Monday, February 27, 2012

Something new

 My sister and I went shopping last week and I got some really good deals that I couldn't pass up.
I bought several neutrals.

 I added a few to my stash because they were good deals, a few just because I liked them and a few that I actually have an idea of what I want to do with them.  The top three in this pic are going to be used as borders in a couple of quilts.  I thought they would look great with Edyta Sitar patterns.

Aren't they yummy?  I can't wait to see them used.  Until then, they will look pretty on my shelves.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Something old

While I was helping my Mom go through a couple of things in her basement the other day, I came across these cute little vintage drawers.  I remember playing with it when I was young.  I brought it home to live with me in my craft room.  It's going to look really cute there.

I haven't had much time for sewing this week.  That darn J. O. B. thing was getting in the way.  Well, I have to support my sewing habit somehow.  I hope to do another swoon block today since I have the day off.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Swoon block #4

The center star is really light so it didn't photograph well.  I love how delicate it looks (especially in my house of boys).  This quilt is going to be all mine!
I can't wait to see it all finished.  I have the other five blocks cut and ready to go but, one block in a night is all my back can take.

Just a heads up for those of you in Michigan or nearby...the One Stop Shop Hop in Big Rapids is the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day.  There are already 22 shops signed up to be there.  The vendors are really great.  Check with your guild to see if there is a bus going.  You don't want to miss it.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Halloween BOM

I fused two more of my Halloween block of the months.  They still have to be appliqued and will look much better with eyes and mouths.  There are two more in my bag yet.  I am a little behind because I really don't enjoy applique.  The fusing is a lot of fun though.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Red & White BOM top finished

Well, I finally got the top of my red and white block of the month finished.  After the third time of doing the flying geese border.
Everything in this quilt went together so nicely until that last border (that I thought I could do a different way than the directions stated).  Well, I hope I learned my lesson (but knowing me, probably not).
I thought I could at least use the first set of geese on the backing since I like a pieced look for my backings anyway.
But, then I forgot to bring them with me to the quilt shop the night I was working on the backing so...
Here's what I ended up with.  I'm still really happy with it (even thought I didn't lay it real flat on the carpet for the pic).
This is the fabric that is the center piece on the back.  I love the little print in the background.  It will go perfectly with the geo prints on the front.
Yesterday, I cut the bindings for this quilt so all that is left is the quilting.  I'm still undecided about that.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Swoon block #3

Here's my third swoon block and I didn't cut anything wrong.  Woohoo!
I have also finished the borders on my red and white quilt but will have to wait to show you until I find a spot to lay it out.