Friday, July 9, 2010

I am heading out in the morning, Honduras bound! Best I can figure we will be where the big 'R' (ok, the only r) in Santa Rosa de Copan is.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Quilt along progress

Yesterday and today I spent my sewing time catching up on the Crazy Mom Quilts quilt along #5. I had gotten distracted (and overwhelmed by week 3 which was cutting out 490 square sets) and was a tad behind. (stuck on week 2 with a little 4 patch square)

When this weeks edition was posted I noted that I was behind and Amanda Jean responded with a note that I could catch up :) taking this as a challenge, I was off.

I must admit that I did skip most of week 1 which was cutting white strips. I figured I could do that as I went along although her directions would had cut fabric left overs. To get over the hump I pieced and stripped and cut and assembled all at once rather than as separate steps, but the end result is I am now caught up and have most of my square sets cut.

The Hope Valley jelly roll only had 24 strips, the pattern requires 31, so I have the 24 done plus I cut up a couple charm squares. I now need to plan ahead to what I want to do with the back to determine if I want to cut up more charm squares or cut into some fabric I have. I think I am going to do a little of both, leaving enough charm squares to do a strip across the back.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

I had a goal to complete this quilt by today and I squeaked it in! I had to excuse myself from our guest that came over for the afternoon so I could finish the binding, but it is done!

This is the largest quilt I have machine quilted to date at 64 x 83 and it caused some frustration. I did loopy loops I think that once it is washed all the little issues I see will wash away. I used the yellow brick road pattern, materials from my stash and randomly collected the first of June when I decided I wanted to do some Red-White-Blue stuff.

The back is mostly some large red/white dots from stash with some others pieced in.
I named this Lowden Park. When I grew up that is where the 4th of July fireworks were and while working the quilt I thought how perfect it would be to throw down on the grass, lay down on and watch the sparkling sky.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!