Saturday, July 26, 2014

On the Frame

The Lori Holt Row Along Quilt is on the frame.
I have once again put the quilt oriented with the top of the quilt on my right, and the bottom of the quilt on my left. I had to piece the backing, so I didn't want the seam to roll on itself on the backing bar. That is why I turned it.
Here is an example of how poor my color memory is. Do you see the backing on the far bar? That is the fabric I bought at the Quilt Box in June. I wrote about it here. I thought this would be the perfect match for the turquoise fabrics I used on the front. Take a look. Far from it. The backing has a creamy background and is a soft turquoise. The turquoise on the quilt front is very bright and the background is quite white. I should never buy fabric unless I have samples in hand. Oh well. It is just the back. I can live with it.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm a Winner!

I actually won this before I went on vacation in May. I just haven't blogged about it until now. I won a $25 gift certificate courtesy of Canton Village Quilt Works from Sharon McConnell's blog at Color Girl Quilts.

So how did I spend my money? I bought the Polka Dot Bikini kit from CVQW. Here it is. All ready to be cut up and sewn.

You say you haven't heard of the Polka Dot Bikini quilt? How could that be? Take a look at this and this to see what I am talking about. The pattern was designed by Sharon McConnell and it was quilted by Jenny Pedigo from Sew Kind of Wonderful.

I fell in love with this quilt when I saw this. In my dreams, I will quilt it like that.

So many things to little time.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

2014 Designer Mystery BOM

I have completed block #2 in the 2014 Designer Mystery BOM series.
I love Edyta's fabric line. I didn't take a picture of it along with block #1. You can see it here.

I am linking up with What a Hoot BOM's Away (link here).

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Uncle Sam is Finished!

Another finish for 2014. Here he is.

I chose this wall hanging specifically because of its size (in addition to the fact that I really love it). I have an ugly spot that I needed to hide. Oh, the shame. Here it is:
When we finished our basement, I wanted to have a cover of some kind over the fuse box. The builder's quick solution was to paint it the same as the wall color. I suppose it was a reasonable solution, but it has always bothered me. Then along came the Uncle Sam wall hanging. It fits the space perfectly.
This is much better. The next project up on my to do list is another wall hanging for that same spot that isn't holiday specific.

I am linking up to Anything Goes Monday (link on right).

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Farmer's Wife Finish!

Farmer's Wife quilt is now finished.
The picture looks a bit strange because it is a queen-size quilt draped across a king-size bed. The binding is red with white polka dots. I am really happy with the finish.
Above is a requisite photo of the back. I am a little disappointed in the backing fabric. It is a white on white wide backing fabric. It has a bit of a 'plastic-y' feel to it. I haven't washed the quilt yet, so maybe it will soften after washing.

Photo-heavy post warning: following are a whole bunch of close-ups.

Vital Statistics:
Finished size: 83" x 103"; 111 6" (finished) blocks
Began piecing: June 13, 2012
Assembled into a flimsy: August 18, 2013 (see post here)
Completed quilting, binding, labeling: July 18, 2014

I am linking this post to Sewjo Saturday (here)

Monday, July 14, 2014

On the Frame

Uncle Sam is on the frame:
I have a good start on this. SID and all squared up. I won't be able to get back to this for several days. Meetings all day on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. What ever happened to my 9-month contract? Oh well.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Gen X BOM Blocks for July

Here are the Gen X BOM blocks for July. I have had them for several days, but just had time to work on them today.
I changed up the arrangement of the Flying Geese sets from the pattern. The colors in these pictures are a bit brighter than they really appear.
Here are all 14 blocks that I have completed so far.
What caused the delay in completing the July BOM? I completed the quilting on my Farmer's Wife quilt.
Here are a few photos.

I have ordered fabric for my binding. Wouldn't you think I would have thought ahead far enough to have that on hand already? Duh. I think one step at a time. Can't wait to have it completely finished.

Linking up with Free Motion by the River (link on right) and Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story (link on right).

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