Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ice, Inspiration, and Instigation


We are in the middle of an ice storm like so many others and their bad weather - what's a quilter do do?  SEW!!!  I am 20th bobbin since Monday and even used a spool of thread up - blocks, blocks and more blocks.


And I guilted myself about those borders, so with the help of my assistant (not), I put one one, then made blocks - put another on, then made blocks.  I have the last of the five to go, but it seems every time I lay this out, Miss Bella claims it and I get no where.  So more blocks, blocks, blocks today. 


Temecula Quilt Co is having a QAL with reproducing this antique flying geese quilt - so many geese a month.  I need to clear some of my reproduction fabrics that won't be used in Barbara Brackman's "Diary" QAL so this works for me.  Besides - I love to make flying geese.

  
And to instigate some more - this beauty is being offered by Wendy Shepard of Ivory Spring.  You could even take a section of this and make a mini if you don't feel up to another big quilt.


I did get out yesterday for a bit (in the pouring rain) to the local library - only like a minute or two from me.  They had a fun class on making an Accordion Album.  I'm sure due to the weather, I was the only one who showed up.  BUT what fun and I have found a project I can share with my grandkids.

I will get new buttons up for Temecula and Wendy soon, and back to my blocks.........

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon 

16 comments:

  1. The flying geese quilt looks like a great stash buster. Good thing you enjoy making the geese.

    Wendy's Ivory Spring looks tempting...but I 'MUST' say no. I have to many WiPs and UFOs to finish.

    Sorry to hear about the ice storm. Stay safe and warm!

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  2. You're always throwing temptation my way...stop! Okay, don't stop, I just might want to make those geese or that Ivory Spring, or maybe I should go sew what I already have started. Be safe with all that ice flying around you!

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  3. I love the quilts but I am not good at flying geese. Another thing I need to practice when I have finished my UFO's. Glad you managed to get out for a while. You can go a bit stir crazy if you are indoors all the time. Stay warm. Hugs, Susiex

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  4. 20 bobbins since Monday! That's a lot of sewing!

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  5. Dang, girlfriend, that is a lot of sewing to finish 20 bobbins! I'm also considering doing the flying geese quilt. I best get started now before I'm "behind". LOL. Happy sewing! Hugs to everyone...

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  6. I forgot to say bummer you were the only student at the journal class but it should be fun to make them with the grands.

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  7. Love those geese, just not sure if I will do more.....unless thay are florals..lol. I saw Wendy's pattern and thought the same as you, how cute for some small quilts.

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  8. Great gosh-a-mighty...20 bobbins! You are amazing! Rub some of that sewing motivation off on me, please! It is interesting to see the Temecula project...I have been trying to pick a long-term scrappy project to make units toward, and I was thinking about flying geese...definitely in the top 3. I figure if I can make a small gauge, long-term project I could do it in units or blocks and use up some of my yummy scraps. I SOOOO love scrappy quilts, but simply can't make up my mind which one(s) to start. I wish I had your gumption! I have enough scrappy green/white log cabin blocks and have been thinking about an outer border of half dresden blocks in scrappy reds or greens. I need to stop thinking about it and just start cramming fabric through the machine...

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  9. Those accordion journals are fun to make. Shame you were the only person to turn up, but then I bet you had fun anyway.

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  10. It's so nice to see Miss Bella and I'm sure she helps more than you're giving her credit for :) Thanks for the heads up on Wendy's quilt, it's beautiful.

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  11. That's a shame that only one showed up, but lucky you, getting the class time all to yourself. I haven't counted my bobbins, but the Stars and Stripes quilt is a bobbin pig, so know the feeling. I used up a spool on it too. We must be on the same quilting plane in an alternate universe.

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  12. That flying geese quilt is AWESOME! I bet it would be a great scrap buster, too. Wonder what it would look like in more brightly colored fabrics?

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  13. Twenty bobbins sounds like it could be a record. Thanks for mentioning the Flying Geese quiltalong. I don't know if I will attempt it now, but I love the idea.

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  14. That's a lot of sewing, 20 bobbins! Both inspiration quilts are fun. I've got a flying geese one on my bucket list. Looking forward to seeing your versions develop.

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  15. I'm glad that you are getting a lot accomplished. I hope to do the same today since we have a snow day.

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  16. Wow 20 bobbins, that's bucket fulls of blocks stitched together. I like the flying geese quilt and can't wait to see how yours looks.

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