Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work 7

I now have more work to share with you from Jan's class.

Again, photos only and no words!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Potato Chip Quilt 2 - Process

I basically used the same process to create this as I did for the original Potato Chip Quilt or Sunrise - Sunset Quilt.
You can find the original tutorial here:

This is a brief picture story of how I created Potato Chip Quilt 2.

I started with these fabrics which were already cut into small pieces and were 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide.

I sewed them all together in one long strip, alternating the colored pieces with the black/gray pieces.

I then sewed the long strip together aligning the two ends.

Seam 2 was sewn by folding the ends to meet and stitching them together.

Seam 3 was done the same way.

Seam 4 created this finished top.

It you can't follow this brief explanation of this quilt, refer to the original directions and it should all make sense.

I'd love to see the quilt you create with either the original tutorial or these brief step by step pictures.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Potato Chip Quilt 2

When I finished the first Potato Chip quilt I knew I wanted to do another but with a different twist.

Yes, it is addictive and while I was making it I also ATE potato chips!!!!!!
I would portion out a small amount of chips in a bowl, eat them and continue with what I was doing.

The biggest problem was just like potato chips you can't eat just ONE (bowl) so I had about 3 bowls while finishing the piecing yesterday. fortunately it was only a small bowl!

It is hanging on my design wall while I decide how I want to quilt it. I like a quilt to incubate while I decide the BEST way to quilt it. I don't rush this process. However when I have made the decision I want to do the quilting ASAP!

It does not look at all like the other one, but the overall technique was the same. I'll share how I created it in a later post.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work 6

It has been a while since I posted my work from Jan's class but I have not forgotten about it.
Today's blog showcases 5 more of the pieces I did in the class.
No words necessary as each image is "worth a thousand words"!

I am including a puzzle for all of you who love doing my puzzles.
Click to Mix and Solve

Thursday, November 24, 2011

First Thanksgivings!

There are so many things I am thankful for.

Family and friends are at the top of my list and I have shared many photos and stories along the way.

Since I can't begin to tell you about all of the things I am thankful for I will share some eclectic "firsts"!

This is the first TV we owned over 50 years ago. It was also the best design and would be right at home in any today's mid century modern or Scandinavian home.
Although there have been many others since then, I will always remember this one the most fondly.

This was the first Thanksgiving the "men" celebrated watching TV in my new studio. My son brought over a big screen TV and set it up and they were in football heaven!

This is my friend Sally. She was the first person I met when we moved to Ohio. We were out of touch for almost 40 years and recently reconnected. I spent Thanksgiving with her family last year for the first time and will again today.

Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Visit From My Son And Grandson

My long time blog readers know I take a photo when guests arrive in front of the quilt on the wall and they each receive a flamingo necklace from me.

My grandson and son arrived a few days ago from Minnesota. They flew from Minnesota where the roads were snow covered and hazardous with traffic moving about 10 miles an hour.

I don't think they realized they didn't need these warm clothes in Florida where the temperature was 80 degrees!

By the time they left to drive back to Minnesota they were wearing short sleeve T-shirts. I hope they kept those warm jackets accessible as they are going to need them as they travel north.

I was a great visit and we accomplished so much while they were here. On a future blog post I'll be sharing one of our projects with you.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hers and His!

What is different (besides the models) in this photo???????

Don't peak at the comments before you figure it out.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work 5

I have more pieces to show you today.
These use mostly the same colors with the exception of the last one which only uses one of the colors that appears in all of the pieces.

For those of you who enjoy doing my puzzles I've included one today. Have fun - it's a pretty easy one.
Click to Mix and Solve

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work 4

I have more of my work from the class to share with you today.

These pieces have more than one color.
What you previously saw were all work done with only one color.

Each of the above pieces were done with the same colors. The patterns I created were similar, but not at all identical.

It is always exciting to unwrap a piece and see the design that I created.

There can be some planning involved, but much of what happens can also be serendipitous.

I guess my middle name should be Serendipitous!

Monday, November 14, 2011

SOCKS - Identical Twins!

We interrupt this post about my results in Jan's class to share the most exciting thing that has happened to me in a long time!

I finished my second sock today and it is the same size as the first. I weighed them and they are within a fraction of a gram of each other. There is enough yarn left over to knit a third sock, but I will save it for some other project.

Now that I know I can do it, I am raring to go on the next pair. I'll cast on for that pair this evening.

The yarn I used is Sophie's Toes from Emily Parson in the color Christmas Lights.

For those of you who wonder what the big deal is I have to tell you I knit another pair previously. Not ony were they too big, but they were not the same size.

If these look slightly different it is because of the camera angle and the fact that I haven't blocked them yet.

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work 3

I got an early start today and I am ready to share more of MY WORK from Jan's class.

Again - not words - just the eye candy!

I haven't forgot those of you who love to do my puzzles - a challenging one with my favorite cut. Of course I had to pick lizards for this green piece as it is the colors of the lizards that live outside of and sometimes on the lanai!

Click to Mix and Solve

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work 2

I have more pictures of some of the pieces I created in Jan's class.

I will not be making any comments about them - just remember one picture is worth a thousand words!

Stay tuned as there will be more coming!

Friday, November 11, 2011

We Love Our Veterans - 11/11/11

This is the view as you look down our street on this sunny crisp day.
Many of my neighbors have served in the Armed Forces and we all appreciate the sacrifice they have made so we can live in a free country.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Jan Myers Newbury Class - My Work

Someone asked to see "MY WORK" from the class.
I decided to photograph the individual pieces and I'll be sharing them all with you on this and subsequent posts.

I will not be describing each piece - just showing you the eye candy.

If you'd like to see more just come back again soon to see the next ones I post.