Thursday, September 25, 2008

Stained Glass or Sugar Candy Houses

It's taken a bit of time, but the top is finally finished!

Now the question. How am I going to quilt this?

Stitch the ditch round the house blocks and fans on the black?

Not at all sure.

I'm going to sign off now as I've done 2 projects for this class (there is a third which I haven't shown here, but you can see it on my blog) and I've now got tons of hand quilting to do.

I've thoroughly enjoyed myself, met lots more quilting bloggers and learnt loads of new things, especially about colour and design.

So have a great autumn and hope to meet you all again at the next class.

Thanks Tonya - it's been great fun.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Flying Monkeys - first glimpse

I only had enough time last night to attach the binding to the quilt and get one corner stitched to the back... not sure how quickly I'll be able to get the rest of the binding done (soon, I hope!). Chris did some phenomenal custom quilting work on Monkeys ~ she and I are both thrilled with the results!


Thursday, September 18, 2008


I haven't posted for a long time but I've been watching people's quilts progress and I think they are WONDERFUL. I'm so inspired by the artistry!

I've started making turtles - which is my 'theme' for this challenge - I made a turtle tote bag and gave it to a friend. Now I've started making turtles for a small quilt. But my problem is technology - I can't post a picture from home since we're still not "wired." I am still working on this!

Andrea in Lake Elmo, MN

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Here it is! The finished project. I had some bumps here and there. When I added the NY Beauties on the top corner, I wasn't exactly crazy about them, but they've grown on me. I just did some very simple quilting around the letters and inside the suns. This is going to be a wall hanging for my dd. Great class!


Here's it is:

I found it quite a challenge to get it all pieced according to my vision. I put a sleeve on it--the first time I've ever done that. I am happy to have a completed project--whew. It is labeled "Rememberall" as that is what I wish it to do for me. ;-)

Thank you, Tonya, for the opportunity to expand my repertoire and thank you to all for your warm support! I look forward to seeing y'all's progress as your quilts grow & grow.

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm quilting

I finally got my trees layered and am quilting it with #8 perle cotton. Most of the quilting will be the fly stitch inspired by a quilt Patti posted on her blog but the plan is to quilt some words in the tone on tone filler blocks and maybe a leaf or two.

Hopefully, I'll have it finished and hanging before Autumn is done.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Continuing with Trees

My Tree Everlasting quilt is coming together, slowly but surely. I am now at the hard part-- making 100+ odd-size pieces fit together. It is a challenge! I've committed to working on it for a couple hours every week, and already I am seeing major progress. It will take me a few more weeks to get the whole top assembled, but I wanted to let everyone to know that I'm still working on it. :-)

I would love to see a progress report from others. It would help me to know that others are hard at work on finishing their quilts, too.

Congratulations to those who have actually finished your quilts! I will be among you someday.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I give up :-(

I have decided to drop out of this lovely endeavour. There just are too many quilts wanting to be finished on time for me to devote serious time and creativity to this project. Receiving a text from England about the new arrival of my friend's baby girl - whom I have a baby quilt planned for - drove it home.

Let me say this however: I really enjoyed reading about your projects and I think the end result has been inspiring every time.

For me, it's a definite "maybe next time",