Thursday, September 23, 2010

More and More Go Giveaways..OH I Want A GO

The Go Giveaways are coming right and left.....and that is a good thing.  Go over to Millie's Quilting  and enter to win a Go and three Dies.

Here We Go Giveaway

Well here I go again trying to win a Go....I will not give up until I win one or I get one for Christmas.....hint hint.

Go over to Jane's blog and she is having a wonderful giveaway for a Go and three dies.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

One Flower Wednesday

It has been a few weeks since I have posted my flower for the One Flower Wednesday. I have just been busy with life and trying to win a GO from other bloggers. It has been fun looking around at all the other blogs. So much that I lose track of time and then don't have time to post on my own blog.
I haven't posted any flowers in awhile but I have been working on them. Here are a few that I have finished. I took the pictures quickly so they are not the best. I have them on my design wall and the lighting wasn't that good. Now I am off to go look at everyone's flowers.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Learning Freemotion Machine Quilting

I enjoyed having five days off from work. We had some very nice days compared to the days leading up to my days off with all the rain. We needed it though.
I have been trying my hand at freemotion machine quilting. Last month I took a class at my favorite quilt shop Tomorrow's Quilts. I had a lot of fun and learned some good ideas for freemotion quilting. I did seem to have some trouble getting my stitches to look good. I tried using different thread and needles. I think I may have it right now. Here are just two of the many sandwich squares that I have been practicing on.

I made a small wallhanging for the class out of five inch squares that I had in my scrap box. The only thing I had time to do in the class to the wallhanging was to get it pinned.....I don't like that pinning part but I know it has to be done. After all those practice squares I finally felt a little confidence to work on the wallhanging. I did some stippling on it. Here are a few squares of it.

I also did some machine quilting on a table runner that I had done a few months ago called Taco Salad from Atkinson Designs book called "Let's Do Lunch". I love her patterns. Fun and easy to do. I have several table runners and placemats that I have been wanting to do some machine quilting on.

I aslo spent some time this weekend cutting out my hexie papers for my Grandmothers Flower Garden Quilt. I know...I could buy these already cut but I have started doing them this way and I want to finish them like this. I haven't had time to post for my One Flower Wednesdays but I have several of them done since my last post. I will try to get them posted this Wednesday.