Thursday, October 6, 2011

Getting Down to Business

I often loose track of time while I am on line surfing.  Looking at quilt patterns, quilting blogs, fabric stores, etc.  I am sure that you all know what I am talking about. 
I wanted to get more done in life.  Utilize the time I had better.  I have actually not always kept up on blogs.  I have had to play catch up at times and re-read items that I skimmed over before.  What have I been doing………SEWING!
Here is the pic of the Christmas Traditions Quilt for the church.  I need to quilt it yet.  I certainly had help from the other church quilt ladies.  The poinsettia print is leftovers from the soldier stockings made last year.  The other fabrics came out of my stash.
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After I finished getting the Christmas Traditions Quilt layered up, I picked up an older project.  This other project had been my “leaders and enders” project.  I worked on it quite a bit at retreat back in March.   This is fabric my husband brought back from his business trip to Nebraska.  I made a couple wrong cuts with the Turning Twenty Simply Sashed pattern.  A few clicks of the mouse and the replacement fabric was in transit.  I could not find that fabric at any of the LQS. 
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My version has all 4 corners the same raspberry color, thanks to my ooops (along with almost 1 yard of fabric for the stash).  The fabric is “Rock Candy” by Mark H. (I can’t remember how to spell his last name.)  His most notable fabric line is “Fairy Frost”.  This “Rock Candy” line also has the metallic sheen “Fairy Frost” is know for.
Now to my current project….I WILL be teaching a class in November.  I need to finish up the sample in the next few days.  Here is the stack of goodies.  The alternating block is done.  I just have to sew the stack of cut fabric.  There is a seam on each sides of the piece you see there, then the blocks are all done.
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See how neat I am (NOT!!)
Hope to see you all in blogland. 
Just keep on a quilting,
Just Another Quilter


  1. Two goergous quilts! Did you fussy cut the poinsettia fabric? Some of those squares look too perfect to not be! I love the vibrant colors and black skinny sashing in the stained glass-looking quilt. Your hubby did a fantastic job with that selection. And I'm sure you'll show us what the tease is when you can - I look forward to seeing it. And if that's "messy" should see my work area! Chaos often doesn't begin to describe it when put next to what you've shown!

  2. Both quilts are beautiful! The poinsettia one will be great for Christmas, a nice break from everything red and green. I love the black sashing in the other one. Black really sets off the gorgeous colors. It will be fun to see what your other project turns out to be. Have fun with it.

  3. What incredible quilts!!! Your time away from blogland has certainly paid off! After looking at your "messy" picture, I'm here to tell you that you don't know the meaning of the word! *wink* Keep up the good work! ---"Love"

  4. The stained glass quilt is awesome. I love the poinsettia quilt too... I am a blue fan and I love to see blue christmas themed fabric. (Or anything).
    I do believe that you might be a bit confused about messy though LOL.

  5. Sigh! Both quilts are absolutely gorgeous! You know I am a two-color quilt freak! The stained glass quilt? Love it in the batiks. Someday I will make one using bright colored scraps. Beautiful work!

  6. Fabulous quilts! You really have been sewing up a storm. Neat? Nonsense. Just the creative process. ann :-)