Saturday, June 29, 2013

Quilt Trail Pictures

Had a fun time at the Quilt Trail ribbon cutting, Here are some pictures at the event and some of the blocks along the trail.

 Check out this cool seam ripper I got :)

 Have a Kwilt Krazy Day!

Quilt Trail yahoo!

Good Morning!  It's going to be a fun day.  My husband and I are going to the Quilt Trail kick off here in Franklin County.  There will be food, crafts, and a live bluegrass band.  Click on the poster below if you would like to see the facebook page that shows all the hard work that was put into this .

Our Quilt Trail Kickoff Event this Saturday!
I will update later with pictures of our journey through the county and the quilt blocks! It's going to be a fun Krazy day!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wild Thang!

You know you don't know which came first the chicken or the egg? I can't remember what project I did next but I believe this was # 4. Did I get that song stuck in your head?? I signed up for a Saturday quilt class at Miss Lou’s, it was a quilt as you go braided quilt.  Here is the pattern that we used.
  It was an interesting and quick technique and you can use fat quarters.  As a new quilter I needed to build up my stash so I joined "Quilt in a Day" Fat Quarter Club.
One month I got some really bright rainbow colors. I didn’t know what I was going to do with them. I decided this braided quit would be a good way to use them.

Here are the braids cut and sewn. I wish I had taken more pictures of the progress. I will do that from now on. I chose a  Krazy purple batik for the border and Krazy orange batik for the sashing.

Front of Wild Thang!

I started to run out of fabric so I decided to do a scrappy back.  With all the Krazy colors, Krazy batiks, and Krazy back, I decided to call it Wild Thang....hmmm maybe I should have called it Krazy Thang LOL.

And the Krazy scrappy back tada!

 I gave it to my daughter for her birthday. It is her first quilt from Mom. So far ;)  Until next time, have a Kwilt Krazy day!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Third times a charm!

Good Afternoon,
After my second quilt I decided to do something Krazy.  Christmas was coming up and I decided to try this table runner.

I wanted to make it as a gift for my mother. It was a lot of tedious work but not too hard.  It challenged me and made me excited at the same time.  I got to use a lot of small scraps and I also stained the muslin with tea to give it an old look. I used sparkle thread to quilt and since I didn’t know what I was doing it broke several times but I didn’t give up. I was amazed when I finally finished.  Not too bad. : )  Thanks to finding Parties and Patterns I was able to purchase the pattern for only $3.00. They have many freebies and several other wonderful inexpensive patterns. My mother was surprised and enjoyed something homemade from the heart.
Well, until next time take care of yourselves and each other!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Krazy Day!

Good afternoon! The day started off relaxing.  I made coffee for me and hummingbird nectar for.......oh yeah hummingbirds ;)  I sat on the screened porch and drank my coffee watching and listening to nature while surfing quilt blogs. Once Hubby woke up we ran to Home Depot, he is redoing my kitchen, finally! Yahoo! I have wanted to get into this sewing room all day but it was so nice outside I couldn't resist harvesting fresh green beans. Of course I couldn't stop there I had weeding and pruning to do.  I found a birds nest in one of my hanging ferns. Awe, can't wait to see the little guys.  So, now onto quilting. Here is my second quilt.

Krazy Angle

Normal Angle
Debbie Powell taught us this sampler quilt by Alex Anderson in a class I took at Debbie's quilting studio its called Miss Lou's Quilting Studio in Henderson, NC. I am so glad that I found this studio. Debbie is a wonderful lady/friend. I have acquired several great friends and am learning a lot.  It is a great book for beginners. 

Well, it's 4:00 I better get quilting.  Until next time take care of yourselves and each other! :P



Thursday, June 20, 2013

and....we're off

Didn't know how to start, that was kind of Krazy ha ha.  I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while so here I go.  Here is my very first quilt.I took this at a Krazy angle cuz I am Krazy.
I started quilting 2 years ago. Once I started I couldn't stop. So amazing to finally have a hobby that I really love and is relaxing.  Never thought I would say that.  In the beginning I was scared to death and I screamed a few times but I am getting the hang of it.  I am a member of a Quilting Bee that meets twice a month and the Queen Bee teaches us a lot. Being a part of the bee has kept me motivated and keeps me working on projects that I may not have ever finished. (I do have some UFO's) Don't all quilters? LOL

Well, until next time take care of yourselves and each other!