Friday, November 30, 2012

Yes there is life after Feathered Star!!!

Thursday I stopped at Cottonpickers to pick up some 50% off fabric for quilt backings.
Beth asked me what I was working on now that my Feathered Peacock Star is at Becky's for quilting.
I'm currently working on two Lisa Moore Quilts with a Twist kits from Alaska for my friend Doris.  She and her oldest son's family traveled to Alaska this past June.  She bought the kits to decorate her basement as a reminder of the trip.
Aurora Garden with a Twist
Aurora Garden with a Twist
This one has been fussy cut and some of the blocks are together.  The fabric for the outer blocks and the borders on this one are directional so I need to pay attention when putting them together.
Scene in Alaska the Interior
This one will be next.  I need to press the fabric and and use template plastic to cut the panel into the correct pieces.  I love how this looks like you are looking through a window!!
Alaska Photo Album
I purchased this kit when I was in Alaska almost 5 years ago.  It's finished and I may have Becky quilt them all at the same time.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Buckeyes Won and so did I, I won the Chili Cookoff!!!

I downloaded these pictures from Facebook, they says it all  !!
We attended the 12th Annual Ohio State vs. That Team from Up North party in Ohio City today.  So while the fans in Columbus where cold in the Shoe we were cold in Ohio City!!

The alumni and fans that put on this party do a great job!!!
Each year they have a Chili Cookoff competition.  I placed second 2 years ago!!
This year I WON  !!!
I was almost more excited about winning the Chili Cookoff then winning the game!!
Oh wait that's just stupid!! 
We are undefeated and beat Michigan again!!!
Great season Buckeyes can't wait for next year!!!
Thanks Coach Meyer for a great season!!!
After all it's only 371 days until we play Michigan again!!!
November 30, 2013

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ohio State Football vs. That Team From Up North Week!!!

Yes, I realize that it is Thanksgiving Week, which means cleaning the house
and preparing the Turkey and all the fixings!!  Spending time with family and friends and being thankful for everything we have!!

It also means changing out the front door quilts for at least one day!!

But at the same time we(the alumni and fans) are so excited that the Ohio State Buckeyes are 11-0 and are the winners of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten, in a season that no one really cares what we do!! Go Buckeyes!!
Ohio State Buckeyes 2012 Big Ten Leaders Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt - Scarlet

Now we just have one more game on Saturday at Noon to finish off a great season!!

How will our Defense play against TTFUN's new quarterback and Denard Robinson?  That question will be answered on Saturday.

I will be eating, drinking, performing Script Ohio and enjoying the game at the annual party in Ohio City.

Speaking of eating, I need to make Chili for the Cook Off competition.  I won second place a couple of years ago and really want that trophy!!!
I'm wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Go Buckeyes!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

From Marti and Me Club November 2012

Attended the From Marti and Me Club meeting at Cottonpickers Quilt Shop in Chardon, Ohio this morning. 
Our attendance was light because of illness and grandchildren!!  Hope you feel better soon Marge!!  And Jenny we hope you had a geat time with kids!!
We always start with show and tell.
Marge showed us this Wool Applecore table runner that she made for under caseroles.

Nancy showed us her hexagon quilt.

Cathy brought this quilt that she made for her granddaughter.  Which is an example of one of the quilts we will be discussing in class.
Our instructor Gayle is great at sharing ideas of how to use the patterns that Marti Michell has designed for us.
This is the Hexagon Pinwheel that Gayle made for the class sample.
I think this may be the project I start after the holidays.
 Thanks Gayle for a great class!!!

Feathered Peacock Star quilt top is done!!!

I finished sewing the and removing the paper from my Judy and Brad Niemeyer Feathered Star quilt top last weekend. 
Then this past week I worked on pressing the quilt top and piecing the backing.
Today I visited the Cottonpickers Quilt Shop and put the quilt top on the design wall.
Close up of the center.
Becky of Ruby Blue Quilting Studio will be quilting this wall hanging in the next few weeks.
I can't wait to get it back and finish it for entering it into the Lake Farm Parks 2013 Quilt Show.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Feathered Star - Chapter 5 - Eight seams to go!!!

Eight more seams to go and my Judy and Brad Niemeyer Feathered Star Quilt top will be done!!  Except for removing all the paper that is!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Feathered Star Quilt - Chapter 5 Progress

I have completed all paper piecing and have started sewing together the sections of my FeatheredStar by Judy and Brad Niemeyer quilt.
I was able to do some of the border paper piecing at the Buckeye Sewing Retreat I attended last weekend.
Saturday morning I worked in my sewing room, unpacking everything from the Retreat and setting up my sewing machine.  Then Saturday night I finished the paper piecing and started working on the corners and my first Y seams of the project.  If you follow the instructions the Y seams go together pretty easily.  I did increase my stitch length in case I had to reverse sew!!
The instructions have you sewing sections together, so that you build the quilt area by area, corners, middles and sides.  I even started removing paper last night; it took me about 30 minutes to remove the paper from one of the sections.  I have decided to remove the paper from the inner parts of the sections prior to completing the quilt. 

I lay the section I’m working on, on the table and use my ‘Purple Thang’ to help loosen the paper and definitely have a trash can or bag handy.  Of course my trash can is a Buckeye one!!
 I have had a couple areas where the glue didn’t release, so I may have to use a little water with a Q-tip to finish those areas.

I can’t wait to get this finished!!  I will be having Becky Silbaugh of Ruby Blue Quilting Studio help to select the quilt pattern and then do the quilting on her long arm machine.