Sunday, September 21, 2014

Last diamond

I have made it a mission not to duplicate any fabrics in the diamonds.  Can you believe I didn't have just one more 2.5x2.5 square of plum? 
My grandmother had the philosophy that errors were reminders that no one is perfect.  So here is one more example of my imperfections.  
Now I just have a few half diamonds to complete to finish off the sides.
Let's hope I can keep up the momentum.  Any suggestions regarding how to quilt?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Way of life?

When does a hobby take over and  become a part of you?  If I had a hobby of making paper airplanes would they become a way I choose to decorate my home?

Will I tire of this?  I own sewing machines and quilts that belonged to and were made by women in previous generations from both sides of my family.  I love this and hope people in my family feel the same way in years to come.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Beginning of the last

The end is in sight!.  The diamond at the bottom that is pink and maroon is in place for the last row.  OMG I believe I may get this top pieced this winter.
Take note to the "help" our pup Irma provided....grrrrr.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Under the radar

My son can be a closet over achiever.  What I mean is that he be comes consumed with something and it becomes his total focus.   But he is not demonstrative about it.
That has just come to an end with his music. The closet part.  Last night was the first home football game.   The drum line members are rock stars!! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Free motion

http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2009/03/quilt-along-14-freemotion-quilting.html







Do you free motion quilt?  Here is a great tutorial to follow.  Although I have done this, refreshers and reminders are always great for an aging mind and body!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Almost there

Crappy lighting because my daughter took her lamps to school for her dorm room.  I spread this out on the bed and realize I am actually closer to the finish than I thought!..

I have all but one of the final flowers made and just need to attach those and finish the edges.   Wow the end of piecing the top in sight!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

And yet another

I have had more starts and so far finishes this year since I began this quilting hobbie/obsession/therapy about 10 years ago.  And here is the most recent...it will be red scraps with a white with red flecks as the background.

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