Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Quilting Arts Virtual Tour - Studio's....

Well Quilting Arts is having a Studio tour. It's a virtual tour of studio's. And I love the idea. I am always looking for better ideas for easy storage. And space. I am lucky to have a large sewing room or area. More to mess...!! I receive the Quilting Arts newsletter by email. And they are having a Studio Tour with a Theme Open Studios. It start's October 3. And you can be a part of it. Here's the link to the web site. Check it out...!!

I am going to love looking at other artist studios, or just their sewing space. I remember having to put my sewing machine away everyday...in my bedroom closet, just because I didn't have room to keep it all out. Luckily that didn't stop me from doing what I love to do...!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

A Problem Quilt.

I have been looking at this quilt for a long time. It's the Snow Chateau by Michael Miller. When a LQS had it on sale. I bought it. I do love the quilt. I am trying to make a wall hanging for my house for each season. So I needed a winter one.

This quilt was nothing but problems. The directions....wrong. The cutting....wrong. The piecing....wrong. Directions had miss steps. The quilt turn out to be a different size then what it's supposed to be. Had to piece together some strips to make it work. The directions are just totally wrong. Then and since the center is off.....then the borders to fit it is off. Had to figure out what size for the border to be....to fit.

Well, it is done. The only good thing is.....I didn't had to purchase more fabric to make it work. That would be a whole different can of worms. I have contacted Michael Miller web site about this....and you know the drill....sorry about your....!! I have just contacted the LQS and I am waiting to see. But, after all of this, I do like the quilt. Wish the corner squares where a little different. If I had more fabric to fussy cut out better.

So a warning to you. Watch out for this quilt. There are just sooo many problems still with the directions. But it did push me to do some figuring and test me on my quilting skills....just a lot of moments that had me going .... HHmmmm....if I did this, would it work. And it did...!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Baby Quilt Finished. But--

I have finished another baby quilt. My nephew's wife is having a baby girl. The Shower is 2 weeks away. And I have the quilt done. YIPPEE!! Usually, I am working on the quilt the night before the shower. It feels good to be done early. Just have to label it. My family is growing, and it is a very nice thing. It feels like I am working on baby quilts all year. I have another one to start for my Niece. I still have a little time. About 4 months...haha..!!

My Quilt Guild is having a Quilt show. So anybody that is close to NE Ohio, come by...I will be working the show Saturday morning until about 4pm. Here's some details....Cascade Quilt Guild


Basket of Quilts XIII

Saturday, September 19th, 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, September 20th, 12 pm - 5 pm

Bath United Church of Christ

3980 West Bath Rd. Bath, Ohio

It is usually a very nice show. And there's some Vendors, etc.

With the cooler weather coming. This week I want to work in the yard. Get it ready for winter. I have bought some flower bulbs to plant. I don't have to many spring flowers...and I want to fix that..!! And just put my fall decorations out. I just love the 4 seasons here. All of them. Hate the snow on roads - but love the snow on the ground. I have lots of tree's around me....so when it snow here...it is pretty. So I am off to play in the dirt today. Planting some mums, and look at my containers...some of the summer flower's are about done. I have a rock garden in the making...it's been 2 years for this area...and I am always adding or removing something. This is where I have no spring flowers, and want some.