Showing posts from September, 2015

Lou Ann's Paradise in Blooms

You have seen this quilt top on my blog before here.  We are friends and part of a group we call "WWIT" or What Was I Thinking!  Another good friend is Denise Green of HollyDee Quilts, a CI for Judy Niemeyer patterns. We had a retreat to work on Paradise in Blooms, complete with Denise to teach individually as we had questions.  Of course Lou Ann shows up with all her components made, she just needs to set it all together at the retreat. Miss overachiever lol! Lou Ann had a request to quilt this one over the top gorgeous and that's not hard to do when you start with something this beautiful to begin with.   I am so happy to report that this quilt took 1st in its category,  BEST OF SHOW,  and  received a National Quilting Association Award of excellence at our local quilt guild show this weekend!   We loved it but it is so awesome for your workmanship to be recognized by a judge and so many quilters visiting the show.  Thank you so much Lou Ann for allowing me to be a pa…

Winter Wonderland Snowflakes

A little runner I made using this Judy Niemeyer pattern.   All my piecing was accomplished at bee days or camping!  I was trying to work this one into my schedule for quilting Friday morning before loading the next client quilt.   Of course this little piece would be the one with issues!  I was about 2/3's done with tiny feathering in the background when thread started breaking.   Long story made short,  I finally determined the thread had a section at the bottom "under wound"  meaning it was pulled tighter and actually slid underneath  where it should be spooling off.   No choice.   Rippit!   I then spent 6 hrs ripping out what I had spent about an hour stitching.   Saturday,  I decide to finish off simply with a different thread.  Guess what?  My bobbin tension wasn't perfect and I didn't realize until it was off the frame! !  Not enough to impact the stitch holding together. ..just tiny dots of top thread appear on the backside.   I'm leaving it. too much…