Monday, April 29, 2013

Design Wall Monday 04/29/13

This weekend I felt like trying something different.  I've been wanting to make some hexies for a few years now.  I pulled some scraps that were sitting on my cutting table and put together seven.

Then on Sunday, I thought it would be nifty to make a little pouch to hold my hexie making supplies.  This is also something I've been thinking about making for quite a long time now.  I really didn't think I'd actually finish the pouch, but here it is!  I used Noodlehead's tutorial and it worked out great.

Here it is all zipped up.  Now I'm all set to sew up some hexies in my spare time (like watching tv).  I used a fat quarter that I've had languishing in my stash for years.

Now I need to decide what to make with my hexagons.  Probably a mug rug.  I'll applique them to a square of fabric and quilt it a little.  I have a binding technique I'd also like to try out.  It was a weekend of trying new things!

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

Monday, April 22, 2013

Design Wall Monday 04/22/13

We are having a little bit of a heatwave going on right now. Today is supposed to be in the 90's!  We were out and about most of the weekend.  I did pull out this Dear Jane block that I had started a while back.  I sat down to sew a few times, but got sidetracked each time.  Oh well.  I remember I was having some issues with this block, and so I printed out another set of foundations on freezer paper.  I think I might try out Freezer Paper Piecing and see if it helps me on this one.  If it works out well, I might use it more in this quilt.  No paper to pick out after the block is made!

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

Monday, April 15, 2013

Design Wall Monday 04/15/13

Not much sewing went on last week.  On Saturday, I did sew a few more of these blocks above that I started in a class last week.  I paired up all of the units and realized that I am short some pieces.  I can still get enough from the scraps I have left over, but I'll have to do some more cutting.

Class starts tonight.  I spent most of the weekend writing and printing patterns.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute!  At least all of the sewing of the samples was finished.

I didn't post a stash report yesterday, but I did buy a little fabric last week.  Someday I want to make a Spool quilt using striped fabric to look like thread.  It's a project that's been in my head for a while and I just haven't made it yet.  But I just found some fabric with spools on sale, so I picked up a yard to somehow incorporate into the quilt.  I also got some 10" squares of batik fabrics to add to a batik scrap quilt that I'm making.  Not sure exactly how much fabric they make total, so I'll call it a yard.  I'll add these figures to my sidebar so I don't forget about them next week.

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

Monday, April 08, 2013

Design Wall Monday 04/08/13

Yesterday my sister and I took a class at a wonderful quilt shop in Livermore, CA called In Between Stitches.  The pattern is called Tradewinds, and it uses 2 1/2" strips.  We both already had a Bali Pop in our stashes, so it worked out really well.  Above are four blocks that make up one pinwheel.  I have all of the strip sets sewn and everything is cut using the Strip Tube Ruler.  Now all I need is a little time to sew these puppies up and I'll have the top done.

We had a great time and got really far on a new UFO project!

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

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Stash Report 2013 - Week 14

Time for a stash update!  My sister and I took a quilting class at a shop today, and I couldn't leave without getting a few pieces of fabric.  I wanted a piece of everything in the shop, so I think I actually did pretty well!  I got a half yard of a new scooter print and two fat quarters from the new Comma line. 

However, I finished a project that I've been working on, so I can count out two yards out of my stash.  I actually came out ahead this week!

Fabric used this week: 2.00 yards
Fabric added this week: 1.00 yards

Fabric used this year: 7.50 yards
Fabric added this year: 7.75 yards

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see how everyone else is doing.