Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A treat...........

I cleaned and straightened the house yesterday and then I had to cancel today's class because it is icy out, lots of cars sliding around and freezing rain.
A friend went to London and sent me some new Liberty Lawn fabrics.  I just love them and will mix them in with my others today.

Monday, January 26, 2015

20 blocks...............

I made 2 more blocks yesterday and then took those and the three from the day before down to the design wall.  I just needed one more block so I chose fabrics and sewed that one last night.
Here are all 20 of the 12" blocks.  It would be 48" x 60" at this point.  I'm a little tired of the turquoise and rose/burgundy/rust combination so I might stop here.  First I have to decide if any of the blocks are not working and need replacing.  Also I need to move a few to different spots.  

They are talking snow again for today so I might have to spend some time shoveling.  The part 2 of my TAW class is supposed to be tomorrow so I also need to clean the basement.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A three block day...........

I had too many things to do yesterday so I just got three blocks sewn.  I didn't try them up with the rest of the blocks yet.  Snow predicted for today but they keep changing the forecast so I'm not sure if it will be shovel or broom to clear the porch.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Blocks, strata.............

I have 14 Hunter Star blocks sewn and fabrics chosen for 6 more.

I also inventoried all of my quilt tops waiting in line for quilting.  I needed to measure some and staple a little note with the size written on it on the corner of the quilt top.  That saves a lot of time when I'm ready to look for backing and batting pieces.

I sewed two more stratas for this TAW quilt and then decided what my center is so I can unpick more loops.  I won't do too much more on this one until my February class starts.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New project............

My new project is Hunter Star.  I have the die to cut the pieces and had only made a sample block up to this point.  Turquoise has never been a favorite color and I'm beginning to enjoy it so I'm using my turquoise batiks in this quilt.

I sewed a bunch more quarter blocks last night while watching Netflix.  I'll get them pressed and assembled into blocks today.  I think this will be a small quilt, probably 20 blocks.

Here is my late bloomer.  I bought this bulb at the same time as the one that bloomed in December and planted them at the same time. I had just about given up on this one and then 2 flower stalks started growing.  I have buds forming on my orange cactus.  The cacti aren't blooming as much as last year  I have just one or 2 buds on a couple red ones.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

#8 finish for January..........

My plan was to finish a lot of the small pieces first this year to get the number of quilt tops reduced faster.  This piece is a little under 21" square and was finished last night. 

During the day yesterday I helped a friend baste a quilt on my big tables.  Lots of good conversation too.

This closeup shows the binding fabric better.

That is 8 finishes; 4 in the first 10 days, 4 in the next 11 days.  I'm hoping to finish 4 more in the last 10 days.  I have started a new project which I'll show tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Class quilt starts..........

 I have had 4 busy days, so not many words today.  Here are the quilt starts from the class yesterday