Saturday, August 31, 2013

Double Take...Almost

This week I have not one but two quilt tops finished. It took a long time to get these babies done so prepare for a picture overload.

The first one is my sawtooth star quilt that I started way back in February and 64 stars later....

This is a pattern from one of my first books on quilting Elizabeth Hartman's - A Practical Guide to Patchwork. This is the second quilt I have made from a pattern in this book, the first one was the Kitchen Windows quilt. I have gone from a confident beginner to an intermediate quilter :) A pat on the back for matching all the seams.

And now time to unveil its little cousin....

I made this from the triangles that were clipped while making the flying geese units in the previous quilt. I arranged them on point, wanted to see what all the fuss was about. The sashing is 1 inch wide. Since the blocks were made of remnants they were not all the same size so it took a bit of  wrangling to make all the seams match but I think I did a pretty decent job.

Completing these quilt tops is an excellent start to my weekend and now on to basting and quilting. The end is near.

More about this quilt: here, here, here

Linking up to: Finish it up Friday, Fabric Tuesday, WIP Wednesday

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Blocks galore

I have made quite a few bee blocks lately. I did not document the first few I made for CNJMQG guild quilting bee but you can have a look here.

Then came the string block for Alison. Love this one especially the ombre strip of green.

Two blocks for Ashley in the Scrap-Bee-Licious bee. She is looking to make the converging corners quilt and its going to look great.

One more for a super secret project..It's supposed to be a surprise so not spilling the beans yet.

Then one for the guild banner. Love the colors on this one.

I need to catch up with my Lucky Star BOM blocks. I have been falling behind.
Next up is a house block for Jessica, she has given us a lot of leeway in making the block and I am super excited about it. Block making has been more fun than I anticipated.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A little organization

This weekend spent some time cleaning out the mess under the work table in my sewing room and organizing it.

I went from this

to this:

To this:

I still have a little bit more to go but hopefully I should be able to find things a bit more easily going forward.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

EPP mini quilt

My EPP mini quilt is coming along. It's inspired copied from this little mini by Malka Dubrawsky. Can't decide if I should add a few more hexy flowers a 3 x 3 perhaps to just leave it as is. 

Linking up to: Plum & June

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Quilting Bee

I love the idea of a quilting bee and the collaborative concept behind it. This year I am part of two quilting bees. One hosted by our quilt guild and recently joined a virtual quilting bee (Scrap-Bee-Licious) both of which I am super excited about. We have already made a few blocks for bee members in the quilt guild and it was interesting to see how quickly a quilt top comes together when there are so many helping hands.

This is the line up for the Scrap-Bee-Licious bee. 

And oh we even have a button.