work in progress
Yay for progress!
Strip sets, and seams pressed open…a couple of my favorite things.
Today I’ll be cutting these sets, and continuing forward.
Here’s a couple quilts in progress for me right now.
I use binder clips to keep my pieces from getting lost, or confused, since I’m often cleaning up and putting things away again!
Hopefully I’m making some progress as you read this!
What are you working on?
I should probably share these on different days, but I’m too excited!
I have two tops from Modern Basics again – first, Posie Patch:
Posie Patch was made for my local quilt shop, Seasons of Home in Midway. The shop is making kits available for a class that I get to teach, and HMQS coming in May! We also set up a trunk show for the entire month of April, complete with a Open House/Book Signing on April 9, 2-5 pm.
The class will be split into two evenings so that we can work on basic piecing, and later appliqué together. I can put you in touch with the shop if you are interested in signing up – just leave a comment!
I also pieced Basic Puzzle in Calypso Swing:
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Hi there! I hope you had a good weekend! Mine was productive and fun…I cut 2 quilts, pieced another top, and made these blocks up. I had cut one last weekend, and hadn’t had the chance to sit and sew all week. I’ll show you that one after I have a chance to press and take a few good pictures – promise!
This is the cover quilt from Modern Basics, in pieces. I need to trim these up, sew up the top and add a little appliqué!
Winners of the giveaway last week :: #94 & #170
Congratulations ladies! You should have an email from me in your inbox.
I found some Central Park charm packs for a steal a while back, and bought three! When I got around to using them, I couldn’t remember what my original plan had been (gasp!) but they were sitting next to a pile of solids, and they had to be put together.
I cut one of the charm packs in half, so each piece measured 2 1/2″ x 5″, and cut a variety of solids into 3″ x 5″ pieces. Then I sewed them all together, and pieced the top!
There’s not a whole lot of rhyme or reason to the way the blocks are laid out, just every other and I turned the pieced blocks so that the directional prints made sense or colors weren’t too close. Just a fun quilt top to piece!
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Over the weekend, I pulled out the blocks from the bee I was in called “A Notion or Two” in 2009, and got to work! I made the block that I needed to finish the group, and got busy. This is a departure from my usual fabric choices, but I love it! I had designed/made the embroidery, then sent it out with the fabrics, asking that each member just incorporate it in the block of their choice. Here’s the results:
Isn’t it fun? The blocks are all different, some haphazard, others well planned, and the overall quilt is pretty, and soft. I’m adding this one to the pile of, to be quilted, I’ve got my work cut out for me!
Here’s a couple closer shots so you can see the embroidery better:
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Remember the organic fabrics I received a while back? I had been staring at them, pawing them, waiting for the moment my plan formulated! Last week I figured it out, I had a couple yards of bella – weathered teak, and decided to incorporate it to make a throw size quilt. I cut the blocks out, and thought I might get the first set of seams sewn that day…I managed to sew them completely! In one day! On and off all afternoon and evening. The next day I laid out the blocks in the afternoon, and sewed the top together! Crazy bit of productivity – usually I just work that way when I have a deadline!
My Nature Walk quilt top! I think of the blocks as a chunky log cabin. Obviously it came together quickly, and I … Read More »
The blocks for this quilt were made by my friends in the SewConnected group. We swapped fabric and blocks in 2009, and I just managed to sew my blocks up into a top!
I like it right now, and I hope to really love it once I have it quilt and bound. Working with a collaborative group is a learning process, I believe next time I will have a better grasp on my fabrics, and what I am looking for. It is really neat to see all the blocks assembled, and remember who made what!
I have closed the comments on the giveaway and will update the post a bit later with a winner.
Hope your Monday is off to a great start!
Happy Monday friends! My girls have just two days of school this week, then we are taking a trip to see family for the holidays! The kids are so excited, and I think my parents are even more excited!
I spent the weekend finishing up my sewing projects for gift giving, and doing laundry. Good thing I can quilt while the machines do all the work! Now to get everyone and everything packed up and ready to fly. . . last time we all flew together, we were a family of 4. Ya, it’s been a while!
And so, I plan to post here and there, and may have a giveaway planned even, but the next two weeks will be a little slower than normal. Check in with me on Facebook for day to day updates and pictures.
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They are not quilted yet, however, I’m ready to baste and quilt them all!
I have my backing fabrics selected, and I pulled threads too. That always seems like the hardest part – getting all the details together. Once I have those worked out it is easy to move forward when I have the chance.
I’m still working on the FAQ post, let me know if you have more questions!
Hope you are having a great day~
2 1/2″ Half Square Triangle Units.
Cut with my Go! Cutter they are practically perfect! Really any error is my own. Not drawing the line down the center and having to cut saves a a lot of time! It’s still a lot of pieces – hopefully I can get them sewn together today!
My deadline is Christmas Presents – nothing more!
Friday I got word that a precious and much anticipated new baby arrived! This is the baby that I have been working on a commission quilt for. To complete the top, I just needed to know her birthday…I embroidered her name and birth date in one corner.
Saturday, I found the right thread, and basted the layers.
Sunday I quilted, and attached the binding.
Now to get the binding tacked down, and ship it off! This one will be hard to part with, I love the colors and the teeny bits of patchwork. I’ll share a picture of the entire quilt, once I have finished it up and washed it. (Tomorrow!)
Need a quilt? I take commissions! Email me, I would love to work with you!