Wednesday, November 13, 2013

WIP - Wednesday UFO Resurface!! and.......

is Almost Done!  

Well, it's sandwiched and partially quilted...

Ok, it has a ways to go! 

But considering it was started 2 years ago! 

This will hang in a doorway at our camp...
I'm feeling pretty good about it today!
Best part - Eric Loves It!  
Makes it all worthwhile when you get that reaction to something you create!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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So what are you currently up to???
Happy creating! Marie

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday!

This and that!
I had fun painting this past weekend at a fundraiser...

 Karen and I - and yes I painted that...

Below is one of the pincushion jars I made as a thank you for the Quilt Show Committee last month.

 I found these great pins and made these
2013 SVQG Quilt Show Committee tags

 Made 12 all together!  I know these picture is blurry but I think I was at the time as well as it was another last minute - midnight finish up!!

I have made more of these in different colors and have added them to my Etsy site - if you are looking for a Christmas gift go take a look.

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So what are you currently up to???
Happy creating! Marie

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Photo credit: Eric Joerger

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WIP Wednesday!!

It's been a great couple of weeks!!

First the quilt show are fantastic!

Terry took this picture of me outside the quilt show.  
She also took pictures of all the quilts and has posted some of the pictures on her blog: here

Over 115 quilts all made by my friends from the 
Very impressive!

I recently joined the Boston Modern Quilt Guild which is very exciting for me as I am looking to Reach out in my sewing in a new way!  
Well... this past Friday some of my friends and I went to the BMQG & Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild presentation of Victoria Findlay Wolfe of 15 Minutes of Play blog & book, and Bumble Beans Inc.

Victoria was kind enough to pose with us for a picture!  
If you ever have a chance to see her in person - DO!  
She gave a wonderful presentation of her quilt history through sharing her beautiful quilts! 

Victoria posted this YouTube taped at the presentation!

Do you hear the energy in her voice? 
Her  whole presentation has that same energy!!
We all walked away very inspired by Victoria and Lisa T. issued our group a challenge:
Make a DWR quilt - 1 to 4 blocks - anything goes!  
Due January 23, 2014!!  
I can't wait to get started on this and to see what everyone comes up with!!

For my WIP this week...
and if you are looking for a way to reach out to other creative quilters this is a great group to check out!  I have been in several of the swaps now and am always impressed with my partners and the quilts I have received!

This swap paired me up with  
Luckily her English is good as my Italian is non-existent!!
Turns out the Giorgia is an amazing artist who recently had an exposition of her quilts!  WOW!!  
Here is a tiny sneak peek at one of the mug rugs I am sending her way...
This one is really a mini art quilt! Love how it turned out... 
I'll share the finished Mug Rugs once Giorgia has received them!!
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So what are you currently up to???
Happy creating! Marie

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Photo Credit: Eric Joerger

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Little Piece of Lo :)

I won!! 

It is so exciting because I REALLY wanted to!!

Here's my new treasure hanging in it's new home!!

Happy Happy Rie!!
Missin ya my Bestie Lo! xox

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WIP Wednesday! Quilt Show Time!!

This past weekend I had the honor of being the Chairperson for the 
Souhegan Valley Quilts Guild 
"Falling into Comfort" Quilt Show...

This beautiful quilt belongs to my friend Faye - it won BOTH the Committee Choice & Viewers Choice awards! Which her work greatly deserved!!

What a fantastic community for woman I worked with for this show.
Everyone of them made a difference and the show was an enormous success due to all of their efforts!

I was lucky enough to have my daughter stop by and visit (with my hubby who is behind the camera) during my session as a 'white glover'.

Here we are doing our version of the 'skinny arm' :)
And one more shot which happened to catch me next to one of my quilts.
Mine's the log cabin to my right (left in picture) - This quilt was started in 2001, machine quilted by Lisa @ Garden Gate Quilting in 2011, and the binding & label were finished LAST WEEK! Just in time for the show!

I will post some closeups of the beautiful feathers on this quilt plus I have several quilts that I will show over the next few weeks.

As far as my WIP - Well there have been a LOT of labels & binding...
I'm thinking I should put quilts in more shows as I am amazed at how caught up I am at this moment! I doubt it will last though...
There is one other special project I just completed as a small thank you to the quilt show committee that I will show you next week...
One of the packages is in the mail to Texas! and I don't want to spoil the surprise!!

So what has kept you busy this past week??

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WIP - Busy, busy!!

Been a while since I've taken the time to blog.... So thought I'd run through a little update of what I've been busy with!

First, my guild is having a Quilt Show and I'm part of the committee so we've been very busy with making all the arrangements.  This is the first Quilt Show I've been involved with and I'm very excited to see it all come together.  There are more than 110 member quilts that will be shown PLUS:

There are 31 mini quilts made by our members that are being raffled: Souhegan Valley Quilters Guild
(online tickets are available for purchase through 9/30) 

Terry is in charge of the Raffle Baskets which we are putting together tomorrow night so I'm not on the sure of the count though I've seen the loot: fabric, patterns, books, tools, thread+++ and I know I'll be buying some tickets!
A BIG thank you to all who have donated! 
Check out the vendor donation list below:

We will also have a Boutique of wonderful handmade items made by our members.  I recently ran a Boutique night at the guild where members brought their machines and I brought patterns I drew up, 'how to' boards with step by step instructions, as well as written instructions and kits.  The 4 items I presented were two different coasters, tissue holders, and coffee cup cozies...  I have to say that our current president, Patty, was a MACHINE! at the production of coasters, she enlisted two friends who did the ironing and turning and wa-la! Not an one original as I give Pinterest as well as the many blog I follow all the credit for the ideas and drew up patterns from those ideas to present with the kits.  My night alone netted 75 or so items for the boutique so if you are looking for Christmas presents you should stop on by and see René and Lisa in the boutique!!  (For more information on the boutique items and link to patterns visit my other blog:

Here's my current project... when I'm not binding quilts and adding labels for the quilts I am putting in the show!

At a retreat a couple of weeks ago I finally got this quilt together.  This past weekend I added borders.  

You may remember this from the February 2013 retreat - here's a beginning picture! and link to the blog.

All for now!  Marie

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WIP Wednesday...

Here are a few more pics of my current quilt project...  

 (This picture links back to the original post on this quilt)

I have continued to work on this project.  
I'm now working on the second of four quarters.  
Here are some process shots:
 Ironing open the seams as I go helps a lot when it comes to 
adding the batiks...

Here's the Personality Shot!!

The SEAMS seem to add a LOT of personality to this quilt!
 Be sure to cut open the seams on the jeans before drawing you circles... I didn't discover this until I was cutting the 5th pair of jeans... 

 Here the next quarter is put together in rows... 
I found that working in row groups of 2 or 3 are the easiest to move around on my sewing machine...

 Then it's deciding where to place the batiks...
 I was trying to not repeat the same batik across or up and down...
Close, but there are a couple of repeats...
I think I'm pretty happy with the layout so far...
Not sure how it will be to attach the two quarters together... 
Let you know soon!! 

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