Another week done

And the weekend went by way to fast…I worked on a little painted wall hanging using Chalk paints. Very interesting affect. I got a jar at a new shop in Williamsburg, The Velvet Rocker, really nice couple Jim & Laura Tayman. Check out the store, lots of eye candy and the possibilities are endless. 5525 Olde Towne Road, Williwamsburg, VA, or on the web: The white flower is the chalk paint, I machine stitched out the design and then painted it in, different media…I’ll need to explore it more, but I like it.

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After that I finished up another modern quilt block hanging. Third one done, one more to quilt. See the other 2 here. They are from the block of the month we are doing, loads of fun, thanks Susan.


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Nothing to show but…

…my ATCs for September. Didn’t do much sewing this weekend so my design wall is the same, or should I say empty…

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Another week has gone by

I have gotten a lot done just not many pictures to show for it. First off I’ve made a second Color Color wall hanging. The pattern is from Karen Sievert‘s book Prairie Point Pizzazz. Took a class from her a couple years ago wonderful teacher. I liked this quilt so much I had to make another one. Still needs to be quilted, but its getting there, love the colors and layout, thanks Ellen for the input. Alway good to get a second opinion.

I also worked on a couple modern sampler block wall hangings. Lots of quilting but really fun to do. Its part of the Richmond Modern Quilt Guilds, block of the mouth, I still need to do June’s and July’s blocks somehow I’ve missed them. The first picture is a close-up of the quilting. Had way to much fun doing these. If you’re in the Richmond, VA area, check out a meeting, third Friday of every month. The next meeting is September 19, 6:30

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Monday Morning

And a good one it is!
I’ve been busy finishing up challenges and new quilts. The reveal for the Colonial Peicemaker’s Guild was Saturday, a lot of beautiful quilts. The Challenge this year was “Scrap – Book” Challenge – any thing we wanted that was inspired by a favorite childhood book, and made from only scraps that we had on hand. I did a whole cloth, free motion wall hanging and added paint to enhance the stitches. My book was The Secret Garden.


I also made a set of 4 placemats using a new template I got at Quilting Adentures here in Richmond. It was the Mini Hex N More by JayBird Quilts. Lots of fun and fast & easy.
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Design wall Monday

I wouldn’t say I had a relaxing weekend but I did get a lot done. This long July 4th weekend was the deck restore weekend. Well actually its been the last 2 weekends. This was a ton of work but it sure made the deck look 100% better. Well worth it. After a week I can put the table and chairs back in place.

It wasn’t all work and no play…I did do some sewing. I got 12 more “Talking Turkey” blocks almost done. I have a total of 20 blocks, thats where I’m stopping, lol this block has a lot of pieces. Once I add the borders it will be a large lap quilt. I also started a background for this months ATC, July’s theme in Poetry… This summer is flying by.
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MIA Mondays…

I keep forgetting to take pictures of all that I’ve done, (or should have done)…
This weekend I finished this on point 9 patch star top. My friend Ellen and I cut the strips for this 3 years ago, LOL I think its about time I got mine sewn. Stills needs to be quilted. I’ll  put it in the “To Be Quilted” pile, and see if the quilt fairies take care of that for me.
A girl can wish can’t she. I really like this pattern.
Another finish for June’s UFO challenge at Quilting Adventures I’m calling it Looking Back. I really enjoyed adding all the beads. I should do more of this, its fun and its small 12×18.
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 done one more to go!!!

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unbelievable weather

The perfect summer day, highs in the mid 70. But it won’t be long before its 95 or higher…
Worked on my June UFO, I always forget how long it takes to do bead work, until I get into it. I spent a good bit of time deciding on what I wanted to do and then more time finding the right beads. I made 3 small mirrors (3/4″) encircled with beads and sewed them onto the surface. Then I started adding beads, beads and more beads to make them look and feel like they belong…still have 2 more to do but I like where its going. Another couple of days and I should be done…

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