Saturday, March 15, 2014

On my own at Goat Feathers!

I decided to pull out and do my own booth at Goat Feathers.  My Mom and I chalk painted an old 1980's hutch I bought on Craigslist Monday.  We painted on Thursday night and she did the second coat on Friday morning...then we waxed it Friday night!  A 24 hour turn around...here is a shot of the whole thing.... You can see I have a couple of baby quilts handing on the sides...and other stuff I've made. 


An up close shot of the stuff inside.... patterns, mug rugs and mugs!  I does have a light in the top but Goat Feathers is still working on the electricity so there isn't an outlet yet for a timer.  Hopefully it will be installed later this week!

 

Some other things I've made.... table runners, table toppers, etc.  I have plans to make cute little pincushions and thread catchers as well....
 
 
 
Here is an exterior shot of Goat Feathers...located in Boulder City, NV, right past the Hoover Dam but prior to hitting Las Vegas.
 
 
 
It is a consignment shop full of antiques and collectibles, crafts, and, of course, some wayward crazy junk... When it is full, it can take an hour to walk through.  It closed at Christmas and changed owners so new vendors that wanted to move it and getting an opportunity.  Prior to that, you'd need someone to die and leave you their spot!  I need to get working on some cutie pie stuff...now I'll have things to post about!

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Denise's quilt....

Denise made this quilt when we were in Arizona last month....I quilted Flight of Fancy on it...butterflies, curls, and more butterflies!  She used the Hubba Hubba fabric from Me and My Sister Designs..


An up close shot... isn't is a cute panto?  So "springy".... It is a pantograph called Flight of Fancy...


I'm still perking away on mug rugs.  Shooting for 8 each week for Goatfeathers.  But if they don't sell, I'll stop making them...maybe!  Happy Quilting!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Queen of Mug Rugs....

I was supposed to do an outdoor craft show in December...but it started to snow here in Las Vegas.  It was absolutely the worst day of the winter....crap.  But I had been making mug rugs and I don't think I ever showed them on my blog.  These are now for sale at Goatfeathers...

I love these dog ones...the center fabric was from Hobby Lobby....


Pam Kitty log cabins.....


Scrumptious scraps from my Runaround Sue quilt....


Random aqua, red and pink scraps...


Here is the thing...I can make these so fast!
Piece the tops (do a bunch in an hour)
Quilt each one....5 mins?  
Single fold binding by hand...17 mins each!
I like small projects, I guess....

More tomorrow!  Happy quilting!  

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Granny square baby quilt...

I made over 70 granny square blocks for a king sized quilt...but I really needed about 120.  So I gave up and made a baby quilt!  Good news...I can make 10 more just like it!  ;-)


Up close shot...I think the panto is Garden Frills....

I really love the quilt and it is up for sale at Goatfeathers!  Here is a "sort of" after shot of our booth after we set it up....quilts, quilt ladders, oversized ironing boards, patterns, table toppers...


Mug rugs, quilt hangers, kits, misc fabric, etc....lots of quilty stuff!  I'm in it with 5 other women....I'll let you know how it goes...


Anyhow, that is what I worked on this week....I'm making some more mug rugs and still working on a new pattern.  Hopefully I'll have some pics later this week!  Happy quilting!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Consignment sales....Goatfeathers!

So a few quilty friends used to have a booth at Goatfeathers in Boulder City, NV.  It closed in December and might be opening up again soon...so I'm going to try selling some crafty/quilty items!  And patterns, of course....I've got to find a way to hang my patterns for sale and I saw this wire stuff at Lowe's yesterday while looking for chicken wire...A few "S" hooks and I think it might be possible....


We are thinking of weaving some ribbon and spring flowers through the wire.  The wire stuff was really inexpensive, about $2.50, for 10 feet.  I can cut it to 3 feet lengths and that should hold quite a few patterns...an up close shot...


So this also means I have to make/finish a few quilts that have been in progress for years.  And longarm....did I ever show you my longarm room sign?  It was made by my friend Steph...cute, huh?


The longarm room is a mess, but I'm getting a baby quilt done....


And my friend Denise gave me this cartoon for my son, Ryan....who spends way more time in quilt shops than an average teenage boy should...


Well, no time to waste!  More pics later this week....Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentine's Vacation...

I took the family on a little trip this weekend....Tumbling Rock Ranch again!  How lovely...the weather was great, the dog loved it, and we all got a little sewing done...

Here is Ryan and the dog chillin' on the couch...We watched The Guardian, Catch Me If You Can,  La Bamba and the original Footloose...and lots of Olympics via satellite...and played a little pool.  Turns out Ryan is quite the player...hmmmm??  Buddy is a city dog--he didn't much appreciate walking in dirt and rocks.  He is happy to be home where he can lay on the patio and get a suntan....


Rebecca's sewing station...she is working on a quilt that got started a few years ago and then got put away in the cabinet.  She did get quite a few blocks done...


My mess...I was making mug rugs and scrappy log cabin blocks...


Denise finished a Wild Thing quilt top for her Mom's birthday.  She pushed through like a sweatshop worker and got the whole top done this weekend!  Super cute, huh?


I'm just about done with sewing up a new pattern.  The blocks are B.I.G. so they go quickly...but then it goes to "on point" and sashing with cornerstones and them I'm dragging again!  LOL...but it pinned the rows together tonight while we watched the last episode of the Walking Dead in the mancave...there is carpet in there...so much better than sitting on the tile floor.  ;-)

Anyhow, we are keeping busy.  More pics later this week, hopefully!  Happy Quilting....

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Working on a quilt....

I've been using my recently acquired navy, green and aqua fabrics to test out a new quilt pattern....I need 13 blocks and they will be set on point with little sashing cornerstones.  Here is a snippet of one block....


Writing a pattern involves a lot of sketching, calculating, diagramming and planning...I have a 3-ring binder that I keep all my notes in...very handy!


Here are little baggies full of individual block pieces.  After I cut all the pieces, I sorted them so I'd have variety in each block.  I'm not into leaving stuff to "chance"....I know how that works out!


I'm doing a little family retreat to Tumbling Rock Ranch again.  We love that place...Rebecca will also be sewing, as well as my teacher friend Denise, so it should be fun!  Ryan, Grandma and the dog will also be there so it should be a great time for all of us!  I'll take pics...I've been there a couple of times before on quilt retreats and I always leave refreshed and relaxed...

Anyhow, that is what I'm up to...and working, always working.  1212 days until my retirement!!  (3 more years after this ones ends)....Happy Quilting everyone!