Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday 02/17/14


I finally got the Quilt of Valor center pieced together.  Again, slowly but surely.  I'm very happy with the progress I have made on this.  I've had very little time to sew lately, but having President's Day off gave me a few spare hours, so I took advantage of them.  I took this picture at night, so the lighting is not great, but it's a fairly true picture of the quilt.  There will be a narrow gold border, and then a wider blue border added to this center.  I love how this is turning out!

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Monday, February 03, 2014

Design Wall 02/03/14


I finished four more blocks for my Quilt of Valor quilt.  I'm making slow progress, but still moving forward.  Work has been very busy and it looks like I'll be traveling soon for some training.  I've already scoped out some fabric stores near where I'll be staying!  In the meantime, I'll keep plugging away on this project.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Design Wall Monday 01/13/14


I did a little more sewing this weekend.  Four more blocks for the Quilts of Valor quilt.  Life is getting busier and busier, but I was able to get these blocks made on Sunday.  Small progress is still progress!  I love the blue fabric in the lower left hand block.  I'm not sure where I got it, but I only had enough for this block.  It's very satisfying to use up some scraps.  All of the fabric (except the outer border) will come from my stash. So happy about that!  I'm going to track my fabric uses and purchases again this year.  I forgot to report some purchases last year and then the reports stopped.  I'm back at it this year though!  Really trying to downsize the stash.

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Monday, January 06, 2014

Design Wall Monday 01/06/14


I finally got some sewing done on Sunday.  I'm slowly working on the Quilt of Valor I have in mind.  It's starting to come along now!  I have all the pieces cut for the whole quilt, and was able to put together half of them - the striped blocks.  The rest of the blocks will be the star block shown above.  Those will take a little more time than the other blocks, but I've gotten one of them done.  Just 16 to go...  I'll try to work on them a little after work each day to keep this project moving along.  We'll see how that goes!

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Design Wall Monday 12/30/13


I'm back! Life has gotten incredibly busy lately, and I haven't been sewing much. I took a little break from the craziness this weekend and did a tiny bit of sewing! Above is the small row of flying geese for the Quilty Fun Sew Along. I struggled with the technique a little, and I'm not crazy about the colors I chose, but that one is done. I ended up foundation piecing them. I have a couple more flying geese strips to make, but this is still progress!


For a long time now I've been wanting to make and donate a Quilt of Valor, so I designed something in EQ, and started cutting out pieces. These are some blue squares that will make star blocks. I'm going to try to get the entire quilt cut out of my stash and then I'll concentrate on piecing the blocks and putting it together. For now, I'll cut out blocks when I can spare some time.

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Monday, December 09, 2013

Design Wall Monday 12/09/13


Well I'm still a week behind in the Quilt Along.  I finished the three basket blocks, and got the flying geese fabric cut, but I haven't sewn them yet. Maybe I'll actually get caught up one of these days! Now I'm off to see what this week's blocks will be.

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Monday, December 02, 2013

Design Wall Monday 12/02/13


I'm plugging away on the Quilty Fun Sew Along!  I got the Twinkly Winter Stars and the Courthouse Steps blocks done.  Still a little behind, I need to get the basket blocks done, and then there will be another set released today.


I forgot to include a link to the sew along last week.  All of the info and links are on this page.  You will need to have the Quilty Fun book for the measurements.

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Design Wall Monday 11/25/13


I finally got Week 1 of my Quilt Along blocks (Apples) finished!  The lighting is bad, but I'm very happy with how it came out!  All of my tiny stars (Week 2 blocks) are cut out and the squares are marked.  I'll put those together tonight in class.  I had to make one (below) to see how they will look.  They are 3 1/2" at this point - very cute!


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Design Wall 11/18/13


Here's what is on my Design Wall today.  I just got Lori Holt's new book "Quilty Fun", and she's having a quilt along to make a sampler quilt from the blocks in the book.  It started a couple of weeks ago, and I've been so busy, this is as far as I've gotten.  I cut out the fabric for the Apples block and the Twinkly Stars.  I plan to sew them up tonight in class.  And hopefully I'll be able to keep up from here on out.

http://beeinmybonnetco.blogspot.com/search/label/Quilty%20Fun%20Sew%20Along


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Monday, November 04, 2013

Design Wall Monday 11/04/13


I'm working on a new project!  Every year my Mom organizes a sewing day for my sister and I to celebrate our birthdays.  This year she chose a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop website called Lattice Bones.  It uses Jelly Roll (2 1/2") strips.  I was able to put 5 blocks together yesterday, and I'm set up to get the rest done fairly quickly.  I'm not sure if I'm going to use the same layout as the pattern.  I'll decide when I get them all finished and laid out.


Above is a candid shot I took on our sewing day.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Design Wall Monday 10/28/13


I finally finished my latest Mystery Mondays project.  I've been behind since I went on vacation, but got it finished up today.  I am very happy to say I used all stash fabrics for this project.  The lighting is not great in this picture, but I think it came out pretty nice.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Design Wall Monday 10/14/13



Well not a lot of sewing happened this weekend.  I started sewing on Saturday, but after making several mistakes, I decided I should stop for a while.  So nothing to show on my front, but I saw my sister on Sunday and grabbed a picture of her Mystery Mondays project.  She just has the borders to go.  How fun!  I am inspired to get mine put together.  All of the parts are done, they just need to be joined.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Design Wall Monday 10/07/13

Here are a couple of units for the Mystery Mondays project that I've been working on.  I love going through my stash and finding fabrics that will fit each unit.  I think I found some great ones for the acorns, and then I also was able to fussy cut the centers of the star blocks.  And they are small - they finish at 4" square.

Below are my sister's star blocks that I forgot to post last week! She's a little ahead of me!


I also worked on a couple of sailboat blocks (below).  On these, the choosing of fabrics and cutting took much longer than actually constructing the blocks.  They were fun to put together.  They finish at 9" square.




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Monday, September 23, 2013

Design Wall Monday 09/23/13


Sorry I've been absent for so long - I was on a long vacation to the UK.  I had an amazing time, but I'm having a lot of trouble getting back into the groove of things!  Needless to say, I haven't been doing any sewing.  I had hoped to sew up a couple of blocks over the weekend, but it just didn't work out.  Lucky for us, my sister worked on her Mystery Mondays project and finished the acorn blocks!  Don't they look cute??  Hopefully I'll be able to work on these tonight in my quilting class.  It's the first class of the session, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have for personal sewing.  But I'll bring my fabrics just in case!

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else is working on today!

Monday, September 02, 2013

Design Wall Monday 09/02/13

 
Above is how far we've gotten in the Mystery Mondays project.  Looking pretty good!  I took the picture of it tacked to my fence, but a breeze kept blowing so it doesn't look square, but it is!


Above is my sister's project.  I love how they are the same, but still really different.