Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Headed to Houston Tomorrow!!

I am leaving here soon to finish up the errands so I can leave early in the morning. I hope to be on the road by 8:30. That will mostly depend on pregnant daughter coming with me though lol.

I will try and post in the evenings while there. I have an amazing friend who leaves near Houston and she is so gracious to allow me to crash at her house for the show.

I can't wait to see Ricky Tims and Justin Shults. Justin is my friends brother and if you have met them you know they are fun, and so amazing. I always get pictures with them and will post one I am sure.

I will try and take some decent pictures with my phone of quilts and post.  Ricky has won an award for a quilt he entered but as of yesterday he didn't know what award. Can't wait to see his winning quilt.

So if I am absent a few days (I return home sometime Sunday) you will know I am off having a mini vacation.

Stay safe and have fun quilting!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Another Block Quilted!

Finished up block 3 on the Baltimore Blue quilt.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Block 2 of Baltimore Blue!

Just finished the hand quilting on the second block.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Diamond Finished!

In the book this is diamond number 6.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Newest Diamond

Here is the diamond I pieced today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

First block on Baltimore Blue is quilted!

I am hand quilting in the ditch around the sashing, around the applique pieces and then doing a diagonal grid 3/4 inch apart.

here is the first of the blocks finished.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spring Bouquet Update

I now have all the blocks prepped for this top. I am leaving on October 31st to go to Houston for the Quilt Show. I stay at a dear sweet friend's (Hi Janeice!) house. I bring lots of hand work to do at night, or if just decide to stay home for the day. Two of the blocks are already stitched and in a previous post. These are all glued down ready to hand applique. Makes things VERY portable.

Here are the blocks that I will be taking with me:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Not My Design Wall, But What I am Working on Today

I am basting the Baltimore Blue quilt so that I can hand quilt without a hoop or frame. Normally, for a small quilt top I will just spray baste, but since this is rather large, I am afraid it may shift some with all the adjusting in my lap. So I started out spray basting to put it on the floor frame, shoulders couldn't handle all the stretching for that, so then I decided I would use the hoop, to large and uncomfortable for the shoulders too, so now I will lap quilt without anything lol. I use the Sharon Schamber method to baste where she uses the two pieces of wood. It works really well for all sizes however I don't use it for baby quilts. They are small enough I usually just spray baste them. Here is a picture of the basting in progress. I am right at half finished with the basting.

Edited: I am not able to replace the lost pictures. sorry but there are newer pictures in a more recent post of the blocks.