Castles in Moonlight

Castles in Moonlight
Have plenty more castles!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Hot Flash!

Starting a new quilt is always fun for  me!  Got the fabrics out to play with.  Has to be HOT colors for this one.

Cut out 5" strips, then sew them together to have 3 different groups.  two are with dark, light, dark strips.  One is with light, med, light strips.

So you cut the strips into 5" sections and make 9 patch blocks. 

Then you cut them in half up and down, and across.

Turn 2 of  the opposite corners, to change the design.

sew those back together.

This ended up being 4 x 5 blocks. 
This is for the Hospitality House.  The Oak Ridge guild gives them quilts to donate to people staying there that are going through chemo treatments.  People get very cold during that.  So we give them quilts to help them through it all.  They get to keep the quilts.
Each guild I'm in now, and all other quilt guilds always give quilts away to people in need.  It makes people feel good, and we feel great making them and giving them away to help.  I probably wouldn't make a quilt in this color group otherwise, and I had a fun time working on it! 
I thought it would be fun to show you from a pile of fabric to the quilt top.  Might put borders on it, just haven't made up my mind yet!
Quilts change as I work on them.  It's fun to see what actually gets finished.  Do you plan the whole quilt out?  Or do you just see what happens? 
Now go cut something out! 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Just keep sewing!

Here's is part of the Hawaiian one.  This has the light green stitched down. 

Now the dark green is stitched on 4 of the leaves.  This is going to take a while!

Did we get snow... sort of.  That's the mountain north of us that we can see out our front window.  We had flurries that didn't stick.

This is in the frame.. working on it!
So snowed in is a good thing.  You have extra time to sew that you didn't count on.  Get your taxes sorted out, and then play with your fabrics and patterns!  Bright colors are my favorite to work on in the winter!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

If at first you don't succeed...

Ok, if at first you don't succeed, laugh it off!
I did this for the challenge by Quilters Treasures.  Haven't heard anything about winners yet.

Got this great dragon panel.  It's together now.  Need to find a picture of it!
This one is done.  I love the swirls and quilting.  Got to have fun, right?!!!

Started this Hawaiian applique.  The light green is just too light.  But I like it there with the flowers.  So...

...I cut out a darker green and basted it on top of the light green.  So when I applique the light green will be around the edges of the dark green.  It's 60" square.  Now I was trying to get something ready to bring in a suitcase to work on during the trip.  But this is just too big and heavy.  Back to trying to find a smaller one to take along.
I did finish the Cherrywood challenge piece.  Got to keep that one out of sight until I know if I get in.  Just getting careful about these things.  I love challenges!  But if you show them before they get in, sometimes you get copied. 
Get in there and sew!!!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Quilts and more Quilts!

Make more quilts!  easy to read if you stand back from it!

This is more of the modern quilt show in Savannah.  They were really great and very different.

Love the lines on this!


I love the colors of this one.  It's morse code.

This one is cool.  Love the one colored stripe in there.

Lots of black and white quilts there.

Simple is the way of modern.

This is the alphabet for braile.

Very 3d.

No rules!

Macro to micro designs.

Nice colors.  You just have to enjoy the changes that modern is bringing to quilts.

These quilts were made by modern guilds.  They are on display and will go back to the guild that made each one.  Then the quilts will be used for charity.

Others that were on display in the front hall.

Some looked very traditional,

Others looked very modern.

Gives you plenty of ideas!

Love the use of shapes and colors.

This one was done by the Knoxville guild.

A sign that was up in one booth!  Love the graffidy look....

Then we went to Joes Crab Shack and had dinner!

Some pictures turned out better than others.

And the flash helped!

Cindy ordered crabs, so we all got bibs!

And the shark bite drink did in Marian.

Darlene and I went to the beach on Saturday and saw the light house museum.

She had been a librarian for 31 years... so this box was very interesting to her.  There were 412 light houses, and a box for each one.  They would be rotated once a month, so there were new books to read.

This was from on top of the fort.  There's the walk way over the dune to the beach.  Nice Day!!!

And there was another library box by the beach!  So you could get a book to read on the beach, and put it back or bring another to put in it.  Very cool.

And then there was a Mardi Gras parade that lasted a whole 15 minutes!  It was fun!  And I got some beads!!!

Dune buggies were great!

The roller derby girls were great!

Love the tutu!!!
So trips are a must!  Go and find the fun!  Bring back beads and fabrics. 
And IDEAS.  Then make time to create.  That's what life is really about!