Monday, August 29, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I am caught on the two mystery quilts that I am following, spent the morning on housework and laundry, plan on having 5 dollar burritos at Moe's tonight for dinner, so I am spending the afternoon sewing! During the summer, I went to a "yard sale" at a LQS. I came home with quite a few fabrics that I am putting to good use. Today I am using some of them in this project, Last Wrung on the Ladder, by Lynda Hall at Primitive Gatherings. Its mostly Christmas fabrics, and I would like to get it to flimsy stage this week. Check out Judy's blog this week, she has her own design wall again!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday flimsy

Today's flimsy was a New Year's mystery quilt offered by Planet Patchwork. My DD#3 helped me pick out the fabrics and even sewed a little on this one. We anxiously waited for each clue to be released. We weren't able to stay up with all the clues, but we still managed to get the top together in a couple of days. Hmmm. I do have some more bright fabrics that I was wondering what to do with...maybe another quilt like this is in order!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Design Wall Monday

This is the progress I have made on the two mystery quilts that I am working on. I have an inkling about one, but the other one is not far enough along to venture a guess. Visit Judy at Patchwork Times to view other design walls - prepare to be inspired!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Flimsy

The pattern is from the book Even More by Trudie Hughes. It was put together in diagonal rows - it would have been helpful to have a design wall for this one. I started it well before the year 2000, I only finished it last year!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Flimsy

Okay, time for another picture of another flimsy! I don't exactly remember how old this flimsy is - I know my DS was about 3 or 4 when I finished it, and he is almost 17 now. I remember his age because he wanted to help me with it. His "help" consisted of cutting into the border with a pair of kiddy sissors! Luckily for me, he only made a small hole. I bought the chicken and egg fabrics as soon as I saw them-they just made me smile!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Steps to the Altar

This is the picture from the magazine of the quilt I am working on. I haven't decided on colors for the alternative blocks yet.
Thanks for all the lovely comments. I learned to sew on my Mom's featherweight, so sitting at the kitchen table and sewing with that machine was very comfortable for me!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I have spent some time this summer visiting with my Dad in NC. While there, I borrowed my Mom's old featherweight from my sister to piece these blocks. I have 6 out of thirteen finished. There will be twelve alternative blocks in a Trip Around the World style in a controlled color scheme. The pattern, Steps to the Altar, is from the August 2002 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting - it is from an antique quilt. Now I soon as I finish sewing sequins on flagline costumes, I'll be getting back to this one! Check in with Judy L. to see what other quilters are working on!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday flimsy

My DD#2 got a new camara and took some pictures of flimsies for me, so that I will have something to show on my blog. This flimsy was a mystery (what, me make a mystery quilt?) offered by Elsie Vredenburg many years ago. It is half-controlled fabrics, half-scrappy. My girls think that it wants to be a quilt by Christmas, in time for cuddling under it on the couch, watching our favorite Christmas movies.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Wow, its been a long time since I posted anything, but I have been sewing in little bits and pieces. I have started another online mystery quilt hosted by The Crafty Unicorn Quilting, and my SIL just sent me a link to another mystery hosted by Quilters World Newsletter that we are going to do together, as together as 300 miles will allow! Soon it will be back to school for two college kids and two high schoolers, and life will return to some kind of routine. Check out Judy's blog for some lovely projects out there in blogland.