Sunday, October 3, 2010

My First Klosjes

Ever since I have seen these little guys on other blogs I have wanted to make them. Thanks to Crispy and her hand piecing tutorials, I was able to make my first one. This measures 2 3/4" finished. I figure if I want a queen sized quilt I would need to make 1200 total. LOL! I am sure a table runner is as far as I will get. To start I will try to make one a week.I also used the skills Crispy taught me to hand piece this block from my "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" quilt. This is D-1.
I also finished 2 more Redwork baskets.

I wasn't able to visit my sewing machine this weekend. I did pin baste the Crazy Cats and Tisket-a-Tasket and will try to get to those in the next few weeks. I think I am dedicating next weekend to cleaning out the sewing room and organizing. It will not be an easy feat. I want to get rid of anything I know I don't need or want anymore.


21 comments:

Fiesta said...

Yvette they look great . I started on the spool blocks and gave up. Too much going on with the wedding. Maybe later on in life. LOL

JustCindy said...

You had a very productive week. Your two hand pieced blocks look great.

Barb said...

Chris is just wonderful, so much to learn from her.

Love your stitchery.

Raewyn said...

A great start to your Klosjes journey, Yvette!! Be careful as I have found them to be infectious - you may end up with a bed-sized quilt, not just a table runner!! I love your other blocks too, and "D-1" has turned out lovely.

Joy said...

Wow, that Klosjes is teentsy! And oh so cute!

My hat is off to you! Your D1 is AWESOME. (I may need my hat back in a few weeks when I do that one, to cover the places on my scalp where I pull some hair out!) Seriously, that one looks hard, but you nailed it!!

May the Force Be With You as you tackle the sewing room/organization project! That's one of those things you'll look at afterwards and be Sew Glad!!

Have a great week!

Darlene said...

Love your spool block - you're going to need a squillion to make a queen size quilt. LOL Several blogger friends and I swapped machine pieced spool blocks a couple of years ago. It's one of my favorite quilts.

Love your redwork baskets!

I cleaned out my sewing room a few months ago and I'm going to do it again in a couple of weeks.

Grethe said...

I would have loved to seeing the Queen Seized Quilt!!! But super if you show the table runner. Great to look at:-)I am no good at hand-quilting,but one day, may be.....
Happy Sewing in the comming week.

CJ said...

I can't imagine being that precise hand piecing anything, you rock Yvette!

I say go for the cleanup time, you will be so much happier in your sewing space once it's done!

Terry said...

Your spool block looks great! I only made two so you're already half way to catching up with me! LOL

Crispy said...

Your hand piecing blocks are wonderful Yvette!! I'm so happy the tutorial helped you. 1200 Klosjes is a lot, I think I would quit at table runner size LOL.

Crispy

LuAnn said...

The redwork baskets are wonderful...also love the klosjes.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Your blocks look very nice. You were busy. Cleaning out the sewing room is never easy. But it always looks so nice when your finished. Then you can mess it up again. lol

Diann said...

Your SBS block is just perfect Yvette! I think I'll probably get chucked out of the SBS club soon. I am way behind! You have been very busy. Good luck with sorting out the sewing room. Took me ages to do mine but it's worth it!

Lynda said...

Big weekend coming up for you and your sewing room will look fabulous. Lots of lovely blocks.

Karen said...

You made your first klosjes!!!! Very nice. Something tells me it is going to be a big table runner! :)

Linda said...

I love the redwork blocks!Did you ever get over to the Temecula quilt show?

Miriam said...

1200 klosjes!! That would be magnificent!!!

Love your redwork and the SBS block.
Beautiful hand work!

Karene said...

Hi Miss Yvette !! Haven't had time to comment on all of your posts...I don't know how you do EVERYTHING !!! However, I dearly love ALL of your quilts, blocks, embroidery....it's all totally AMAZING ! Hugs....girlfriend !

Karen said...

The redwork baskets are what interest me a lot. Well done.

Kim D. said...

Very beautiful blocks Yvette! That Chris is so talented. Good luck organizing the sewing room.

Robin said...

Woo hoo! Your handpiecing looks great! :) I've been having fun watching people's spool blocks, and I look forward to seeing where the Klosjes-craze takes you.