Saturday, June 02, 2007

Mindless piecing

Last night I started putting together some sections of my blocks for Maureen. I only got a small number of the half square triangles done before I got bored, so I started making up some coasters. It's fun to see something finished in an evening.

I'm working thru my Thimbleberries stash with the coasters. I haven't purchased any T/B fabric in a while, and it doesn't seem to be reducing. I'm sure it's actually re-producing! I'm going to put these and some placemats I'll make soon on Etsy and try my luck. It seems like a fun little outlet.

We have a quiet weekend ahead of us, so I see some work on my Starstruck blocks in my immediate future. I can't wait!

While typing up this note, I received a call from one of the committee members from our states Quilter's Guild. She asked if I would be interested in demonstrating at our show in November. Lucky me, I got the first call, so I could pick my timeslot. Last year I wasn't able to help as I wasn't able to get Cam looked after on the days they had available. This is the fourth time I've been asked, and I always feel so priveleged and unworthy. I know I'll have fun, so rock on November! Now I'll have to start thinking about a project to enter in the show. It only seems like yesterday I was working on last years quilt. I think I'll do a miniature again.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

22 comments:

Hedgehog said...

Adorable little coasters!

atet said...

Your coasters are fun! I have no idea how fabrics seem to reproduce in the stash, but I've got a few that seem to have done the same thing. I can think of at least one fabric that has shown up in 3 or 4 different projects. I *think* I've finally seen the last of it -- unless it's consorting with the batiks. If so -- I'm in trouble!

TJ said...

I like your coasters. Unworthy! You have great talent and should be proud to share it. I wish I was there to take your class. Have a great weekend. Toni

computerpeach said...

great coasters - the machine quilting on them is great.

Lori (A.K.A. Elkhoundmom) said...

I love your coasters! The quilting is wonderful!

Chookyblue said...

Love the coasters. Congrats on the Nov dates.. wished I lived in SA so I could some......what are you going to demonstrate........

JudyL said...

Love your coasters. What did you use inside them? Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kathie said...

Those colors look great used together. They would make a sensational big quilt.

ForestJane said...

Hmmm, if that's mindless piecing, it's an awfully pretty mind you have!

And how did you get your placemats to lay so flat? Mine always seem to have one edge that bows up a bit, no matter how I try to block them and iron them.

Mary said...

The log cabin blocks looks so pretty and you did such a nice job quilting them!

Nadine said...

Oh these coasters are just lovely ! Lucky recipient !
Congratulations for your participation in your Quilter's Guild Show, next November, you deserve it !
I'm sure you're going to have a bright idea, and make something very special !

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Kim said...

I love your coasters! Nice job on the quilting too!

Tanya said...

The coasters are lovely and the quilting, as always is exquisite!

Sandra said...

Great coasters! Do you have a longarm?? My friend is getting a John Watts setup soon and I get to have a go - woo hoo! Good luck with your Etsy venture :-) Congrats on your demonstrating gig too - wish I could be there.

YankeeQuilter said...

Wish I could sit in on your demonstartion! Love the coasters. I just pulled out about 5 yards of Thimbleberries to use as a backing. I can't even remember buying it! Could it have started out as a fat-quarter and just grown?!

Rose said...

i love the coasters!!! makes me wanna get back to my loggies soooooo much!!!.....thimbleberries reproduce, dont ask me why or tell my DH and different but they do lol....good luck with November cant wait to see what u enter in the show!!!!

Shelina said...

Those are beautiful coasters. I love the peacock feathers!
Congratulations on being asked to demonstrate again this year. It's good that they finally decided to be smart and ask you first. I'm sure you will come up with a great project. I wish I could be there for the demonstration too.

Darlene said...

I LOVE everything you do!

Quilt Mommy said...

Ooooh Ahhhh, those are so pretty. I LOVE the thimbleberries fabric you chose. I think the quilting makes them look even more adorable! :) Did you quilt those on a regular ol' sewing machine? Looks so Fancy!!! :)

Dawn said...

Oh how cool to do a demo! Very exciting! Now if only I could come visit!

May Britt said...

Wonderful coasters. I admire your quilting on them. Beautiful. May be I should make up some small coasters and practise machinquilting like yours on them.

Karen said...

Hi, Tazzie, oh your coasters are adorable!

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