Sunday, March 27, 2011

my own worst enemy

Notice anything wrong with this? Besides the fact that I should have mitered the border corners? I was cleaning up after taking this picture and found 3 more blocks!! Yep I left off the bottom I've been doing some reverse sewing. I was so careful to cut those borders so there would be no seam...all for naught. I'm blaming it on ADHD .... several teacher friends have told me they are sure I have it.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

March UFO progress

First I want to say that the problem with my quilt has nothing to do with Kaye England's wonderful pattern.Ten years ago I decided I wanted to make a quilt and bought this quilt kit on ebay.I had sewn most of my life,but not quilts.It's obvious to me now that this is not a quilt for a beginner.I learned so much while making these blocks,but was frustrated when it was time to assemble the quilt.Today I put it together my way so everything would fit.I think I like it again!I'm going with one wide border.I'm leaning towards the brown on the right.Which do you like best?

March UFO ughhhh

I have put off working on my March UFO until today.I've pulled it out several times this month only to stuff it back on the shelf.I started this years ago before I knew how important seam allowance is and I'm having a time putting it together.I'm thinking about substituting some big strips of toile for all those little pinwheel and square in a square fillers.My goal is to have the top finished this way or another.
I don't really love these colors anymore....hope I like it better when it's finished.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Twin Friendship Stars

I finished the twin quilts.They are about 36" square and all from stash...hooray.
I'm keeping my grandbabies 4 days a week so time for sewing and blogging is limited.I wouldn't change it for the world though.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday 3/14/11

I have twin quilts in the works.I just need to add some borders and these will be ready to quilt.I was going to back them with Minkee but didn't have enough in the stash and don't want to buy anymore.My poor zigzag quilt it still untouched on the big design wall.I hope to get to it on Wednesday,my day off.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Design Wall Monday 3/7/11

Is there any hope that this zigzag will come off of the design wall soon? It's been hanging there since the first of the year.I read a good tip this week about using address labels to number those blocks for easier sewing.I need to pick up some labels so I can get this sewn together Wednesday.Today I'm back to the best job ever,keeping my two youngest granddaughters.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stash Report 3/6/11

used this Week: 5 1/2 yards

Used year to Date: 26 1/4 yards

Added this Week: 0 yards

Added Year to Date: 12

Net Used for 2011:  13 1/4  yards

I made two small baby quilts yesterday from stash. I counted the binding for them and the larger rejected quilt. I finally used the last of the green minky I bought when my quilt shop went out of business several years ago. I am so happy to use it up! Minky is just too stretchy and slippery to make the quilting process enjoyable.

Be sure and check out all the stash reports at Patchwork Times by Judy

Saturday, March 5, 2011

I'm a winner!!

WOOOHOOOO I am so excited to win Pat Sloan's sherbet pips giveaway! I've been dying to get my hands on some of Aneela's Sherbet Pips! I know exactly what I'll make with it too,Aneela's Comic Strip Quilt.
Isn't that the cutest fabric ever?

Visit Pat's BLOG for lots of quilting news and be sure and listen to her radio show.I love meeting all the quilters and designers on Pat's show.
Visit Aneela's BLOG for more pips inspiration.

Thanks Pat and Aneela for a great giveaway!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm a finisher

I am great at starting things and bad at finishing things......until last month. I finished four baby quilts in February. Three were already started and the lavender quilt was started and finished in two days. I'm a little bit proud of myself. Maybe I'll become a finisher after all.

I started this quilt several years ago for a coworker's granddaughter that was born with vision problems. I put in my notice and told the grandma I would bring the quilt in when I finished it. She refused the quilt. She was mad because I was quitting. Just ridiculous,but one of the reasons I was glad to get out of that workplace! I had paper pieced the child's name so thought the quilt was a loss. I drug it out last month and covered the name with the doxie fabric and my granddaughter JoAnna volunteered to take the quilt. She's happy,I'm happy,but I hear that the grandma is still as crazy as ever. I pray that the child is having a happy life.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Feb. UFO

finished in the nick of time ... my February UFO
1) Civil War Legacy ... my oldest ufo
2) Mama's pink quilt ... top hand pieced by my mama in 1980 that I will quilt
3) Grandma's scrap quilt ... just need to bind this one
4) Grandma's quilt top ... need to quilt or tie
5) Baby quilt ... made top in workshop several years ago
6) Black and green jelly roll quilt 
7) Star block of the  month ... need to put top together and quilt
8) Thimbleberries block of the month....need to put top together and quilt
9) Double Delight ... need to do something with the blocks I made
10) pink and cream pinwheel quilt .... make more blocks and finish
11) string quilt .... about 1/4th finished
12) moda bright jelly roll and black quilt .... barely started

I also finished my number 5 ufo so need to come up with something else for that number.
It feel great to have finished 3 quilts on my UFO list. Thanks Judy for the inspiration. Visit Patchwork Times to see all the ufo projects.