Cool Site

I was turned onto a new site the other night at the PMQG meeting… it’s called Threadbias ~ and it’s AWESOME!!  Another PMQG member is a part of the team that put it all together and she did a small presentation on it at the last meeting, so I came home and made an account.  Check it out here

It is full of great tools, I especially like being able to put swatches of fabric onto a virtual “design wall” to see how certain fabric patterns look together.  This is great, especially if you’re like me and can’t afford to create a big fabric stash to work with.  

I also like that I can post my progress on my sewing projects, and the people that are seeing my posts are ALL interested in sewing… I’ve already gotten comments on my posts there! 

Anyway… just wanted to give a shout out to Amanda and say:  great job on the site!!   

I also wanted to show a picture of the finished king-sized quilt I made a few months back for my inlaws 50th anniversary:   

That’s all for now folks!! 

Binding Time

I recently finished a quilt top for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary… and just got it back from Nancy at Just Quilting who made this quilt come alive.   I’m so excited that it’s almost finished!  All I have left is the binding ~ and so here’s what I’m working on today.  Yep, I’m taking a break from the dragon for a day or two 😉

The binding fabric is Fairy Frost by Michael Miller… it’s really fun, and the bit of gold accent will help the quilt celebrate 50 years.  I’ll be able to show it to my local friends at the next PMQG meeting… otherwise you’ll just have to wait about a month before I can show it off with pics online!!

Another Great Meeting!

Just got home from the first PMQG meeting of the new year ~ and I felt the need to write about it!   We are so lucky to be a part of such a creative group of people, everyone seems so nice and helpful, with a wealth of knowledge to share.  I always feel so warm and fuzzy afterwards, not to mention totally motivated and a little overwhelmed with all these new ideas! I’m love my quilty friends 🙂

I really wanted to finish the quilt top I’m working on to show tonight… but it just didn’t happen.  So I thought I’d share what I’m working on… it’s an anniversary quilt for my inlaws.  Mom picked out the fabric… and it’s not a color palate I would have chosen, so it’s a little hard to work with.  What do you think?

  

Here are some photos of the quilt pieces… and you can see my little green sewing room too:

I guess we’ll see how it all turns out here in a few days… I’ll post when I finish the top.  Speaking of posts… my next will be my 100th post, so maybe I’ll  post some sort of give-away to celebrate!  Check back soon…

Quilt Start: Anniversary Quilt

At the last PMQG All-Day Sew, I started a brand new quilt.  It is for my In-Laws 50th wedding anniversary next April… and I’m pretty excited about it!

It is a first in creating a full pattern before I start sewing.  I took my Mother-In-Law fabric shopping the last time she came to visit, so she was able to pick the fabrics she liked most.  This is good because I really want them both to love this quilt!  She picked a couple florals, a stripe, and a solid and requested some shiny gold to signify 50 years.  Later I added a solid muted aqua color (can’t remember the color name) that will help in making this design look a little modern.    

I thought I’d share my progress on this quilt as I go since I’m just getting started.  Here is my design and notes etc…. the highlighted yellow denotes the blocks I have finished.  Next post I’ll have some photos of the fabric.

The quilt will be 110″x95″  so it will fit a king sized bed with full hang on 3 sides.  It will be the biggest quilt I’ve ever made.  Which already has me questioning the quilting.  I need to talk to Nancy!

I’m super excited about our PMQG meeting tonight!  It’s going to be a potluck and gift swap… and we get to see more amazing quilts!!

Oh ~ for those of you keeping track, I’m at 2975 hexies made for The Dragon Quilt… less than 1000 to go and I can start laying them out!!  Special thanks to Ale, Rachel, Brittney, and Michelle for your brown scraps!