Thursday, February 28, 2013

February finishes!

It has been awfully busy for such a short month!

Im writing this to link up over at Carrie's blog!

Goal 1.  Finish the three blocks I'm behind on in the Grandmother's choice quilt along.

Yes!  I finished them!

Goal 2.  Piece Star Trek quilt back.  Just got the best fabric ever for the back.
I got some awesome star trek fabric in a destash auction.  It is pieced and I am ready to send it to the long arm.

Goal 3.  Cut out all the pieces for my other 8 swoon blocks.

I will finish cutting the last one tonight.  You can see my stacks to the left.

I managed to finish other things too!
* Finish Doll Quilt Swap  Yes done!!!

*Make other Ipad bag in Melody Miller fabric(probably wont get it done)  Not done!  But did make this bag in Melody Miller's workshop!

*Make dress/tunic for Melody Miller event.  Finished!!!

*Keep up with each new block-of-the week in Grandmother's choice.
Here are all 26 up to date!!

I also did challenge #4 for Project Quilting and created a pillow cover.

A couple of valentines

Keep dreaming...Colleen
Also started the BOM from Sewingly Yours and made the first two blocks!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Project Quilting Challenge #4

16" x 16"
Lewisville, NC
I've had a busy week with Melody Miller coming in to visit our guild and then teaching a workshop(blog latter).
So the challenge sticks in the back of my mind. Kim always seems to persuade me to do it.    So I was thinking of again using some of my scraps to make a pillow case.  I have two snowman pillows I would like to use year round with switchable covers.  I picked the large scale florals going for the greens and blues especially.  Then I thought about the star and drew out my favorite paper pieced star and found a scrap of red and some gray in the scrap bin. 

 I added the florals.  
I put some of the florals on the back

The whole week since Wednesday Ive been following Quiltcon on instagram, and blogs.  I so wanted to go.  I kept seeing lots of stars for the Lonestar state of Texas.  I I decided to quilt the state of Texas around the star and call it '#nonquiltcon' which is the hashtag for those not at Quiltcon.  
Of course my quilt was there even If I wasnt.  

This was taken by Sarah and 

this was taken by Kathleen Baden whose Rainbow Rocks won 2nd place!

Ive been working on my goals for February and the year.  The last three days-we had a Sew/Snow day Friday-Ive made 
  • a top for a social services lap quilt
  • backing for my wonky log cabin(top made 2010)
  • backing for the Star Trek quilt (blocks from 1993)
  • cat bed for Kalli-cat so she can sleep on my cutting table while I sew
  • 3 blocks to catch up in Grnadmother's Choice BOW
I only have to finish cutting out the parts for my swoon quilt to finish my goals for February.

keep dreaming...Colleen
One of 3 blocks I sent that was put into a charity quilt.  

This one I kept seeing over the heads of all the awesome speakers like David Butler!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Spring Cleaning Time!

It's Spring Cleaning time over at Fingertip Shopping!
I have some fabric to destash.  
Im linking up with some other destashers at the above blog.

*I will send everything cheapest rate.  Im great at stuffing a flat rate envelope.  Leave your name and paypal email address, and the item or items you would like in the comments.  I invoice through paypal only.

#1 Hoffman Celestials fabric $4

#2 Celestial fabric $4

#3 - 80" x 34" Dark blue & green leaf $5

#4 - 54" x wof Jinny Beyer Pallette dark green $5

#5  Dark Teal $4

#6 Green RJR 'Chinese Ornament' $3

#7 Green stripe $4

#8 Small green floral $ 4

#9 - 1/2 yard Nancy Crow green ombre $3

#10 Dark teal $3

#11 Hoffman Grape print $3

#12 red dot $2

#13 - 36" x 46" and 23" x 16" dragon fly embroidered upholstry $7

#14 -fleece:  46x20 orange, 18x36 green, 19 x 28 dark gray  $3

#15 -96"xwof blue plaid $8

#16 - two inch stack of 6" Christmas charm squares $6

#17 Celestial panel 60 x wof $5

#18 yellow Sun fabric $4

#19 Color bar, 4 pieces $5
*20" x wof blues
*19" x wof reds
*1/2 yard and 13" x wof pinks

#20 light blue linen $3

#21 non cotton scarf fabrics $4

#22 books $5 for both

#23 Scrap bag $4

sold#24 med flat rate box STUFFED with woven and printed plaids from 1/4 yards to 2yards $15

Thanks for helping me destash!  Remember to check out the other sales over at Fingertip Shopping!

Keep dreaming...Colleen

Kalli-cat watching Bonnie Hunter on QuiltCam.  
She always turns her head when Bonnie speaks.