Monday, August 26, 2013

Love Entwined BOM2 and BOM3 progress

Even though I didn't quite finish with the BOM2 assignment, I went ahead and started on parts of month 3. Still have some more of the pink daisies and the zig-zag border, but I am making progress on that. I couldn't make up my mind on fabric for the zig-zag for the longest time, but finally did. I ended up stripping together 20 lights and 20 darks and using a paper template to mark the zig-zag. I started pressing the darks on one side, then decided just to go with needle turn. So far, so good. I am also needle turning the gold blobs. Most of this has been done with freezer paper and starch, but that just seemed harder with these bits than straight needle turn.

Stitchin Witches Civil War BOM

I started up this block of the month a few months ago, keeping up with the blocks but not with the bits in between. Hope to get to those soon.

I've been using the leftover taupes from my Farmer's Wife Sampler, somehow they grew .

Friday, August 16, 2013


So now the quandary begins – when to begin on my Loyal Union Sampler quilt. I have been anxiously awaiting this book, which I actually don’t have yet, but will within the week. I also don’t actually have fabrics picked yet, although I do have a border fabric selected so I can choose block fabrics that coordinate with it, and background fabric (white, to be washed and pressed). I also have a few ongoing projects that I would like to see completed, or caught up, before I begin LUS.
1. Love Entwined BOM – would like to be caught up
2. Civil War Stitchin Witches stitch along – this is a mystery BOM, but I kind of figured out the mystery, and wanted to be caught up and possibly ahead, at least with blocks cut out, before starting LUS.
3. Album of Quilters – get it quilted! And bound.
4. Quad P – would really like to get this into PIQF, and in order to enter it, need to get it bound and photos taken by early September. Yikes!
5. Other quilts to be quilted – Victorian Wheeling collection sampler, Fourth of July Fireworks quilt, Grandmother’s Choice and Out to Sea, none as pressing as the above, but would like to see them done by the end of the year.
6. Other quilts currently piecing – 8” sampler blocks, as the mood strikes, using leftovers from the Victorian Wheeling collection, lately been doing the SBS BOW (when it is a 4-patch based block) and the somewhat neglected Two plus 2 medallion quilt.
So, right now I will continue with current projects, and keep to my original schedule which assumed I would get the LUS book at the beginning of September. I'll start the BOW prep then, and hopefully only be working on LUS and Love Entwined at that point!
Oh, yeah, I have my grandson's quilt to make by his birthday in January! And I want to use some of the leftovers in LUS.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Shipshewana Amish QAL - more progress

a few more blocks, getting closer to being done

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Love Entwined progress - BOM2 part2

Still working on the second installement of Love Entwined, and the third BOM was just released. Now that I have a few of my UFOs at least turned into tops, this is getting more of my time. Last night I got the rest of the little green leaves stitched down, and a few more of the "daisies". More of them to go, along with the zig-zag border.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Grandmother's Choice top finished

I got the borders on today - wish I had a better place to take pictures - this is just about 100" square. Pieced the backing with leftover fabrics - so now just need to decide on quilting.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

More Shipshewana Amish blocks

I am afraid I have been forgetting to blog about this quilt's progress. We have had a couple more assignments, both of the eight pointed stars and the Amish square in a square quilt block.
The eight pointed stars are both 9" and the Square in a square quilt block is 12".

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Love Entwined BOM 2 in progress

BOM 2 attaches the center to the background, adds the triangles, some little flowers, six petaled daisies and a zig-zag border. Obviously, this is not there yet, but the triangles are on and the little double circles for the little flowers. Now to make more of those little green leaves.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Grandmother's Choice - Center complete

The last block of Grandmother's Choice was released Saturday morning, and my center is complete quite a few hours later. Next up, the border.