Sunday, January 19, 2014

It's About Time!

I shouldn't always think I need to apologize for not posting more, but I always do anyway. The biggest reason is because I seem to have a lot of issues with getting pictures uploaded. This morning I made myself load photos though. I hope you enjoy!

You can find projects at every machine in my studio!

By the Pfaff you can find "Building Blocks" by Jackie Berdych of Sew Excited Quilts (& More) blog.
 I know, it isn't very impressive at the moment, but I am just getting started with it.

At the Juki, you'll see the Jingle Belle quilt being quilted.
I have the center medallion done so far.

At the Featherweight you can see the Celtic Solstice blocks.
The quilt is challenging but very doable! There are several folks that are just getting started on this quilt in the group. It isn't too late to join in the fun! All the directions are on Bonnie Hunter's blog until June.
I have a few blocks done and am playing around with layout ideas.
Do you see the circle starting to appear?

I joined a second quilt guild this year. They are doing a block of the month. This will end up being a calendar quilt. The first block is a snowflake. I will be appliqueing this down, turning the edges under as I go, so it won't look quite like this when it is done:
 January has been a strange month. We've been up and down and up and down, over and over again, with crazy temperatures! On the morning of the 9th I took a few pictures of the ice that formed on the trees.
 This is a two foot green baby ceder tree...all decked out for Christmas...except it isn't Christmas any more!
Here are two more photos of ice on the branches of a few other trees around our place:

On January 16th we had the first full moon of the year...the Wolf Moon. I've been enjoying moon-shine for four nights now! NO! That is not right! I meant that I have been enjoying the moon shining in through the patio door. The angle is just right for me to see it from the chair I sit and sew in, in the evenings.
 That's it for my first post of the year! I think I will try to link up to Nina's Off the Wall Friday postings. Hope you are all staying warm and sewing for the joy of sewing! Bye for now.


The Inside Stori said...

With the various projects and the very intricate quilt you are's no wonder you don't have time to post!!! Loved seeing what you are up to.

thequiltingdoberman said...

I love how your Celtic Solstice quilt is coming together! I am so glad you did an update on your progress...complete with photos. :) Sam

Jaye said...

You really use your machines well! am impressed.

Jaye said...

PS you should consider moving to Wordpress if blogger is giving you fits. I have very few problems now that I am Wordpress. When I work on the guild blog (on blogger), I curse quite a bit.