Wednesday, November 26, 2014
I jumped ahead a bit again and chose a block that was applique only. I do need to go back and fill in the blanks and make the skipped blocks. I should have time today to get some of them prepped and ready for piecing.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
|I still need to remove quilting marks.|
The next step for me is to trim the edges and then mark and add the binding. My goal is to make all of my Seven Sisters quilts completely by hand so that step will take me a bit of time to do but it will be so worth it.
Today is Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts and I will be taking part by working on this quilt. Pop on over and check out the links to other slow stitching participants.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Shortly after I got my act together I headed into my sewing room and made these cute pinwheel blocks. I was able to include blue scraps from the baby quilt I just made - gotta love it! I love being able to use up all the bits and pieces left over from making quilts and turning those scraps into quilts too. :))
The Rainbow Scrap Challenge is the perfect motivation to get those saved scraps turned into 'something'. These little blocks have been added to my growing stash of pinwheels and will someday be turned into a beautiful quilt.
Pop on over to soscrappy's and check out the links - you will find plenty of inspiration to turn your scraps into something beautiful.
Friday, November 21, 2014
I just put the final stitches in this quilt and I couldn't be happier! I absolutely love how it turned out. I needed to have it finished for tomorrow for the baby shower and I did it! The Mommy-to-be is the daughter of my friend Louise who passed away a couple years ago. I miss my friend dearly and I know she would have loved to have been able to spend time here with her grandchildren.
I know that this design doesn't really look like a 'baby' quilt and I didn't really want it to. I made it with the hopes that the baby will get many years of use well past the baby stage. It finished at approx. 49" square and I quilted it with brown thread and used a star and loop pantograph.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I needed to trim and square the top in anticipation of adding the borders and I was quite surprised at how wavy and out of square it was. If it had been hung outside for a photo shot a good stiff breeze would have made it wave like a flag! I knew that I had an issue but I didn't realize how bad it was. 0) I was a little nervous about the trimming part but it all worked out and when I added the borders a miracle happened and it squared up perfectly.
I already have the binding strips cut and I still need to add a label. My goal for tomorrow is to sew the binding on by machine and then get as much binding hand sewn as I can. I had a brain cramp because I thought the baby shower was on Sunday but noooo it is being held on Saturday - one less day to finish.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
|So close to finishing - just one corner left!!|
I was supposed to go and visit my sister Glenda yesterday but I cancelled because of the bad weather. She lives close to a 90 minute drive from me and I just didn't want to risk it so we have rescheduled to next week. So, don't tell anyone but I spent the day in my jammies and housecoat instead and held the couch down while I stitched away! My husband is still recovering from his shoulder surgery so he isn't able to do too much but he did make a fire in the fireplace and we just relaxed together all day. Definitely time well spent!!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The block is called Missouri Puzzle and this is what my design looked like in EQ7.
So, today's goal is to turn these blocks into a flimsy, trim it so that the edges are straight and square and, hopefully, add the borders.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Today I decided I had better remedy that and I made four mini star blocks using light blue. I have been making little star blocks for the RSC for a few years but because they are so tiny I will probably need a few more years to make enough of them for a quilt. They will finish at 3" and because of their size they really are quite scrap friendly. They only require a strip of 1" and 1.5" fabric and I can always find something to use in my strip bins. Sometimes, when I am cutting up scraps I do remember to cut and set aside a few strips specifically to make these blocks but I really should make a better habit of it.
Pop on over to soscrappy's and check out the links.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I love how this is looking!
Saturday, November 8, 2014
I need to make a new baby quilt for a little boy that is due in January and I am running out of time to get it done. The baby shower is on Nov 22 so I am not completely out of time but I do have to get at it! I think that part of the reason for the procrastination was that my original design, although really good, was not THE design for this baby quilt.
|something is not quite right ! ;)|