Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blocks and projects galore

For the past couple of months I have been finishing projects and making blocks.  Here is a view of my busyness:
 Curved Rail blocks for a Block Lotto
 Round Robin heading to Patti.
Violets for a Block Lotto
 Garden Maze for a Block Swap on FaceBook
 Wonky Checkerboards for a Block Lotto
 Sunbonnet Sues from Georgia for a Block Swap
 Friendship stars for a Block Lotto

 Purple and Teal and White paper-pieced block swap.
 Round Robin heading to Pat A.

Bug/candy jars for a Block Lotto
Round Robin heading ultimately to Wanda.

Now off to the Atlanta race, taking a little hand work to work on while I ride.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Patti's Finished Top

The last top I was to complete in the Round Robin is done.

There are other projects going, but I can't post about them yet.  Rules are rules~!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

More Projects

The first is a quilt for  my quilty friend Pat.  I completed the final row on the top.  The second is a top created from the initial center that I prepared and passed around.

Quick Update

I was never very good at keeping a diary as a young girl and I haven't gotten much better. However, I do find sitting at the sewing machine is much more fun.... I have learned how to work the big quilting machine as well so I spend some time there as well. Here are a few shots of projects being worked

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Quilting Weekend

    You have been watching the Round Robin quilts growing.  Here is one more.  Another is on the sewing machine.  These are so interesting, challenging and rewarding.

     Also, while I was down with the injuries from the wreck, lots of friends sent me "Wonky Geese" and there they are so far.  Thank you everyone.

When I was reviewing prior blog entries I saw that I had not posted the two prior Round Robins.  Here they are.  They are being worked on by others now.

Also, I saw a YouTube Video for Quilt 1600 - made with only a jelly roll, sewn end to end then side to side.  This took very little time once they had all been sewn together.  There was no plan and yet a relatively enjoyable quilt - maybe for a teenager.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Continuing Quilty Endeavors

I vowed to complete some projects on this long weekend.  I may have set my sights high - what with Hubby turning 65, brother coming to visit mom and lots of televised racing.  However, here is my latest doll quilt - Amish Doll Quilt - with  I hope the ultimate recipient will like this one.

Also, I finished the quilted post cards I have been working on.  Maybe I will finish more tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"We Can Do It! Skill Builder" This looks interesting and fun

For those who follow this blog and wish you could do some of the things I do, check out this blog and this activity.  Sewn  Look for the "We Can Do It" logo and follow along.

Skills: Cutting, ¼ inch seam allowance and value.
Blocks: Log Cabin and Around the World
July: Half Square Triangles and Quarter Square Triangles
August: Flying Geese
September: Wonky Blocks
October: Foundation Piecing
November: Paper Piecing
December: Raw Edge and Needle Turn Applique
January: Curves
February: Improvisational Blocks
March: Working with odd shapes (tumblers, hexagons, apple cores)
April: Inset Seams
May: “There's no way I can sew that block!!!” - but you totally can because we now have the Skillz.
(we will also learn how to draft and use templates - those skill will be used in multiple months)

The first three weeks of each month we will make blocks based on that set of skills and the forth week will be a catch up week. Everyone who is caught up at the end of the month will be entered in a drawing for a special prize. (Probably fabric, because everyone Loves fabric, right?)

By the end of the year you will have 36 twelve inch blocks you can make into a queen sized quilt or you can divide them up and make several smaller quilts. But more importantly, you will have the skills and the confidence to tackle any quilting project you can dream up. Priceless."

I think this might be fun and I think I will try working on something scrappy to use up some of my stash instead of buying new right now.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Latest from the Sewing Machine

I am in two Round Robins this year - so far.  Both of my centers appeared earlier and the completed Border 1 on another's center has been shown.  Here is Border 1 for the second center - I was to turn the center on point and work from there.  Her center was 28 inches - which wasn't easy to turn on point.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mom's Lap Quilt

And I finally finished Mom's Lap Quilt - It is one of her birthday presents and her birthday is tomorrow.
covered with safety pins.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

March 2011

Where did February go?!  Between work, sewing and therapy - oh yeah that little thing called Speed Weeks culminating with the Daytona 500 - last month disappeared.  However, with all the work I have done, I have finally finished physical therapy with the therapists.  Now I just complete exercises at home and walk as much as I can.  Fair enough.

Sewing has kept me really busy.  With pay it forward FaceBook gifts, two Round Robin Centers, Sunbonnet Sue Blocks, quilted post cards, floral disappearing 9 patch blocks, red and white disappearing 4 patch blocks, string heart blocks, a baby quilt and then finishing a border for someone else's quilt center and ready to work another - whew ---- See above.
Also made this little Doll Quilt for a Swap.

Now to finish Mom's birthday present - a lap quilt and to bake her a cake!