Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Panel


I finished the Christmas panel I started a few weeks ago. It's nice to have something finished.

Nearly Insane Block 41

RS-1 Tennessee Valley

I didn't quilt match up my stripes but I forgot to take my stitch length back up after paper-piecing. I hate un-sewing but I detest un-sewing with a 1.5 stitch length. LOL!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

BR-8 Thunderhead

Vintage Valentine Block 8



I still have to embroider in the box but I will wait till:
A: I learn to hand embroider.
B: Learn to use my embroidery machine. LOL!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I-3 Family Album & Nearly Insane Block 34



I took advantage of a day off from work to catch up with my blocks of the week. My sewing room is completely organized and I should be able to get things done much quicker.

How did this happen?

I am in the process of cleaning out my sewing room. I didn't realize how much stuff I have bought since I started quilting 2 years ago. I seriously have enough projects to keep me going at least 2 years.

How does this happen???

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Saturday Sampler

This is the final block of the Saturday Sampler that I was doing from Leah's Quilt Gallery. Unfortunately, it will be the last Saturday sampler. Leah's is closing. This quilt shop is dear to my heart. It is where I took my first quilt class. This is also the place I met the other two Amigos, Karene and Joy. There are so many ladies I have met there that I can call a friend, I cannot begin to name them.





I decided I should crop all my blocks and add a sashing to them. I didn't buy the finishing kit because I wasn't all that crazy about it.
Then I added the final border. I think it may be a bit wide, I may crop an inch or two off before I pin baste it. Tomorrow I will piece my backing, a nice mottled green flannel. I will also get my binding ready.

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Motley Crew


The killer poodles. Daisy, Max and Mindy. Be careful, they may kiss you to death.

I read quite a few quilting blogs and they all seem to contain a kitty. I may be the only quilter besides Joy that has pups. I would love a kitty but I am already responsible for my Vet owning a BMW.

C-5 Eye of the Cyclone

This was my first attempt at reverse applique. I did the center the way I normally applique and used the reverse method on the outer circles. I sure do need to practice.

C-6 Tic Tac Toe

It looks like I didn't even try on this one. I may do it over. Then again, I may not. LOL

Nearly Insane Block 66

Affairs of the Heart (Month 8)