Thursday, May 30, 2013

CQ Strip

The last Embroidery  side strip is finished and will be added to the left side of the crazy quilt below. Will be working on the top strip next month.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tazzie, CQ Doggie


Tazzie meets Tazz
Tazzie meets Tazzie!!

This was my entry for the Crazy Quilts are Quilts too!  Tazzie was a fun project to make and embellished.
The pattern is by Helen at Bustle and Sew . She has a lot of cute patterns.
I did not win this year but there were a lot of beautiful projects. Congratulation to all the three winners and people who entered their work.

The winner of the Draw is........    Lucky #10.....
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                              Congratulations Judy. Send me an email with your address..(:


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Snowman Quilting

Baby Quilt showing the many ways to hand applique.

Easy Street, sewing strips to make  16 Blocks.

Hand Quilting the Snowman Quilt. Tools of the trade are Clover Chalk Wheel, #5 mechanical pencil, ruler and scissors. The side is over half way quilted.

I paid $20 three years ago for this Qsnap frame. I now know why this person never used it. Those half rounds are very hard and almost impossible to snap around the frame. To protect the embroidery I used a thin muslin on top of the quilt before getting them to snap on. Because these are hard to add I most likely will not use it again.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hand Quilting

Monday, May 13th, Celebrate Hand Quilting is having a hand quilting blog hop!

Hearts all around the border.

Love feathers!!
Here is my current project. Working on the borders.

Monday, May 6, 2013

CQ Bear Giveaway

 I am giving away a pieced, CQ Bear with all the trimmings below.

Meet Bruno, the CQ Bear. I have made many of these bears the last 10 years for foster children.
In 2007 I made my first CQ Bear.

The Give A Way is a Bear for you to Embellish.

                                                                 Back side with NM RT 66 road map!

Enclosed will be some embellishments.
   Also a New Mexico statehood quarter.  I live in New Mexico!!!

The random drawing will be May 21.
Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too Quilt Show
This is the second year Thearica Burroughs at Pigtales and Quilts blog is hosting a crazy quilt show.
Thearica, a wonderful crazy quilter, has set up a show for all of us Crazies to show off our "hand" work. Most of us use a machine to quilt the pieces but all the stitches and laces are sewen by hand. Sometimes a seam will take me an hour to finish it but it is so rewarding.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Doily and Quilt Block

The Doily is completed!!  I have added the Three Leaf Clover pattern by Sharon Albers to the final round of the Blue Doily by Eileen Stafford. I wanted the doily to be larger and the Three Leaf Clover pattern filled it out. 

The local quilt shop has 2 blocks per month. The beginning blocks were all pieced using 1/2 square triangles. This time it is machine applique. I used a satin stitch on the light blue and blind hem stitch for the melons. Found this old button for the center. The melons are padded with bamboo batting.