Saturday, January 15, 2022

Garden Party January Block

I have completed my version of the Garden Party Down Under January block.
 This is the quilt along for 2022 offered by The Quilt Show. The pattern will be given on the first day of each moth for members of the Show. 
It was designed by Irene Blank. 
The final pattern will be given in December.
January 2022

I am using needle turn applique for my blocks. The triangle borders were machine pieced.

 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Monday, November 22, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

 



                                                 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!



Have a wonderful day celebrating.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Gluing English Paper Piecing My Way

 I have been gluing my EPP (English Paper Piecing) quilt tops for several years. I used to baste with a needle and thread; but I now prefer gluing. One method is not faster than the other; it just depend where you want to spend your time.

Gluing is ideal for me when I am prepping the pieces on airplanes trays for example, no danger of poking my fingers with the needle.

Below are the steps I use. Please note, if the shape is irregular like an elongated hexi, make sure you always start gluing on the same side. This will make sewing the pieces easier.

Material needed: Glue stick (any washable one), paper and fabric shapes, and a small acrylic ruler (here it is a 4.5" one, at home I use a 9" one because I have more space. 


1. Add a small dab of glue on each corner (fabric only).



2. Fold that first side over (not too tight). Add more glue on the new corners and fold over the paper.
Shown here with 2 sides already folded over the paper. I am moving clockwise.




3. Continue until all the sides are completed. The last one has 2 dabs of glue too. Fold and hold for a little bit.


4. A view from the right side. Finally, I just move the completed one to under the ruler (see the purple ones?), to keep drying in shape; and start with a new one on top.









Sunday, October 24, 2021

The always lovely Granada, Spain

Granada, Spain is a beautiful city, in any day of the year. It is full of life and beautiful views.
These photos were taking from the Albaicin. 
It is a beautiful neighborhood with very narrow streets from a long time ago. 

Al Alhambra seen from Mirador San Nicholas 

Sun Set from Mirador La Lona 

 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Almost Halloween

It is almost time for Halloween and I am finishing this cross stitch I have had kitted for a very long time.
I am hoping to have it finished by the 31st. The pattern is by Fancy That and is called Halloween Tree. I am using a 32 count linen and 2 strands of Sampler Threads suggested on the pattern sheet. 🎃 

 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Memorial Park- Houston


 This beautiful lake is part of the Memorial Park renovation. In 2011 the severe draught that happened around here killed way too many trees. It looked like a fire had happened. Now, it is a joy to visit. 

Garden Party January Block

I have completed my version of the Garden Party Down Under January block.  This is the quilt along for 2022 offered by The Quilt Show. The p...