Tuesday, May 21, 2024

My Turn for On the Road

 Monday was a great start for this hop/challenge!! I'm looking forward to seeing all the rest of the inspiring work from this group of bloggers! Many thanks to Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for hosting!!

I decided to be brave and share the most likely one and only quilt I have made or will make from a photo. This is from a photo I took while hiking the Presque Isle River trail to Lake Superior in Upper Peninsula, MI, in July, 2022. I took a 2-session class at my LQS, Stewart's Sewing Machines, Mt. Zion, IL, at which we were encouraged by our super-talented teacher, Karen Edwards, to find a photo to reproduce. I really liked this photo so... Perhaps an easier one would have been better. Anyhow, I got all the fabric on the piece right away and a week or so later did some quilting on it. Even did a small practice piece first to see how it would work. Then this hung on my design wall for several months. Finally, in April, I decided to start quilting again and get the thing done. Hooray, it's finished! And I don't think this is for me. I'll leave it to Karen to make quilts from photos, and I will do my thing with more traditional and a few modern quilts.

P.S. The hike was amazing, beautiful, and led us to the shore of Lake Superior where we ate our lunches. It was a beautiful day!

Another project I just finished involved some traveling for the people pictured:

My quilt holder was having trouble hanging onto the quilt, so the photo is as good as it gets since I'm too lazy to try to get another photo somewhere else. :) This quilt has a story--a quilting friend found these fabrics in a "kit" at a rummage sale. Evelyn made a quilt like this one, and after I raved about it, she gave me the rest of the fabric. I reproduced her design but I didn't have enough border fabric. After searching the internet, the only place I found it was a shop in Canada (don't remember the name anymore--sorry), and I ordered all they had which was barely enough to do the borders. (The shipping cost more than the fabric, but I had to have it!) So now it's done, and there is still more fabric--just not the border. I have a big panel that I will probably make up for our church's district conference auction, but that will be another day. 

Thanks for visiting!
Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Monday, May 13, 2024

On the Road Again THIS WEEK

 The blog hop/challenge On the Road Again, hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt, will be starting in one week!

This piece has nothing to do with traveling or being on the road, but here is one of my latest finishes. It is one of Ricky Tims' Convergence quilts. This version is called Divide and Conquer. I love the bright colors. I thought too much yellow ended up together in the center, so I made spirals to fill the spaces. Then I quilted the whole thing with my walking foot, kind of following curves. I'm ready to make another one after I finish the project I just started...

Below is our list of participants for On the Road Again--I am scheduled for Tuesday, May 21. 

I expect a fun week of stories and inspiration, as usual!

Remember to check out everyone!

MAY 20

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Doodle Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Sew Many Yarns

Vroomans Quilts

MAY 21

Selina Quilts

Just Sew Quilter  (You are here.)

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Words & Stitches

High Road Quilter


MAY 22

Ms P Designs USA


Quilting Gail


MAY 23


Quilted Snail


Bumbleberry Stitches