Thursday, March 31, 2011


I finished the pincushions I was making...4 will be door prizes at our guild's Day of Sharing. The bottom right one is for my midarm quilting has a strip of velcro so I can put it on a rail when pinning or on the handles or some other convenient place.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Aaaaa Hhhhhhh!!!

This is my fourth small quilt on my first free motion. I have used pantographs on the others. I was so pleased with wrinkles, front or tension problems, etc. Then I looked at the back...I had the wrong side of the fabric out!!!! Thank goodness, it's a fabric that looks good even on the wrong side!!! ( I guess it's true about pride before a fall!!!) I was happy with some of my quilting...lots more freedom of movement than on my little Kemore. I just stippled before.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Prizes Received!!!

Last week , I found out that I won a prize from two autographed copy of Jennifer Chivaerini's book, The Union Quilters ( from Quiltmaker magazine's blog) and from Melissa at Happy Quilting...I won 9 fat quarters of the Penny Lane line by Riley Blake!!! They are so beautiful!!! I can't wait to see melissa's tutorial for that line that she will have up on her blog soon.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

First project

My first quilt quilted on my new midarm. Its about 50 X 60 inches. I used a pantogragh that was included with the machine. I was pleased...I do have a small wrinkle on one border.  My granddaughter saw it when it was still on the frame...she said she wanted it. Grandma can not refuse a 4 year old!!! Now to bind it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New arrival!!!

My new midarm came on Friday. The frame arrived 2 million pieces!!! There were more screws, etc. than at Home Depot!! We got it together by 5 today. More things happen (interfere) when you are trying to do something fun. I loaded the practice piece on it...I thought I did very well considering I have never seen or done one attached before. Well... I'm headed back to the machine ( Empress quilter)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Christmas Quiltalong report

These 4 pincushions are part of what I did for the Christmas Quiltalong. They will be gifts for quilting buddies. I still have a few more to make. Only the black one is stuffed...I think I will try some of the Lizard Litter I read about on one of the blogs and see if I like it. The Scatty Stars will be pictured later ( not thru yet!!)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

What I have worked on this week...

This is a panel...I added 3 borders to make it larger. It is for the Wounded Warriors project. It is going to be the first item I quilt on my new midarm.
I added 2 borders to this fabric. It is also going to be a practice item on the new machine. It will go to our local Red Cross to be used as needed.
This was a kit I bought at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival. The pattern is Topsy Turvey from Fabric Cafe.
The really big thing I accomplished this week was to FINALLY get my sewing room organized. It looks the best it ever has... I hope I keep it this way!!!! BUT it probably won't happen!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Just One Star Comfort a Soldier

 If you are up to a new challenge, check this one out. It is sponsored by Moda . Just a few minutes of your time can give you a warm feeling and think of the comfort it will bring a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan .

Friday, March 4, 2011

Giveaway winner.....

Stitching By The Lake was the giveaway winner!! Email me your address so I can send your prize.
Thank Goodness It's Friday!!!! I had  horrible sore thoat all week and chest congestion....the kind the dr. won't give you anything I took OTC meds and the sore thoat is getting better...YEAH!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

MY First Giveaway!!!

While shopping at the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival...I decided I should have a giveaway for my followers!!! I found a cute scissors leash ( "To Quilt is Human: To Finish, Divine!") is what it says. I bought 2, one for me and one to giveaway. I also found a Sew Unique Creations basket wallhanging pattern. I bought a hanger with a heart for mine to go on ( when I get it made!!) So if you are a follower, old or new,  ( in the USA, sorry to others living elsewhere) just post a comment about your present project. Drawing will be on Friday, March 4.  Be sure I can contact you.