Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scrappy Mug Rug Practice

Scrappy Mug Rug Practice, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

Ran out of bobbin & time during nap time today. I am making this for my bathroom, while practicing for our Scrappy Mug Rug Swap. I cut into a Moda Botany charm pack. This time I cut 1 1/4 inch strips, but I think next time I may experiment with 1 inch strips... Would be more dainty, I think. These colors will look perfect in my bathroom. This will be the spot where I leave my jewelry when i take it off at night. I'm always misplacing my wedding ring (gasp!)... I think I need a couple jelly rolls of this because I just love the colors.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Scrappy Mug Rug Swap on Flickr

Since I have finished my Urban Home Goods Swap items, I thought I would try the newest swap going on in the Flickr world...  The Scrappy Mug Rug Swap.  Care to join me?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My new machine!

My new machine!, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

Meet Babs. She purrs like a kitten. TRUE LOVE!

You people think I quilted a lot before? Just wait. I'm working on 3 projects at once...

New Baby

I'm picking up my (used) new Bernina tonight.  My friend, Jaime from the KCMQG is a great salesperson!  This is not a purchase I anticipated making right now, but the price was right and I have really been sewing a LOT lately.  My quilting has been a struggle with my current machines (yes, I have two machines already, but this one is NEEDED badly wanted) and I can't wait.  Just can't wait.

I'm naming this new baby of mine, "Babs"...  Since my mom (who's name is Barbara) gave me a bunch of vintage fabric and feed sacks which will be sold to fund the purchase of this machine, I figured it'd be nice to name it after her...

So tonight I'll pick up my new baby and when I get her home, I'll post some pictures of her for you.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Moda 1/2 square triangles

This quilt top has been assembled for at least 2 years. I even have a beautiful backing. Just need to either save up for a longarmer or quilt it myself, but it is pretty big...

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Harper's & Jo Morton

Have you been to Harper's lately? Jo Morton's mini quilts are on display. Stunning. Tiny piecing. Truly impressive!

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Downy Quilts for Comfort

My computer and I Phone insist that they're getting low on disk space, so I cannot properly sync... Cannot properly upload a photo onto my blog except via Flickr.  Will try to do that in a few minutes...

But this morning, I went to help out a local Girl Scout who is working on her Gold Award.  She organized a big workshop for us to make quilts for local children thru the Downy Quilts for Comfort program.

Caitlin from my KCMQG was there.  So was Lauren from BVQG.  Even 3 ladies from my church SMUUCH were there (Bea, Leslie and Betty).

We had a good time.  Lots of prizes and food.  I won 2 Olfa cutters and a small cutting mat.  I didn't have ANY of those particular ones, so I was delighted.

Will post pictures soon!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

So I Didn't

So I didn't upload any pictures from BVQG's last meeting.  Am having trouble with my I Photo program and I haven't taken the time to go get it looked at...

But I have been VERY busy!

Quilting doll quilts for my nieces/nephew, working on 6 somethings for an upcoming Urban Home Goods Swap on Flickr, made a baby quilt for a friend who is expecting, working on Quilts of Valor... and hexagons.  Endless, blissful hexagons.  I can already tell that hexagons will be a lifelong addiction for me.  I promise to post pictures soon... But not tonight.  It's crazy late.  Must get some sleep.  If you're really curious about what I've been doing, jump over to Flickr and look me up.  I'm nkiblueeyes!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Blue Valley Quilters' Guild

Today is our monthly meeting of the Blue Valley Quilters' Guild.  I haven't been to a meeting since this spring!  It's a little tricky for me to make it because we meet during the day.  My mother-in-law and I take turns going.

I'm not so interested in the speaker today, so I'll probably leave early.  I always love the show and tell, though.  And we're in the middle of a BIG push to crank out a bunch of Quilts of Valor...  Will try to take and post some pictures, everybody.

I'm running late!  Gotta get out of bed!

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Quilting on back of civil war baby quilt

This gives you a clearer view of how I quilted it. A couple of mistakes, but I'm pretty happy with it overall.

Beverly's baby quilt

Beverly's baby quilt, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I still need to bind it, but I'm pretty happy with the results of using my walking foot to quilt this.

Closeup of Bev's Baby Quilt

Closeup, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I quilted this in a sunburst pattern. I like it.