Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Fall Already?




Can you believe it's September already! Where did the summer go?

My goal, the past couple of weeks was to finish up those projects that I started this summer. With the holidays just around the corner, I wanted to clear out old projects before I start on new! With luck that will mean less "PIGS" (projects in grocery sacks) laying around. Notice I didn't say, no "PIGS", that would impossible in my quilt room! :-) Less is the best I can hope for. LOL!!

While I was quilting up a few tops, I ran my embroidery machine. With only a few thread changes and long runs, it was very managable to do while I was quilting.
Hoopsisters
has made it fun and easy to make great quilt designs on embroidery machines now. What a nice change of pace, I don't have to make sure seam allowances are the same thru out. Happy dance, happy dance!!! After careful consideration, I might want to tone it down a bit next time. This one requires sunglasses if you look at it too long!!!! "Screamin' Green" is it's name! Seemed so fitting.

But I have finished up a couple of quilt tops. Here is one of them. It's from a class I took earlier this summer.

It is the "Island Star" from M'liss Rae Hawley's, More Fat Quarter Quilts. I am pleased to say that every thread in this quilt came from my stash. I had to purchase nothing to complete this. Now that's a red letter day for me, let me just tell ya!

I have also started on my Alaska Shop Hop quilt. I hope to get some photos posted soon. You won't believe how wonderful it is. Great combination of techniques! Hope this keeps you guessing for a day or two!

:-)

3 comments:

  1. LOVE the "Screamin' Green"! Those are my kind of colors! Great embroidery designs!

    Diane

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  2. ... and now you know why I love the color of your latest piece! Thanks for your comment on my blog!

    Diane

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  3. Hi, Joan -- I keep forgetting to make a note of your email address so I can write to you directly. Just wanted to thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog -- and, yes, I'd still love to buy some of your beautiful fabric, but, please, don't rush -- honestly!

    Diane

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