Thursday, April 18, 2013

Concrete Being Poured For Studio Addition

Today they are pouring the concrete for the studio addition, new parking pad and the new walkway.  I am so excited. 

It is amazing that once you set your mind to gets done! 

Happy Quilting,

Friday, April 5, 2013

Bee Night At My House

Meeting with my Bee girls tonight.  Love having this time together.  Mom is feeling better and is here also.  Susan's mom Christine is also coming tonight.

Suzanne came early to put her beautiful star quilt in the longarm and quilt.  She used beautiful batik fabrics to make these stars.

 Sweet Pea (my longarm) was being a very good girl today and quilting beautifully for Suzanne.
 These are jaw dropping beautiful.  Suzanne finished quilting the quilt during bee.
Another wonderful night with my girls.  Love spending time with these ladies, all so talented.  And the laughter is soooooooo good for the soul!

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Take 5 Die Project Completed

A few weeks ago mom and I went through our stash and pulled out every green fabric we had and cut them with the Take 5 die from my Accuquilt cutter.  It is a wonderful die.  It only takes a 14-inch wide piece of fabric to make the entire die cut.  Which makes it a wonderful fat quarter friendly die.  With each cut of the die, (if using fat quarters you get 3 extra  4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch squares since you can fan fold back) you get 1-8 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch square, 1- 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch rectangle and 3- 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch squares. x 10 layers.  So you can cut out a quilt very fast.

Needless to say mom and I had a lot of pieces cut in no time.  She pieced 2 complete tops in a matter of hours.

This is the Take 5 Die from Accuquilt.

 Below is one of mom's quilts being loaded into the longarm.
 Green #1 bound and ready for mom.
 Amazing how many green fabrics we had in our stash.  This is only one of the two quilts.  And we had pieces left over!  We sewed 6 blocks x 7 blocks for these quilts.  Each block finishes at 12-inches.  So these are 72 inches x 84 inches. 
Good job mom....aka Energizer Bunny Quilter!

Happy Quilting,