Saturday, February 19, 2011

I did it again...

I was supposed to post last night about my Friday Night Sew-in, and I totally forgot (plus, someone was playing games on the computer, so I couldn't post...)
At any rate, I got the strips cut for my Raven Stars quilt-along, and I worked on a sample that I'm doing for Kaye Wood.
I'm happy to say that all of the fabrics for both of these projects came from my stash. I'm trying hard not to buy fabric for the stash unless I know exactly what project it's going to be used in, and so far, so good! (I hear that the Central Park fabrics are going to be in stores here soon though, so I just might have to ignore that resolution LOL)
I know, I know - you want pictures! The brown, pink and white is for the Raven Stars, the blues and yellow are for the Quarter Quilt sample, and the 3rd pic is what I accomplished so far.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Latest "block lotto" blocks

The ladies on the quilt forum that I'm a member of have had a block swap for a few years; last year we changed it to a block lotto. Unfortunately, participation has fallen off a bit lately, so, to mix things up a bit, we were supposed to make two blocks for Dec./Jan. One block was supposed to be the Pinwheel Block from Victoriana Quilters, and the other one was a Sunbonnet Sue block - and we got to chose the block! I found one with a few flowers, and finally put the finishing touches on it last night. It's on it's way to the winner of the lotto, but I think I'm safe posting it here:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

New cards....

Two new cards for today - a birthday card, and a sympathy card. I really don't like making sympathy cards, but sometimes you need them....
Both of these cards were CASE'd from Splitcoast albums, but, as the saying goes - "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" - and I was really impressed by the cards that spawned these two.

The birthday card was from a CAS challenge to use flourishes, and the sympathy card is from a member's gallery - she had a whole page of white/cream tone on tone cards.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Block #8!

I think this has to be a record - block #8 was posted yesterday, and I had it done by the time I went to bed! I also finished a few log cabin blocks that I needed for a swap, so yesterday ended up being pretty productive!
What's that? You want pictures? Okay - here they are!

The mainly red and purple block is #8; the pink and brown is for my Log Cabin quilt, and the black and white is for my swap partner.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What Was I Thinking?

As if I didn't already have enough on my to-do list, I just signed up for another quilt-along (Amy - you started something!) It's called Raven Stars, and you can check it out by clicking on the button. It's done up in 3 colours, and I should be able to find the fabric I need for it in my stash - which is a good thing seeing as the price of cotton is going to be going up significantly!
Also, I saw a request on someone's blog - there are a number of people working together to make quilts for folks devastated by the recent floods in Australia. I'm going to check my orphaned blocks - ones that I've received in swaps, ones that I've made to check out different patterns, etc. - I should have a bunch to send. I've been so blessed - it's a small thing to give up a few blocks!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The pictures you've all been waiting for...

A few weeks ago, I had a real sewing binge - I quilted two throw quilts, got all kinds of blocks sewn, started a new quilt....and I haven't really had a chance to sit down at the machine since. That all changed yesterday. I didn't want to get farther behind on my layer cake quilt, and I had two challenge blocks that have to be in the mail no later than Monday (my own deadline).
So, without further ado - my 2 layer cake quilt blocks:

I'm not too happy with the second block - I'm trying to use up my scraps, but almost all of them were just too narrow or short, so it is what it is.