Friday, September 28, 2012

Grandmother's Choice BOW 4

This week's Grandmother's Choice took me all week to make, Kansas Sunflower, hand pieced. Hope this next week's is easier!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Grandmother's Choice BOW 3

This week was Union Square. Finally a 9-patch, kind of at any rate. I did use Marti Michell template A-3 for the center squares (on point). The corner squares were cut with a regular ruler and the triangles were cut with EQ templates, to make it easy to trim the corners (their HST templates have the same trimmed corners as Marti Michell). Had a hard time picking fabrics this week. Only having a fat eighth makes it tough to fussy cut!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Busy Saturday

After making the BOW, I got back to my Album blocks. There were still a few more signatures I wanted on this quilt, so I made another 6 blocks on Saturday. Still need them signed, but will start stitching this together between bouts of quilting on Cornucopia of Thanks. That got a bit of stitching yesterday, and another block today, so far. Hope to get three more done today, but we will see. Have the next quilt design basted to the top, ready to go.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

BOW 2 Amethyst

Grandmother's Choice BOW 2 was Amethyst.
Continued with the "Morris and Company" fabric. I got a packet of the whole line, in eighth yards, and I am hoping that will be enough for all of the blocks! I also got a few bigger pieces, but was not thinking of this quilt when I got them. So we will see. EQ will get put to good use when figuring out the setting and if I have enough fabric to do it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New BOW - Grandmother's Choice

Barbara Brackman has started a new BOW to celebrate Woman's Suffrage - Grandmother's Choice. I'll be doing it in fabric in the style of William Morris. Here is the first one, appropriately enough "Grandmother's choice". I will say that this time I am converting them to 9" to make nine-patch blocks easier. I have an EQ7 project that will be populated with the blocks that Barbara picks. She very nicely includes the Blockbase number, so I don't even have to draft it!