Saturday, September 17, 2011

September Friday night Sew-In

Well another productive Friday Night Sew In has happened at my house. I thought it was going to be unproductive because i am working on a UFO that is a postage stamp quilt (king size) and i am getting a sore back sitting at my sewing machine. I decided to get at some of the other UFO's in my box and so ... I combined a Breast Cancer pink and white block swap with my Boomerang Buddies swap from the Quilting Board. I had sent a pale green fabric with little pink flowers and asked for pink green and white blocks. Here is the first one.

These blocks were the ones that the colors just didn't go very well with the bright pink of the first quilts. I am going to have them quilted and then donate them to either the local hospice group or the hospital. i might add a border before I call them really done.

In other news I am taking a class today at Mariner's Compass in Bath with Susan Carlisle. We are making Sea turtles. I'm off...this is such a great sewing weekend :)

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dessert Plate Quilt Top

I absolutely love this quilt. This is inspired by Modern Quilt Relish Dinner Plate Quilt Along. She is using a larger circle and has a fancy tool to stitch the circle into the square. I used the six minute circle tecnique. A little freezer paper, a glue stick, and some patience. The blocks aren't sewn together yet, but I think this quilt does not need a border and will go directly to my longarmer.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Across the Sea

Last night I finally got the bug and worked on this Quilt along. Here are the fabrics I chose. This Kaffee print I have had for a while and really love. I picked up this fat quarter bundle at Maine Quilts 2010. It is a bundle of Hand Dyed cotton from Rainbow Dyes of Auburn Maine. I love these colors. The pattern and cutting was really easy and I put the blocks together quickly.

I think this is my final layout. Maybe i will move those two dark purple crosses farther away from each other.