Showing posts from January, 2016

Still Stitching and Photos for the class so far

I'm still stitching and still keeping up with the 365 Challenge Quilt The last photos I showed were the blue ones for week 2.  I finished week 3 last Wednesday which was 1 blue and 6 purple.  Last night I worked on the week 4 blocks and was up to date until this morning's email came.  Week for will be 2 purple and 5 red.   On the weekend I went back to Whirls n' Swirls and quilted the Red and White Chunk of the Month quilt that was the guild BOM in 2013/4.  Its still sitting folded up on the end of the ironing board waiting for me to trim and bind it.  The delay is deciding what to use as a binding.  When I got home on Saturday, I pulled a red, a white and then some white with red and red with white prints and laid them along the edge.  Took a photo of the possibilities and am debating. The prints wouldn't be the ones I use because I don't have enough of those but it gives a general idea of what the possibilities are. I'm still leaning towar

365 Week 2

Wednesday evening I got this weeks blocks made for the 365 challenge. In a "we are here" post, she let us know that there are 96 blocks to be made for this dark border. I'm going to work in groups of 8 and do a rainbow. First 8 are green and second 8 are blue. Next up is Purple. After the 6 colours I'll do 6 pairs of colours. Last night I went downstairs to get some orange scraps for Karen for her 365 challenge blocks. On Sunday when I wanted to trim the quilt to add the binding, I had to move stuff off the cutting table and piled it onto a small table. I looked at the stack last night and thought I should start sorting through it and find homes for things. Still waiting to be sorted A few things got put away then I found the table runner from a Guild workshop in February 2014 with Judy Cotter on Celtic quilting. It wanted some borders so I looked at the fabrics I had used in the centre and decided which ones would go where. There wasn't a lot o

2007 $10 quilt finished

On Saturday I went to whirls and swirls quilting store and rented a long arm. I was able to get the 2007 $10 quilt quilted using cloud nine as the pantagraph. It now has its binding and sleeve and label so I can go move this line from the in progress tab to the completed tab. This is Lori Smiths Patchwork Sampler. Elaine taught the class at hobby horse in 2007. This is fresh off the long arm Once the binding was on last night, I sat with the quilt over me while I watched the end of the program I had recorded. Very cosy.

Catching up and keeping up

Over the last few days I've actually done some piecing and prepping. Monday I got the backing pieced for the quilt I'm quilting on Saturday. Then cut out and stitched the first five blocks for the 365 challenge Tonight I cut and pieced the bonus block and the other two for week one. Here are my first 8 blocks. All are 3.5 unfinished.  Monday I also cut out and stitched the lightening row for the guild bom that I was suppose to do in October. At least I thought I had it done until I pressed and realized I'd only done enough pieces for four blocks instead of eight. Got the other for made tonight and now the row is complete and ready to show that I have made at least some progress and should get the next pattern It's been nice to be piecing again. Except for the mistake with the community outreach kit that I made the Monday night. Still working on plan B for that.  Linking up with Esther's WOW .  She just annouced a pieced BOM for this year.