Monday, November 18, 2013

Design Wall Monday

I taught a class last week at our LQS - the Easy Striped Table Runner.  It is a very easy pattern with super results.  Here are a few that I have made or are currently finishing up...

This one needs a binding
Once the wedges are cut, you will have 4
extra wedges.  Cut 2 more (if you have
enough fabric) and make a nice table topper.
I plan to applique some evergreen trees
on the red triangles.
A fun table runner for a birthday party!
This one needs quilting, etc.

I won a prize from Red Brolly!!  It came all the way from
Australia and was wrapped in such cute paper!  Oops, I had
the fabric package upside down!
Here's what was in the package!  The cutest book by Melly and Me
and the fantastic fabric!!  What shall I make with this??
Well, wait and see...
Thank you so much Bronwyn and Melly!!

I hope you all have a good week of sewing.  Linking up to Judy L.'s Design Wall Monday...
Happy Stitching,


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Day with Gwen Marston

Last Wednesday, November 6th, I attended a workshop in Houghton Lake sponsored by the Hi Ho Quilt Guild (isn't that a cute name?  It stands for Higgins Lake and Houghton Lake which are two large neighboring lakes here in Michigan).  Well, how excited was I to attend this workshop?  Can you say "Over the Moon"!!!!!  I was all ready to go about 2 weeks before the actual day - counting down to actually spend time with GWEN MARSTON!!!

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Gwen lives on Beaver Island which is about 25 miles off the coast from Charlevoix in Lake Michigan.  She is famous for LIBERATED QUILTING - have fun with your work!!  I would say that she is one of the founding mothers of Modern Quilting.  She's written over 20 books and if you haven't read any of them, time to get to the library or your local quilt shop and discover her world.  I hope you enjoy this glimpse into my wonderful day.
Happy LIBERATED Stitching,

Monday, November 11, 2013

Baby Gianna Has a Quilt

I am happy to report that Baby Gianna will have her quilt tomorrow.  It would have arrived today except that there is no mail today.

Remember Whooo Loves You!

Her name is quilted in the top border - date of birth, etc. on bottom border

Note flange on binding - great technique!

Meandering with hearts, bows, and squiggles

If you like the binding, go to Susie's Magic Binding Tutorial to see how.  It works really well and adds a little special something to the quilt.  Not only that, it's all done by machine!!

And to get you in the holiday mood, here's looking at our back yard this morning!  Third snowfall this fall with melting between.  Hmmm, wonder how long this one will last?  (Btw, northern Michigan and it's still snowing)

Linking up to Judy's DWM.

Happy Stitching!!