Feb 26, 2012

My March block

I have ask my bee group to make me wonky stars. I'm positive there are other tutorials for this but after a week of scouring the internet and read multiple prints at work I don't feel up to the task.
So here it is.

I started off with 5in white solid squares-8 of them
A 5in square in either aqua, yellow or gray-1
pieces of aqua, gray or yellow fabric

At first we only need 4 of the white squares and the aqua, yellow or gray pieces.

Start with one square and place a colored square in the corner and just sew from one side to the other at a diagonal. No need to be perfect.

Trim to excess off 

Iron this flap open and then repeat on the other side so the next color overlapps the first corner...as shown in the next picture

Trim the excess off again and press back open

Trim block to 5 or 4.5 in...repeat this process 3 more times

This is what your final block looks like and sew it all together

Feb 19, 2012

I'm still here

I haven't posted in a while but I have some fun stuff to share over the next couple of days. Today i have been sewing but I'm of for some mother daughter time and then tonight I'm going to a the Pacers game with my MIL. Have I mentioned that I HEART basketball. As a matter of fact I may not sew anything other than my obligations next month...so I can watch all the march madness!!!

Feb 7, 2012


Progress on my Strips.  I had wanted to work on something else and made myself sit down with this box. What was really holding me back was a lack of space to lay them all out. Instead i though them all it a box and staggered them as I sewed them together. I them sewed the strips into groups of 8 and laid them across the bannister

Nice machine shot and the ends of the strips all staggered.

This is my favorite part. The ends of all the staggered strips. I only have 10 more to do. I had hoped i would get to it sooner but I haven't been feeling so hot. I love being sick...NOT! I don't even want to get up and wonder my house cause I can just guess what's waiting for me when I feel better.

Oh yay, I only have 10 more strips to go.
I do need your advice. 
I only have 40 strips and it was a honeybun these came from so they are 1in finished so this portion is only 40 in. So my question is should I place the cream color on both sides of the strips so they are in the middle? Or would t look better as the cream color all on the top and the strips being on the bottom?

Feb 5, 2012


Here is my practice swoon. I was hand quilting it with the chunky stitches. so far I have the purple done and aim to have the green done by the time the Superbowl is over. I also went to the Superbowl sale at my LQS. UMMMM 75% off the clearance room. plus prizes and discounts on regular stuff. 

I also decided to make my swoon quilt with Prince Charming from Tula Pink. I'm going to use Kona Ash for the background fabric. Pictures to come of my loot and my swoon fabrics once I acquire my background fabric

Feb 3, 2012

My Friday Finish

My hourglass quilt top is finished! I may or may not add a border before quilting this but for now the top is finished and it's off to the pile of things to quilt.

The close up of it. This was made with The Caroler fabric I got somewhere. I can't really remember. I wasn't so sure I like it and I know I don't really like the fabrics up close but when I look at them as a grouping and don't focus on any of them I kinda like the top. 

I hung this in my ceiling to take this picture with pins. 
Oops. Don't tell Cody.

As you can see I have some crazy roof angles to avoid in the morning as I head to the bathroom. I may or may not have smacked my head right into that wall portion the quilt is hanging on.
Linking this up with Crazy Mom Quilts

Feb 2, 2012

January block

In my Bee Creative bee group Miss Januray asked for a Union Jack. She said use whatever you wanted to use. I used Kona white, that red that reminds me of coral and a steel gray blue.

This is the block I finally mailed off to her Monday. I had started to make myself a practice block and thought cause I conquered a quarter of it that I was good. It was my first time paper piecing and it really through me for a loop. So I made the block and got it all ready for shipping and I just couldn't mail it. Something seemed off. So I remade it and it turns out on my first one I didn't add on a quarter inch to the finished section so when I sewed it together is was kinda scrunched. Well with my stress level through he roof it didn't hit me right away that it was BAD!!! The block was bad but my subconsciousness knew. 

Thank you Jimmeny Cricket for saving the day and my pride. I would have been so embarrassed had I ignored the feeling and mailed it off. 

Feb 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Here we are and it's Wednesday again.  
I missed last week but no problem cause I didn't get anything done. This weekend I got my hourglass blocks all sewn together. This is a great baby blanket size but I think I'll a border to it and make it a little bigger and give it to a cousin for Christmas. The just bought their first house and I think a bright quilt might be nice.

Also this week I worked on my string strips. Not quite a finish but I did get some progress. We have Hailie's  dance team performance tomorrow and hopefully I will be able to get the rest pieced together after that. Depending on how I feel also. I was watching the news yesterday and realized last year we had a pretty bad ice storm and I got the flu and I think I'm coming down with it again. Fun, fun fun, But it seems to be going around. I love it when people come to work and share their flu germs. OK enough of my bitching complaining.

I got a few more of these orange peel blocks done. If I try and do a couple everyday hopefully this won't take so long.

Not a bit done in this scraptastic box, although I did find the pattern for it so we'll see what happens.

My Chevrons also received some loving. I have all my hst's cut out and now I have the super fun of trimming them all down. I wish I had a cutter for that like those scrapbook cutters. Just set them in, push it down and BOOM!!!!! all cut to the perfect size. Wishful thinking? Or a business opportunity?

Bliss tumblers. Nothing

Hometown quilt. Thought about it but made myself work on the other things mentioned above

Dresdens. I used one for a pillow awhile back and pieced it onto ash. Well my idea is what if I made them all pillows and placed one on Kona medium, one on charcoal and one on white? Just a thought, am i crazy?

Modern Workshop. Nope

So all and all a pretty productive week. I even got caught up on my sew happy quilt-a-long blocks and remade a bee block to get out in the mail. 
So this week I just need to work on the projects above and get my LQS blocks of the months done for January.

Linking up with......

Fresh Poppy Design
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced