Monday, January 30, 2012

Designing Monday

I finished hand quilting the 12 Days of Christmas mystery quilt from Temecula Quilt Co. and got it bound while I was at my stitching group this week.

I was hoping to put together 1 block each day for the Eye Fooler quilt, but I was busy doing lots of things this week, so I only finished 2 completely and got the 3rd block nearly done. I am piecing the small fillers around the edge as I go so that I make sure I don't have too many of any one color. It is really a stunning quilt as the pieces go together. I love the high contrast of light and dark. My biggest challenge seems to be getting the seams pressed correctly and to lay flat. There are so many seams!

Happy quilting. Stop by Judy's blog to see what else is going on.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Designs

My design sofa is full of pieces for an Eye Fooler quilt. I have been making all these pieces since before Thanksgiving and I am getting close to having them all done. I enjoy taking my time and trying to get the colors balanced even though it is a scrap quilt.

I have made gaggles of these flying geese.

And a whole bunch of these.

Lots and lots of 4 patches.

Put them together and Voila! you have a block. Hopefully I'll get one or two of these sewn together this week.

I also got my 12 Days of Christmas Quilt basted and have started hand quilting it. I should be able to finish it this week.

Hop on over to Judy's and see what else is going on.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Up in Flames

Our church quilting group meets twice a month and usually we work on our own projects. Today one of the ladies taught us how to make fleece mittens. She brought a couple of storage tubs full of fleece and a large roll of Thinsulate that she had bought on a closeout. She had made patterns and printed instructions for each of us and we were off and running. First we had to cut out lots of pieces of fleece and baste the Thinsulate to each piece.

Four of these.

Four of these.

And four of these.

Then we sewed all the pieces together and Shazam! I made a mitten.

Don't you just love the cool flames? I wasn't really sure I would use these mittens when she first showed them, so I picked a fabric that I thought a boy might like so I could give them to the school near our church since the kids there always seem to lose their mittens, gloves and hats. Our church knitting group has made dozens of pairs of mittens for them. However, now I really love these cool flames, so I may just wear them a few times before I give them away. Just for kicks!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Designing Monday

I pieced together this top per the 12 Days of Christmas mystery from Temecula Quilt Co. It was fun to use up a few scraps.

My pile of blocks for my other quilt is continuing to build. This week I have been making HST's. Won't be long and I will be able to start piecing a block.

I'm off to the Y. Hop over to Judy's blog to see what other quilts are happening.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday Designs

Temecula Quilt Co. is hosting the 12 Days of Christmas mystery quilt. These little cuties are 3-1/2" squares. Just one per day. How easy is that? I grabbed some scraps and made these during the commercials of the endless football games that are going on here.

Also am working on lots of HST's and finished up the Flying Geese I have been making for awhile. I cut hundreds of square to make the wings and when I finished making the Geese I needed, I still had tons of squares leftover. I'm not sure how that happened. Okay, I guess I do know, but I sure hate to admit it!

Gotta go. Watching the Rose Parade and then it's time for Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl game. On Wisconsin! Go Badgers!

Be sure to hop over to Judy's blog to see what else is going on.

Have a Happy New Year.