Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Finish!

I was able to pin baste three quilt tops at the quilt shop on Friday and actually get one quilted. I just did a straight stitch 1/4" line quilting. Really easy and fast. On the back I put a white flannel with black polka dots. All I have to do is wash her and she will be ready for the birthday girl.
I also started the quilting on Blooming Beauty and hope to get that finished and bound next weekend.

I finished all of my August goals! YAY!!!! I guess it is time to post September's goals.

September Goals:
1) Quilt & Bind "Blooming Beauty"
2) Quilt & Bind "Be Attitudes"
3) September's "GJ" Stitchery block
4) September's "Catalicious" stitchery
5) September's "Calendar Redwork"
6) September's "Redwork Basket"
7) 5 - "Life is Beautiful" blocks
8) 10 - "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" blocks
9) Sashing & borders on "Crazy Cat"
10) Sashing & borders on "Tisket a Tasket"
11) Lose 5 pounds

I think I will get started on that list now.

Everyone, please have a safe and healthy week!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrap Busting! (and stuff)

I have a ton of red/white, white/red scraps leftover from the two Nearly Insane quilts I made. I joined the 9-patch a day summer challenge and used up some scraps. Yesterday I sewed sashed and sewed all the 9 patches together and made a nice twin quilt.
Now for the stuff...............

This is August's "Redwork Calendar" BOM
I finished all my hand work on my August goal list so I am now doing a few extra's till the end of the month. Here are 2 more "Life is Beautiful" blocks done.

I finished all my chores Friday and Saturday so that today I could spend as much time in my sewing closet as I wanted. I just LOVE those days. I decided to get all the tedious stuff out of the way. I sewed together 5 quilt backings. UGH!!!!! I also sashed my Nearly Insane quilt. I am going to go to the Quilt Bee on Friday and use their pinning table to baste 3 quilts. (Blooming Beauties, Red/White 9-patch/Be Attitudes) I guess the month of September will be actual quilting month. I haven't decided yet on if I am going to quilt my Nearly Insane myself or send it out. I hate to have put all that work in it and then mess it up with the quilting. I did send out Colleen's Nearly Insane quilt to Margaret and look forward to seeing what she does with it.

I pray that you all have a healthy, happy, crafty week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Row B & LIB Blocks

I think this list thing I am doing is really working. I focus on what is on the list and get it done then move to the next item. Genius! Here are the rest of the SBS blocks for August. We are trying to do a row a month.

Row B. I think I am going to start sashing them and put them together now. This way when I am finished with the last row I will only have to add the borders.
Here are four more "Life Is Beautiful" blocks. This makes 20 of 32 stitcheries done. I look forward to making the blocks.

I hope you all have a fantastic, healthy week with LOTS of time to play.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pet's on Quilt Show

Here is my entry for the Pets on Quilts Parade that SewCalgirl is hosting. Be sure to check it out and get your entry in soon! This was the 12th quilt I ever made. I finished it about 3 yrs ago and had a great time working on it. Of course the favorite is the poodle. ;)

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I just want to thank everyone that commented on yesterday's post. Each and every comment was very helpful. I am going to hit my favorite quilt shop next weekend and try a few more fabrics before I make my final decision.

This morning I was able to get 1 out of the 10 Sylvia's Bridal Sampler blocks for the month done. I thought I would be able to get at least 3 done but this one took a little longer than I anticipated. This is B1-Stamp Baskets.
I was also able to put together this months "Gardener's Journal" block. I just love the gal bending over in her garden.
I got caught up on my "Catlicious" BOM during the week.

I hope everyone has a safe, happy, healthy week.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Please Help!

I finally finished putting on my zig-zag border for my Nearly Insane-ish quilt. What a tedious job! Now I need to add a 6" border and call the top done. I just don't know what to use. I took a picture of the fabric I used on the zig-zag.

Should I try to get more red with white polka dot?
Should I go white?
My original plan was to get a nice white with red print.

What do you think????

Sunday, August 1, 2010

July Goals Met!

Yippeeeee! All of my July's sewing goals were met!

X1) Quilt Angel quilt
X2) Quilt & Bind Polka Dot Girls
X3) Borders on Bloomin Beauty
X4) Borders on CK's NI quilt
X5) Piece backing for CK's NI quilt
X6) July's "Gardeners Journal"
X7) July's "Calendar Redwork"
X8) 4-"Life is Beautiful" stitcheries
X9) Stitch 3 "Tisket a Tasket" blocks
X10) Finish red/white 10-patches
X11) Start paper piecing my NI borders (1 side done)

Below is a new redwork project I am doing for my mom. My cousin brought me the pre-printed panels and I just need to stitch them. So nice not to have to transfer the design onto the fabric. I plan on doing one a month or more depending on how other ongoing projects are going.
Here is my Polka Dot Girls all quilted! I practiced my free motion skills I learned at a class.
The last thing I finished is my July's Calendar Redwork BOM. Time to drive over to the quilt shop and pick up August's block.
Time to list August's goals.

1) Pin baste "Blooming Beauty"
2) Paper piece 3 borders for "Nearly Insane-ish"
3) Gardener's Journal block for August
4) Calendar Redwork block for August
5) 4 - Life is Beautiful Stitcheries
6) 2- Catalicious Stitcheries
7) 1- Redwork Stitchery
8) 10 - Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Blocks
9) Start sashing red/white 9-patches