Moving West and Enjoying the Reclaimed West Fabric Collection

Back in September I was contacted by Timeless Treasures Fabrics to join their blog tour for “The Reclaimed West” fabric collection ……

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Here is a complete list of all those participating in the blog tour….. as you can see I am in great company.  I haven’t had a chance to check yesterday’s blog posts, but am excited to see all the wonderful projects this week.

November 17

  1. Carla Klop, Kits by Carla – http://www.kitsbycarla.com/blog
  2. Catherine Wilson, Queenie Quilts – http://queeniequiltsblogs.blogspot.com
  3. Lisa McCarthy, Compass Point Quilts – www.compasspointquilts.com

November 18

  1. Deborah Brizendine, Just Stitchin with Deborah – http://juststitchinwithdeborah.blogspot.com/
  2. Denise Green, HollyDee Quilts – http://hollydeequilts.net
  3. Sandy Lueth, Totes by Sandy – http://www.totes-by-sandy.com

November 19

  1. Cathy McKillip, Wish Upon A Quilt – http://wishuponaquilt.com/blog
  2. Marcia Nagel/Megan Bohr, Pine Needles Quilt & Sew – http://thepineconepress.blogspot.com/
  3. Stacey Day, Stacey in Stitches – http://staceyinstitches.wordpress.com

November 20

  1. Barb Linares, Crafty Threads – http://craftyquilts.blogspot.com/
  2. Jennifer Eubank, Archipelago Quilting – http://jennifersewing.wordpress.com/
  3. Konda Luckau, Moose on the Porch Quilts – http://www.moosequilts.com/blog
  4. Susan Nelson, Prairie Sky Quilts – http://blog.prairieskyquilting.com

November 21

  1. Jackie Kunkel, Canton Village Quilt Works – http://cvquiltworks.com/blogs/blog
  2. Lauren Rogers, Backdoor Quilt Shoppe – www.backdoorquiltshoppe.wordpress.com
  3. Osie Lebowitz, From Needle and Thread – http://www.fromneedleandthread.com/
  4. Timeless Treasures, SewTimeless (Giveaways!) – http://www.ttfabrics.com/blog/

And Guess WHAT?  There are prizes….  click here to enter to win!

My project did not need to be done until November 18th, which is after quilt festival and it would also be after my “Summer Solstice” for Quiltworx would be due; also made from “Reclaimed West”The past few days have been busy here at HollyDee Quilts.  (Photos later in the post)

Anyway – I immediately replied that I would love to participate and sent in my fabric order, which was shipped promptly and drooling commenced!

Now some of you are new to the blog so you may not realize we have been building a new home and our “big stuff” i.e. the longarm were scheduled to be moved on Friday, November 14th.  I wish that meant that all I had to do was wait for the movers to show up – but if you have ever moved you know – there is lots of purging and packing that has to happen prior to the move!  I have been working on and off since June of this year on the purging and packing (what could be packed).

I was also quilting customer quilts up until Tuesday, November 11th!

And yes – I was trying to work on my Timeless Treasures Project for the blog tour – now I shall no longer bore you with words and will give you a photographic tour!

Tuesday, November 11, we prepped the longarm for the big move (3 hours WEST of Houston)

Here is the longarm in the old studio!

Here is the longarm in the old studio!

And here is a quick photo of my new space - the longarm will go along that back wall.  Behind that wall is the most exciting room in the house - "The Quilt Studio Closet"  It is 6'x20' with 11' ceilings!

And here is a quick photo of my new space – the longarm will go along that back wall. Behind that wall is the most exciting room in the house – “The Quilt Studio Closet” It is 6’x20′ with 11′ ceilings!

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Pieces and parts of the longarm and various machines after the movers left on the 14th!

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Another view – yes; I have a few machines!

Once the quilt room at the old house was ready for the movers I had some free time to either pack or work on my Reclaimed West project – I found a way to work on my project….

A folding table that was hiding upstairs - I have to be careful not to wiggle it too much because 2 of the legs do not snap in place.   We have moved EVERY chair to the new house so I am sitting on a wooden step stool, using an old towel as a cushion!

