This is the front of my Road to Spring Quilt Along!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Road to Spring - done!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
(the avacado table cloth in the background is not doing these colors any favors)
I am calling this quilt Baby Blocks. It is aprox 42 x50 all washed up. The backing is MM Dainty Damask. I love this fabric! I got to use one of my new labels on this quilt, the first one!
I started this in November and got the top done but then stalled out with distraction from Christmas projects. I then got panicked because my last binding was icky and didn't want to move forward till I figures out how to improve that. I surfed around and read/watched all the binding tutorials I could find and picked up a couple different techniques. I ended up doing it almost exactly as demonstrated by Red Pepper Quilts tutorial and am very happy with it.
I am sharing this for Friday Sew & Tell. Be sure to head over there and check out all the other great projects people did this week.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
After opening that, I opened the second package in my mail today and found my order from Fat Quarter Shop. I got the Bella solids for the pinwheel QAL and the rest were ones that I have been wanting that were on sale. (had to get the order to $35 for free shipping didn't I?)
And yes, there is more, I then checked my front door step and found a small box with my OZ layer cake and charm pack that I bought this weekend at Burgundy Buttons sale.
I also got a little something last week that I am pretty happy with. I got these labels from the Sweetwater Etsy store. Love them! They were so nice, they even sent a proof sheet for me to look at before they made/shipped them. I decided after seeing them that a couple that I ordered were not looking like what I had thought so they changed it up for me and still got them out the next day.
Now off to complete my project for Fridays Sew and Tell. I see lots of weekly things out there... WIP Wendsday, Stash Sunday, ect... do you participate in any? I find that knowing I can share to a larger audience on Friday motivates me to get projects done and ready to post... how about you? I'ld love to hear from you on this.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
I asked my friend that is expecting is she is sure-sure-sure that she is having a boy :)
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This is the Truckee Mystery Quilt, and it is done!
I found this quilt in the boxes of sewing stuff when I unpacked about 6 months ago. Here I explained why this had been in a box for about 6 years. When I found it all but the last step in the bocks were done and ready for assembly. This is not a pattern that I would have picked out myself which is the beauty of the mystery... I ended up with something that I never would have started had I known what I was starting.
I loved it before washing, but after it is all puffy and all the little imperfections in my quilting went away like magic!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Plans for the week (and maybe the next!)
This is what I am working on today. I am taking a break to go run errands and hope to come back and complete the quilting while watching General Hospital this afternoon. The plan is to then get the binding pinned tonight to be done tomorrow morning.
After that, I want to iron these and finish sewing the top for the Road to Spring Quilt Along. I learned a lesson this morning when I found that the notes on block layout that I did when I calculated the size were not to be found and I had to re-do. I need to start keeping those little notes with the quilt till its done!
Next on the list is the Baby Snowballs. I got the borders on and backing cut, just need to finalize how I want to quilt it and do it!
Another in progress.... Authentic squares, sewn and ready, but I decided I didn't like the size so I have ordered two more fabric to add a couple more squares. Sashing is cut and ready, borders determined and backing is ready to go. (oooh, where did I put those notes...)
Last on the list is this pile of Meadow Sweet and Farmers Market that were to be my large Road to Spring. I have not started cutting yet, so this may be whirlygigs instead, or, it may be shelved for now because you may have noticed, none of the plans for the week include any of the Eye Candy from yesterday's post and a couple of them are calling my name... loudly!
Looking at this list I am not sure how much will get done, but, at least I prioritized them :)
Saturday, February 6, 2010
And yes, that's 11 LQS in the last month. I decided to get out and explore the areas shops so I have taken two mini-tours plotting the route via google maps. One I hit at the perfect time because they were one week from moving and had a great clearance sale! I got a couple different fabrics from Katie Jump Rope line by Denyse Schmidt for $2.50 Yrd! They ended up in the Road to Spring that is in progress. I also found these 4 Lizzy Dish prints on sale there. I have no idea what I will do with them. Any ideas?
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I am going to use my swap noodles for a values quilt. I got started last week and have about 20 squares done from scraps and noodles. The brown and pink fabric is one of the fabrics that I sent out.
Round #7 US Version
Round #7 INTERNATIONAL VERSION
MODERN US & Canada #2
Reminder, till 2/12 each of your comments are an entry in the February Giveaway!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
RWB Irish Chain
I made it from what is now an old Eleanor Burns pattern, Irish Chain single and double from the Quilt in a Day series. Do you buy quilt pattern books? Single patterns? Do you buy them online or in a store? Or do you scope out tutorials or other references that are free on line? This is definitely a pattern that if I made it today I would be finding it online rather than pay for, but, at the time (almost 10 years ago) that was not an option, so I consider it $7.95 well spent.
I am adding this as my Sew & Tell Friday contirbution.
Be sure to check out the other great projects. Last week over 40 projects were listed!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Road to Spring quilt along
Remember to leave a comment for an entry in the February Giveaway!
Happy February! My birthday is later this month, so to celebrate I am having a giveaway! The loot will include the above which is a Alex Anderson redwork panel with 12 patterns, needles and floss. Also included is 1/2 yard of each of the fabrics pictured, and a 4th mystery 1/2 yard. I am also including Quiltmakers 100 blocks magazine issue.
Here's the logistics. You get one entry for every post you comment on until my birthday, 2/12. The catch is that you have to comment on a post before the next posting is made. (ie: comments to enter the giveawy must be on the most recent post) I will not close comments, but I will put a marker comment in each post indicating comments are closed for the giveaway. I will try to post every day. While you will not get extra entries for being a follower, that will obviously help you in identifying when a new post is up.
I need to go work on some projects now so I will have something to post about! Happy February!