Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Civil War Bride so far

Here are the blocks I have finished so far. I will be helping my son move later this week and have 3 more blocks prepped in case I have any time for hand sewing though I suspect I will be too tired. Hopefully seeing these blocks together will keep me motivated cause I really would like to finish this one!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Civil war bride restart

I started blogging just over a year ago and at that time I was working on the Civil War Bride quilt from Threadbear in Australia. I was posting photos of my progress on the blog dedicated to that quilt and didn't post pictures here but I did finish over half of the blocks. This week I decided to get back to this project with hopes of completion this year. Here is my latest block. Hopefully more to come soon, I had forgotten how much I enjoy working on this one.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Another baby quilt

Last week I realized that I needed a quick baby gift for a little girl and I was thrilled when I remembered that I had this finished top. I was able to get it quilted and bound in one day and it will be on its way soon. This one came from a kit I bought a few years ago and was so fun to make. I think I need to make a few more baby quilts so I am always prepared. They are fun and easy and give me a chance to use the bright fun fabrics that I love so much. Hope the new parents like this one!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Another Georgetown circle

I completed a second block but only after ripping out some fabrics and starting again. These will be used in a small wallhanging for my powder room. Glad I did these trial blocks cause I don't like the fabrics enough for a large project but I do love the block possibilities so will try again with something a bit brighter.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EPP trial block

I so loved working with hexies that I thought I would try English paper piecing a block that I saw on the blog Lily's Quilts. She called this block Georgetown Circle and while I love the block, I am not sure about my fabric choices. I was planning to make this into a pillow but am going to make another block before I decide. I do like the appliqués butterfly in the center though and maybe the right background will set it off!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Quilted and bound. Yippee

I have been out of town without Internet helping my son get ready for his upcoming move. But before leaving I did get his quilt finished. It should look great hanging above the couch in his first apartment.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quilting fun with my son

This fall my youngest son will begin grad school to get an MFA in Costume Design and Technology. He graduated in May with a degree in Theater concentrating on Costume design so he already has been sewing for several years. He is excited to move into his first real apartment soon and we have had fun collecting stuff to truly make it his own. But today was the most fun yet as we started this quilt to hang on the ell behind his couch. We are all fused and ready to start stitching tomorrow. This is our interpretation of a quilt inspired by "London Tube" by Zen Chic.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Finally a border

If you have been following my blog for a while you might remember that most of my quilts stall when I get to adding the border. I am thrilled to finally have a border on this one and was even more excited to use a bunch of half square triangle that I had made from scraps from a previous fabric. At first I thought I would add another appliqué border but since I want to hang it over my bed, size dictates that I am done. Besides I really want to start a different hexie project and will only reward myself with a new start when I get a few UFOs finished. I really need se quality quilting time!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Another choice

Here is another one of my UFOs that is awaiting borders. I need to get busy designing the appliqué for the outside border because I think this one might be another contender to enter into the show. I have been busy working on the previous quilt. I hope to post a photo soon!