Saturday, April 30, 2011

Blue Birds

Ohh, if ever I really wanted to win a giveaway, it is now.

I love blue.

I love birds.

I love blue birds.

I love this giveaway.

Check out Jackie's Art Quilts for her 5, count'em FIVE fat quarter giveaway.....

Oh, and I forgot and posted my progress on the Irish Chain on B_Lines instead of here. So, here's a twofer.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday Finish

I've been working on LMW's birthday outfit for a couple of weeks. It wasn't hard, it was just finding time, and having all the supplies I needed. I finally finished it last night.

Dr. Seuss, you are going to have a great party with LMW on the 7th!!! Luckily I found the perfect shirt in the perfect color! There was only one in his size, so God answered that prayer!!

Now we are ready to party down!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Sneak peek. Almost done with the pillow.

And the next project about to begin...

As you can tell, LMW is excited about it.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

QAL Almost finished

Well actually, as far as the QAL, (Quilt a Long) it is finished. Sort of. But I still have to do something with the pieces I put together with the tutorial. Here are the pieces in order of the steps.

Four each of these sections.

This is just one of the sets placed in a circle.

Can you tell what it's going to look like yet?
Then you add these to those.

And then you add some square fabric. 

But what about that circle in the middle you ask...

You fill it in with something pretty. Now, I have to figure out how I want to finish it off, before I make a pillow out of it. I have an idea or two... stay tuned.
P.S. Don't look too close. I agonized over getting everything perfectly perfect, but alas I am not and I have to live with that. :P I think I did a fairly decent job considering I've never done points before. Don't know if I'll ever do them again either.... *wink*

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday Three

Without further adieu, here are my latest projects....Finished and unfinished.

1. LMW's wedding outfit. GLAD that's finished. It was hard!

2. Recovered stool and fabric I added to store bought curtains. Slowly and surely the new bedroom decor is happening. I guess the last thing to get done will be the paint, but that's ok.

3. The pieces I've done with the paper piecing tutorial I'm following. Man! It's tricky, but fun!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I Must Have Lost My Mind...

Because I'm doing a quilt-a-long thing with...

I have not delved into paper piecing, but I just couldn't resist when she offered to make it "sew" simple. But, the timing is not great with a wedding, a big yard sale planned, and a first birthday party for LMW in the works all for the next 3 weeks. Where will I find the time???

I will make time, because I really want to make this quilt block.

It's very ambitious, but if I can make just one block out of scraps, I can use it on a pillow for my bed. That's what I plan anyway.  I've finished the first lesson and I think I did pretty well, but I'm afraid it will get harder as it goes. I may have to pester Lily a bit. I will try to post some photos of the work as it goes, but I have to find my camera cable, or buy a new one.

I have finished adding fabric to the curtains I bought for the bedroom. So I am making slow progress in the new bedroom decor department. I'll have to settle for slow, because there just isn't enough time in the day or week these days.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Decision

I've been trying to figure out how to quilt inside the wide spaces of the Irish Chain. After discussing it with LeLe, I decided on leaf shapes.

You can't really see it well on the top side, because the thread is such a neutral color, it blends into the fabric.

This was the plan in the beginning, and I like it that way. It hides mistakes.

 The reasoning behind the leaf pattern is threefold. One, it would hard (for me anyway) to quilt in a really straight line across barren wilderness such as a large block. So, I decided against a square, or an X across the entire block.  The second reason is because this quilt is for SR and he is a tree person. The woods are his favorite place to be on earth.

I absolutely love the way the back is looking, and that is the third reason. I wanted the back to look pretty too. Not just a back on a pretty quilt top.

It's taking me a long time to get this quilt finished, but it's because I have several other irons in the fire. One being a suit/romper for LMW to wear to J and K's wedding. Stay tuned, and I will post any progress as it happens.