Thursday, November 29, 2012

November FMQ Challenge

First I have to say "I love Sarah!", with that said, I love spirals. On this sandwich that I started during another month, I continued to do the spirals. Some are really wonky. However, by design. lol
I did take Sarah's class this summer and learned to do spirals. I tried to continue on the sandwiches I made for that class, forgetting what a horrible time I had using them. I made the mistake of using flocked material that I had  been given. Looks pretty, however, my machine does not like it for FMQ.
Two days ago I decided to finish up this assignment and move on. I did move, or rather my chair moved. It slid out from under me. My butt hit the floor, however, it was my knees that hurt for two days. All better today.(Rug is now under chair and cushion is Velcro attached.) After spending an hour trying to get the tension adjusted, then figuring out it was the bobbin that needed to be re-threaded, I decided to just submit what I had already finished.
 I will continue to use spirals.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

October Challenge

Terri Lucas' tutorial was great, easy to understand and looks super too. Would have thought I could make a go of this one. However, something got in the way. A beautiful baby boy named Adrian. He is my Great Grandson. Named after his Grand Mother Adria, who is named after her Great Grandfather Adrian.

Big Sister Bea and Adrian
I think she likes him 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

September FMQ

September's FMQ was very challenging for me. Going over stitching to travel is not my finest moment. Practice does help. I did this four times. You would think each one would be an improvement. Not the case. The one I chose to publish is the first one I did. New machine so there was a learning curve. Still trying to get everything set properly depending on the feet I am using. The BSR was used on this one. Stitches are too small for me. Working on that. So here it is!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

This was fun. I got lots of practice going over and over with the metallic thread.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This really was fun. Thanks to Angela, your tutorial was really
easy to follow. Will use this for sure after many more hours
of practice. Still need to get to a level that I can do June. lol

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thank you SewCal Gal. Would not have known about Mark Montano or Fiskars Friday.
I did not have any of these things. Next- large handled miro pointed ones.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May FMQ Challenge

Yes, this month's block with Leah Day was more of a challenge than I expected. She makes it look so easy. There is not much difference between my two blocks. However, I did have more control over the speed and moving the fabric. Straight lines still are difficult for me. Practice, practice, practice. I will remember to use a contrasting thread so I can see what I am doing. Certainly not perfect, however, I shall continue to improve.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Fabrics and Patterns of Hawaii

These pictures are for my Niece Shirley. She is going to Kauai in a few days for her Son's wedding. Shirley wants to bring back some fabric from the Island. Here are some beautiful things I found. There are at least two shops I visted while on Kauai. Quilt Passions is on the Big Island, Kailua Kona, HI.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Road Trip

Took a short trip to Chandler, AZ. Long story..... However, I did pickup this little gem along the way.

Thought I would share. A little sewing kit. How precious.

April FMQ Project

Ok, this was more difficult for me. I obviously can't sew a straight line or a "free motion" straight line.
I did go over the lines several times. I was able to stay on the line most of the spots.
Baby Sally probably won't use the tule method again. I find as a painter just using transfer paper works better for me. The tutorial was great. Enjoyed it very much. Here is my FMQ for April.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Just noticed I had not posted my Feb Feathers. Nothing to write home about, however I do want to keep a record.

After struggling without the proper tools, I ordered the things I need to give myself a change to succeed. Thanks Leah Day for putting them all together for us.

March FMQ

Since last I posted I've been to Vegas and Hawaii.

Really enjoyed this lesson. Mine is more than a little strange. However, I did not want to miss the
posting deadline.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Fun on the Road 2 California

 It was so much fun attending Sarah Vedeler's two day class at the Road. I almost finished
 my Pillow Top.

I have my machine setup for FMQ. So I still want to play with that for a few days
before I finish the embroidery. Loved the class. Love Sarah. She has brought a whole
new world to embroidering on quilts.

These are Sarah's Pillows. Hope to make them all. You can get her embroidery software on her site.  Many more designs. Plus the awesome Be Dazzled Quilt Software!

All for now. Hope to go back to the Road in Ontario, CA. Sunday. See you there.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sewing little squares and trianges together. Going to be very "scraby" I believe the word it. All pieces my Mom cut to use somewhere or just that right piece to finsh that corner. Who knows. Funny project. Lots of memories coming up.

The pieces are shown below using the Accuquilt to square up. Rotory cutting is another option.
 All about.Com Rotary Cutters

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Resizing little pieces with Strip Die by Accuquilt

                                           Really made the job easy. Mom left me all these
                                           beautiful "almost" square pieces. Now they are
                                           squared up.

FMQ January Leaves


                                          Oh this was way too much fun. My leaves are all over
                                           the place. Much more practice needed. I won't mind!!