I couldn't stand it anymore...I gave up on the quilt room challenge and cleaned it up. Now the challenge will be where to find everything when I actually want to make it. Some things may be lost forever...you know how that goes.
Isn't it great though. I could actually take a nap on the bed if I wanted or even sit in the chair to do some handwork.
Here is the Grandma's flower table mat I made for myself; on my "new" treadle sewing machine.
Remember the last Jo Morton quilt that had the green borders? I changed them to brown and like it much better.
These two table mats are some of Leigh's birthday presents. (Sorry, the vase and flowers are mine).
OK, I didn't make any progress on the sewing room this month. None. Zippo. but here is the Atlanta queen size quilt I am working on. It's a lot of little pieces - mostly half square triangles made the old way. One at a time!
This is the Jo Morten quilt from July...I don't think I showed you a picture of it before.
Here are the three challenge projects from the August Jo Morton meeting. Docia gave us a charm pack of blue and brown Jo fabric to see what we could make. I make the scrappy squares quilt first, then the basket quilt, then the Grandma's flowers pin cushion. I just added sashing, background and borders and a little narrow border respectively'
I'm thinking not too much progress will be made next month either. This is getting to be a trend. I'm going to the Madison Quilt Show next week. Then Mike and I are going to Charlotte, NC and Charleston, SC for 10 days in September. Ben and Daniel are meeting us in Charleston for a weekend, the last weekend we will be in Charlotte with Daniel. Those should be some fun photos. I owe the boys a beer!
"Journey to Baltimore" won Second Place in the Hand Applique Wall Quilt division at
the Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show, August, 2011. It also received a "Teacher's
Award" from Karen McTavish who developed McTavishing as a form of background
filler. Dawn Larsen, who quilted Journey to Baltimore used this technique as fill
in the applique blocks. Congratulations to Dawn and Me!
Since this is the first time I won some money for one of my quilts, I told the boys I would take them all out for a beer when we're in Charleston. It's their prize for enduring all my years of quilting! Watch for that pic coming soon.
During June I finished Marcia's quilt (pink and brown quilt pictured on bed). When we bought those quilt kits we each got one. My quilt top is finished and is on the quilting machine. It's about half done so I'm calling it good to show for the month of June. I also made the fall version of the little alphabet sampler...very cute. I actually put my Pfaff machine away which was no small feat as it goes in the closet that's in the corner behind the chair with everything piled in front of it.
Here is the quilt I made for Jo Morton for the June meeting. Very cute and versatile. I think the colors will work for a number of different seasons and holidays. It's looking good for the 4th of July!
This is kind of cheating posting this photo as this quilt was not made during June. However, it is the quilt that I am giving to Ben's friend Stu so I thought I would show you a picture of it. It's a nice "guy" quilt.
I'm working away like crazy on several more things. I seem to have alot of hand projects in the works. Check back next month and see where I'm at with everything.
I really am not hoarding anything; I just have a lot of great projects in the works. Here is the challenge: no projects in this room can be packed away or moved to another storage spot (of which there are several). All of these projects need to be completed in order to be moved. This room has to get cleaned up so the sewing machine has to heat up. Check back on the first of each month over the summer to see the progress I'm making.
Ali's graduation quilt is all done. The picture isn't too different from the first one I posted, but I took a close up of the center medallion so that you can see the quilting on it. I'm very happy with the flower motif as it matches with the white on white fabric in the center.
Out and about town there is just a lot of snow everywhere! Snow falling off the roofs of buildings is evidently a problem as grocery carts block the way from walking under it. I almost got hit by falling ice leaving the dry cleaners. Ouch!