Saturday, March 19, 2016

Yarn!

I was able to get more yarn today...  now I can update my temperature blanket!

Friday, March 18, 2016

On the Hook

With Daylight Savings I don't seem to get as much hooking time in.  It's been light out longer which means we work later.  By the time I'm done with dinner and clean up I'm done for the day!  LOL  Or maybe I just got discouraged this week...

No progress on my temperature blanket.  I'm almost out of the light turquoise yarn... which is the color for our average temperature is here in the rain forest.

I did work some on my Hexie Flowers.... but I don't know what I did. These came out too big!


The orange or Terracotta is a much thicker yarn...  So anyway.

All the yellow centers are done except for the ones above that I will need to take those out and redo.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Ta Done

I just took this quilt off my machine...  it feels like it's been on there forever!  Some days I have to many other things going on that keep me from quilting.  Dang it!

The lighting is a little off in a couple of the pictures...  sorry about that.  I've also been playing around with the three different cameras that we have trying to decide which one gets the best quilt pix.  I don't think it's the one I used today...


This is also the quilt that I did the Angel Wings border on...  you can find the tutorial here.


I love the new design I came up with for the 4" squares...


Now I want to make a quilt with nothing but squares so I can do this design!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

On the Hook

So far my temperature blanket is most light turquoise and leaf green...  I had a feeling that would be the case.  Last night I started my second skein of leaf green and am almost out of the light turquoise.  Looks like I will have to go hunting for another skein!




My edges are pretty wonky...  so glad it's not a quilt!  I decided to loosen up my stitches to match the beginning.  That may of been a mistake!


I've made a lot progress on my Hexie Flowers...


This will give me one of each color combination with the yellow centers...


When I get the third round finished on these I will start the next batch with white centers!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Angel Wings

The border design that I call Angel Wings is my favorite to do on small borders.  In the picture below the pink border is 1.5" wide...


 I shared how I did it on Facebook and thought I would share it here too... (yes... there is a typo in the above pic...  Angel  not angle!!!)

The only marking I do is my spacing.  I use my 2" Designs With Line template and chalk...  (you can see the chalk in the pic above)


The next steps are drawn out...
First I stitch my swirls across my border.


Then I backtrack back adding my feathers as I go...
You can add as many feathers as you want...  I add what fits well in the space I have.



These below are even smaller!!!


Monday, March 7, 2016

On the Wall

This last week I just couldn't find any time to make any more Dresdens for my Wild Flower quilt. Nothing new to show you there...

On Wednesday I meet with several ladies for applique...  At the end of last year they decided they wanted me to teach them my beginning applique hearts class.  For some it's a refresher and for our newest member it's all new. Over 9 weeks we are making applique heart blocks each with a different technique. 

We started with needle turn. I like needle turn because there is no prep work...  You mark your shape. Cut it out and applique. 


Then we did cut away needle turn...  It's basically the same, but you don't cut your whole shape at the beginning. You cut a little as you go.  This is great for Hawaiian type applique.  Sorry not pic... of this block.

The third block is freezer paper on top.  This is fabulous for when you have a busy print and you can't find a pen that will show in the light area or the dark area at the same time.  Every one always gets nervous with this one.  I tell them...  just keep going.  It will turn out!


Looks good ones the paper is off...


The Fourth week was needle turn over freezer paper.  This is also good for fabrics you don't want to mark, but not good for shapes with tight areas.  I like have the edge of the freezer paper to help keep the edge of the shape sharp while turning, but I don't like removing the paper... opps...  no pic of that one either.

Then last week we did starch over Templar and glue baste the shape down.  I like this technique because when you sit down to stitch everything is ready and all you have to do is stitch.  I don't like all the prep work tho!!!




Here's four blocks completed...  not sure where the fifth heart is.

If you have time...  pop on over to Judy's to see what everyone is working on!