Block 71 – First Stitch

If I can’t confess this on my own blog, then where can I safely write about how this block came about? I used probably the most scientific way possible to pick fabrics for this block.  I…used the scraps I found…on the floor!  Please, someone – anyone! – tell me your sewing area is a disaster…

Block 64 – Rising Star

Wow.  Let me just say that again slowly.  W-o-w.  If I thought Jane had some tiny pieces in her blocks; if I thought that paper pieced dress had some tiny pieces…..there weren’t many of them – just 12 – but those little white pieces in the middle?  They start out as 1″ squares.  I know…

Block 59 – Circle of Friendship

I had 2 goals this weekend.  Either complete both “past due” blocks for the Splendid Sampler that I haven’t done yet, or finish one and the one for Sunday.  Second, finish the machine quilting block – as in, quilt it.  The final weekend score…. 0 out of 2.  Oops. I did however at least complete…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Block 51 – Bee Happy

If you’re sewing the Splendid Sampler blocks, it will be apparent that my block # 51 is missing the hexie flower.  I can’t find my freezer paper anywhere which I need for the tiny hexies.  But the rest is done finally.  The rest of this is supposed to look like a bee.  Hmm…. Actually I…

fabric for Christmas!

My sister gave me fabric for Christmas – a girl after my own heart!  I also got some Cold Spell by Laundry Baskets made by Moda in their batik line.

one final look

One last look at the purple quilt, to give an idea of the size.

all wrapped up

She liked it!  And wow was she ever surprised to get it for Christmas which was the best part of all!  We had her open it up as the very last present.