Thursday, April 24, 2014

Frixion pen update

I was reminded by a comment from Rebecca that I didn't report back on how the Alphabet quilt fared on the trip to Texas being in cold temps in the baggage compartment. I was happy to hear that NO marks reappeared. And Liz loved the quilt!

I want to experiment with washing a piece of fabric that has been marked with a Frixion pen and seeing if that makes a difference. I will report back. 

I have been following along with Sherri Falls little mystery at This and Patterns blog, Here are by blocks so far:

I am off to New Orleans tomorrow for a convention. No quilt shops there as far as I can tell! I'm sure I can find some kind of cool textiles in the French Market though. 

See you again soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What's New in my Sewing room

Sorry for the delay! I don't know where the time goes.

Carrie P. of A Passion for Applique was the winner of the charm squares. She liked the goose block the best!

The quilt safely made it to Texas and Liz loved it. I forgot to ask her if any of the marks from the Frixion pen came back. I will find out and report back soon.

I have been working on plenty other projects in the meantime.  I finished a T shirt quilt for my cousin, who's son sadly was killed in an accident last year at age 27.  I am making two quilts for her. One for herself and one for her other son. Here is the first one.

I had the pleasure on meeting Sherri Falls from This and That Patterns at my local quilt shop last week. She flew in from Minnesota to teach some classes.Very sweet lady.  I took the one for her Short and Sweet bags which is not on her web site yet. They are so cute!

 Check out the little mystery that she has on her blog too. Here is the one I made:

This week is Spring break here and my kids and husband are away for a couple of days. I am going to surprise my daughter by FINALLY making her some valances for her room which we have been talking about FOREVER. Here is the first one:

And of course her wallhanging that she has above her bed does not match her new colors so I am making a new one to match the curtains. She loves anything British and I found a tutorial for a Union Jack wall hanging at Lily's Quilts. I am going to quilt it today and hopefully have it on the wall by the time she gets home. It's small, about 36x45, so shouldn't take long. Here is what I have so far:

I'm trying to figure out why my iphone takes such horrible pics while everyone elses look really good. I have a hard time getting them focused and the colors are all wrong. Well it is old for an iphone. That might be it. Anyway the colors on this are mint green in the border and coral for the stripes. 

Today I am going to start a quilt for a fundraiser I am doing in May. Pics to come!

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What else I have been working on.

There are some other things that I have been working on while finishing up the alphabet quilt.

First is Karen's Soupcon quilt along from Faeries and Fibres. She is celebrating the one year anniversary of her blog and is doing a giveaway! Go HERE to check that out!  This has been a fun wallhanging to work on with some different techniques I had not tried before. Hexies, a little applique, embroidery and paperpiecing.

I just realized I don't have pics of my other projects so I guess that will have to wait for another day!!

Don't forget to leave me a comment about your favorite alphabet block HERE for a chance to win some 30's charm squares!

Happy Sewing,