Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Right before we left I worked on a couple more blocks for Sylvia's Bridal Sampler, Follow the Leader and Mosaic. Tonight I made Birds in the Air. The last one is a photo of my first block, Aunt Sukey's Choice.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
This is the large one. I still had leftover fabric so I used it for the baby Lone Star sample I was making to show my small quilt group (Space Blanketeers). That was a fun session. I have seen one finished top so far
I am working on quilting the Shoo-Fly quilt. Now that I have an idea of what I want to quilt, it should go quicker.
Then recently I got caught up in Moda Prairie Paisley madness, courtesy of the Patchwork Party 2008 shops. I fell in love with blocks and fabric and decided to make the 12 blocks and design my own layout, which is modified from the version put out by Stitchin' Heaven. I added another block from a different shop, Quilt Something, and changed the Ohio Stars to LeMoyne Stars. My LQS got the entire line of fabric and I went a little crazy, I got enough fabric for at least two quilts. I hope this is a fairly quick quilt to put together, then it will be sent to a Long arm quilter to finish. So far I have begun the four extra blocks. I plan on using Marti Michell's templates, and don't have them yet, for the 12 blocks, so will work on my center blocks until then. The center is a Feathered Star, also made using MM's templates. This will be my first Feathered Star, and I hope to make many more.
On top of that I have begun doing the BOW from Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. I saw the original SBS at the Voices in Cloth quilt show last weekend and couldn't resist any longer. I had the patterns drafted into EQ6, and the fabric (Dorothea's collection from Red Rooster) from a while back, waiting for the right time. This seems like the right time. So far two blocks are done, Aunt Sukey's Choice and Cut Glass Dish.