Sunday, February 7, 2016

Starlight, Starbright

I hate templates. I hope the Starlight, Starbright BOM from Sentimental Stitches won't have any more templates. I am a rotary cutter girl. Anyway, I made templates for Blocks 2 and 4 and paper pieced (EPP) them.
Block #2 finished 6"
Block #4 finished 6"

Here are the blocks so far.

I am looking forward to the next block. Don't we just love a good red and white quilt?

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Monday, February 1, 2016

Amish with a Twist II Finish

 Ta dah! The Amish with a Twist II is finished. This has been in the works for years. The flimsy was finished in July, 2013. It has aged perfectly.

As I was quilting this, I got mixed up as I was quilting so I decided that I had to repeat the error so it wouldn't look like a mistake. Before I was finished, I decided on a different design for that block.  When I turned the quilt to finish the borders, I went back and changed it to feathers. Always works.
Center design I didn't like

Feathered center
It is 105x105" finished. I used Glide thread and wool batting. 

Glad to have the second finish of 2016 off the frame. By the way, Rabbit, rabbit. It's the first day of a month.

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Star Light, Star Bright

I signed up for the Star Light, Star Bright BOM from Sentimental Stitches. It is a red and white quilt. I have chosen to make the stars red and the background white rather than the other way around. I washed the red fabric twice hoping that there won't be any bleeding. Fingers crossed.

Block #1 - 12" finished

Block #3 - 12" finished
Blocks 2 and 4 are six inch finish blocks that are eight pointed stars. I made a terrible mess of one when I attempted to sew it on the machine. That was a disaster. I now have those blocks ready to be sewn EPP. I drew out each block on tag board and cut out the templates. Fabrics are glue basted and ready to be sewn.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Clocktower Block

I completed block number 8 in the 2015 Designer Mystery BOM series. It is called the clocktower.

Cute, no? Here it is on the design wall with the rest of the blocks.

I am getting anxious to get this one done. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

First Finish of 2016

The baby quilt for the neighbor is done. It is a Dr. Seuss panel with other Seuss prints surrounding it.

I bought the kit from Fat Quarter Shop. The kit came with enough fabric for the backing, but I chose to use a minky on the back instead. I am saving the rest of the Dr. Seuss fabrics for another baby quilt.

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Amish With a Twist

This one certainly didn't get done in 2015. I am done sewing for the day, so it won't get finished before next weekend. I am ready to start the last row. Then I will have the curly, twirly feather border.

When I finish the last border, I will need to turn the whole quilt so I can quilt the two side borders with curly, twirly feathers. Oy. So much work.

I have had another distraction. The family across the street has had a baby. I was told months ago that the event would occur, but did not have a due date. The only time I see the woman, she is in a car, so I had no way to keep track. When I showed DH the quilt material I had purchased for the baby quilt, (I felt so smug, because I thought I was on top of it), he told me he had seen the baby and he was three weeks old. Duh! How can I be so out of the loop? There is always notice before a baby arrives, but I always seem to be making the quilt after the baby has arrived. Here is the top that is waiting to get onto Lucey so it can be quilted.

Back to work tomorrow, so I am still behind.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Center Motif Completed

The center of the Amish With a Twist is completed!

Ta da!

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