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Saturday, October 12, 2013

A Feathered Star Journey

Many months ago I saw a post on Marsha McCroskeys' Facebook page about a new quilt called Stars of Chamblie that she had designed and was promoting at Spring Market. I posted a picture of her quilt in a previous post. I ordered the book as soon as it became available on her website along with her specially designed Feathered Star Ruler.




 Some words of wisdom if you decide to embark on your own Feathered Star Journey!!!!
You will need patience, organization and precision. Make sure that your seam allowance is an accurate 1/4 inch, keep your seam ripper close by, the sooner you find and correct an error the better. For me, a slightly lazy piece-er I had to learn the above lessons the hard way. I'm glad that I challenged myself I have finished piecing 8 out of 9 blocks. whew!!!!!


Block 9 waiting to be pieced...perhaps tonight??

On another note, the Simplicity applique quilt that I finished this summer has returned from the quilter. It turned out beautifully! A local LAQ named Richla Ramsey quilted feathers, and bubbles and brought the quilt to life.





Have a great fall weekend
xo Kay


Monday, June 10, 2013

Holy Cow!! Two Days in a Row???

Hi, again. You don't hear from me for months and here I am again the next day.

I am anxious to share the next installment of my Home Sweet Home quilt. I last posted a finished block in Feb 2012! This is block 6, "62 Holly Hill".


I finished the last of the applique last night while watching the Tony Awards. So happy to have one more finished. The tree on the left was my own design. I really liked the look of the original tree designed by Barb and Alma, but found it quite difficult to applique, I was not happy with how mine was turning out so I designed an easier one.
Just 3 more blocks to go and then an applique swag border. I plan on getting the fabrics selected for the next block today.
Hope you all have a good and productive week.
xo Kay

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Happy Sunday!!




I have been a very neglectful blogger!! I will try and be more consistent about writing. Any way, here is a peek at what I have been up to.

Quilt Market 2013 with Pam and Sharon
it was a blast!!

Me and My Sister Designers, Mary and Barbara and me, with their new book.
They are so nice and really enjoyed meeting them

Quilt from their book, 3 Times the Charm book two. This is "Jennifer" using Avalon by Fig Tree Quilts


Tula Pink's amazing version of a skill sampler..Awsome!!!

Me, Tula and Pam...we are huge fans and really enjoyed a chance to chat with her.

Marsha Mc Closkey's Star of Chamblie 


Anne Sutton from Bunny Hills' new Christmas BOM.
So Cute!!

Carnaby St took me back to my teen years!! And love the fabric group from Art Gallery

Who knew I would see the Fab Four at Quilt Market...be still my heart ..sigh :-)
There was so much more, but it would be a very long post!!
On to what I have been working on.


                                                                             Simplicity.......by 3 Sisters.
This quilt has been waiting since I bought the kit in 2007! 
Center Applique detail.The colors are so soft that it was hard to get a good picture. Will try again when it is quilted.
Detail of the corner applique.
Bee using Honey Honey by Kate Spain (thanks Noel for the scraps!!)
Right at home on the porch!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Catching Up


Longtime, no post!!!! I have been busy traveling and sewing but have not managed to sit down and write anything in a long time,
Grab a cuppa because the might be a long one! :-)

In January I decided to fly to  England and surprise my cousin for her 70th Birthday.
I got the first surprise when landing was delayed 2 hours due to SNOW!!! I have to admit, tho, that the journey from the airport  through villages and past fields was magical.
The surprise came off well and I had a great time catching up with family and friends. I love being in England, but maybe not in January so much.
Historical Sally Lunn House in Bath

Bath Abbey

This was the most wonderful little shop filled with so many wonderful goodies



eye candy, not real candy! Buttons and tiles etc.

Be still my Heart,A Cath Kidston Shop!!!! sigh..spent alot of money in this store!!!


Eagerly waiting to get inside this wonderful shop!

Quilt shop called Country Threads every nook and cranny of two rooms filed
with fabrics. pre-cuts, books etc. Did find some Tilda fabric that I have not seen here.
On the left my cousin, Pix and right good friends John and Julie.
Midsomer Quilting Nice shop near Bath





Now on to what has been happening in the Quilt Studio.
New Years Day Mystery over at Planet Patchwork...not my usual pallet but like it.

Pretty quilt made from Paris Flea Market, pattern from Spring/Summer 07 Quilt Sampler
called Rosy Chic, from The Cotton Patch, Keizer, Oregon.



In February, after catching up from jet lag..I put this cute little pattern together using Primitive  Gatherings  and
this cute pattern.
  


Circa 1934 using pattern from magazine
"Seaside Bed Quilt" from Cluck Cluck Sew, using mostly Seaside fabrics.
I think I may have left a few things out but they will wait until the next post. I promise to write more often.
Enjoy your day..the sun is out here, at the moment..must get onto more fun sewing.
Cheers.
Kay xo

Thursday, December 13, 2012

A few little things

I have had this post floating around in my head for a few weeks now and just couldn't seem to get around to sitting down and posting. A few friends that read my blog regularly have told me that they miss reading about what I have been making, so I'm going to let you see what I have been up to since October!! Wow, how time flies.
These darling little pillows were made by my wonderful co-workers as "comfort pillows". Each has a distinct personality just like the maker and give me love and comfort each time I see them. I work with best ladies and we are a family for sure.
I found this cute bag tutorial at www.noodle-head.com/openwidezipperpouch. I have made a few of these great bags that open wide so you can see what is all the way down in the bottom. They also hold an amazing amout of "stuff". I like mine for holding hand sewing/embroidery supplies. The directions are clear and easy to follow. Anna has many great designs, I encourage you to check her out.
This is "Sparkle" from Fig Tree & Co using Joanna's Tapestry line. I really love this pattern!! I have plans for a Christmas themed one..probably for next year LOL.
Last but not least (for this post , anyway :-)!!) I have been working on this quilt off and on for a few years..finally this Christmas it will be finished..still have the binding to put on but close enough,,right? I think that will be all for today, back soon! Kay