Monday, August 26, 2013

Design Wall Monday 08/26/13

Above are the only little pieces that I sewed this week (aside from finishing my pillow earlier this week).  They are for the Mystery Mondays project.  Just a short clue this week.  I've been getting ready for a vacation, fixing my broken car, and generally catching up on things, which left little time for sewing.  But I'm happy that I've been able to keep caught up with this project.

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

Friday, August 23, 2013

Star Pillow Finished

I finished up my Star pillow this week!  I need to move the pillow form around inside so it fills the edges better.  It is a 12" foundation pieced block in the center, with 2" borders all around to make a 16" pillow.  The back is two overlapping pieces so the pillow form can slide in - and I didn't need to add a zipper!

I'm linking up to Finish It Friday on Crazy Mom Quilts!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Design Wall Monday 08/19/13

Above is the latest project that I've been working on (for a while).  It is a paper foundation pieced block that I am turning into a pillow.  I decided to back the block with thin batting so the seam allowances wouldn't show through the white fabric.  I knew I wanted to use grey and yellow/gold, but I really struggled with the choosing the fabrics.  Too many choices in my stash.  I wanted the two yellow fabrics to have a little more contrast, so it would have a bit of a 3D effect in that area, but in the end, I think the values are too close together to achieve that look.  Oh well, I think it still came out pretty nice.

There was no Mystery Mondays clue last week, but there should be a new one today, so nothing to show on that front.

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

Monday, August 12, 2013

Design Wall Monday 08/12/13

Above are the three latest blocks for the Mystery Mondays quilt along.  These were fun little 6" blocks.  All still coming out of my fabric stash - which accounts for the busy one in the lower left hand corner.  It has all the right colors, but I think the scale of the print is a little big for that block.  It was actually a scrap from one of the past Mystery Mondays projects, that I had used as my focus fabric.

Above are my sister's blocks.  Is it wrong that I want to raid her stash after seeing her blocks each week? 

Other than that, I'm still working on finishing up some class projects.  I'm making a pillow with a paper pieced block on the front, but it's a little bigger than the ones I've made in the past.  I find that sometimes the pillow ends up a little bigger than the pillow form, so the edges/corners are empty.  I think today I'll make a quick "practice" one out of muslin and play with the size a little.

Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone else has on their design walls today!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Design Wall Monday 08/05/13

The lighting is not great on this one - I had a lamp shining in the upper left.  Oh well.  I still need work on my picture taking skills!  Here is where I am on the Mystery Mondays project.  We added a checkerboard strip at the top and put the parts together that we've made so far.  There should be another clue today.  This is a fun one!

Above are my sister's blocks.  Looking good!

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