Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Anchors Are UP!

As a birthday present to myself today, I finished the binding on my Anchor Quilt, sewed a sleeve on it and got it hung up. The quilter did a great job and I am very happy with it. My walls aren't really that yellow...I just get carried away with my photo editing software sometimes.

I you are fond of anchors and nautical style, check out "Coastal Style" on my side panel. I love her posts.

I momentarily considered quilting this myself on my sewing machine. I am SOOOO glad I decided against that. I had hoped to get it up before summer was over and it was time for a fall quilt, so I am pleased to have accomplished that. See you again soon, hopefully. Love,  Derrith                                          Hi  Lorali

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cherries and Roses

I found a little time for a small applique project and you know I love cherries.

Turns out, they now match my new kitchen. Now I find myself looking back at all the cherry motif items I have found and sold in our little shop over the years, that would also look cute in my kitchen. Oh well.

I am happy to be picking up a quilt from the quilter today, so I will show you as soon as I have the binding on it. I am in the cutting out process for a new quilt (pattern pictured above).

I've had a large piece of the big rose fabric sitting on my shelf for quite a while. I love it but hadn't figured out what to do with it. I went looking through my pattern stash and found this one that highlights a large floral fabric. I will be using an assortment of coordinating fabrics to frame the blocks and to keep the quilt "happy". I like happy quilts! Now, I must add that we are in the process of getting our home ready to go on the market so we can downsize when Gary retires at the end of the year, so my posts may be fewer and farther between for a while, but I hope you will still check in from time to time. I really appreciate your comments and friendship. Love, Derrith

Monday, July 14, 2014

So Close...

This "Pumpkin Hill" quilt has taken me a long time to finish. I am to the point where I just need borders and then it's finally off to the quilters. You won't have to see it again until it's quilted and done. This is the first quilt I've done where I appliqued with the edges tucked under. I used a method using glue. I tried the starch method and it frustrated me. Am I eager to do another using this method?  Nooooo. I'm afraid I'm a little bit too impatient for it. I am quite content with bonding and blanket stitching applique. I know....lazy girl! Thanks for stopping by today. It makes me happy to have the wonderful blogging friends that I do.  -Derrith

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My first Table Runner

Hard to believe, but I have never made a Table Runner before now. I thought I needed one for my new kitchen so I gathered together a range of greys with a couple silver metallics and a few punches of red. I quilted it (not sure I like the puffy results)  and decided at the last minute to sew binding around it so it wouldn't disappear on a white table.  I tried it out on a red tablecloth (is it OK to use table runners on table cloths?) and I wasn't crazy about the look.

Soooo, off came the table cloth and it looks much better, I think.

I was hoping to bring in the colors of the room, which is predominantly grey and white with touches of red. I think it livened up that end of the kitchen nicely.  Now I am ready for 4th of July company. How are YOUR plans going? Love, Derrith