Monday, October 15, 2012

DWM - 3 Quilts quilted this weekend

Lots of quilting this weekend.  I finished the Warrior Pride in time for the Homecoming game. I actually had 2 hours to spare :)  I don't quilt well under pressure, just not enough time to get creative and then change my mind.  I think it was the changing my mind that I really missed on this one.  But the football mom loved it and that's what really matters.    I did break out the embroidery machine for the letters,  had to dust it off as it's been a long while since I've used it.  And look at the back, I LOVE the football fleece we found for the back.   Batting is Hobbs 80/20 and bottom line both top and bobbin.

Farm stand - QOV
Fan Fare panto, love this pattern
Construction - QOV

Construction - QOV
2 QOV quilts completed this weekend as well.  These 2 came from Kathy in Columbus IN.   The construction equipment kinda threw me.  I just outlined as if it were applique.  I used Fanfare by Patricia E. Ritter, I love that panto for the Farm Stand quilt. . Batting hobbs 80/20, bottom line bottom of both.   Construction quilt has invisible thread for the outlines,  and bottom line for the background quilting.   The Farm Stand quilt has so fine on top.  I've been using quilters dream 70/30 for the past few months and honestly I like that so much better than the hobbs.  I think once I finish the roll of Hobbs, I'm switching completely to quilters dream batting.

Not quite done with Orange Crush but hoping to get that completed this week for quilting next weekend.  Can you believe how completely different that is from Warrior Pride?  Orange Crush is true to the pattern so far where Warrior Pride deviated just a bit. 
Orange Crush 
 And one last picture or two, we're having such wonderful colors this year. Last week all the Hickory trees were a wonderful golden yellow, this week the oaks are showing off their brilliant reds and burgundy.  This one in the front yard was just so pretty.    In the second one you can see the swing where I take the pictures of the quilts outside.  Too wet this weekend for outside pictures, would have been a nice picture of Warrior Pride in that spot.
Front yard, beautiful color
another view of the front yard, I love this time of year here. 
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Frame Friday

I've got Warrior Pride on the frame today, need to get this done.  Homecoming is tomorrow - yikes, hope I can make it for this one.

And I've made some progress on the orange and white version, they look so very different don't they?

Monday, October 8, 2012

DWM Monday

Warrior Pride

my little pumpkins
Not a lot of sewing this weekend.  All the girls were home and we had our own little Octoberfest :)  But I did manage to get the final border on the Warrior Pride quilt, now to see if I can get it quilted by Saturday.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Whooping it up today - finally!!

Oh boy it's been a long while since I've had anything to whoop about. I hardly sewed a stitch in Sept.  But I"m making up for it now.  I almost have a quilt top done.  I"m making two of these, one orange and black the other orange and white.  This is Jamie's Pattern Blue Me Away done in warrior pride colors (orange and black) and the other will be orange and white.   I was so anxious to get sewing that I just sewed, I love a scrappy quilt but really didn't thing about the chubby pinwheels.  Man if they are all scrappy when you put them together they just look like a mess.  So I added a half in black border to break it up.  But hey, I was sewing and nothing was gonna stop me :)  Trying to get the first one done by next weekend which is homecoming for the mom of the two football players.   Just need to add the last border and get it quilted.  Is it crazy busy or what???

Oh and look at the vistor I had this week.  He's been hunting like crazy at our place.  He stopped to get warmed up in the sun.  Didn't mind having his picture taken at all.  But geez will ya look at his claws?  Yikes, I wouldn't want to be a small critter around here.  Look at that beautiful fall color in the background, I love fall.

Stop by Sarah's to see what everyone else is whopping about