Thursday, September 27, 2012

My UFO Peppermint Pinwheel Quilt is done

While organizing my sewing room yesterday I found my Peppermint Pinwheel quilt sitting on the shelf just waiting to have the binding done.   Merumo  shared this pattern with me back last January.  I used Jo's Variety fabric.  This quilt measures 35" x 35" and is a table topper for Christmas.

        Not only did I make the table topper I also made a small little quilt to put in my wagon I display in my home with my Santa & Snowmen dolls and I even made a mug rug.  I guess you could say I went Pinwheel crazy that month !

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vintage Rouge & a fall trip ......

                                                  HAPPY FALL EVERYONE !!!!

      Been busy  working on  making some Christmas gifts I can't show and we were gone a few days last week !

Finished  my Vintage Rouge Block #5   The large center medallion in the center of the quilt

I paper pieced this block & appliqued the block  on my sewing machine invisible machine applique

Thursday we did our yearly trip to APPLE HILL..  What is fall without apples & a caramel apple of course

  We then drove down to south Lake Tahoe to spend the night.  We checked into our hotel for our free room and to our surprise they said they upgraded us to a suite .  We were totally shocked when we walked into the room WOW !!  One of the perks going off season & on a week day ;-)
Living room

Our bedroom with our own balcony looking over the lake

Oh how I wish I had this bathroom at home with this view

                    When I got home and finished my Vintage Rouge block # 5  it was time to clean & organize the sewing room / office before I start another project
        And of course to a little gardening keeping up with the fall leaves .  My 2 favorite things to do sewing & gardening !

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Petite Odile Spools quilt a Finish ......

My Petite Odile Spools quilt is back from the quilter  I just finished binding it last night !

Mary a quilt Hollow did a wonderful job quilting this for me.
Can you see the spools of thread and needles and thread she quilted ?  Mary calls this quilting design  " NEEDLES & THREADS "
 Here is the backing I chose

I choose the red with buttons fabric for my binding
  I was moving some quilts around the house . Smoky seems to think all the quilts are for her

Monday, September 17, 2012

Time to finish Vintage Rouge BOM......

 Now that my Swoon is all done I can concentrate on my Vintage Rouge BOM !  This is a 6 month BOM    that  Doreen is hosting   and I have the first 4 months done.  I laid all of my blocks out on my design wall ( that is what will fit ) 
This is the block for month #5.  It goes in the center of the quilt. I am hoping to finish this block today

  The blocks that I made for month #4 need to look like this so I  still need to do the stitchery.

Meet SMOKY !  She decided that she did not want me to do any more sewing and took over the ironing board.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September Redwork Calendar Girl

September  Redwork Calendar Girl

Isn't she just the cutest !  Just 3 more months too go and this quilt will be done :-D

This is my favorite time of year !  It is getting cooler  &  the leaves are starting to change color .
I have already started decorating for fall.

This is going to be a exciting fall for us.  Our 40th Anniversary is in October & our Daughter is getting married in November.  What a exciting time in our life !

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SWOON Rouenneries French General is a finish !

  I just finished my SWOON quilt made of all Rouenneries French General fabric. I used only jelly roll strips & a 5" charm pack to make all of these blocks that are 12.5 " . I decided to make all 9 blocks .  The pattern does not have a border but I wanted a border on mine. Finished size is 56" x 56".

I want to thank THELMA for her help figuring the cutting measurements for this quilt !  I was inspired by her Baby Swoon quilt she made for her daughter
This is block #8
Block # 9

 Have you seen this " A Day In Giverny " BOM  yet ?  Be still my heart !
This is made with the new French General fabric line " Chateau Rouge  Finished size is 68" x 88"
   Here is what one of the blocks looks like

Can you tell I love French General fabric !  I already bought patterns & fabric & it is near the top of my to do list

Friday, September 7, 2012

Swoon Rouenneries .............. 7 down 2 to go !

                      I am making great progress this week on my Swoon Rouenneries  Quilt !
                                         I now have 7 of my quilt blocks done and just have 2 more to go
                                         I just finished these 2 blocks yesterday

   My plans this weekend is to finish the last 2 blocks and sew this together for a finish.  Then I can focus on working on my Vintage Rouge BOM quilt and my Calendar girls quilt.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone !

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Swoon & new items in my Sewing room....

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend !

Our neighbors invited us to join them at  a cabin they rented on Donner Lake for  the weekend.  We had a great time & caught lots of trout !

                       Today I am relaxing and made another Swoon block.

Just listening to Pandora  & sewing

I chose this fabric for the center of this block because my favorite flowers are Hydrangeas
                I bought these at STAPLES  last week and they are GREAT ! The document holder is perfect for holding my patterns with its little magnets to hold it in place and the letter organizer is just perfect for organizing my rulers and it hardly takes up any space
                                            Plus it looks awful darn cute on my drafting table don't you think ?
                                          So here I am with 5 Swoon blocks

                      I am auditioning my fabrics I have to see if I  enough fabric to                                      make  4 more blocks