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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Finished a blue, and started a tan

Since I got my sewing machine back from the fixit place, I've been working on the butterflies...


Still in pieces, but only 4 seams left.

 I'm so happy with my sewing machine. It is working so nicely, except the light.  They said they fixed it, but it's not working. There is a warantee on the work, so back it goes. Should be able to fix it while I wait, shouldn't they?

So come along to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge to see the other neutrals being shown.

Happy Weekend,
Terri

Friday, August 4, 2017

She's Baaaack...

Got her back out of the hoose-gow....





She is now making beautiful stitches of the correct length, AND the light is lit!  I can't figure out what to sew first.

Have a wonderful sewing weekend... I am.
Hugs,
Terri

Friday, July 21, 2017

Not Doin' Nuthin'

You will notice there is no blue butterfly here...
I've got the pattern all set up to sew... #1s are in place on the paper piecing patterns, but no sewing. Machine is in the shop. I'm cutting 2.5" squares of color in an attempt to not go screaming down the street. So far it's purples from the scrap bin.  I'm thinking of a circle of squares quilt - found an easy pattern at Kathy's Quilts.  I've saved it on "favorites" for a while now.

Here is the stack so far. Doing it in front of the TV with a little lap desk and cutting mat.


Pretty orange flowers in my back yard.


and my potted rose (from CA - a cutting) blooming again this year.

 
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs,
Terri

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Another

Just finished another yellow butterfly. This one (with the orange) is made the way the pattern is built... lots of pieces.


 
 New one shown next to the cheater. Same pattern, but the all yellow is made by ignoring all kinds of little pieces. I like it better than the orangy one.


 The close up shows I made the body wrong.... oh well.  Individuals may vary!
 
 
 
Starting a blue one. Notice I got the crayons out and marked the blue parts. This will be a cheater, too. I like them better.  Wings on the right, body on the left. Hope I can finish it before Saturday.

Hugs,
Terri

Sunday, July 2, 2017

And the winner is...

Julie Rose is the winner of the butterfly...


Email me your snail address, JR.  Let me know which one you like.
Thanks for playing... giveaway is over now.
Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dreary Day...

Rainy, 52 degrees F, and overcast right up to the Pearly Gates... I am so bummed on these days, so I thought I'd share the stuff I've been working on.  (This is my 555th post!)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Minnesota Quilters - Quilt Show and Conference

OMG!

I've been to dozens of Quilt Shows over the years... None like this. To give you a hint - it was located in the Convention Center.  The map took 2 pages - tiny print - of the 8.5 X 11" show booklet (40ages). I was exhausted seeing about 1/2 of the show.  Here are some pictures.

 
 We looked at lots of quilts before this one - it reminded me that I brought my camera so I could share with you. Close up below.

 My photo does NOT do this justice. It is amazing. I'll bet it includes every technique you know. There are crystals and very close quilting.(The feathers are quilted with feathers. Each square of fabric is tightly quilted.)  More than amazing. The white glove lady thought it "too much".  You notice 2 ribbons on the side...
 

 I really liked this one. Her Mom made the blocks of flowers = sweet peas. She quilted it. See the pea pods? and there is other quilting as well. Thirties and forties fabric makes it quite cheery.
 Had to have a picture of this one below... I like crows. We used to feed and water birds in our front yard in California for years. The crows are quite intelligent, and amazing to watch.
The close up shows an amazing degree of skill at applique - don't you agree?



I took this picture thinking I could mimic it... a wonky triangle or teepee... Mine would be more colorful, you know.


 Below is another picture taken because I thought I could make it... more color needed though.
Another one I loved the colors... I've made a few orange, green and blue quilts in years past.. (To me they are the earth colors of California.)  It's nice to see that someone else likes the combination. This quilt is called Sunrise Sunset. (It got an award, too.)


 
We got to the show only because of my Sister, Barbara. She lives in Duluth Minnesota, was meeting a friend from the Twin Cities who was coming up to see the show, and called me to let me know it was on! I'd never have known about it otherwise.  Thanks Barb. Love you lots!
 
So that's my report. Hope you enjoyed the quilts and narrative.
 
Happy Monday.
Hugs,
Terri