Monday, June 28, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I'm posting a little late today as I forgot to either upload my photos ahead of time or bring my camera with me to work.  My sewing goals changed a little during the week.  I did not get the remaining 3 borders on the Memorial Day Quilt.  I did make the BOM but did not sew it into the partial row.

However, I did get my Cathedral Stars quilt blocks placed in their new home and labeled the rows.  I have also sewn 6 ofthe 11 diagional rows although the photo doesn't show that.

I forgot that my scrap quilting club was meeting.  So Tuesday and Wednesday during lunch I cut my fabrics.  On Friday I made two blocks to take with me as a demo.  On Saturday and Sunday I worked diligently on this quilt top; did not want to put it up in pieces.  This is a distorted photo as I want to keep it a surprise for you blog hopper until the group meets next month.  I really like my distorted photo; maybe I should try that, huh. It's a free pattern online and I'll give you the details next month.  I have the rows pieced and 2 of the 5 borders have been added to the top.

I will give you a sneak peak of the project we will start in July.  I saw a video for this and decided this would be a great one to use strips.  It has a creative way of cutting that will be a great learning experience for the group.  Here is the makings of one larger block where the quarters haven't sewn together yet.

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-------------------------- Type-u-later, Tea in MO

Monday, June 21, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I make progress on all my projects this week.  I made more siggy blocks for the wedding quilt and finished piecing the blocks for the Cathedral Stars quilt.  I have a layout in mind for the siggy blocks and will continue making the remaining squares needed this week.  I will layout the Cathedral Stars blocks and mark the rows; this should be farily easy as I used many different fabrics so they shouldn't meet up too much.  I also think I'm going to change the setting triangles a little to finish off the design in the border.  "I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!"  Let's see...I only pieced 1,852 pieces for this quilt so far...

I do have a photo of the Memorial Day Quilt top in progress.  I added 3 borders since last week.  I still need to add 3 more plain borders to finish the top.  I changed the corner squares a little to make them "turn" the corner more smoothly by adding another flip square to each block.

On Saturday I collected block 11 of 12 from The Quilted Fox shop BOM.  We are making the same block but with different asian fabrics.  Here is an updated photo of my setting where I added another row this week.  On Sunday I cut the pieces for block 11 but didn't get around to piecing it.  So this week I hope to sew this block and add as much of row 4 as I possible can.  Thay way my top is almost finished; just waiting on block 12 next month.
Tea in MO

Monday, June 14, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Another design wall Monday is here.  I've been having very busy weeks not only with quilting but also with exercising and family events.  First up is that I got the rows sewed on the Memorial Day quilt in progress.  I decided to add another fabric for the first border (even though I had already cut the strips) and never got around to cutting the new fabric.

The reason the above quilt top was not completed was because Friday evening I decided to make siggy blocks for my step daughter's upcoming wedding in July.  The shower was Saturday so I decided to start making the blocks to get the bridal party signatures out of the way as most of them will be busy with wedding activities.  Here are some of the blocks.  I still need to make about 100 or so more to have enough for everyone to sign their name and relationship to the bride or groom.  This will be a lap quilt and as they use it they can sort out the various relatives and friends that's difficult to do when families merge.

My final photo this week is of the Quilted Fox BOM.  We have 2 more to go...

That's it for me.  To see more design wall, hop over here.
Tea in MO

Monday, June 7, 2010

Design Wall Monday

I had a little problem with blogger this morning.  Did anyone else?

I have a few things to share this.  First, I finished the border for one of my x-block quilts.  I really liked how it turned out.  I still have pieces cut from the border that I need to use in some project.

Then Friday I decided to start making the Memorial day quilt at Judy's site.  Why?  I have absolutely no idea and it makes absolutely no sense.  I have way too many UFOs and here is another.  I worked all weekend and have cut all parts and sewn through day 4.

While working on the previous projects, I chained on/off with my tri-recs pieces of the Cathedral Stars project.  I still have quite a few that need the 3rd piece sewn.

That's it for me this week.  I haven't been sewing much Mondays-Thursdays as I'm trying to incorporate exercise into my life.  I line dance 2 nights and then go to Curves for 2 nights.  Does anyone attend Curves on a regular basis?  I would love to know before signing a contract if that circle format gets to be a bore after a while.  To see more design walls, go here.
-------------------------- Type-u-later, Tea in MO

Sunday, June 6, 2010

SSBQG 2010 Retreat

Here are a few photos from our annual retreat.  We go to a bed and breakfast that set up for quilters/crafters in Greenville, IL.  This is our 6th year and as usual, we had a lot of fun.

We worked on x- block quilts.  To see my x-block quilts, go here.  I'll also show one of my x-block quilts that I worked on this week in which I pieced the border tomorrow.

Here is the photo of the miniatue quilts made for challenge.  Click the photo to enlarge it to see the quilts better.

Seven of of attended retreat; here are 5 of them at work and the sample for class.

Here are the other two participants; I'm on the left after just getting 3 hours of sleep.

Here are a few x-block quilts; I realized as I was editing the photos that I did not get a photo of everyone's quilt, so I can't share them all with you.

At retreat, the hostest put on a fashion show for us.  I won't spoil it for other groups that go here, but I wanted to share one photo.  This is the block pleated skirt with Peter Pan collar.  It was so hilarious.  They had a lot more outfits too.

-------------------------- Type-u-later, Tea in MO

Finishes for May

I finally got around to taking and posting the photo for the Hidden Wells quilt.  It was started about 3 years ago and was so large that I delayed quilting it.

This little quilt is a miniature I made for a challenge.  I knew it would not hold it's own with the other group entries, but it was what I wanted to make so that's what I did.  My next post will show the other miniatures in the competition.
That's it for now, I have the retreat photos I'll post next and then I'm getting ready for design wall Monday's post.
-------------------------- Type-u-later, Tea in MO