Sunday, February 16, 2014

Busy With Misc. Odds and Ends

I sewed until 1:00 a.m. this morning...I am a walking zombie today. I remember staying up all night going to the city for dinner, dancing, early breakfast THEN going in to work the next day. What happened?

I had almost as much fun last design floor:

String you can see the diamond. I really like the look of these blocks but I don't like making them...kinda boring...I get impatient and start adding fat strips. Putting them together is going to be a challenge as the blocks stretch...A LOT. I also sewed more strips together for the scrappy trip around the world. Both of these projects are fillers to work on during the week when I only have a few minutes of sewing time.

 Another challenge (and what kept me up until 1 a.m.) is Kim Brackett's Island Chain. You really have to pay attention to block placement with this quilt. You can't tell it very well in this pic but the background fabric is a pale grey print.  This is a double challenge as Nancy, Stephanie and I decided a few months back we were all going to make the same quilt.  Of course Nancy's is already done, quilted and has the binding added.

Last weekend I finished piecing this wall hanging.

 The half squares were left overs from the placemats and table runner I made. It rain all last weekend (YAY! we really need it) so working on this bright quilt was a nice contrast to the gloomy days.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Keeping up the Momentum

Check these out:

Aren't the colors gorgeous! Jessica at Life Under Quilts recently hosted a giveaway and I won! My picture doesn't do the colors justice, they are really rich looking. They are Timeless Treasures Allover Dot.

I'm still trying to get back into the sewing / quilting groove and learning how to use my new machine. I made these coasters using left over fabric from the placemats I made.

I like how these turned out...think I'll make a few more.