Monday, July 25, 2016

Good Morning LORD!

Good Morning LORD!

What a beautiful way to start the week! The LORD painted the sky with an awesome sunrise this morning and I couldn't help but try to capture the beauty with my iphone. Around our house we often say the most beautiful skies are over the lake in our own backyard!

I was able to slip into my quilting studio shortly after admiring the beauty and finish up a customer's quilt, Butterscotch Road.  This quilt is still available if you would like to have your own. It is a classic, with all Jo Morton fabrics! You can find it in the "Kits" category of EllaKate's website.
(Two kits left.)

Once Butterscotch Road was finished I just had to load my paper pieced "Tall Trim the Tree" from our Super Saturday Workshop on to my longarm. Oh have I told you her name is "Millie"? You know how that is, we have to name those objects closest to us. Haven't you named a car or two in your past? Anyway, Millie and I got the Christmas Tree loaded and ready to begin quilting this evening. I'll keep you posted on our progress. 
Gotta run for now. It's gonna be a busy Monday! 
Until next time, find some stitching time for yourself and enjoy your day!
Happy Stitching!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Super Saturday Worshop Success!

Super Saturday Workshop Success!

There is nothing but fun in store when a group of quilters spend the day stitching together! Such was the case this past Saturday at EllaKate's Quilt Shoppe.
My unfinished "Tall Trim the Tree"  was the center of attention and served as inspiration for everyone as we began our Saturday project. I love these green fabrics. They blend perfectly to create the feel of a Christmas Tree.
The challenge was to master the art of paper piecing. We laughed at each other more times than I can count as we plowed through the task at hand. 
As others worked on their tree I moved on to the ornaments. I love how this little Log Cabin block turned out.
So on Sunday evening I just had to slip into my quilting studio and stitch up another one of these little beauties. This time it was the Churn Dash block. The ornaments are only about three square inches in size and will be perfect for our Christmas tree!
Once the tree is quilted I will add the red buttons to the tree so I can hang the ornaments. 

This complete project is available from EllaKate's and will be posted in the KIT Section of the website in the near future. 

OK, enough playing for me. It's time to say goodnight

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Let the Blogging Begin!

This is going to be an exciting adventure! Let the blogging begin!!!

As many of you know EllaKate's is open every second Friday for FUN & FABULOUS FRIDAY and for other scheduled events. We have a wonderful time when the shoppe is open. However, now I will be able to connect with all of you more often through this blog. Yay!!!

OK, so this morning I was able to work on a customer's quilt for a short time before heading out for the day. My tip for the day is "No matter how little time you have to stitch each day, be sure to take that time for yourself, even if it is only a few minutes."

I'll meet you all back here real soon! Until then...
Happy Stitching!