Monday, November 26, 2012

Just a little blurb

Just thought that I'd show a little of what I have been doing since last post.  I managed to finish this lap quilt...
I haven't got a photo taken yet of the finished quilt but this is basically how it ended up.
I am still working on my sister's quilt.... block by block...
Started a pattern I found in Quiltmaker magazine though the name of the pattern at the moment is not handy.  I will add the pattern name and designer once I get further along (and when I have the magazine in my hands).
Also, I have got Step 1 of Easy Street Mystery Quilt designed by Bonny Hunter cut and sewn together. All 192 of them!!!
Hopefully, I will get more hours to work on these quilts.  I actually am very lucky as my husband fully supports my playing around in the sewing room. Days just disappear for me...
Any who... that's all for now...




Saturday, November 10, 2012

Where did the time go?

Oh my.  I just looked at the last time that I posted. Almost a month ago? Goodness gracious. I did fully plan on blogging about 3 weeks ago but life interrupted. My father-in-law had some serious health issues starting with spine surgery and ending up with quadruple by-pass.  There was some frantic, emotional times in that space of time but he is now mending well.  He is one tough man!
I did manage to get the quilt blocks finished for this quilt and I am going to try something else in the finishing.
I am quilting each block separately and then going to join them using the potholder method.  I heard that the civil war quilt makers sometimes made quilts this way as they had to make so many so fast.  A group of ladies would make the quilted blocks, bind them and then as a group they would sew them all together.  Since I am a solo quilter, I can tell you that this one will take more time that it did them!
Also, I have been doing some mindless block making while waiting for Bonny Hunter's new mystery quilt.  So far I have....
 127- 5"- 9 Patches
 350- 3 1/2" - 4 Patches
30- 3 1/2 - spools for the Bonny Hunter challenge...

And... 54 - 4 1/2" - pinwheels which I don't have a picture of. I even got a few more blocks done for another quilt that is still hanging on the design wall.
I have been using Men's shirt pieces and scraps for the 2 1/2" four patches and hst's and, left over 4 1/2" squares to create this pattern. As I make each section, I have been adding it to the wall so what you see now probably won't been how it will finish.  I must admit that I like how it is working out.  Sort of the way the way that I am feeling at the moment. Almost looks like a dance pattern as I look at the picture.  Remember those?  Ha Ha....
Well, time to do some housework before I can go play again.  I just ordered some scrap bags from Quilt Fabric Closeouts,and am waiting, waiting, waiting... Actually they should get here at the beginning of next week...
Talk to you soon....