Sunday, March 24, 2013

vine panel #6

When I finish a panel for my Susan McCord vine quilt I am always so excited to sew it on to the others.  The top is growing and I just love it! 
 I'm always trying to find the best way I can photograph it. 
 I love working on these panels.  7 more to go  :0)

I'm going to take a break from vines to make my 2nd last Bird of Paradise block.  I'm making a squirrel block and after much erasing over the weekend I am ready to start appliqueing. 

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

leaf quilt

I finished my fall leaf quilt top.  The seam ripper and I spent some time together getting these blocks the way I wanted them.  (I hate it when I make the same mistake twice :0)
 I chose the last arrangement from my previous post to set the blocks.  I couldn't wait to put the borders on.  I've been saving this black background floral for a long time waiting for just the right project.  I just love it! 
It's called Winterthur Toile.  I wish I had enough for backing too!  I won't get to machine quilting this right away but hopefully before fall.
Happy Quilting!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

progress on my fall project

I've been working on these leaf blocks on and off.  I love these colors any time of year but I have a plan to display this in a specific spot come fall.  My plan was to set them like this first picture but I couldn't resist playing around with the blocks  :0)
 I thought I'd show you some of my options.
 I think I have a new favorite picked out.
 Which one do you like best?
I have a new spring project I want to start on - thought I'd finish this one up first.  If I did this more often I'd have less ufo's.  However, a person needs to have a few (several) current projects on the go right??

I did get my zigzag blocks put together and now I am deciding on wide border/ narrow border/ no border.  Right now it pretty much looks the same as in the last post only wider.

Happy Quilting!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

zigzag progress

 I have had so much fun making these log cabin variation blocks from Lori's quiltalong. I had quite the pile growing so it was time to start putting them together so I could decide how big to make this quilt.

I think a generous throw size is what I am aiming for.  Big enough to be cozy for a nice nap on the couch.  (not that that happens very often  :0)   I have 15 rows of 8 blocks sewn together.  I want to make it 3 blocks wider yet but I thought I would show you my progress.

I only have 9 more blocks to make.  I hope to get them together and attached with the others this weekend.  My guild is having a sew day and I hope to go for at least a few hours of it.  I have lots of the red polka dot fabric left to make a border. 

Happy Quilting!!