It’s only been about 3 weeks since I last posted but it feels like 3 months! I’ve been so busy w/work since I returned from vacation I’ve had very little time to quilt and even less time to blog and oh how I’ve missed it! The Colorado trip was fantastic! It was my first real vacation in a long while. I spent the majority of the time sewing and made a lot of progress.
- Finished appliqueing the wall hanging
- Finished sewing the 1BW together and added a borders (pics w/borders coming soon)
- Turned the Hopi Sun Quilt w/o Borders quilt into a tree skirt
- Finished my 1st commissioned quilt
While in Granby, CO we stayed at the Inn at Silvercreek.
There were 3 of us on this trip and we transported all of this stuff AND brought it ALL up to our room in one trip…w/o the luggage cart! We definitely used the cart when we were leaving though!
The work area. Where there’s a will…
We three quilters sat around this small round table and sewed. Since the 1BW is so big, eventually I had to move to the cutting table.
During the Colorado trip we visited w/M’s Aunt in Parshall, CO, which is only about 16 miles from Granby. She owns this charming mountain retreat, Parshall Place, which is just perfect for a weekend getaway or extended stay. This comfy 3 bedroom home is open year round and has a great nightly rate w/no minimum stay required. It wasn’t until after we left I realized I hadn’t taken any pics of the inside =( The next time I travel to the mountains of Colorado it will be to stay at Parshall Place!
|The view from the lookout behind Parshall Place
On the way back to AZ we spent the night in Moab,Utah where we got dumped on overnight!
Oh! I almost forgot. It was in Moab, UT that I learned what Intarsia is. This little beauty was crafted by M’s father-in-law. It’s so cute!
It was a wonderful trip and I cannot wait to do it again!
A Thread for Life
When I started this blog I planned on posting once a week but I haven’t been living up to it. Blogging isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time. Writing, editing, editing/posting pics, links, labels, hashtags, sharing…aghhh!! When I get home from work it’s shall I sew or shall I blog? It’s not always an easy decision but sewing usually wins. Blogging is great though and I’m excited to say I made a new friend! Meet +Greta Anderson from Material Detachment. A marvelous seamstress/quilter and a remarkable writer. I had the pleasure of talking w/ her on the phone yesterday. She’s an admirable person w/a huge heart for kids and humanity! Make sure to stop by her blog.
As you can see, I’ve made quite a bit of progress on the Kaleido-Hex quilt, officially known as a One Block Wonder (I’ll be referring to it as 1BW going forward). It still isn’t the only thing I’ve been working on (see distractions below: origami bag and applique). Once I have all of strips sewn together it will measure approx 56 x 90. I’m planning this for a king size bed so the side borders will have to be substantial. I picked out border fabric yesterday. What do you think?
This coming Saturday I’ll be heading out for a week long quilting retreat to Colorado w/a couple of friends. I’m so excited! I’m also very ambitious and will be taking at least 4 projects to work on, one of which will be the 1st quilt I’m getting paid $$ to make (A Rag Quilt). I’ll also be taking the 1BW, the applique wall hanging and a Quilts w/o Corners quilt that I’m turning into a tree skirt.
For the Rag quilt I bought some charm packs, but I have the backing and fleece already cut.
I whipped up another cute Origami bag over the weekend for a friend’s birthday.
The wall hanging is ready to be appliqued which I plan on doing while I’m in Colorado.
This is the Quilts w/o Corners quilt that will become a tree skirt. You can’t really tell from this pic…or maybe you can…but the edge of this quilt is all jacked up. I’m going to cut a slit in it, cut the middle circle out AND attempt to add a ruffle of Christmas fabric to the edge.
Until next time, Happy Sewing!
A Thread for Life
Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His love endures forever.
1 Chron 16:34
I’m linking up on Val’s Tuesday Archives.
I’ve got most of the columns pinned together and numbered. Once all are pinned, I’ll start to sew them together. This hexagon/kaleidoscope quilt really should be the only thing I’m working on since the challenge is to have it completed by December…but I’m hard headed and working on something else too. (I have M.P.D. remember?!)
I’m making this wall hanging for my office…w/bolder colors of course.
This is my first attempt at applique. The instructions suggest a small blanket stitch. It will be done w/a machine…because I simply have no desire to hand applique. I’m scared of applique though and wondering if just using the fusible web will be enough. I mean, do I really have to sew around the edges? I think it’s coming along nicely though. What do you think?
A Thread for Life
I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Eph: 3:16-21 hcsb