Monday, December 28, 2015
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday weekend! I fully intended to have a Christmas blog post, but the day came and went in a flurry of activity and it didn't happen. Part of the flurry was finishing this little quilt that I gave to my Mom for Christmas. On Thursday I still had to put the outer border on and then layer and quilt. The only thing I had left to do was put the binding on when this picture was taken. The binding was the same dark brown fabric as the border, so it looks pretty much the same here as when it was finished. The final size was roughly 12" square. I have to admit that once it was finished I had a hard time giving it up!
This was made from a sew along on the Temecula Quilt Company blog. I added four extra blocks to make it square.
Now I need to get moving on a couple of projects for my quilt class. I have some pieces sewn, but I haven't gotten very far. Fortunately I have another four day weekend coming up, so I can really dedicate some time to those.
Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what everyone is working on today. I'll also link up with Let's Be Social on Wednesday and Quilt Story on Tuesday.
Monday, December 21, 2015
Call me crazy, but I can't stop making tiny patchwork! I recently came across a short sew along on the Temecula Quilt Company blog, for the 12 days of Christmas. The blocks are TINY. They finish at 2 1/4". Above I put them next to one of my Farm Girl Vintage blocks, which is a 6" finished block. I thought I could use up some random charm squares that I had lying around, but now I have scraps from those 5" squares! That's how little fabric is needed for these blocks. Of course I have 100 other things that I should be working on, but it was a fun little diversion.
I'm having a heck of a time taking pictures lately. It's been so dark out that all of the pictures are turning out terrible. I grabbed another picture of one of the wreath ornaments I made that I showed last week. There are a lot of shadows, but now you can see it all finished. I really enjoyed making these and I think they look really neat. The back looks exactly the same as the front, but without the bow. The pattern is by Betz White and is sold on Etsy as a downloadable pattern. I wanted to use the same silvery ribbon that she used, but I bought 1/8" wide ribbon instead of 1/4". It came out way too small, so I had to use what I had on hand, which was white.
Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone's design walls today. I'll also link up with Let's Bee Social on Wednesday and Quilt Story on Tuesday.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Ever so slowly I'm finishing my Farm Girl Vintage quilt. One more block completed this week (above). I switched gears and started working on some Christmas projects. My husband asked me if I could make something small, like an ornament, for his supervisor at work. Well I had just seen some patterns for really neat felt ornaments by Betz White on Etsy. A couple of clicks later I had purchased and downloaded a pattern (gotta love PDF patterns!). A quick stop at Beverly's and I had everything I needed. It went together beautifully!! It finishes at approximately 4 inches across. I still need to add a bow and a hanging cord. I love it! She's got some great patterns - I want one of each!
I was actually pretty busy sewing this weekend but I can't show most of it yet. :)
Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone's design walls today. Also linking up with Quilt Story on Tuesday and Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Another block down! I did this one late yesterday -- I had the pieces already cut out. I'm not crazy about how the points lined up - or rather didn't line up - but you can't see it's off from afar. I'm leaving it as is.
I thought I'd show another shot of my Farm Girl Vintage quilt as it is right now on my design wall. Just a few more blocks to go. I really should focus on the strawberry block so there isn't a hole in the middle of the quilt! I have these up on the wall in the order in which they appear in the book. I'll move them around for the final placement. At this rate I'm not sure if I'll get them all done by the end of the year, but that is still my goal. There is a lot of piecing in the border, so I'm sure that part won't be finished. I'll be happy if the blocks are done, sashing sewn and the quilt top without borders is complete. We'll see. I have some other things that take priority, but I'll give it a shot. I'm considering purchasing some of Lori's additional patterns to fill out the set instead of putting the same star in each corner. She's got some cute ones that are hard to resist!
Be sure to check out Judy L's blog to see what is on everyone's design walls today! Also linking up with Quilt Story on Tuesday and Sew Fresh Quilts on Wednesday.