Sunday, March 27, 2011

Last Sunday in March

I stole some time in my sewing room this weekend and cut & stitched block 2 of "Lovebird Lane" The cutting and piecing directions on these blocks has been a breeze, they are written very well.
I FINALLY finished the last block for my "Vintage Valentine" quilt. This baby took more than a month to prep and stitch. As usual, my camera took terrible pictures. I am really thinking about investing in a real camera. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.
I also finished cutting the "Cracked Pots" quilt that Ranette and I are going to start. They were the confusing cutting instructions I have ever come across. I was totally baffled and wasted a lot of time and fabric. It is all cut now so hopefully the piecing will go much easier. I did manage to piece a few of the houses and those were a breeze. I will take a picture when I have all 20 blocks done.

I finished almost everything on my March list. I am still working on my "Baltimore Bunny" block and I think I may have it done before Thursday. :)

I hope you all have a great week with plenty of time to play.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Sewing

I was determined I was going to sew today and worked my schedule around it. I woke up early and got to it.

These are this months "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" blocks I was scheduled to do. The upper left one was done by hand during the week. Y-seams galore. UGH! These were NOT fun this month. I am so glad they are done.
This is the last "Farmer's Wife" block I had to do this month.
I am still working on the Applique on the center medallion for "Vintage Valentine". There are a bazillion pieces but I think I am down to the last twenty or so.

I started cutting the fabrics for "Cracked Pots" today. I started with the 15 light fat quarters. I don't know how I did it but I am so short of fabric. I must have read the directions wrong. I am short 34 - 1 1/2 x 21" strips. HUH??? I went step by step. These weren't the easiest cutting instructions I have ever had. I still don't know what I did wrong but I will have to go back in my CW crate and pull out a few more fat quarters to make up for it. I still have to cut out the red's and the blue's. I do not look forward to it but will be glad when it is over. It's a good thing I have plenty of CW fabrics and more on the way.

Have a great week! I hope all of you have time to sew and plenty of fabric.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Civil War Blocks

I hid away in my sewing cave as much as I could this weekend. I had so much to do that I would get out of bed at 5am to make sure I could get it all done and have time to play. We even lost an hour this weekend. Why do they take our weekend time away??? Why can't they change the time on a Monday at 2pm?

I was able to knock out 4 Farmer's Wife blocks this morning. I did these before 8am.
I started these "Civil War Chronicles" blocks last weekend. On Friday night I worked on them a few hours and yesterday morning I finished them up. I spent as much time reverse sewing as I did sewing. I could not get them to 16 1/2". I got them as close as possible and called them done. No way was I going to even try to redo them.
Once they were finished I was able to add the first three months together.
That's all I have this weekend. Next weekends sewing time looks bleak. I may have to work 11 days in a row due to a convention next weekend. :(

I hope everyone has a great week with plenty of play time. I am off to prep some hand work to keep my busy the next 11 days.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekly check in

Hi Friends! I was finally reacquainted with my Bernina this morning. I was able to get March's "Civil War Tribute" blocks done. There are 2@ 18.5" and 2@12.5". These went together pretty easy and no triangle tips were harmed in the process. What a miracle!!
I also made 64 HST's for this months "Civil War Chronicles" BOM but I forgot to take a picture of them. This month I used Triangulations and it was so much easier.
I finished my "Kitchen Fairy" BOM this week too.
I also finished 20 more Klosjes this week. That brings my total to 75. I will decide what to do when I reach 200. Either I make something with the 200 or I make more.
I also gathered all the fabrics for the "Cracked Pots" quilt. Ranette posted her fabrics here.

That's it for this week. My goal this week is to stitch the rest of the "Vintage Valentine" medallion. I am about 1/2 way there!! I also hope to get started on my Stitch-a-long blocks.

Have a great week!!!