A folding table that was hiding upstairs – I have to be careful not to wiggle it too much because 2 of the legs do not snap in place. We have moved EVERY chair to the new house so I am sitting on a wooden step stool, using an old towel as a cushion!

Progress is being made...

Progress is being made…

Love trimming up the blocks!

Love trimming up the blocks!

Oh very pretty!

Oh very pretty!

This is the photo that inspired the tree fabric in my outer border blocks

This is the photo that inspired the tree fabric in my outer border blocks

Getting ready to sew the next section of border

Getting ready to sew the next section of border

Not sure from this piece - is it a quilt or undergarment?

Not sure from this piece – is it a quilt or undergarment?

With a little rearranging I start sewing on 11/17 - remember this project is in today's blog!  Luckily most of the paper-piecing is complete and I will just be working on trimming units and block assembly!

With a little rearranging I start sewing on 11/17 – remember this project is in today’s blog! Luckily most of the paper-piecing is complete and I will just be working on trimming units and block assembly!

Assembly is in full swing!

Assembly is in full swing!

Remember the undergarment?  Now you see where it goes!

Remember the undergarment? Now you see where it goes!

Something is missing!

Something is missing!

Much better with the red center squares!

Much better with the red center squares! (Oops – got my shoes in that photo!)

And it's done!  Well the top is done!  Pattern is Witches Brew.  This little puzzle quilt was a lot of fun to make!  23"x108"

And it’s done! Well the top is done! Pattern is Witches Brew. This little puzzle quilt was a lot of fun to make! 23″x108″

Here is the backing fabric and it will get a red binding - stay tuned - as soon as that longarm is back together I will load this one up and share!

Here is the backing fabric and it will get a red binding – stay tuned – as soon as that longarm is back together I will load this one up and share!

My other Reclaimed West Quilt - this one is Summer Solstice!

My other Reclaimed West Quilt – this one is Summer Solstice!

Some of our new neighbors!

Some of our new neighbors!

Thank you for stopping by the blog!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post and don’t forget to go enter to win some of your very own “Reclaimed West” fabric and goodies!  Click here to enter….

Be sure to click the “follow” button to keep up with my country life!  I have a busy teaching schedule next year and would love to have you join me for a class, retreat or quilters cruise!

My schedule can be found here….

Denise

About hollydeequilts

I am a wife, mom, grandma and quilter. I also enjoy gardening and dabble in genealogy. And I love Pinterest!
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13 Responses to Moving West and Enjoying the Reclaimed West Fabric Collection

  1. Quilting Tangent says:

    Amazing, that you got any quilting done, with the move going on.

    • It was fun to be forced to stop and piece for a while in the midst of chaos. I am currently at the old house, ready to head back to the new house with a van and trailer load of “stuff”.

  2. Jackie says:

    Witches Brew is really stunning! I am impressed at your productivity during a move. All the best as you settle in to your new space!

    • Thank you for reading my blog – Witches Brew was a lot of fun – it has partial seams, which I have done before in a “block” but this fun little quilt goes together with partial seams all the way to the end – it was really cool and I kept thinking to myself “how does Judy come up with these?”

  3. Patti Hull says:

    Fun fun fun. Thanks.

  4. Janet T says:

    Can’t wait to see your finished quilt!

  5. Lauralee Hensley says:

    You must definitely be a multitasking personality to get everything going like you have with a move.

  6. littlefamilyhome says:

    Such a multitasking lady you are. Love the photo that inspired your border, loving those trees. Like your neighbor as well, wonder if it commented “Glad to see you MOOving in” ?

  7. Your Summer Solstice quilt is awesome.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  8. Sandi says:

    Your quilts are beautiful! I’m amazed at how you were able to make them while moving. Moving is such a big job. Enjoyed your post and thanks for a chance to win.

  9. Laurie Malm says:

    Pop of red makes this stunning…the yellow is just perfect!

  10. Rochelle says:

    thank you for the tour of your new home. Love the table runner and could finally see where you were going withe that photo!

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