Monday, April 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday 04/30/12

I've got Dear Jane blocks on my Design Wall (Design Ironing Board) today.  I finished one that I had started a while back that I posted here.  Not sure if it will make it to the quilt.  You can see the top edge is too short in the middle section.  This will make that area have a 1/8" seam if I'm lucky.  But for now it stays.  It's been a while since I've worked on this project.  I made a "kit" for the orange block.  It's all prepped and ready to sew together tonight.

I'm ready to get out of my funk and start sewing again.  I think these DJ blocks are just the ticket.  I printed out a couple of easy ones to get me back in the swing of things.  I'm conflicted about my Just Takes 2 project and so it's temporarily on hold.  I need to lay out what I have and see how the different blues look together.  Now that I'm so far behind, I can make some informed decisions about what shade of blue to use for each block.

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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dear Jane - L11

Look - a finished Dear Jane block!  I wish I could say I made this today, but I really only finished it today.  It had been sitting in my DJ box for months, about 90% complete.  I had trimmed one section a little bit too narrow and I wasn't sure if I should finish it or start over.  Today I decided to finish it because I've been so unmotivated to sew at all lately.  I may or may not re-do the block, but for now I'm happy looking at it as is.  Maybe I'll work on an easy block next to get me back in the swing of things.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Design Wall Monday 04/16/12

Another lonely solo block on my Design Wall today.  It's actually for the block lottery that we have in my quilting class each session.  This time around, I figured I couldn't go wrong with the tried and true Churn Dash block.  I made one for the Just Takes 2 project as a 6" block and it was just adorable.  I was going to make exactly the same block for the block lottery, but in the end I decided that 6" is a little too small.  Not enough blocks get entered to make anything of any size with a 6" block, so I decided to enlarge it to a 7 1/2" block.  Still a cute block!

Now that class is starting tonight, I'll be able to get back to some of my own projects.  I won't need to have any more projects ready until September, so I can play all summer on whatever project I please!  I'll probably try to get caught up on the Just Takes 2 project.  Those blocks come out at such a fast pace, I've fallen quite a bit behind while working on class projects.

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

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Finally Finished

I finally finished the quilt top pictured above on Easter morning.  I put the last border on and then rushed out the door!  I brought it over to Easter dinner and when I opened it up to show everyone, my youngest nephew laid down on it and pretended to be asleep.  Very cute. I guess it passes the "good enough to use" test!  I'm calling it Chain Link.  There are black borders that you can't see in the picture.  I took a full picture of it on Monday night, but it was hanging kind of wonky.  I'll try to get another one soon.

It took about 5 yards (mostly) all out of my stash.  I ended up buying the narrow gold border, but the rest I already had!

I wasn't liking it very much as I was making it, but this kind of design really doesn't shine until it is all put together.  Now I'm pretty happy with it!

Monday, April 09, 2012

Design Wall Monday 04/09/12

This is the latest Just Takes 2 block that I made.  I'm still working on the feathered star block, but wanted to do a quick one to keep me motivated!  This one was foundation pieced and took no time at all.  Next, back to the feathered star.

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

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Happy Easter 2012

Happy Easter to everyone! We're off to be with the family this afternoon.  I'll post my stash report later (probably tomorrow).

Monday, April 02, 2012

Design Wall Monday 04/02/12

I've been working on a class project that is not ready for the reveal quite yet - still needs borders.  In the meantime, I'll show the other project on my Design Wall - bits and pieces from the Just Takes 2 project.  Still working on my feathered star.  I'm using a foundation piecing pattern that I already had.  It is very slightly different from what we were given.  This one has more "feathers", which I didn't realize until I had already started.  I'm falling behind.  I still have the compass and as of yesterday, another whole set of blocks to make.  After that I'll be able to assemble a quarter of the quilt.  Once my class starts I'll be able to focus on this quilt again.  If I fall too far behind I'll never be able to catch up!

Check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone else's Design Walls!