Thursday, March 19, 2015

WIP for this week ~ a little progress on old and new stuff

Short and sweet ~

Two more blocks done on the Star Light Star Bright Quilt ~

and I have all the rest of the pieces sorted into baggies for each block.  (I'm easily confused, so it took a while!)   :)

February was my month as Queen Bee for the Newbie Quilters group over at Threadbias.  I asked for a Garden Fence block that I found at Hyacinth Quilt Designs ~ in yellow and grey.  I've received 6 blocks so far and I'm loving the way it's coming together!  I haven't started my block yet ~ guess I better get on that!

Speaking of yellow and grey ~ I've started quilt #1 for my daughter, and she picked yellow and grey.  :)  We decided on a collection called Modern Folkloric by The Henley Studio for Andover Fabrics.

I've managed to get all the fabrics cut ~

decided on a different order 

and finished the first block.  LOVE this pattern!  (Thanks, Camille!!)

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Finish-Along: one more 1st quarter finish

I really had grand plans for finishing more on my list this quarter, but things got in the way ~ in other words, I started too many new projects!

But I did manage to finish the QAYG Made Modern table runner!  I ended up with eight blocks before I ran out of the Valencia jelly roll and I sashed it with a half-inch of Kona white between the blocks.  Once I basted the back on, I did some stitch in the ditch between the blocks and around the inside squares of the log cabins.  Pretty minimal, but I didn't think it needed a lot after the initial quilting. It ended up being 24-1/2" by 49" ~ pretty generous for a table runner, I think.

So here's my second finish for the 2015 Finish-Along (1st Quarter) ~ I love the colors in this one!

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monday Bits and Piecing

Has it really been a month since I posted anything?  Yes it has.  Not sure how that happens ~ but I swear I haven't been idle in the stitching department.

I spent most of the month working on a test pattern for Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.  It's the third pattern I've tested for her, and this is my favorite so far.  It's called the Sloan Bag and it's BIG!  Here's a sneak peak ~ the pattern will be out soon.

I made some progress on my QAYG Made Modern tablerunner ~ pieced the blocks, added the sashing, and pieced the back.  

I've actually finished some minimal quilting, but forgot to take a photo.  Now all it needs is the binding and I'll have my second finish for the 2015 Finish-Along (1st Quarter).

I've pulled out the Star Light Star Bright blocks and (almost) finished block #3.  Only 6 more to go.  :)  

I forgot how much I loved the look of these blocks ~ they take a while but they're so worth it!  Can't wait to see this one finished!

Linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.