new or experienced quilters, traditional or modern quilters; everyone.  My challenge is for everyone to make a lap-size or larger quilt using only solids.  No prints.  The first question I got was, "Can I use a pattern?".  Of course.  Just only use solid fabrics.

I think this will be very interesting.
May your bobbins always be full,

October 17, 2016

Finally stitching

It's been six weeks since I've sewn a stitch!  Three of those weeks I was traveling.  Such a life!  I went to France for the first time and had a fabulous time.

Now, it's back to reality.  Before I left I wanted to make a new dog walking bag.  The old one was getting raggedy, it's five years old.  This went together in about an hour, and I think it'll last for another five or six years!

There's plenty of room inside for plastic bags, my phone, and keys.

The cross-body strap leaves my hands free to managed the dogs.  I'm still not good at selfies!

Here's the original and the post:

May your bobbins always be full,