9 down, 16 to go

I wanted to get a quick idea of how these would look together, so I went out of order and sewed 2 rows of 2.  That means that I needed to finish four more sets of 2 before I can get back to sewing these  one row at a time. So…for now I need to…

Block 57 – Starting Point

I decided to go out of order again with the Splendid Sampler blocks, skipping temporarily past blocks 55 and 56 which are both applique and going straight for block 57. I actually really like the last two blocks and I’ll get them knocked out here before too long but one thing I know about myself…

4 down!

I’ve been sewing these  4 at a time because that’s what makes up a 12″ block.  I think I’ll start saying 16 units finished – to give myself more credit – and then say 21 blocks to go – instead of 84 units.  That just sounds like a lot when I put it that way!…

Here’s why I changed fabric

It’s not that I didn’t like the original fabric I had picked out.  Rather, the quilt pattern really has  two distinct patterns that weave in and out and it makes more of an impact with there being a distinct difference between the blue and the purple. And when you see just one block like this…

Christmas quilt -done!

I am officially finished with the Sergeant Pepper Christmas quilt!  I sped through the binding – and yes, I did sew it by hand like I should have.  I had thought I would do a binding like what I used for the 1″ strips between triangles but it didn’t go well with the fabric on…

2 quick pillowcases

It’s almost 10 at night and I’ve just finished the binding on the Christmas quilt.  I just threw it in the washing machine so it will be tomorrow before I have a picture of it. I attempted to work on a bench pillow from Kimberbell today.  It was minutes into it when I realized I…

Block #54 – Shell

I started to write two blog posts, just so I could name this one “Harry Chapin Quilting Design”.  I slept on it and decided the way I wanted to quilt this was straight vertical lines, then straight lines at 60 degree angles to match the large triangles on here, and finally different sizes of circles…

Block #53 – Whirling in Circles

I finished the pinwheel in this and thought – well, this is about as good as anything I’ve sewn; I think I’ll just post a picture of this and call it a day! I was trying to find  3 fabrics that pretty equally contrasted with each other while still sticking with some of the darker…

Block #52 – Coneflower

This one was downright easy! And the one after this is patchwork so I’m hoping it’s also in the easy category. Block # 52 is an appliqued block if that isn’t obvious.  Like the ones before it, I cut out the paper copy of each piece, then traced around each piece onto the Heat ‘n…

pieced – temporarily

Somewhere in here is an oops.  I have a work call this evening though so it won’t be fixed tonight!  I had all the individual blocks laid out and starting from the top left, I sewed block 1 to block 2.  And then 3 to 4.  And so on until I reached the end of…

ready, maybe?

I won’t bore anyone with the gazillion photos I’ve taken of this layout so far.  When I picked colors initially, I started with the largest triangles – 8″ across the bottom – and then alternated colors.  First a red, then a green, then a pink, then a blue, etc.  This pattern calls for 10 fat…

Christmas quilt commencement

Christmas quilt commencement – say that 3 times fast!  I decided to take a mini break from the Splendid Sampler because I was itching to see how this Christmas quilt is going to come out.  I am really spoiled by the AccuQuilt and considering how easy this quilt is to put together, I’m seriously tempted…