Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
A new project - food for the soul.
I needed a NEW project to play with! And I should be able to use stash to do it, so I can avoid the guilt of buying more fabric.
A couple of nights ago I attended a fun little evening program at the Pin Cushion where all of the projects shown were done with pre-cuts: layer cakes, charm packs, jelly rolles, etc.
I ended up buying this cute pattern and the small ruler that came with it. The ruler is just 2 inches square! Hope I don't lose it! And just an FYI - there is even a smaller version (ITTY BITTY).
This little pattern from Primitive Gatherings uses 3.5" squares that can be cut from charm packs or even just from scraps. I have lots of scraps that should be large enough to use for this. Can't wait to come home from work tonight and play with this project.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
And I worked on a few other little things as well that I'll share in the next few days.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Another charity project is completed! This quilt was made for the local high school student group called Spoofed. They do skits and performances to raise awareness of various social issues such as bullying, drugs, suicide. They are selling tickets for $5 and hope to raise money so they can attend some training.
This batik pinwheel quilt was made by a few of the Friends in Stitches group. We each made some of the blocks, and then Tina put the top together. And the quilter donated her time, and the thread and batting for it.
Every time we use this pattern for a project I get the urge to make more. The pattern is so fast and easy.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
My younger daughter Laura made her sister a beautiful knitted baby blanket as a gift for her future nephew. She learned to knit a few years ago while living with my cousin Julie one summer. Julie was obviously an excellent teacher. This was Laura's first attempt at a cable stitch pattern. It turned out beautifully and is just as soft as it is pretty.
Good job (soon-to-be) Auntie Laura!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Now I just hope it isn't something really major. But then again maybe I need a reason to buy a new sewing machine. . .
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Too many things on my May calendar to get very ambitious about setting any quilting goals. But I have a couple:
1 - finish the top on the friendship exchange quilt. This is the first supersashing set together with 2 more blocks. 4 more sets like this and they fit together in different directions.
2 - finish the dresden plate pillowAnything else I get done is just "icing on the cake"!
Monday, May 2, 2011
- bind the baby quilt in time for the baby shower DONE
- bind the Frolic quilt not started yet
- UFO - put together my spring friendship exchange blocks into a top 3/4 done
- mail the "Just One Star" blocks to Moda DONE & even made 2 more
- continue hand quilting on wedding quilt (slow and steady) still chugging away on it
- make more Heart Strings blocks from stash didn't happen
However I did get a couple of non-goal items done as well. So it wasn't a completely lost month.
- Saturday Sampler block for April
- bonus black & white block for April
- April & May mini quilts for Count On It