Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8/17 WIP

I have taken advantage of getting back into a schedule groove with the girls at band camp for the last week and my husband out of town. Evenings I normally do not sew, rather we spend family time, but since I am the only one in the house no one much cares what I do.... so I sew!


Nothing is completed since it is too hot here to think about sitting with a quilt pile on my lap while I machine quilt, but my pile of completed tops is growing!

New Projects:
Another week that I have not succumbed to the temptation to start something new!


County Fair quit top is completed.

I have more strips sewn for 36 patch blocks

And I dug out my Pinwheels and got them put together. It is 60x75 and I am trying to decide if I should put a 5 inch border on it in the Charcoal Kona cotton.

American Jane blocks: Hour Glass Pot holders :
Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Leaves D9P : Mandy's fence : HST: New Wave : Rainbow : Vintage Spring

Stats for now: New Projects - 0 : Completed - 0 : WIP - 14

Monday, August 15, 2011

County Fair

I completed my County Fair quilt top.

It is queen sized and made from Denyse Schmidt's County Fair fabric line which is deco weight.

I had used pieces of the fabric in projects but have never done a whole quilt in this weight before. It will have to wait until it cools down a little to get quilted because it is a little hot to work with right now since it is heavier that nice crisp quilting cottons. The other thing I found that differentiated it from standard quilting cottons is that it frayed quite a bit more.

The pattern is 1-2-3 from Amy Ellis Modern Basics book. I wish I could comment on the pattern and directions but it is such a simple quilt I basically only used the pattern for the dimensions to cut the pieces.
The stunning pictures of the quilt in the book inspired me as I really wanted to do something simple with this fabric... I love how the top turned out.

Monday, August 8, 2011

8/10 WIP

Not much quilt sewing going on here this week. Band camp started and with that comes china silk flags and fancy costumes, but I do have a little to report.


Wonky Pastel Logs Cabin got completed. It does not match anything in the house but is currently on the sofa in the living room just because it makes me smile.

New Projects:
Is it possible, no new projects to report?


All the blocks for the County Fair WIP are now completed and 1/4 are on the design wall.

I got some more 36 patch blocks done and I am featuring them posing with my favorite appliance this summer, the air conditioning units.

Two more rainbow blocks completed.

American Jane blocks: Hour Glass Pot holders : Pinwheel Quilt Along : Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Leaves D9P : Mandy's fence : HST: New Wave : 36 patch : Rainbow

Stats for now: New Projects - 0 : Completed - 1 : WIP - 13

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wonky Pastel Logs

This quilt should be called 'what I worked on when I was supposed to be doing other things', but that seemed a little long.

I has three different pastel quilts going on and I started randomly sewing the pieces together, then added some solid Kona Cotton around the edge. I had just purchased 1 yard of a pretty AH blue flower print on sale cheap and used it for the border.

The backing is a 30's style print mixed with more Kona including my all time favorite, papaya.

The binding is a pale yellow. I have no plans for this quilt, I just made it because it makes me smile.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP 8/3

I was able to get quite a bit of sewing in this week. Its too hot to go outside which leaves me with time in my sewing room.


I completed my Hands2Help quilt and it was in yesterdays mail.

New Projects:

I broke out the stash of County Fair and started a quilt this week. Love the colors in this line.


The Wonky Pastel Log Cabin got quilted, just needs binding.

American Jane blocks: Hour Glass Pot holders : Pinwheel Quilt Along : Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Leaves D9P : Mandy's fence : HST: New Wave : 36 patch : Rainbow

Stats for now: New Projects - 1 : Completed - 1 : WIP - 14

Monday, August 1, 2011

Crazy 1/4 inch foot

This is the new 1/4 inch patchwork foot that I ordered for my Bernina 1080 after an extensive conversation with the very helpful lady at Sewing Machines Plus (dot) com where we discussed the old vs new foot on the Bernina and that my machine required the old style foot.

I kinda thought when I got the foot in the mail that it was supposed to be the 57, not the 57 N, but, I went ahead, put the foot on and look.... can you see where the needle hits the foot.... not good....

So I called and talked to a nice young man at Sewing Machine Plus (dot) com who got both feet out, looked at them and told me yes, you need the 57, and yes, the price sticker on BOTH feet said $19.95, not $49.95 which is what I had been charged, so, I am back to stalking the mail man, waiting for a little box that will have my 57 and a mail label to return the 57 N.

And these are my new quilt blocks, more to come on them later but I hate to post without a picture of fabric. I wanted to sew these on the Bernina with my new 1/4 inch foot, but could not wait to get started so I used the Juki instead. I love my Juki and the 1/4 inch foot that came with it. Technically the Bernina foot came with it too since I am using my gift credit that came with the Juki purchase to by the Bernina foot. I had no idea what I was missing until I started using the foot.

Do you use a 1/4 inch foot to piece?