Monday, February 29, 2016

One Finished Quilt, Three Finished Tops and...

... LOTS of progress.

I gave Nancy the Spools quilt top as her birthday present (after lots of hints on her side) with a promise to have it quilted before the end of February.

I love the scrappy binding although it was a bit of pain as two of my seams ended up in corners.

Nancy and took a class last weekend at our local quilt shop Runs with Scissors. The pattern is Rock Candy by Jaybird Quilts.  It was so quick and easy to make I had time to make a second one.

I also finished up this lap quilt. I love the border fabric with all different greens.
I made progress on my Circa 2016 quilt. I haven't made the center yet as (until today) I could not find a setting fabric I liked.

And my not very Westering Women block (oops, forgot to turn the block).
I haven't made any progress on my medallion quilt. I started making another pieced border and after getting all the piecing done decided I didn't like it. So back to the drawing board on that one.

Monday, February 8, 2016

What's a Girl to Do?

Well in my case, it appears the answer to screwing up a project multiple times is to start three new ones.

I've started Barbara Brackman's new block of the month Westering Women. I'm not doing it scrappy or in period fabrics - I'm using Snowbird, an older line by Moda designed by Edyta Sitar. I have a limited amount of fabric so I may not do all the blocks.

I also started Temecula Quilt Company's block of the week Circa 2016. This one I am making very scrappy using lots of reproduction scraps.

Do you ever have left over blocks from one quilt that just seem to always get in your way? Like they are DEMANDING to be used right now! That's what was happening with these left over green and cream half square blocks. I'm making a simple, small lap quilt with them using a very old floral fabric for the border. I think the floral adds a little colorful punch to a possibly boring quilt.

I'm still working on the medallion quilt. I've decides on the next two pieced borders, although I think I've already messed up the math on the first one...luckily there is still time to fix it. ;o)