Sunday, October 19, 2014

Stitching in Susie's World

I got my hands on the latest Simply Vintage magazine just before I left for quilt camp. I have been stitching up the blocks of a four part mystery by Bonnie Sullivan in the magazine. I'm always excited to see what will be happening in Susie's World--part three is in the new Autumn issue. 
Each month there have been two blocks. These are from parts one and two. 

One of the blocks from part three.

I love Bonnie's designs and a few weeks ago, the Simply Vintage blog had a challenge--
I was thrilled to be one of the three lucky winners of this beautiful Quiltmania book by Bonnie Sullivan direct from France!
I love the cover quilt, as well as several other wooly projects I may need to make....
more birds and cats--along with other adorable critters!

Later today I hope to get a face on this sweet kitty--the second block from part three.
I can't wait for the next issue and part four!

See what others are stitching today for Slow Stitching Sunday
at Kathy's Quilts

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Retreat Show and Tell

The voting has opened for the Red and White Show It! You Made It! You Designed It! at the SewCalGal site HERE. You can vote once for your favorite quilt shown at the bottom of the blog post by clicking on the little heart in the upper right hand corner of the quilt photo.
Just a reminder: my quilt Hidden Hearts--haha!
I recently lost/misplaced my spare camera battery, so I need to apologize for my photos taken at Quilt Camp. Wouldn't you know that my battery would start to go dead during our show and tell event??
As a result, some of my photos are very blurry and several were a total loss ;-(
Never the less, there is still a lot of eye candy to be seen:
Sharyn sent me a couple photos, so I have my show and tell to post!
Hidden Hearts

and my Paper Dolls

 and the rest of the show:












Fraternal Twins!

Again, sorry about the blurs...













I wanted to show this even though very blurred--it covers a window in a camper.

and this one hangs behind the two front seats in the camper for privacy 



this is the back of the above quilt

front...

and the back...

front....

back...

an antique quilt find

A quilt for Nancy--we all made blocks.
 And there is more....
The small quilts next time!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Autumn Banner--just a little more stitching!

I am so far behind on my Stitching Society wool hexagons. The project for September was a banner/bell pull--I'm hoping to put the finishing touches on it today!
There was also an option to do the banner horizontally, but I have a little space in mind to hang this.
The top will be folded to make a pocket and I need to search for the perfect branch to use for hanging.

The Acorns with berries

Ears of Corn

Pumpkin

Squirrel with Acorn

Maple Leaf

Today I will be adding some Big Stitch Quilting along the edges and around the hexies using a chenille needle and pearl cotton.
I'm looking forward to hanging my Autumn banner later this week!
Linking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching
and Sew Many Ways for October Theme Week

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Quilt Camp Inspriation

One of the most fun things about Quilt Campp is seeing what everyone else is working on. There were so many awesome projects being laid out on the floor--here are some of them in no particular order--enjoy!
Tim Holtz fabrics

very scrappy and fun

this one got even bigger--elegant blacks and creams

cute Kim Diehl pattern

Sew cute!
from a free pattern by the fabric manufacturer

love that background fabric and the dots

Miss Rosie's Quiet Time

Jane Austen meets Kaffe Fassett

tiny pinwheels

Beautiful Blackbird Designs applique 

Lots of fussy cutting

border testing


Di Ford mystery from Quiltmania magazine

awesome broderie perse fabric

love Lemoyne stars

Terry Atkinson pattern, I believe

more fun scrappiness

Figtree pear pattern
I had to have some of that aged canvas background and found it at Grubers Quilt Shop

tiny paper pieced pineapple--MH Designs

another fun scrap top

jelly roll quilt

love the colors 

Next time I'll share some of the Quilt Camp Show and Tell....