Cassie - made in 2007.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Block a Palooza 5, 6, 7, and 8

Well managed to get the next 4 done in one day. Cut them out at once and sat a sewed them all. Again, I enjoy this quilt along cause it so fast and I love all the flying geese, getting good at them!

Here are the pics.

I love the basket block 8. I was surprised how well I did with it. Used pins as I did not have any fusible stuff. Need to take a trip to the quilt store. ugh! Love it but my pocket book doesn't, I have no self control!! lol.

Okay here are all of them together. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Millie's Quilting - She did 2 of my quilts

I finally sent out two of my quilt tops to be quilted. There are so many quilters to choose from and I am not even sure how I found Millie but I did and to my good fortune. I sent her out my raw end circle quilt that was inspired by Cluck Cluck Sew! and Millie did a fantastic job. I still have to complete the binding.

I also sent out a scrappy quilt, Millie called a postage stamp quilt, who knew I made a postage stamp. I thought I was just getting rid of more of my scraps. In any case, she did a great job on that also. The postage stamp is big and I have to say I am not looking forward to the binding but I really want to finish it. I plan to give it to my son, why, because it is long enough to cover his whole body. Many years ago I gave him a log cabin but it was too small to cover him. Turned out to be a lap quilt.

I will post the pics when I complete them.


Block a Palooza- first four

HI: Can't sleep and since I haven't posted in a looong time I thought I would use the sleepless time to update pictures, blog and just plain catch up.

I have been working hard to keep up with the block a palooza quilt along sponsored by Quilt Dad and I did manage to get four completed. I used the same fabric as instructed, mostly because I just am not that good a putting fabric together color wise and I am tired of using my stash and deserved to buy some new fabric. So here are the first four.

I enjoyed putting these together and the instructions on them were pretty good and I had no real problems. Although I will say on block 2, which I put together perfectly, with one small exception. You must read all your instructions. I got it all together and found it was too big and did not meet the same size requirements. I missed a very important step in the instructions, that was to trim each 9 patch to size, then assemble the block. So I had to rip out the seams and reassemble the block. Sometimes we get too cocky and think we know where the designer is going. Not so. READ YOUR INSTRUCTIONS TWICE,CUT ONCE AND SEW ONCE.

Anyhow I love this quilt along, it is fast, fun and will be ready in no time. Thanks Quilt Dad and all the designers. If you want a fast quilt along join this one.
Block a Palooza! It's a really cool quilt along.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sliced Coins Quilt along - Use up scraps

I stumbled again on another blog. This one is Don't Call me Betsy and she's doing a Sliced coins quilt along. Looks like I might get rid of , oops use up! a lot of my scraps and old stash. Whooopie maybe I can buy some new fabric.

I will keep you posted on how it goes. Will start this weekend.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Layer Cake quilt along block 7

Well I did the next block in this quilt along. It was fairly easy to do and I enjoyed putting it together. Here is a pic of the block.

I also put them all together so I could see how they looked. They seemed to go okay except the block 6 is a bit out of place. I will have to redo it so it fits in better. Here is what I mean, see!!

So here I go back to make another block to fit in better.