Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Block Of the Month 2013

Finished the 2013 BOM tonight.  I think I have decided that I prefer making quilts without waiting a year to finish them.  I enjoy trying new techniques & sometimes the challenge is worth it for me.  Now I just have to get on with the next project.  I am running low on little girl blankets so I will get a few of them going now.  Also want to start a Christmas project.  Time is running out.  November is just around the corner.

The "Maple Skies" fabric was used as my neutral.

Had to use some orphan blocks in the backing.  Just my style.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Some Women Prefer Chocolates.....

I am just going to say that I really enjoy getting orders in the mail.  First you experience the online choices, then you get to make your little check mark & send in the order.  A few days later the box arrives.  Oh my!  Can you say I love thread!  My latest shipment from ConnectingThreads.com.  For me this is so much better than a box of chocolates.  Hubby just smiles.
I hope you are having good experiences in your lives too.  After all, it really is the simple things that make you smile.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

My new machine!

Hubby went to the DI (Deseret Industries) thrift store today and found this little treasure for me.  It is a child's machine dated between the 1940's - 1950's.  It is a sweet little machine (Stitch Master made in Chicago IL by Gateway Engineering Co.) that does a chain stitch.  Cost him $8.  He was so proud of his purchase that he had to stop by my office to show me.  Of course I love the gift and the fact that he thought about me when he saw it.

I am almost finished machine quilting the last of 3 quilts for a customer.  Haven't done much sewing for me.  Managed to fit in some time at lunch yesterday by taking my Singer Featherweight II to work & set up in the breakroom.  Got some of the half square triangle blocks sewn for my Craftsy BOM.