Monday, August 10, 2020

Studio Clean up and Stash Reduction

 I don't know why this always happens to me - but... when I am away from my studio for any period of time,  I come back, and all I can think about is cleaning up!   I really should just want to sew, but noooooo , my brain says - lets reorganize!!

A stack of Yellows


and So - with all of my strong men home ( see there is a benefit to covid)  I started reorganizing!!

I have my own bathroom in the studio - and since it is just me, I might have batting stored in there ( and then I run upstairs to use the other bathroom - weird right?)  I decided it was time to move it all, and behind it! I found fabric!!  Which led to other fabric, which led to....

Leftover Minkee from the backs of quilts


Finding Denim Fabrics left from My Maternity Clothing company!! I was one of the first clothing companies on the internet in 1995... mostly then people were just using it as an ad campaign... I had a REAL store - with an order form an everything... and lawsy mercy was that catalog long.... but!   I sold the company a few years ago, and I had used most everything I saved.. but denim!.... well   I digress....

I used to order fabric wholesale, and I have noticed, that is a hard habit to break.. you know - buying in quantity!!

Purples and pretties


and so!!

I am sorting through tons of fabrics  - Literal Tons - and am starting to list them on Ebay!!  I figured this would be a great way to reduce some stash, spread the fabric love, and maybe..... be able to empty a shelf... I mean - lets not get carried away over here alright??


Quiltygirl Quilts on Ebay


This is where I will be listing my fabrics - Some auctions have already started... some are starting a little later today - and new ones will post each day.... I mean - I can only do so much in a day without getting to distracted.... my bucket list of quilts to make has significantly grown as well!


PS - I might have had a chance to get out in the real world - the world without people and I might have some photos to share ....


Friday, August 07, 2020

Queen of Diamonds Progress.... and ! Finished ( or NOT!) Friday

I thought I had been making faster progress on this quilt top - but after looking back at my blog posts.... I have not... *sigh*   

Oh well!! at least I still like it right?

This is called Queen of Diamonds - and the pattern is by Atkinson designs. It is in her Dealers Choice Pattern book....  I add this because the few emails I get asking for measurements... the answer is... It is in her book ....- right?  

We have to support our awesome designers... and make them keep designing!


I actually have two rows sewn together now, so..... you know... I am getting there!!

and just for fun - One of my sons had to stay in Denver for a week and he was on the 30th floor. I went to visit him and this pencil caught my eye.... of course the tingling in my feet and the weakness in my knees did not like that height!


The 30th floor people.... oh my!!!


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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Happy Half Square Block SEVEN

HAPPY HALF SQUARE PROJECT Block SEVEN!!

In my mind - I saw this one as a spinning Pin wheel in a circle..
I think,..
It would have had a better effect if I had kept the background consistent.

BUT!  I am also using all my pre cuts - so I am working with what i have
In that case - I like it!



A lot of you are asking for names of the blocks
I truly have NO IDEA -
I am just playing with the Half Squares until I figure out something I like.

a few.... I have not been fond of, but I may make them anyways!!
hope you are having fun following along!

Monday, August 03, 2020

Quilts of Valor Colorado

Even though we haven't been able to meet in person for our Sew Days.... My group has been Stitching like crazy ... at home!!   

Then Crystal and Deonna ( sisters!!! That both machine quilt)  Took a huge stack of our tops... and voila!! they are ready to bind.... its so awesome!!

Ready???


Above: Made by and quilted by Crystal

Below
This was on of our Block Drives
My State hosts them and of course, since I design them I post them on the blog here
So these are the results!!




Below
Pieced and Quilted by Deonna


Again - That Deonna - she never gets bored right?


This one is the Lone Rider Mystery that we did
But I sorta forgot to write down who pieced this one
I think it was Joan


and it was quilted by Crystal!

Hope you got a little inspiration!!



Saturday, August 01, 2020

Mask Dealies ... or stoppers for adjusting the elastic

So many of you asked in comments and emails what the dealies are that I used for the elastic adjustments,

These are them. They are small on one side and a little bit larger on the other - so you thread the elastic thru them, and then you can just sort of squeeze them and slide to adjust.


Here is the How to that came with them:




Mine came in Black and White. the only problem I see is that if you pull them off, you will lose them... but I don't think they come off very easily.

Here is the Link from Amazon for them:



Hope that helps!