Monday, November 28, 2011

A New Project

The post-Thanksgiving design wall has a new project!  After finishing the top in the previous post, I felt I deserved a reward, so I cut up this wonderful fabric for another baby quilt.

And all these strips.  Hopefully, I'll be sewing them together this week.

To check out some other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

AQS Blog of the Week!

I'm a little late posting this, but last week this blog was the AQS Blog of the Week winner and I got this nifty logo to add to my blog!

In other news, I finished the Dancing Stars baby quilt top.

So now I have to find time to quilt it.  Hopefully before the baby starts walking.  Or finishes college...

I hope all who celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend had a wonderful holiday and all those who don't had a good weekend anyway.  We spent ours with some great friends and I have this lovely photo to share, courtesy of my friend, Kristina.
I just love a holiday that celebrates with food.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stars and Stuff

My design wall hasn't changed much since last week because I haven't had time to sew together the stars (although I do like the arrangement).  I was hoping to have the borders finished, but last week just flew past and then the weekend evaporated.

It does sport some pretty fabrics on the sides of the stars -- they are the result of playing around with transperse dyes.  You can read all about it in my post here at ...And Then We Set it on Fire.

To check out more design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dancing Stars

Today's design wall is full of dancing stars.

They're eight inch blocks that will be a baby quilt ---soon, I hope.

And those stars in exile on the upper right? They're over there because I cut them wrong and they're out of step.  Marching to the wrong tune.

To check out other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.  

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Coming Along

My design wall has almost an entire quilt on it!  I finished with the *&#$@!!! sashing.  What a pain -- bias edges and I had to be careful to get the colors in the right places.

Still not sure about the block placement.  I think it's because I don't like all the blocks.  There are at least two, and maybe even three, that I really don't like anymore.  But I'm going to leave them in there.

I worked up a couple more feathered stars in EQ7.  I think Beth is right and they are maybe too much for this quilt.

But I could get rid of at least one of the blocks that I'm not liking.  Of course, I have to make the feathered stars out of fabric first...

To see other design walls, click here to go to Judy's blog.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

November BOM Report

Last week, my  2011 BOM group met and showed these blocks.  The ones on the right are last month's and the one on the left is this month.  I did not do this block because I've been working on the sashing for this quilt -- I'll have a photo of the progress on that on the Monday Design Wall post.
This beauty was shown last month, but I didn't have permission to post it.  Ellyn kindly gave me permission when I remembered to ask.  She shrunk the blocks from 12 inches to nine inches -- a math feat that boggles the mind  for some of these blocks.  And she added just a wee bit of red in each block.  The log cabin setting blocks were her own invention.  I especially like the little grey squares she added in the border.

I have a little dilemma... I need one more block for mine.  Should I do a "54 45 or Fight?"  I've always wanted to do one of these blocks.

Or should I do a feathered star?  I love this block and I just can't imagine doing a sampler quilt without at least one.  Or do both and put one on the back... Hmmmmm...

Friday, November 4, 2011

♪♫Two Swans A'Swimming

♪♫ One marbled fabric, and a colorful-ul bag of beads ♪♫♪

These lovelies are from my Sparkly Chicken friend, Jacqui.  She made the swans for me for a "receiver's choice swap" that we're doing and included the lovely piece of hand-marbled fabric and the beads.  I think they're great!

And I have a mystery:  What do this,


and this have in common?  Bwahahaha!