Sunday, October 14, 2007

Been awhile since I've had a quilting weekend...

But I had to finish all the blocks for the Quilts Your Way 2007 Squishie Swap. And, I did. Two were already finished. Then, I had 3 to finish sewing and 7 more for which I had to choose coordinating fabrics and patterns, and then get them sewn. You can view the results at:

It was fun. I cut several out at a time and chain pieced at the sewing machine so it went very fast. I think I am now caught up on all my swap commitments.

More later...

Monday, July 02, 2007

A Very Quilty Weekend

This past weekend was a complete quilt success in my book. Didn't do much actual quilting on Saturday, but I did get all the fabrics scraps and my less than a yard pieces sorted, folded, and put away in some sort of order so I can find them again.

Sunday, I managed to catch up on five months worth of blocks for the Flower Block of the Month on Quilts Your Way quilting forum. You can see the results here. To make it easy, I spent the morning and into the early afternoon, cutting all the pieces for the blocks. Then I just sat down with the ironing board right next to me and chain sewed all the pieces together. If I hadn't done it that way, I probably would have given up after the 3rd or 4th block.

Now if I can do the same with Star Block of the Month, I will be in very good shape to continue. July's was posted yesterday so that means I'm five months behind on that one too.

Monday, June 25, 2007

One down; oh so many to go...

I did it. I finished one UFO quilt this weekend.

This is the 2007 Super Bowl Sunday mystery quilt project. It's been sitting around waiting to have the outer border quilted and the binding put on for a couple of months now. It feels good to have it finally done.

I made a label for it by ironing muslin to freezer paper and then running it through my inkjet printer. I'm not worried about the ink maybe not being permanent because I'm not giving this quilt away and it won't be washed often.

I also finished the top from the St. Patrick's Day Mystery Quilt from Quiltaholics. It's only 34" x 34" so I think it will be a wall hanging. It might go perfect over my bed. Hmmm. I'll have to think about that. But, I still need to layer, quilt, and bind it. Don't hold your breath to see it on a wall anytime soon.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I'm back at my Quilting work table

The big gap in posts is not tied to a gap in quilting. I've just not been posting. But that's about to change. I've done a lot, learned a lot, and actually have some quilt tops finished. Now if I could just get the quilting done.

I hope to post a bunch of pictures this weekend of some of my tops. And, I hope to get some more blocks made as well.