counting sheep

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Look What I found...interesting quilty stuff...

Sometimes ya just wanna know what the name of a block is or was I should say because sometimes they have several names. I found these in an old 1981 quilt magazine that I was getting ready for the shredder. Hope these are helpful to somebody and I hope I made them big enough to read!

Blowing In The Warmer Than Usual Feb. Indiana Wind...

This one is Singer Sister Marilyn's"

This one is Singer Sister "Barb's"
These are their first quilts, they made them just the right size to use in their recliners... I quilted them (they have yet to learn free motion skills) and they are already for them when they come for their sewing day in the morning.
 I can't wait, even though they are small they will mean a lot to them I know... you gotta love quilting and the emotions that go along with it...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I am practicing my free motion skills on my NEW JUKI 2000qi!

Well I am still in the honeymoon period with my new Juki that the DH gave me for my 42nd... It arrived Tuesday and even though I was still a little under the weather I could not get it unpacked quick enough! I gotta say, I sure love this machine. If I could change one thing about it I would have made the bobbin hold more thread. It can go so fast that it runs out quicker than you want it to. Here is a couple of small chair quilts I am working on for two of my sewing buddys. I am trying to kind of Trapunto style with it but I still need many hours of practice. But that is what Leah Day says to do... practice practive PRACTICE!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Singer Sisters Sewing Group, their second project..

They are at it again, and they are having great fun. Each lady made theirself a lap quilt to keep cozy while watching their favorite TV show.  Marilyn on the left with her blue pinwheel and Barb on the left with her brown pinwheel. They were such a hoot trying to get those pinwheels to come together in the middle just right. Both are starting to get a lot more done on Wednesday's as they gain their confidence.  And both have caught a virus that causes you to be obsessed with fabric... probably caught it from me.  I will quilt these for them on my new Juki! Can't wait!  They are getting ready to star practicing free motion quilting soon.
Blessings everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I could just do a flip!

I could just do a double back flip! My husband bought me a brand spanking new machine for our 42nd! I just can not wait till its delivered! It's a very fast FAST Juki TL-2000Qi Long arm quilting machine. I just can't believe it! If anyone else has one please leave a comment and let me know anything you have gleaned from using this sweetie pie.  I even got a 50 dollar gift certificate with it, guess I will get me some good thread, which kind should I buy? I have been using my old Singer 15-91 to free motion on and I am so very fond of it but WOW a real quilting machine! I am just so excited!
Blessings to all!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Update on the Colorful Quilt...

Its finally done and will be delivered today right after my neice gets out of school. I took these on the line but am in the process of washing and drying it now so hopefully it will look a little better! lol I hope she likes it.  Now onward and upward, I am trying to finish a pinwheel throw for my couch today and hope to get to sew all evening! Blessings and happy sewing to all!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A very colorful quilt!

 My neice wanted a colorful quilt and now she is getting it just as soon as I make a binding for it. Its realyl wild looking, I hope she likes it! Even if she dosen't she's getting it anway... I tried to put every wild color in it that I could find. Can't wait to give it to her.
Here is the full deal (without the binding)