Sunday, January 23, 2011

Postage Stamp Quilt

Yay! Today I put all the blocks together and finished my quilt top for this quilt.

This is a picture of the blocks finished before I put them into rows and put the rows together. It is a fairly large size quilt. I don't have a picture of the completed top yet. I have several strips left and plan to put them into the back of the quilt. I kep telling myself no new projects until some of the UFO's are finished, but the new fabrics keep calling me.....Looks very fresh and springy.  Jeri

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Unexpected day off.....

Today I find myself with an unexpected day off....what to do....what to do.... I guess my sewing room is calling! Lately I have been obcessed crazy drooling over several Quilt Alongs out in webland. One in particular is hosted by the Old Red Barn Co.
They are making a Ticker Tape Quilt. similiar to this  Wow/ love that.

Well anyway today I will tackle my own Ticker Tape. I plan to make a sewing machine cover out of it.

Here I am adding the patches to the quilt sandwich. I decided to pin them in place instead of using fabric glue like the quilt along suggested. I am so happy I had a walking foot and a knee lift for my machine. It made this process much easier.

This is the finished piece prior to adding the binding and ties. I used from my scraps left over from my Bricks quilt. I even had leftover binding to use. I just love this line of fabric ...Hope Valley  :)

and this is the finished product. I even tried to do my binding totally by machine for the first time. Lots of new things to try with this project. It's good to try them out on small projects like this.

TA DA...This is my machine saying thankyou....  :)   JERI

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Postage Stamp QAL

Today I am working on cutting and sewing my strip segments for the Postage Stamp QAL. I have found a great ruler for this ... I have used it in the past and today it took me all of about 30 minutes to cut strip segments out of 16 strip sets. Love it!
Here is a link and demonstration of the ruler.

This Ruler is great..... Jeri

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Postage Stamp QAL

Postage Stamp QAL, originally uploaded by durablegoods.

I have decided to do the Postage Stamp QAL.(like I needed another project!) These are my strip sets all ready for the next step. The fabric line is SunKissed. I love the springy citrusy colors.... :) Jeri

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Birdie Stitches BOM

Finished the first BOM block for 2011.....

I just love the "Bliss" line of fabric. I ordered my backing and binding as well , so next year when the blocks are all done I will have them. :->  Now to figure out how to minimize the wrinkles. I have already tried the STS method / aka Steam The S**t out of it! I also like the fact that you make your blocks ahead of time so that when we are finished with all the embroidery our blocks will be ready to put together.   Jeri

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Playing with Words

Before Christmas I bought this book.

 I have been wanting to incorporate some words into my quilts. My first finish for 2011 will be the spiderweb quilt and this is what I came up with to put into the back.

I can see all sorts of possibilities with this!    Jeri

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Block of the Month

I found the cutest block of the month and think I will follow along. I haven't done much hand stitching in a while and this looks like a cute way to get familiar again. This is the pattern. Want to join in?

After the tree comes down today I need to get cutting...... Jeri