Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Midweek Musings ;)

As I plod along on this wallhanging... I try to stop and enjoy the texture the quilting is creating... here is a good shot of that in close up view...
Here is a pic of my current location "in the hoop" view...
And once I got that part finished you can see some of the texture in this freshly marked view...
This corner only looks distorted in the photo! lol  It is actually straight :)

I really love how effortless it is to mark using a stencil with the pounce powder!  Loving this project again now! haha :D

HERE is a link to the video on Youtube that shows how to properly use a Pounce Pad.  They come in white, pink, and blue chalk powder.  You need an applicator for each color chalk then can buy refills if you need to.. I haven't had to and my white is getting a bit low.. I don't have the blue yet.

And to make the middle of my week even more exciting...


New fabrics to show off!!!!
12 new fabrics here... Thanks goes to my quilty cyber friend Kathy Porter.. she sent me all this fabric to make room for fabric she liked and would use more of!  WHAT!!! Yeah :)  Check out her blog HERE & see her tiny hand quilted stitches in a gorgeous log cabin quilt!  Anyway, as they say.. one man's trash is anothers treasure... this is MY TREASURE TROVE here :)  Very pleased with this transaction!

Here are some close ups...
 It is folded (over a yard) and organized on boards (1 yard or less)
For storage in my fabric chest.

This fabric will breed many quilts in years to come... I am blessed to be the recipient of this... my honey agrees too!  Honestly he is bowled over by the top quality fabrics!

Next is some fabric I have been collecting for my granddaughter that is due to make her appearance the end of May!  Here are the beginnings of Kaydence's quilt to be....
Here are the fabrics laid out on my ironing board I use for piecing... did you see that finished project??
 Here is my vintage iron I use for piecing and my new ironing board made from a thick piece of plywood... covered with a towel then covered with decorator grade fabric that is all cotton :)

I got the idea from a Missouri Star Quilt Company vid... and I love this one.. I used a fluffy towel that had found bleach somewhere and discolored it... folded it over the board and sewed the sides.. slipped in the board after trimming and turning the towel (messy process by the way!).  Then I measured and sewed the sides of the fabric.. I made french feld seams so no strings will appear over time as I am hard on my ironing board!  My old one is faded and flat in comparison!!

What you will see me quilting next...

I am making a banner for my honey from an piece I had embroidered for him with the Singer logo and leftovers from the valance.. plus some other fabric to bring our design to life.

Here is my design process... I started on the notepad ... then moved that design to graph paper... but I keep my original "idea" paper because it is where I doodle quilting designs during the piecing process :)
The banner itself will be ready to show off once I have it to a showable state ! lol

So what are you up to during this last week of January... can you believe February is coming soon?!!

Linking this post up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts HERE!

Hope you have a wonderful and productive rest of your week.. and when you have a minute don't forget to ...



6 comments:

  1. nice quilting and always fun to get fabric!!

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  2. What a great lot of fabrics you got! So fun to plan new things.

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  3. I found it interesting that you like the pounce powder because it totally rubbed off on my and I had to go back and remark with pencil in order to finish my last hand-quilting project. I really didn't like it.

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  4. I can't wait to see Your grandbaby's quilt come together. Those are cute fabrics.

    I love your design process. I've never tried that myself and it's fascinating to see quilter's design their own quilts.

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  5. Sounds like you have been very busy. Always fun to get more fabric for our stash. I started out using a pounce and didn't like it.It just rubs off to quickly for me.

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  6. Lucky you - it's always nice to inherit fabric. Your quilting looks great.

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