Friday, July 30, 2010

Week 6-Simple Sampler Quilt A Long

Here are the lastest additions in Amy's Simple Sampler Quilt A Long. I love the looks of these 2 blocks, though I need to work on not cutting off the points in the New Album block. New Album

Cross #5

I can't wait to see what Amy has in store for us next monday.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Week 5-Simple Sampler Quilt A Long Progress and Bee Blocks

Well, It took me till yesterday to complete this weeks quilt a long blocks. First up is the 6 grid chain...left side and on the right side is a variation on the 4 patch with hourglass blocks added. If you'd like to see the rest of the blocks I've made so far just check out the previous post.
Next up are 3 blocks I made for Liz's August Bee Blocks- Scraptastic Bee. Liz sent the Alexander Henry Owl print and asked us to made a wonky/funky square in square blocks for her. Here is what I managed to come up with. Hope she likes them.

So, I'm actually ahead of the game on my bees, since Liz mailed her fabric early and I had the free time to do them this month.
On another note I finally pulled out my circle quilt top yesterday and started quilted just stippling it. Will post a photo once it's complete. My goal is to get the quilting done this week and make the binding for it. It would be a bit too much to think I could finish it completely this week, so the binding may be next week's challenge. Amy is helping to motivate me to complete a few things with her One Thing, One Week Challenge.
So, Not only am I doing her Quilt a Long, I'm challenging myself to complete the goals I set forth each week. So, far I'm ahead of schedule, as this week my goals were to make the 3 bee blocks and the 2 quilt a long blocks. And I managed to start quilting, too. Thanks, AMY! It's just the push I needed to get me going again.
So, until next time...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week 4-Simple Sampler Quilt A Long & Bee Blocks

So, this is what I did this week....on my days off from work. These are week 4 blocks from the Simple Sampler Quilt A Long.
This week Amy had us doing a log cabin and a mosaic block. My mosaic needs work, but it's good practice. Below is a picture of all the blocks so far. I'm loving this. Unfortunately, my next day off isn't till thursday, so I probably won't have time to "play" with the next set of blocks till then...can't wait to see what's next. Here are a couple of Bee blocks that I completed this week. First up are small pinwheels using Oz by Moda for Nichol [Rosey Little Bee].

And finally a Wonky Star for Claire {Scraptastic Bee}. Claire sent us the center block and white and we added the fabric points. I really enjoyed this one and have added it to my to do list.

This month is my month for the Coast to Coast Bee and the ladies over there are making my son large pinwheels using 2 quitar fabrics I supplied and kona white. I'm so excited about this and so is my son...hopefully, he'll have a completed quilt for a Christmas gift this year:). I still need to pick out a block for my daughters "future" quilt. { Gotta take care of the kiddies first}. October is my month over at Rosey Little Bee, so I'm thinking that'll be "her" month, too, though I won't promise it as a Christmas gift.
Well, I'm off to work on the next set of bee blocks... Liz [Scraptastic Bee-August] sent some Alexander Henry Owls print fabric and asked for wonky/funky square in square blocks. She mailed her fabric early since she's away the later part of this month, so it's a perfect opportunity for me to get ahead for the month of August, since I should be busy getting my daughter ready to go to college and my son ready for his sophmore year in high school.
Till next time,

Friday, July 9, 2010

Quilt A Long Progress and Flea Market Find

First up is this Christmas fabric I found at a local Catholic Church Carnival that we attend every year. Inside one of the school building they always have a flea market to benefit the church. I got this 2 yards of snowflake fabric for.....50 cents! Here are my block pictures of week 3's Simple Sampler Quilt A Long. Love the red in these!
And here's a picture of my progress so far....

Can't wait to see what Amy has in store for us next!
Till Next Time,

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Quilt A Long Blocks

I decided to join in on Amy's Simple Sampler Quilt a Long, but of course I've gotten off to a late start. [You can check out the details by clicking on the button on my side bar.] I had off on monday and today of this week, so I started catching up. I pulled my fabric....decided to go with some Christmas fabric I bought at the end of last season. Monday I did the 1st 2 blocks . Pictures posted below.
On monday I also cut out the fabric for the 1st of 2 , week 2 blocks...the one to the right and bright and early this morning I completed it and the 2nd block. So, I'm almost caught up, since week 3's instructions are up now. So, I'm off to write them down so I can get them done while I still have the time...since my "teenagers" are still asleep and the house is quiet:)
Maybe, I'll have a Christmas Quilt done before the holiday this year!