Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring!

I walked on over to the City quilt today :0)

Bought some NYC fabric.
This was designed for the Grand Central Terminal's Centennial, later this week I will walk over
to see the quilt show of thirty quilts selected through a competition organized by the City Quilter and American Patchwork &
Quilting Magazine, being shown at the NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex which is right in the train station.

Had to have this fabric
I even saw some snowdrops blooming along the way.   The snow has melted, the sun is shining, it must be Spring :0) 

And this fabric too :0)

Happy Sewing, Kim

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day from NYC

Kilts were plentiful on 5th Ave.!

along with adorable  Irish  step dancers

It was bitter cold and I was dressed very warmly from head to toe but that is me with some pipers from Babylon, Long Island

I love bagpipes and we got to hear some great bands today!

Happy St. Patrick's  Day from NYC

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Quilt guild challenge

So the challenge was: reach into a scrap bag with your eyes close pull out three fabrics and
use a given ugly pink and brown plaid fatquarter.  Now make one of your favorite things 
in a maximum 14 X 15 inch, minimum 12inch  square quilt.  My fabrics were  black, bright yellow and a pale blue green combo.  I pieced these into a small offset log cabin block then raw edged
the black eyed susans  flowers on top....14 inch square.  Lastly I put a few dots of gold paint
in the center of the black circles, did some thread painting and called it done.   Happy Sewing, Kim

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kevin the Quilter

20 blocks for Kevin the quilter's great QOV project, I hope you can help!
You can win prizes and this is such a great cause, remember Freedom isn't FREE
our brave service people fight for it everyday to keep us FREE.    thanks again, Kim
Okay what makes me do a happy dance?  Can I get a whoop whoop is asking and I have
to say Kevin the Quilter made my week this week!  He is  offering to make donated blocks into  Quilts of Valor quilts to donate to our soldiers!  How wonderful is that?  So I am sharing this blog post over at the linky party.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Quilts of Valor... Can you help?

Kevin the quilter is having a block drive......hey and a chance to win some prizes!
This cause is very dear to my heart so I want to help spread the word.
If you can help please do and let Kevin make some wonder quilts for our
wounded soldiers who fight to keep us FREE.  Thanks so much and Happy Sewing, Kim
Debby Brown and I made this QOV quilt in 2009.   Kevin's blocks are much easier and only have two seams PLEASE HELP :0)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Doll Quilt

Valentine doll quilt for my swap partner

These little quilts allow me to practice some free motion quilting

A closer look at the back
The doll quilt I received from my swap partner.
If you would like to join the doll quilt swap group go here and sign up :0)

Little comfort dolls for preemies, they are about 5 inches tall.
To see more about making things for preemies you can visit here.

Happy Sewing, Kim

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Horry County Museum's 20th Annual Quilt Gala

First a few historical quilts that were shown in the bed turning style to protect the quilts, so we only got to see half of each quilt.

An old fashioned yo yo

A magnificent postage stamp quilt in a round the world setting

A lovely old signature quilt where the signatures have been embroidered

A poison green and bubble gum pink ocean waves, beautifully hand quilted
  Some of the modern quilts, these two were hung side by side and my favorites:

This was part of the challenge called "Dressed to the Nines",the rules were : create a wall hanging using only black and white prints, solids or tone on tones only.

This is all thread work!
 Scrap quilts:
This was part of a talk on inch finished hexies scrap quilt.

Lovely strips made into a scrappy barn raising setting

Bonnie Hunter mystery patterns : " Roll Roll Cotton Boll"

" Easy Street"

What a great way to spend a rainy day :0) 

Happy Sewing,

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Here we go again! Ice storm number 2

More ice ! This is not a good thing in a town without snow removal equipment,
last time it took 4 days to thaw, this time we do have warmer temps in the forecast in a few days.

The trees are heavy with ice and snapping and popping , large limbs are coming down!

some are breaking off and some are just hanging very low.

I better go sew while the power is still on.  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Winter Projects

Little dolls for the NICU with my group the Sea Trail Grandma
where you can see all the many things that are donated to our area hospitals.

Lots of little dolls and I will make more in a smaller size for the tiniest of preemies.
Happy Sewing, Kim

Friday, January 31, 2014

Winter Projects

144  one inch squares in this doll quilt for my swap partner.
  ( check it out if you would like to join this fun group that exchanges a doll quilt every month)
The theme is" try something new", so I tried some free motion quilting on this top, it's not perfect but I did try something new :0)......let's just say I need a lot more practice.   Happy Sewing,

Well Since this is my only real finish in weeks I will link up with Amanda Jean to show it off.....poor Amanda Jean is doing taxes......YUCK!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Winter Projects

Making progress on Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice!
Update : 2-2-2014 Bonnie has a link up so you can see some finished Celtic Solstice quilts.

25 of these "54- 40 or fight"star blocks are made and most of the other blocks are done too, now I just have to start assembling them into the quilt top.
I am still debating whether or not to make this larger into a queen size quilt for my bed or just calling it a day and moving onto the next project :0)  time will tell.   Happy Sewing, Kim

This is too good not to share, Barb has posted fabulous photo's from a Gwen Marston show along with a presentation she gave about her work.  Just click on Barb and you will be taken to her blog :0)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

State of Emergency

light snow with about 1/2 inch of ice under it

ice encrusted car

iced palm trees

Living in a town with no snow removal equipment means telling everyone to stay off the roads
then declare a state of emergency to enforce it!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Winter Projects

Another applique block finished
When I saw Lori's finished "Just takes Two" quilt  on her bed I thought I better get back to mine and see if I can get it done.  It is nice to have a little hand project available while having to wait for appointments, or quiet evenings at home.

This project is also Inspired by Lori :0), I have nine blocks finished now I have to join them with HSTs, so far so good.

"Under the big top"
Wish me luck!  Happy Sewing, Kim

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year

If you have never done a Bonnie Hunter Mystery I encourage you  to try this one, it is still available on her blog and now that the reveal is out you can either look at it as a finished quilt and pick your colors or do as we mystery quilters like to do is guess as to what  colors we want to work with before we see the pattern.  I have picked lots of stash I have on had but with a bend towards Christmas colors : reds, golds, greens and blacks.

Many 3.5 units will make up this quilt.

Bonnie Hunter has revealed her mystery :0), I have many more hours to go to make these blocks into a quilt but I will enjoy the process into the new year.  I hope everyone has a blessed 2014 with many hours of Happy Sewing,  Kim

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Celtic Solstice clues one through five

One 3.5 inch block from each clue 1-5.

four of each block

 A few possible blocks from clues so far

I'm making progress on my  Bonnie Hunter  Celtic Solstice mystery but slowing down while my daughter is visiting.  Happy New Year!  Happy Sewing,