Wednesday, July 25, 2018

It's All Up From Here


It's all about Up From Here.  I think I'm making that my personal motto.  Last Saturday, after some marathon piecing, I was able to finish the Up From Here quilt top, part of a quilt along being hosted by Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Us.  I am cheering like a true  Mountaineer fan at this top finish, though no couches were burned (if you get that joke).


I'm in love with those blue and golds flying across the quilt top, similar to our flying WV logo.  I think for the quilting I shall keep things extremely fast and simple, with an over all meander in a pale yellow/gold thread.  I plan to sell this quilt and hope it goes on to live the life of a game quilt.  Perfect for taking to football games or curling up on the couch and cheering on your team.  Hopefully, it will be all basted up before the weekend and we will be celebrating a finish soon.


Recently I received a wonderful welcome to the club box from Aurifil Threads!  Filled to the brim with lots of yummy thread goodness.


The very cool thing about this box, is it contains different weights of threads.  Until now, I've only played with their 50wt and monofilament threads.  I'm super excited to give the different weights a try.  Now to dream up some projects to let me utilize all those yummy colors!

And because I love a good distraction, distractions from distractions even, I purchased some fun precuts last weekend to start yet another quilt (that's okay I see lots of quilting in my future too).


These strips and charm squares will be going into the Square Pegs Quilt by Alison Vermilya.  I haven't decided if it will be a full sized quilt or possibly two baby quilts.  I'll figure that out when I get there, I guess.

So there is a little mid week wrap of for me.  Next week on Wednesday, I hope you will join me in piecing our first block in the Fireburst Mystery Quilt.



Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social.

23 comments:

Sharon said...

Hi Tish! Another fabulous quilt...Marathon sewing days and aching back for me, but I don't let it stop me. We are having too much fun, right?

Vasudha said...

The gold and blue are a striking combination. Congrats on the finish. The Aurifil box looks great. I love color charts. Your new precuts look great too - lots of different colors and scales of print.

Bernie Kringel said...

Hmmm, I have some flying geese blocks to finish by next week! That box of Aurifil is fantastic!!

Mari said...

Pretty quilt! I can absolutely see it becoming a game quilt for someone. The Aurifil box looks like fun. I've been wanting to try the 28 weight thread for some decorative stitching. Let us know how it goes!

Nancy J said...

Auriful, those threads are an inspiration all on their own, without the new fab fabrics. The finished quilt, that is striking in those colours.

Louise said...

It's nice to "see" you again, Tish! I thought things had gotten a little quiet from you. Here's hoping it's "all up from here" for you soon. Love those pretty fabrics in your precuts. And lots of Aurifil yumminess, too. I love their 50 wt so much, it's my favorite thread, but the 40 wt often gives me trouble. Some spools (some colors?) just shred in my machine, even after I change tension, needle, even different presser feet. So if that happens to you, know that you're not alone!!

Louise said...

Whoop! I forgot to say that your WV colors quilt top looks totally fab! :)

chrisknits said...

Everything is yummy and oh my, those fabrics!! Can't wait to see the fun you create with them!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

the very yummy thing about that box is it is aurifil. Full stop.

Janice said...

Oh dear! I am so far behind on the Fireburst mystery! :( Boo! I will do my best to catch up. I was told that I have been coming up as a no-reply commenter. I think I have fixed it but not sure. Will you let me know?

Susan said...

I barely got my fabric for that one, and here you are top done! I haven't started Fireburst, but school finishes tomorrow, and I hope to catch up by the end of August. =)

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

You've got a quilt top, and I haven't even picked a pattern to make for the QAL. ha ha ha Have fun with all those new threads.

Sue said...

This is a great looking quilt top - such an effective design! Lucky you with all that thread to play with!

piecefulwendy said...

I haven't even chosen my fabrics for Up From Here yet, but I love yours! I hope it sells quickly and I'm sure it will give someone years of enjoyment. I'm all caught up on the Fireburst steps, just haven't posted a pic. I'm ready for the first block! Oh my, that Aurifil thread you received is full of all kinds of fun (I'll admit to being just a tad jealous)!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Tish! Yousa! This quilt top is just beautiful. I guess I didn't know the colors of the WV logo - these are fab! I haven't sewn one stitch on our block yet - maybe this weekend. Not that there's any hurry or stress about it. I am all set for Wednesday and looking forward to sewing our first block together! All that Aurifil thread looks fab - I've only used 50wt myself, so I look forward to hearing about your trials. Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Liz said...

Up From Here is so lovely! I love the golds with the navy. I look forward to seeing it finished!

Susan said...

Great design Tish!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I love the name of the quilt, and it will definitely make the perfect football quilt. Fabric for your new project looks so pretty, and I like how you categorize it as a 'distraction from distractions'. Kinda what happens at my house! :) xoxo

Lisa J. said...

This looks wonderful Tish and it gives me inspiration to make it myself....need background fabric though. I'm all caught up with our mystery and blogged about it so I am ready to move on.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful quilt top and motto. I really look forward to seeing you have fun and play with new thread weights. I think you are going to have some great fun!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the blue and gold and I think your motto is a good one!

Vicki in MN said...

Your quilt top looks wonderful, great colors. Looking forward to seeing the quilt with the new fun fabrics!

Suze said...

I just saw a picture of your quilt on someone else's blog. A great job of a Mountie quilt. I was born and raised in West Virginia and actually graduated from WVU eons ago. Next year is my 50th high school reunion!! I'm considering returning for that and staying with my cousin. Hope to see more Mountie quilts for you and I hope the quilt sells soon for you, if it hasn't already.

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