Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
So I find lost of great patterns and projects online that i always save to my computer and then i forget about them and usually never get back to them...well this time i decided i am going to print each block when it comes out and get it done that month...so i printed January's block and decided this morning i was going to make it so i can have that one out of the way. I am also on a goal this year to try and use mostly stash or scraps....no promises that a visit to the quilt store wont happen but i am trying to pull from what i already have then when i use it up i can buy more.
So here is January's block with its cute little snowman...i have a little bit more embroidery to do and i also will have to add buttons on the snowman and the door but i cant add those till after its quilted.
i also finished up month 1 of my cotton quilt club ...these little blocks drove me batty but they are done...they measure 5.5 inches and oh so cute...i love the rich reds and browns.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
So this morning i decided i would make my January block for this quilt square quilt along. Yay me i got something done ahead of schedule. One of the things i struggle with as a quilter is scrappy quilts...i def am not one of those ones who can pull the scrap bin out and make something fabulous. I worry about the fabric placement to much. I tend to do controlled scrappy then true scrappy. Well i have to say i am pretty darn proud of my self today, i only pulled stuff for this block from my scrap bin, usually its some scraps and some stuff from my stash thus i create more scraps. I know this isnt a big deal but i am proud of me that i used up some scraps and didnt create anymore.
i cut out all my pieces and laid out the block how i wanted it and here is what i had
then i did some piecing and ironing to get this
so here is the finished block and i am quite happy with it
It took me about a hour total with cutting and piecing and now i cant wait to find out what the Feb. block is going to be.
here is what the pattern looks like if anyone is interested
well thanks for stopping by my blog and happy quilting
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I was given some fabric from a friend and also my mother in law i always love gifts of fabric now to find the perfect project for them.
I finally finished my valentines runner and i am so very happy how it turned out. It will be going out on Tuesday to its new owner but for a few days i can still enjoy it. It was so fun to make and relaxing to handquilt.
thanks for stopping by and happy quilting
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The idea for this runner came from one of my favorite blogs http://dontlooknow.typepad.com/dont_look_now/josephs-coat-quilt-along-.html
i feel in love with that quilt and for christmas i got all the fabirc to make myself this quilt...i chose teal and yellow and brown in several shades....i have to say i am totally in love with it and cant wait to make more of them. here are some of my blocks for the quilt along...she suggest 1.5 blocks a week but last week i made 6 and the pink ones so i think i can catch up pretty fast.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
So I made progress on my runner and I really love how its turning out. All I want to do is sit and work on it but alas I have a large family that needs my attention and food on the table so therefore I havent been able to work on it much. But progress is better then nothing I say.
Have a blessed weekend
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Last year i finished 17 quilts and a few little projects like mug rugs and such...so i am pretty darn proud of myself. I also entered quilts in the fair for the first time and i am so proud to say i won 2 second place ribbons a third place ribbon and a best of fair first place ribbon for applique....after all applique is my true passion...i just love anything applique it draws me in like no other quilts.
Here is the project i am currently working on, its for a swap and i do hope she loves it.
i love the way its turning out and there are a few more blocks to go with it...it will be a table runner. i am also working on this same block in another color way which i will post tommrow
have a wonderful day and happy quilting