Monday, August 19, 2013
Okay, one living at home and working full-time, two off at college, and the youngest with a new driver's license and off to high school. Whew, now to gather myself together after a terrific summer and see where I am on the sewing front. I put in some hours working on an old UFO, and think it was a wasted effort. It doesn't lay flat, when I added the first border it waved, so I ripped it off, remeasured, sewed it back on, and now the blocks will not lay flat. I am tired of it, and tired of the fabrics, so I will toss it into a corner and call it a loss. For more successful design walls, visit Judy at Patchwork Times.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Slowly working on this quilt from a lovely grouping of fat quarters from Melinda. Not much sewing going on, my nieces and nephew are here for a week, but s'mores, baseball, picnics, and other activities are in full swing! Check out Judy's design wall to see how other quilters are spending their time.
Monday, June 24, 2013
I won a give-away of a fabulous stack of fat quarters Of Normandy Court from Melinda at Melinda Quilts. They arrived at my house on Saturday, and today I was able to start playing with them! The fabrics are really beautiful, and I couldn't wait to start using them, so now they are all over my cutting table in various stages of pieces and parts. When I get tired of sewing tonight, I am going to look around on-line and see if this fabric line is still available in these colors, because at some point today it popped into my head that these fabrics (with the addition of some oranges and greens) would look great used in the Halloween 1904 pattern by Blackbird Designs. Thanks so much to Melinda for this generous giveaway - its feels great to be back in my sewing room, and I am excited to be working on a simple, but graphic pattern with this fabric. By next week I'll have made enough progress to have something to show. Check out other design wall at Judy's.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I am working on another of my UFOs. This one is number 18, and is the result of a Quilters Newletter mystery that my quilting SIL and I started back in 2011. I set mine on point with sashing and cornerstones, and added quarter blocks in between the outside edges of the blocks. I still need to add the corner triangles. The plan is to add a border of the cornerstone fabric, then another border with the solid green. I should be able to finish it before next week. Should, of course, being the key word! Check out other quilters progress on their UFOs at Judy's Patchwork Times.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I actually finished up one of the items on my UFO list! This is #14. Of course, it only needed borders, so it was quick to finish. I had originally thought about mitered corners, but I did not have enough fabric for that, so then I thought about sewing large nine-patches for the corners, but didn't like the way it looked. So I kept it simple with the dark pink plaid in the corners, and I will use this same fabric to do the binding. I copied the idea for this quilt from Julie K.'s blog, her version is really striking. She used a pattern from Evelyn Sloppy's book, Strips and Strings. One down, nineteen more on the list. Check over at Judy L.'s blog to see more UFO progress.