Sunday, May 22, 2016

On the Machine

No...  I have not fallen off the face of the earth.   I'm still here!  LOL  Just super busy.  During April I went MQX East, then to Paducah Quilt Week...  home for a week then off to HMQS in Salt Lake City. The last two weeks I've been traveling to Oregon, Eastern Washington, and back to Oregon doing upgrades and training for customers and their A1 Quilting Machines!  Have I told you I love my job?

This week between travels I've been working on a quilt of mine that I pieced about 4 years ago... 

I may have gotten carried away with some of my quilt designs!

Saturday, March 19, 2016


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!!!