Tuesday, May 19, 2020

OUR 2020 SENIOR

Our grandson, Daevaughn Chatman,
 is a Senior in the Class of 2020


That means many heartbreaking things...
Missing the prom, graduation ceremony.
The longest ‘Senior Skip Day’ ever.
For me, it meant a graduation quilt!

I have a ga-zillion precuts and I found some 
by Amy Ellis that read masculine.


I decided to use Charm Pack Cherry pattern.
 Its quick and easy using charm packs!
Not too much fabric to pack for my winter snowbird adventure 


The pattern is free over at the FQ Shop.  
Click here to get your copy!

I began working on the quilt, in the small condo we had rented. 
A padded TV table for my ironing surface and my Featherweight


Lots of chain piecing the 5" charms together 


They were then cut in half and sewn back together.


I made a few 9 patch blocks to make the quilt larger.  
A photo opp outside the condo. 


I quilted it on my Bernina 740 with 
simple straight lines design - vertical and horizontal
Thrilled with the end result. 


The backing is made with a coordinating Layer Cake 
And a couple strips to make it large enough. 


I used the text sewing function on my Bernina 
to add the label info, directly on the front of the quilt. 


We don’t know when or if there will be a graduation party.
But regardless, ‘I got him covered’














Monday, May 4, 2020

NOW THIS IS A CHALLENGE

My biggest challenge is keeping up with my blog posts.
I save my pics to a draft post...then I get side tracked.
I hope you don't mind my flakieness!

February, 2020 attended Airing of The Quilts
Venice, Florida, sponsored by SWMGQ.
That day...it rained but I still enjoyed looking
at what we could see under the Gazebo.

I found their challenge quilts very interesting.
Each participant had yardage of one fabric.
A fabric that looked like an improv quilt!

It was very busy, some might say ugly,
but definitely had a modern spin to it. 



I jotted down the name of the fabric and found it
 on-line so I could provide some details.

I am sure there were guidelines or rules for
entering this challenge, but I don't have those.
What I do have are some photos of the
creativity these makers used with this fabric.
Sorry I don't have the makers names
or credit would be mentioned.

Look closely at the way they used the fabric,
the colors they added, the quilting.
It is amazing to see such creativity.  



















Have you ever participated in a quilt challenge?
I enjoy them.  They make you think outside
the normal sewing box!


Friday, April 24, 2020

WINTER THREADS

Sew...what do I mean by Winter Threads?
Just that last winter I found some really great threads
while I was in Florida.

Like this embroidered Heron on a jean jacket.



And some threads that were being knitted and crocheted
by a fun Meet-up group I joined.

This looked like a bullseye dart board design.
She was having fun wearing it!


These ladies were all busy with their needles
and helping those of us with questions.


This is my project for the winter!
Dusk to Dawn Shawl by Briana Kepner



I am using a Superwash Merino
50 Shades of Gradient, Panther Pride colorway.
560 yards


A yarn swap with Kathy Guenther 
gave me this fun variegated Flamingo colorway.



Some shopping, of course!
I have not knitted anything in a solid color.
Now I can thanks to a great sale rack!


And here we are in April...
Is the Dawn to Dusk Shawl finished?
NOPE, but I am getting close!