Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More FW Blocks Done

I did a redo of Block 23 - Country Farm.  My other block was too small and askew. I also did #69, #30 and #39.  I am now at 27 blocks.

I almost have my granddaughter's quilt done.  Just have to embroider the label.

I also took a picture of the Sunbonnet Sue block I found at an antique mall in Brownwood last month.  I like the lace trim.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Flannel Rag Quilt

I got the rag quilt done yesterday.  Luckily I have spring loaded scissors.  Clipping all the seam allowances only took about an hour.  I took a quick pic this morning and took it with me to work to give to the lucky grandpa.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Four More Blocks

I got four more FW blocks done this weekend.  I am now caught up.  My Ribbons will probably be a do over.  I kept trimming and trimming.  It would be great if it wasn't too small.

I am doing a flannel rag quilt for a co-worker.  They bought the fabric.  All I have left to do is the cutting.  Luckily I bought those spring-loaded scissors.  They are amazing and save the hands.  I should be able to add a picture tomorrow.

I have two quilts I need to get quilted.  My Dad and one of my granddaughters have birthdays this month.  Since this month is almost over I need to get cracking.  

Sunday, August 14, 2011

New Quilt Finish

Man, it took me a lot longer to do the binding than I figured.  First you have to sew the strips together, then iron, then sew it around the perimeter of the quilt doing all that mitering stuff and then hand sew to the back.  Whew.  I also had to mess around with my embroidery machine in order to get the label right.

I feel like I have been through a marathon the last two weekends but it is done.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bottled Rainbow Block

I finally finished one of my Bottled Rainbow QAL blocks.  The QAL is over by the way.  Oh well.  This is a quilt-as-you-go kind of quilt.  It uses Kona solids for the border and white in the middle. It is all sewn to the batting.  Then the fun part.  You use scraps that match the border fabric.  In this case the more orange the better.  I don't have too many modern scraps so this was a stretch for me.  I think it turned out okay.  I have lots to go.  Maybe pink is next.  I have a lot of pink.

I got two more blocks for the Farmer's Wife QAL.  I now have 20 done.  Only 91 more to go.  

Today I am quilting my son's quilt.  I am starting out with stitch in the ditch.  I am not sure yet what I am going to do with the border and the 9" blocks.  They look sort of empty with no stitching in them.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

More Farmer's Wife Blocks

My company is finally gone so I got back into the quilting groove this weekend.  I got four more blocks done for my FWQAL.  I also had four blocks from my other Farmer's Wife quilt that I did not use because the colors did not end up fitting in.  I am not sure I still can use them but I've got them up on my design wall with my other blocks.  They are the ones with black and white fabric.  I am still thinking about it.  If you have any opinions please share.  Sorry for the quality of the picture.  Not my best effort.

I also got my son's quilt pin basted.  This is the first time I have done this.  My other two quilts that I completed I used fusiboo.  Speaking of the 2nd quilt I completed.  I sent it off to my granddaughter without taking a picture.  My daughter is supposed to send pix so I can have a record of it.  Pin basting on the floor for a few hours made me a little creaky.  I am going to straight line quilt it.  Not sure exactly how.  I had to stop at the pin basting point and read my book for my mystery book club for Wednesday. It was set in Saudi Arabia.  Being a women a Saudi Arabia sounds like it is very constraining.