Monday, April 14, 2014

Lucedale Quilt Show - Melon Patch Quilt Guild

This past Saturday several of us traveled to Lucedale MS for the Melon Patch Quilt Guild's annual quilt show.  The following pictures speak louder than words.

Best of Show

Ribbon and part of Quilt up close


 Fabulous quilts, very inspiring.

Have a great week.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Carolyn's Comfort Quilts

Last Saturday several of us got together to sew quilt tops to be turned into quilts for local cancer patients.  The fabric being used was special.  A lady in our community, Carolyn, is very ill with the dreaded C.  She asked Joan of Block Therapy Quilt Store to come and get her fabric and turn it into quilts for those going through chemo in a local facility.  While she is struggling herself, she is thinking of others, knowing how cold everyone is when they are having treatments.  All quilts made from her fabric will be labeled "Carolyn's Comfort Quilts."

The following pictures show some of the volunteers at work.

Make your life count in any small way that you can.
Quilt on......

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

February and March Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014


The February block for the RSC14 has been completed.  As mentioned earlier, the color for February is Pink.  The Dresden Plate quilt will be a rainbow of colors when completed.

March's colors are Teal/Aqua.  These are some of my favorite colors. 


The color for April is purple, another favorite color of mine.

Happy quilting,


Monday, March 17, 2014

Ms Peggy is in the House

This all started when a friend of mine showed a picture of a Feather Weight table (with a machine), on Facebook, that she was considering buying.  She ended up purchasing the table.  I sent her a personal message, some of which said that I had been looking for a Feather Weight for some time.  She called to let me know that the machine in the picture was for sale, and did I want her to get it for me.  Well of course I said yes, at a reasonable price.  Long story, short, Peggy went back to the antique store and negotiated a very reasonable price for this baby.  She even cleaned it up for me before I picked it up.  In honor of Peggy's endeavors on my part, I have named the machine Ms Peggy.  She sews very well.  One more thing that comes off my Bucket List.  Thank you Peggy!

These machines are hard to find down here.  So much was lost with Katrina.  Many sewing machines were just thrown away due to rust.

Have a good week and find time to sew.



Sunday, March 16, 2014

Works in Progress

It seems unreal that February has come and gone and March is halfway in the books.  I have been doing a little sewing.  I started a Valentine table runner in January.  Well, Valentine's Day is past and it is still not completed.  I finished the top and then quilted it.  I did not like the way the quilting came out so I ripped it all out.  I am back to square one on the quilting.  Hopefully it will be completed by next Valentine's Day!!

Also ....

I purchased a Baby Lock Embroidery machine and a cabinet back in December.  Needless to say I was scared to death of that big thing.  The local quilt store was offering a 2014 EmbroidaBlock of the Month class.  The quilt blocks are made in the hoop, including the back, and then stitched together with a "quilt as you go" method.

The name of the quilt is Jacobean Journey, and what a journey it will be for me.   The design came from Hoop Sisters. The first class was on March 1.  Four blocks of two designs are to be completed each month.  I have four of one completed.

Block One - I love the colors.
 I did have one of the other but discovered yesterday that I had used the wrong fabric, so back to square one on that one.
Block 2 - Wrong colors.
If I make it through this I will be able to embroider anything!!
Happy Quilting............

Monday, February 10, 2014

January Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Blue

As mentioned in an earlier post, I jointed the RSC for 2014.  January's color was blue.  My goal this year is to make a Dresden Plate quilt using various colors.  This is my first block.  I will be waiting until all blocks are completed to applique the blocks to a background.

February's color is pink.  Check back by the end of February to see how my pink Dresden block looks.

Happy Quilting



Folded Corner Clipper -- New (to me) Tool

Folded Corner Clipper Tool

I was reading blogs and going through emails and such and I came across a you-tube video demonstration the Folded Corner Clipper Tool.  I thought I could really use this so I ordered it from Missouri Star Quilt Company.

It can be used to make half-square triangles without having to draw that line, sew down the line then trim.  This allows you to cut your squares with the quarter seam allowance included.  You then just sew the pieces together using your usual 1/4 inch seam allowance.

It can also be used to prepare binding to be pieced together.

I used this tool this weekend and it was really a time saver for me.

Directions for use are printed on the back of the package.

Happy Quilting