Saturday, July 27, 2013

Love Entwined - first part done

I finally got the circles appliqued around the Mariner's compass. They look so big in this picture, but not really, 5/16", which is barely bigger than 1/4". Not perfect, but done is good.

Grandmother's Choice BOW 47 - Heroine

Another applique block - so I drew it up in EQ to enlarge it. Getting slightly better at drawing, very slightly. I used the freezer paper underneath, starch method, so once it was prepped I took it along on my mini-vacation to Mendocino. Very restful place. Just two blocks left to go! And lots of sashing.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Grandmother's Choice

Getting close to having the blocks done, only three left. So I figured it was time to start adding the sashing. With Love Entwined started and the Loyal Union Sampler to start soon, I want to get some of these unfinished quilts into at least tops.

So I am plugging away on sashing. First two rows are together.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Out to Sea - top done

A quilt for a friend who lives on a boat, for when he retires. He wanted a Mariner's Compass, so when I took a class from Judy Mathieson, I decided to start his quilt. He will be retiring soon, so I pulled it out of the UFO pile and began to work on it diligently! Now a top, and waiting for the backing and batting to arrive.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Grandmother's Choice BOWs 45 & 46

BOW45 was Aunt Mary's Favorite
BOW 46 is Barrister's Block to represent women as lawyers and their legal battles. I opted to go with the simpler version to keep the block in the same scale as most of the others.

Out to Sea - some major progress

The last time I blogged about Out to Sea, the Ocean Wave blocks were really just a pile of HSTs. I have been plugging away at them, step by step, and finally have the blocks finished. This was when just a few were done.

And this is all sixteen of them.

And finally, they are attached to the center, with just one more plain blue border to go. I need a bigger design wall!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ocean Wave blocks for Out to Sea

Piles of half square triangles, 15 of them, eight deep, enough for the 15 remaining Ocean Wave blocks. Also have all of the corners assembled. Enough for tonight.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Love Entwined BOM1 - next step

Looks a little neater now, the "ring" is appliqued around the Mariner's Compass.