Monday, February 27, 2012

Design Wall Monday 02/27/12

Two more blocks for the Just Takes 2 project on my Design Wall today.  I did a lot of sewing yesterday, but nothing I can show yet.  I think I worked on three different projects, and none of them was a finish.  Oh well, they are all closer to being done.  I am now four blocks behind on the JT2 project, and more blocks will be released on Thursday.  I'm really trying to keep up with it, but it's going at quite a quick pace, and I have other projects in the works at the same time.  They say we'll be assembling a quarter of the quilt soon.  That will be fun - if I can get the blocks finished!

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Design Wall Monday - 02/20/12

Two more blocks finished for the Just Takes 2 project.  I'm still behind, though.  I have one more block to make from one of the previous pattern releases, but then I have all of the patterns for the latest release to make.  These new ones that were released on Feb 15th seem pretty challenging, but I'm up for it!  I'm very pleased with the larger block in the picture above.  It took me a while to make it, but it's pretty cool looking and most of the points match!  I guess I better get busy and start working on the next ones.

Sorry about the smudge in the pictures lately - I'll fix that today.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Design Wall Monday 02/13/12

I finally did some sewing this weekend!  However, not much got done during the sewing day with my Mom and sister.  More talking than sewing on my part!  I did get some cutting done, so I am ready to roll on that project next time I sit down to work on it.  Sunday I decided I wanted to do some actual sewing.  I pulled out my Just Takes 2 project and got a couple of blocks finished.  I just have two more blocks and a strip of flying geese to make to be caught up.  Of course, the next set of patterns will be released on Wednesday, and I'm pretty sure I won't have the blocks done before then.  That's okay, I'm close enough to being caught up that I don't feel overwhelmed (yet).  I decided to make the house block above using foundation piecing, which means I had to add a couple of seams.  The instructions that were given used templates and freezer paper.  I have used that method before, but I knew I could foundation piece much faster (and probably more accurately).  I'm happy with how it turned out!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Dear Jane - D7

The other day I took out my Dear Jane project box to see what I had going on in there and maybe work on a block.  I keep a lot of patterns that I've printed from the Dear Jane software in there so I can work on them when I have time.  However, in my usual unorganized fashion, I also still have block patterns in there that have already been completed.  So I needed to take stock of what was and wasn't finished.  Blogging each block really helped me out!  I came to realize that I hadn't posted the last block I made - back in November!  So here is D7 in all it's glory.  I am two seams away from having another block finished.  Which means you'll probably see it in a month or two!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

Design Wall Monday - 02/06/12

I have one meager 6" block on my design wall today.  It's part of the Just Takes 2 quilt along, and this simple block took me hours to make.  Of course I kept getting interrupted and also I had to keep stopping to watch the Super Bowl ads!  I've done very little sewing the past few weeks.  But my quilting class has started up again, and hopefully I'll get motivated to sew more, and even get a little sewing done during class.  I did pull fabrics for the Mystery Mondays quilt along, and got myself a little more organized in general.  Now I should be able to get right to it when I have a few moments to sew.  Also, I'm looking forward to a Sewing Day with my Mom and Sister next weekend.  My only dilemma will be deciding which project to work on!  I seem to have more projects in progress than I ever have had before.  Maybe I should have signed on to Judy's UFO Challenge!

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