Monday, January 27, 2014

Spinning my rotary cutter wheel

I'm working on a few projects.  One with a deadline, the other's just for fun.  "What's Cooking" is My Lazy Daisy's currant challenge, and the deadline is a picture of completed quilt (quilted and bond) to My Lazy Daisy office by this Friday, January 31st.  So I will be quilting like mad this week!
Challenge Fabric's
Second, my guild is doing a swap so the half square triangles are my leader/ender project.

Squaring up HS to 4.5 inches
Third, Pat Sloan has a new "Globetrotting" block of the month on Facebook. Block 1 is Washington DC, and because I live in the DMV area I thought I shoud quilt along with Pat.

Washington DC Block #1
Washington DC Block #2
Block #1 still needs a border around it, but I'm just not feeling it.  There isn't enough contrast between the purple's.  So last night I cut out new square's, and I'm hoping to get down to sew it together later today.  Hopefully that one will be better.

Fourth, my guild is making 37 quilts for soon to be returning single soldiers from Afganistan, and I pulled this out of my UFO's.  Maybe another border because it's only 49.5 x 58 inches right now, and I think it needs to be a little bigger.   I'll gladly donate it if the guild still needs it by March.

Soldiers Quilt 49.5 x 58 inches 
So I'll be spinning my rotary cutter wheel for a much needed border for this one, and I'll be happily piecing/quilting down in my sewing room instead of braving the bitter cold outside my front door.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Variety is the spice of quilting!

Well hello, and Happy New Year, and welcome new hope's of finishing last years projects, and starting new projects.
Simply a Pleasure by Nicole Chambers
Table runner and 6 place mats (only four shown) for my DD & her fiance'.  Unfinished Christmas present #1, place mats need bindings, but since this picture was taken I have two with bindings on.  Woot!
Close up of quilting
And who in the state of Maryland doesn't love a table runner and place mats with crabs on it!

Bread and Butter Table Runner
My Lazy Daisy pattern SKU #50023-C complete kit.  Table runner for my Mother in Law.  Unfinished Christmas present #2, quilting, and binding need to be finished.
What's Cooking My Lazy Daisy Challenge
Now that the Christmas present's have been revealed I can start to work on the What's Cooking Challenge, and making 4 patch Green/Light leader and ender units for my guilds upcoming swap at the Wedensday, January 8th meeting.  I have 50 four patch units finished, and don't go back to work until Wednesday the 8th.  The pattern for this swap calls for 80 four patch units for a 60 x 60 quilt.  I think I will make it a little bigger so will try to make 100 four patch units (halfway there!).  But will be swapping the 50 units I have finished.  As a fellow quilter/blogger Mary says, "Variety is the spice of quilting".

Guild Swap 4 patch units
Wishing all my readers a Happy and prosperous New Year, and happy piecing.


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