Wednesday, October 29, 2014

around the world blog hop

'I have been tagged by Marie of Marie's Creative Space for this.  So here goes my answers to the questions.

1. What am I working on ?
   Piecing
    Dancing Nine Patches a Bonnie Hunter Pattern

    Pineapple blocks from my scrap bin with the creative grids ruler.
   

   Machine Quilting
   Customer Quilts and Background on my Twisted Star. this pattern is no longer in print by here is a  link to it

2. How is my work different than others?
Really ! What a question ! UGH....I can say I am the most precise piecer or machine quilter but I can say I am fairly consistent.  I am always willing to share.....PLEASE come invade my scrap bin :)
That being said......quilting is my PASSION. Many times I will not look at a quilt and see the easiest quilt plan, but I will go for what I truly feel is the best plan ( many times I am begging to go on to the next by the time I am done)

3. Why do I create?
Again quilting is my PASSION.  I love the process of taking the fabric and pattern and making my own.  Sometimes at night, as I am laying in bed waking for sleep to take me, my mind goes off to envisioning various quilting plans to do the same quilt......(this can be both good and bad)

4. What is my process?
My piecing process.......pull a pig (project in grocery sack) out of the closet and start......If it is something that is not a group project of swap project that is. My goal is to clear out all my pigs (projects in grocery sacks) that have built up over the years.

Machine quilting. If there is no defined plan; I know is will not be an allover ....I will do all the stitch in the ditch/stabilizing work.  Usually by the time I am done with this the quilt has whispered to me what it thinks I should do.   Note: we call this SID and STARE not much different from Stand and stare. 

I am tagging 




  

Friday, October 17, 2014

Auction Quilt

.auction is this weekend

One of my customers has given me the honor of quilting a quilt she pieced for

Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley Annul Auction

Here is the Quilt
















Thursday, September 25, 2014

show and tell


I finally have some quilting that I can show!!!! I have been able to do some lovely freehand quilting on these t-shirt quilts and some pantographs on others.  And even a little custom too!
4 jelly roll race quilts for the veterans 

One

Two










Now I am off to Quilt Camp for the next 3 days ! Stitching, friends, fun and inspiration.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Finally

For the last several weeks I have been silent..............oh, I have been quilting .... It's just that time of year when I get in quilts that I can't show or talk about.  It's all very exciting and humbling at once.  Exciting that things that I have quilted are going off to quilt market. It is also very humbling when you load that piece on your machine and begin to quilt it ( oh my god it better be good!) so radio silence has been going on.  I did get to finish my quilt that I have submitted for fall quilt show the gathering .  I will know if my baby made the cut in October .  Below are pictures of now and forever. Pattern by Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farms.












Thursday, August 7, 2014

happy days

This post is brought to you by Family Time!



Last month I took some time to visit with family members that were here from several states. So I did take a little me time.
I also worked on my charity quilts, quilts for a good clause and show quilts.
The below quilt is on it's way shipping paid for by my day job, ControlAir Inc to MGySgt. Lee Brinkman retired for the raffle next month at his units reunion.  ALL proceeds are going to the Semper Fi Fund. Pattern is used with permission. This is Waves Of Glory by Southwind Designs.  To purchase raffle tickets contact Lee Brinkman at 479-855-6535 or 479-925-8202.




Saturday, August 2, 2014

Behind the scenes

Okay, I really don't piece an awful lot.  But I am really excited about 2.....yes 2 projects I am working on.

1.  I have committed a quilt of my choice to for the 25th Reunion of a Marine unit.  The military veterans are close to my heart and what makes this even better is that all proceeds go to the Semper Fi Fund.

2. I have been diligently working on stitching around my applique for what I would consider a show quilt. 

Both projects must be pieced and quilted by September.
So keep your eyes open for pictures later

I have been quilting, along.
A few weeks ago I had a no good, rotten day.  I was trimming the final threads on a customer quilt after having set in the borders and sashing and clipped the quilt top. :(
My stomach hit bottom and kept falling. .........into the black hole it went.
I called my customer and did what I hate to do.......tell them about this over the phone
I waited for them to arrive and what I did.
I must say I LOVE MY CUSTOMERS !!!!! 
This customer is a regular and Thank God their attitude was " stuff happens"

On to the eye candy




Tuesday, July 15, 2014

EYE CANDY


I know, I should just hang my head in permanent shame for the infrequency of  my posts.
To be honest, my blog is all about the quilting I do...... so here is what has been coming off my machine

IF  you want the pictures and just the pictures ......follow me on


    http://www.pinterest.com/tburrisquilts
















Friday, June 20, 2014

It's Quilting time!

I have been busy as a bumble bee !   I have had the honor of quilting the quilt on the postcard for Linda Pearl owner of The Patchwork Pearl

 
 

 
I have been able to quilt another....So here you go.





Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Where Has time gone


I went off to visit Branson Missouri with my Mom. My friend Kelly and her Mom joined us.  It was a week full of Music, picture perfect weather and fun !

 I did manage to find 2 quilt shops for Quilters in the area.  I did drop a few dollars at The Quilted Cow 
Of course you come back and need to unpack and play catch up.....next my co-worker at my day job went off on her vacation.  Now it's back to normal....thank god.

Here are some pictures of the quilts that have been coming off my machine






Friday, May 2, 2014

Finally


Spring is finally here!


 But for some reason the woodstove is still running on and off. I do have some eye candy for you all, and I even managed to upload some on Pinterest .






I am now in Branson Mo with my Mom for some girls fun


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Is it spring yet

I have been not very patiently waiting for spring......and it just keeps hiding. But I do think she has finally arrived.


A few weeks ago, I did attend my guilds show (Amoskeag Quilters Guild), to my surprise I got a ribbon for my monsters quilt and one of my customers (Jan White) also got a ribbon for a quilt she gave me the honor of quilting

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At Least I have been quilting.... 




Next was MQX and my time to get educated.  This year modern quilts and my quilting software are on the curriculum along with a class by Kim Taber Stotsenberg. 

Now to put it all together.

Some quilts went to market and others for fun.  Please check back in the gallery for pictures
 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tonight, Tonight


A few nights ago (March 11th) I attend the NH Modern Quilt Guild Meeting.  I was just a tad antsy to be able to hand over a quilt I have had the honor of being able to put my creative spin on.
The piecer and designer of this is Linda Pearl, owner of The Patchwork Pearl.

I do need to give credit to Lisa Calle of Stone House Quilting for her Divide and Design technique.


Details 


Till next time



Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bad Blogger AGAIN






What can I say.....All the quilting that I have been doing I am not able to show off. And this is typically my slow time, where I get to do some piecing and some reading by the woodstove.
I usually go off to Quilt Camp, and honestly I did make it there......for about 1 1/2 days.....then I started to get a cold and feel icky....so home I went.  I am at the point where I figure it's time for me to just through in the towel on retreats in February. I always seem to get sick before, during or after.....at least for the last several years. :(
Today I finally figured out how to upload photos to Pinterest. Pinterest and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the inspiration but hate the time suck !

on to the quilts