Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Summer Mystery Quilt is done

The Pin Cushion did a great job quilting my Summer Mystery Quilt and I picked it up late last week. Now the binding is on and I can check off another finish.  This light yellow and red floral combination turned out pretty even though yellow is NOT one of my favorite colors. I think this pinwheel design would be really great in a scrappy version.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Binding a UFO

I finally managed to convince Sammy that I didn't need help holding down my quilt while I attached the binding.  This is not a spot he normally chooses. Usually he lies on the ironing board you can see in the background. 

Now I'm working on the hand stitching while watching the Masters golf tourny on TV. And can you guess where this cat is now? Yup - laying on the quilt so that I can only work so far before having to move him.  We know who the boss is in this house.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy 1st Birthday!

My twin grand-babies, Olivia and Jonah turn 1 today!  Can't wait to see them on Saturday and give them big birthday kisses.  I have 4 of the cutest grandchildren on the planet. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Loralei Golfers is a flimsy

I haven't completely convinced myself that the light blue outside border is going to stay as is. Maybe, maybe not, or maybe it will become narrower.  This turned out bigger than I was expecting - ending up almost 70" square.  But I can say that this UFO has been moved from block stage to flimsy stage, and that was one of my April goals.

Monday, April 7, 2014

3 purple Pig Tails on my design wall

The background really is a crisp white, although the sunshine on my deck made it look a bit lavender. These Pig Tail blocks are for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC14) project hosted by So Scrappy, and this month marks 1/3 of the way done.  So I have 12 blocks (blue, aqua, purple, pink).  I've linked to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times. Check out what others have added to their design walls lately.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Productive weekend

Our guild had a class yesterday morning and we used a pattern and ruler called Strip and Twist. We came with our homework done - the strip sets all sewn. Then we cut the pieces and sewed.  My navy, lime, and grey combination turned out well and now it is ready to sandwich and quilt.

Today I finished a quilt top and made 2 blocks for another project. But I'll show those another day.  And I have the binding ready to put onto another UFO quilt.  Moving forward . . . 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

It is purple month for RSC14

One block done and 2 more cut out for my purple additions to my RSC14 project.  I'm doing these Pig Tail blocks from the book El's Kitchen by Eleanor Burns. Love, love, love this block.  I'm doing 3 each month so I'll have 12 blocks done when I finish these (blue, pink, aqua, purple).