Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday night Sew-In Results

Hello all, Last night was another Friday Night Sew In. I am so glad that these happen every month. I get a chance to take a night all for myself. Well this Friday Night I started chain piecing a bunch of stars for a class I am taking with Rhea at Alewives Fabric. The quilt is Super Stars by Elizabeth Hartman.
This is what the finished blocks will look like the solid will be the same in all of them but there are 32 different prints. I love how this is coming together so much...
I decided to cut fabric to make another one. This one will have an I spy fabric in each star and the solids are a fat quarter bundle I got from Common Threads. I don't love the weight of the Common Threads fabric (very thin) but This isn't going to be an heirloom piece just a fun quilt.

That's all I got accomplished. Go check out what others have done at Handmade by Heidi.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Orca Bay - Overwhelmed

This is my sewing area on Friday night. Orca Bay has taken over...i can't believe how many little pieces have to get sewn together to make the final quilt. I had step 1 completed on time and step 2 was done a few days late and then I didn't like one of the color combinations. I finally like these colors together and am buckling down to get it done.

Here is a test lay out to make sure I really like the colors.

Amazing. Now to sew 224 more flying geese blocks. Then find some more neutral. There is a small border before an amazing border with 96 more flying geese blocks. I hope to have it all pieced by late this evening. Wish me luck!

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Blogger Fat Quarter Bundle

We all love pretty fat quarter bundles. This is the fat quarter bundle I would put together if I could. Quokka Quilts is having a contest or challenge ...well I know there is a linky party. Here is what I would put in my Designer Fat Quarter Bundle:

1. Backyard Baby Grey Bug Jars
2. Backyard Baby Aqua Birch
3.Backyard Baby Orange Snake Skin
4. Backyard Baby Windy Day
5. Backyard Baby Grey Ants
6. Bella Solid Amelia Apricot
7. Pajama Party Green Dot
8. Primativa Charcoal
9. Backyard Baby Samaras
10. Bella Solid Circa Celadon
11. Get Together Orange Birds
12. Backyard Baby Garden Party White
13. Crazy Daisy Turquoise
14. Get Together Green Hearts
15. Bella Solid Horizon

I had so much fun putting these fabrics together. Go check out the Linky party at Quokka Quilts and see the other "designers" choices.