Friday, September 11, 2020

going batty



 I saw some bat quilts so I drafted this little bat.  Super cute and I was really proud of myself for drafting it on my own.  I have an idea for a batty quilt. . .

And this little goose is for the Chocolatier quilt.  It took me forever to trim the doggone things and I only needed 64 for the quilt.  My hands were hurting for some reason so I opted not to sew for the rest of the day.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Sewing here and there


So my sister called and asked if I had any book fabric (which made me laugh because I'm a librarian).  I had some different fabrics and this kit from Connecting threads.  She really like the blue and white book stacks fabric so while we were on the phone I started cutting out the pattern.  I figured if I had any leftover I could send it to her.  Well it turned out that Connecting Threads had accidentally sent me two fat quarters of that fabric and I only needed one! She was worried I would need the fabric but I told her I had already cut out what I needed.  She was really happy.  And isn't this little bookworm cute?? I haven't sewed his eyes on yet -need to check with my long armer. So cute!  


I'm thinking seriously of using the pattern to make a second book quilt.  My younger son, Tig, had two fantastic teachers in elementary school-he's in seventh grade now and still refers  to one of them as the best teacher ever.  So what if I made two of these for them?  It's a possibility.

I would use these fabrics:








 

Monday, August 10, 2020

Miss August


 Here is my block from August.  They cancelled our July block distribution which was really annoying.  Stupid Covid!

Monday, July 13, 2020

More chocolate


With these blocks I've finished the pieced blocks in the center star.  Tonight I'm hoping to start the Argyle blocks for the outside.  My goal is to finish this to top status by the end of the month.  it will require a lot of focus on my part and I'm already getting distracted!



And here is my checkoff photo.  The argyles are the green, brown and pink ones on the points.

Thursday, July 09, 2020

Ready for Saturday

This year's Saturday Sampler is using all batiks.  The blocks aren't difficult but there are fifteen different fabrics so you really have to pay attention to what goes where.  I'm already out of one of them for some reason.  

Monday, July 06, 2020

A little chocolate

So I decided to clear some blocks  off my table that I had cut out a couple of years ago.  I had "gotten stuck" by the Arrowhead block below and was too intimidated to try the paper-piecing in the star block.  These blocks are for the Chocolatier quilt.






And here is my checkoff photo of the quilt.  I'm hoping to get some more of these finished so I can clear it out totally!

going batty

 I saw some bat quilts so I drafted this little bat.  Super cute and I was really proud of myself for drafting it on my own.  I have an idea...