Thursday, March 28, 2013
Of course Spooky, the quilt inspector is checking my work. The first picture I took, he was laying on the cat's face!
Posted by Karin Efman at 3:30 PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I wonder if it is any warmer in FunkyTown than here in the ATL. Snow flurries this morning. will it ever end???
Posted by Karin Efman at 4:15 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013
(too many ideas, too little time!)
Posted by Karin Efman at 11:28 AM
Saturday, March 23, 2013
#30 Broad Arrow: Prison Garb popped up this morning. This one is easy peezy. I got it done in a jiffy. And then I cut out the points for the star. I had to needle turn the star onto the background. It took me FOREVER to do it.
And now I am caught up until next Saturday
Posted by Karin Efman at 6:31 PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Today was a workshop to learn the technique in the book "Crazy 'Til the Cows Come Home" by Buggy Barn. Our project was Quilters Village. I was not too sure about this whole process prior to going to the class. The book shows the quilt in homespun type fabrics. That is not my style. I only attempted one quilt in homespun and never finished it. And am not too sure what happened to the rest of it! I decided I was going to go wild. After all it is "crazy". My project will look like some village on drugs!!
The trimming of the block is not done until all the construction of the blocks is completed. I will not be making the quilt as big. The original has 30 houses. I also have "tree" blocks to make. We will see!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 5:42 PM
Thursday, March 14, 2013
We decided yesterday to check out the shops in Marietta. So bright and early this morning Marti, Marie, Cindi and I headed off to the other side of town. We went to Little Quilts and Tiny Stitches first. I really don't understand why quilt shops just don't seem to last in Gwinnett County. We did some looking and some buying-fondled a bit of fabric and then it was time to eat lunch. I must admit, one of the first things discussed this morning was where we would lite for lunch. All of us have a fondness for the Marietta Diner. Only downside is the food is so good, one has no room for one of the decadent deserts-oh those cakes and pies!!!! i swear you gain weight just walking by the cases!
After lunch we checked out Red Hen. Not my favorite shop but I did manage to get a piece of fabric for the back of a Just for You quilt.
We ran into several Thimbles during the day-more Gwinettians on a mission!
Before heading back to our side of town, we made a quick detour to Kennesaw-famous for the Civil War battle and Cottontail Quilts. This is a lovely shop. By the time we hit I75 we were in rush hour traffic. But then again-rush hour in the ATL lasts most of the day.
I must ready myself for more fun-tomorrow is Thimbles!!!! Life is good
Posted by Karin Efman at 6:42 PM
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I did not follow the "directions" for block construction. I used the Easy Angle ruler to construct the HSTs. The block went together and is the correct size. Did not need to do any trimming!
Laundry is in the dryer. The time has come for me to jump back into C and J (before you know who REALLY gets on my case). Gotta love that Pat!
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:01 AM
Friday, March 8, 2013
Laurie called me a "Golden Girl". I have decided that I am a cross between Rose and Dorothy. I love hanging out with all my "girls". I realized today that I have to get cracking on the preparation for the workshop that is happening the week after next. I am now at the point of "what was I thinking when I signed up for this one"? This weekend: trace the patterns on freezer paper. Also scavenge in the sewing room for fat quarters required for the workshop.
Tomorrow is block of the week. I hope it is better than last week's!
It was good to see Pat vertical today. Glad she is on the mend...although I did have to report my progress (or lack of progress) on Comfort and Joy. I better have some more done by next week's Thimbles
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:35 PM
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This block is not my best work and I am not sure that I did it the correct way but it is together and it is as good as it is going to get!!! So there!!!!!
And now I will attempt the other project..Dixie Diary blocks.
Posted by Karin Efman at 10:39 AM
Posted by Karin Efman at 7:08 AM
Monday, March 4, 2013
I downloaded both Grandmother's Choice block of the week and Dixie Diary block #3. The block of the week requires some partial seams and I finally got around to cutting it out this morning. The Dixie Diary block totally confused me. It is a good thing that Sarah explained it last evening. She said I over thought it. So this morning I cut it out and have it partially done. I have yet to applique the star or heart on it. and add the narrow border. I am thinking that I am going to make the narrow border on all of the block a solid color-probably Kona black. That means I have to fix block #1 and finish #2. It just does not appeal to me!
Now time for a whine: I AM SO SICK OF THIS COLD WEATHER!
There, I said it. It is March, come on pollen!!!
Posted by Karin Efman at 9:42 AM