Clue 3!!

not much sewing went on this weekend made a lot of Christmas cards forgot to take pictures…Cleaned-up the art room a bit (ok a lot it was a mess), should have taken pictures so I’d remember how long it took me to clean. Maybe that way I’d work at keeping it cleaner….Ha, Ha who am I kidding there’s better things to do then clean…Like start clue 3!!! Lots more to do but…its a good start. Thanks for stopping by, check out what other are doing at BH Grand Illusion And Patchwork Times

Part One DONE! Part Two Rolling Along…

I finished Part one of Grand Illusions Friday morning just in time to get the next clue. So far I’m keeping up…I’m enjoying the process. It really pays to have thing organized before it started. Thanks Shirley for the tips. I pulled all the fabric and had it ironed and ready to cut before Thanksgiving.


Part 2 is half way done. All ironed and ready to sew together.
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Happy Cyber Monday

I got a lot done over the Thanksgiving holiday. Long armed my Talking Turkey Bonnie Hunter quilt. I really like how it turned out. I started it last spring in Williamsburg when Bonnie came to town, wonderful class. Next up is to quilt the Boxy Star quilt from that same weekend.

My mom asked what I was going to do with the Talking Turkey when I quilted it and of course my answer was the same – “I don’t know, put it in the closet I guess” And she answered back very quickly, “you can put it on my bed…” and so I did, it looks really good in her room. The back turned out pretty cool as well….I did double batting, a layer of cotton and a layer of wool, its very toasty warm. I still need to put a label on it….there’s always something.

Of course no Thanksgiving weekend would be complete without working on the Grand Illusion Mystery quilt. I forgot to take pictures, but I did get all the HST sewn and mostly ironed before work today. I’m hoping I get clue 1 done by Friday. Hopeful, no promises.

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One more grey piece…

I keep saying I’m not going to make another Grey wall hanging, but here’s another one…I haven’t quilted it yet; I kind-of like it. Its the November Block.

I’ve also been working on my RMQG — 12×12 Color Challenge. I’ve picked red as my signature color. Its not really a “modern quilt,” more of an artsy wall hanging, but I like it.  I’m just showing a bit of it, the big reveal isn’t till the Dec. meeting. There’s a lot of beads and a lot of my other favorite thing to add to quilts…

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More shades of grey….

Here’s another grey block of the month wall hanging. I was going to put them all into one quilt but decided, I don’t like grey enough. Anyway here’s the October block, “drunker path”, made modern…or at least my interpretation of a modern drunker path. The first little block is being turned into a wall hanging as well, still need to quilt it. Maybe next week.
I tried my hand at some big stitching, interesting…maybe to much…?
My sister came for a visit and we went to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, they still have some roses that are blooming, beautiful
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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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I swap ATCs at Quilting Adventures here in Richmond VA, great little shop. We swap every other month on the 4th Sunday afternoon, come on by and join us this Sunday. Check their web site for more details.

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