Sunday, November 28, 2010

More "Life is Beautiful" blocks

This week I concentrated on the "Life is Beautiful" blocks. I finished stitching down all of the embroidered blocks. I cut out all the backs of the circles and prepped the applique and started stitching those down to their 4-patches. I have several left to sew down, which I will do on my lunch hour and evenings. I then have to cut those backings out and prep 48 small circles to applique in the sashings.

I also finished another "Berry Picking Party" block. I left out the monogrammed initials the pattern had and will change it to the initials of the recipient of this quilt.
I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving weekend. Back to the ole grind tomorrow!
Have a happy, healthy week!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Jane's have returned from vacation.

My Rainbow Jane and Dear Jane decided to come back from vacation. They went away when I was concentrating on the two Nearly Insane quilts I was working on. Then I started Sylvia's Bridal Sampler and they started getting really jealous. The first triangle is for Rainbow Jane RS-1, the second triangle is for Traditional Jane TR-1. I added all my Janes to a virtual design wall. Click on the frog widget on the upper right hand corner of my blog to see. I also loaded my SBS and LIB blocks there to see my progress. Joy's niece built us this site so we could easily see our projects grow. Check it out and let me know how you like it. She is working on a way to get blocks on point too! She is going to be having a giveaway here soon for a 1 year subscription. stay tuned.

Here is block #2 of "Baltimore Bunnies".
Block 3 of "Berry Picking Party"
and 6 more "Life is Beautiful" blocks.
I hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Prep Sunday!

I don't have much to show this week since I had a long work week. All I had time for was some hand stitching here and there.

Here are the first four "Life is Beautiful" blocks attached to their four-patches. I sewed these blocks this morning and just finished hand stitching them on.
Here is November's "Calendar Redwork" block.
This is the last "Redwork Basket" block. My mom wants me to make her a table runner with all these baskets instead of a quilt. I am hoping I can get fabric and get it done before Christmas.
That's all I have this week. I spent most of my time this morning prepping blocks to hand sew. Hopefully I will be a lot more productive next week.

Have a great week!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Row D + other stuff

Joy and I have the assignment of completing Row D of "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" this month. Once I start making these blocks I like to finish, they are just so messy.
I think I should start taking pictures and looking at the blocks more closely before sewing them to the quilt. I see this one is completely off. Why didn't I notice this before??? Oh well, it really isn't as noticeable in person.

I had no idea how I was going to tackle this so I did it by hand. It isn't exactly as it should have been but I am calling it done.

Here are all the blocks sewn together. You can see them better if you click on the Frog Widget on the upper right side of my Blog.
I made the 10 Klosjes I planned on this month. That makes a total of 15 so far. Hmmmmm, 1985 to go. LOL!!!
This is the stitchery for "Berry Picking Party" block 2.
................number 11 of Redwork Baskets.
and finally, "Tisket a Tasket" quilted and bound.
I hope you all have a happy, healthy, creative week.