Lucy Boston

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

I'm so glad that that super storm is gone
and that family and friends 
on the eastern side of the U.S
are well.
Here's hoping that clean-up will be quick.
(If you're interested in helping out, the Red Cross is open longer hours for donations.
P.S. I have no affiliation with the R.C.)

Also, here's hoping
 that the
end of October is wonderful for you -
all treats, and no tricks!

Monday, October 29, 2012

quilt finishes

though a little late, but as promised,
here are my latest big quilt finishes.

I chose red and greys 
and used a medium to meduim-dark muslin for the setting fabric...
so here's my version of what I'm calling Vintage OSU
(pattern by AD Designs)
I quilted it on my Sashiko machine, pre-marking with the Hera Marker aka bone folder  (more on that later).
I think it's a winner!!

Next up, Red and Cream Hexagons.
I love hexagons.  
These half-hexes were strip-pieced and then cut using a 60 degree ruler.  
And if you are just a little fussy about your pressing, then they go together like snapping together puzzle pieces - QUICK and EASY!!  And don't you LOVE the binding?
Swooping in and out and crisp points.

That's not bad for a week's work, is it?
The hurricane rains have hit here in central Ohio - and the winds are starting to pick up.  Hope you all stay safe and dry.
'Til next time, happy stitching.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

issues, issues, new magazine

major computer crash.
My computer geek (thanks Pat)
saved some of my documents and photos,
but a whole bunch of everything is long gone.
And I just need to decide
if I'm going to get a new desktop or new laptop.
Major decision.  And been too busy to go do some shopping/deciding...

so back to the So...
not a whole lot of blogi-ness going on around here
as what I have to work with computer-wise 
is very slow and very frustrating!!

Good News:
I did get the new issue of
 PQ&P magazine last week...

And, OMGoodness!
I think I need to make everything in it this time!!!
So what did I do?
Started TWO! :)

OK,  Maybe three
if you count the same project
in two different colors :)

The top one - "Merry Winter's Night"
(by Cheri Payne),
I've hand-quilted and it's ready for
a great plaid binding on the bias.
And on those two cute "Slim, the Snowman"
(Rhonda McCray/Farmhouse Threads)
I used my Sashiko machine and did
straight-line quilting at
one inch intervals like the pattern/sample showed.

I also have been working on a couple of
big quilt finishes
for the Local Quilt Shop
so they could go to
a vending show with the shop this past weekend.
I'll try to get those to post tomorrow.
Computers - gotta love 'em, don't you?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

September finishes

 I LOVE Autumn! 
All the changing leaf colors. 
Cool nights.  
Also, decorating... 
pulling out those garlands
and candles
and quilts!

I was commissioned to make this table topper for Jennie:
 Autumn Concentric Log Cabin
The kit is available from The Goods Wives Co. -the instructions are in the kit- and those strips are cut 1" wide.  I believe there are 27 "rounds" of color.  Isn't it fun?  (: I now have the kit to make one for myself...  'Cause I needed another kit in my life:)  The picture turned out a little more orange-y than it really reads, but I now think I "need" one of these in my home :)!
 Then I made up these table mats below
Fall Geese in the Cabin

Fall Hour Glass on left, Fall Steps on right
Each one is 15" to 18" square and was so quick and easy to make.  They are all in my local quilt shop - The Good Wives Co. now (as samples with kits and patterns available)
but will soon be back at my house,
helping to
welcome Autumn to my place!!!
Are you ready for the changing of seasons?