Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday Night sew in

I started the night working on one of my bees. The theme for this month was "eat". My partner for this month wants yellow in her blocks. This is what I made for her. Then I caught up on some of my cutting. This is all the cutting for the "Not a Quilt Along" . The finished top looks almost like a whirlygig. I am using 5 inch i spy squares for the charm pack.
Then I needed to get caught up with my "Crazy Mom Quilts" quilt along. I hadn't finished the cutting from week one.
Here is my center block. I really like how clean the quilt will look.
I am amazed that sometimes in quilting you do a lot of work but you can't really record it with a picture. That is the way i feel about sashing. I am working on sashing and squaring up the blocks for 2 quilt tops. When i am done sashing i can sew them together and then it will look like an accomplishment. This was a great Friday Night Sew in. Yeah!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Design Wall (or table) Monday

Well here it is my design "wall". This is my cutting table. See that little yellow turtle. I bought the pattern at Alewives during the scavenger hunt that they sponsored a couple weekends ago.I had an odd charm pack and decided to make the turtle from charm squares. It worked really well so I decided to make 5 more. (just to use up the rest of the charm pack) They are in varying stages of being completed.

You can also see my modern siggy swap 2 squares all bagged and ready to be mailed to Jaybird. I really enjoy being a part of these siggy exchanges.

The other strips that you see are 1. black and white - for the reed blocks from the May Block lotto blog 2. ivory - for sashing for my Modify tradition blocks.

That's pretty much it I am really trying to push through all the projects that i have already started. The kids are getting out of school soon and this means lots of family time.

Friday, June 4, 2010

A Quilty Present from my MIL

Well these pictures loaded backwards but here is an up close look at a couple of the log cabin squares on this really old quilt my MIL sent me. The label says that it was made in 1880. The quilt was later given to my MIL's mother when she married.
It also has a NJ Heritage Quilts label on it. I have refolded it because it has definite crease lines where it has been folded for so long. Now to find a darkish room where I can hang this up and enjoy it.