Wednesday, May 25, 2011

deadlines work!

I finished quilting and binding this just in time. It is Scrappy Star Quilt from Kathleen Tracey's book "Remembering Adelia". Every May there is a quilt show (not juried) at the Historic Park in my city and I always like to put something in. Last year I had 2 quilts one of which I finished up the night before I had to take it there. This year it was the same story.
To add a little stress - my sewing machine started skipping stitches and I could not finish up the quilting on it. A good friend of mine kindly let me finish quilting it on her machine. Mine was way overdue for servicing. Maybe I will learn from this lesson and not procrastinate taking it for service. I do sort of use it a lot - lol.

It's not heavily quilted. I did simple straight lines and in-the-ditch quilting for the center.

In the border I did free motion quilted feathers. I've been handquilting feathers on a different project and somehow it comes fairly easily to free motion quilt them on my machine. I`m not a very confident free motion quilter - I'm terrible at stippling or any other design I've tried. With all the repetition my brain must now be programed for feathers :0)
Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

setting squares

I had a lovely morning of sewing with my guild on Saturday. I pulled out these BOM blocks from awhile back and started making setting squares for them.
There are 16 BOM blocks in all (you can see them all here in this post) I only have 5 setting squares made so I just laid out a few to get an idea of how it looks.
I'm pretty sure I will set them on point but its fun to consider options :0)

It will be a pretty big quilt by the time I get it all together. Why do I let these projects sit so long in the closet??

Happy Quilting!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm halfway!

I finished my 10th block for my Bird of Paradise quilt. There are 20 blocks in all so I'm now halfway.
I didn't make any changes to this block - it was fun and easy to applique. (no bird feet :0)
Tomorrow my guild is having a sew day and I'm going for the whole morning. Yipee! I've dug out another ufo to work on. It almost feels like starting something new - lol.
Happy Quilting!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

it's been a while

It has been a while since I last posted. Soccer season has begun and the evenings are very busy!
I did manage to get one of the feathered sprigs quilted and I am happy with how it fills the space.

Over Easter weekend, while we were away I was able to visit a Quilt Shop in Lacombe. I was so pleased to find this perfect backing fabric for my Bird of Paradise quilt.

I know I am several months away from even having the blocks finished but I couldn't pass it up. It was on sale :0) and check out the birds!

Happy Quilting!!