Monday, October 27, 2014

Modern Build Blocks BOM - Fig Tree Style - Month 3

I have been working so much that I have not been able to keep up on my BOM's.  I finally am back home and not subbing at the local high school.  I am back sewing!  Sewing keeps me grounded and happy.

Block #3 - 30" block

Block #4 - 24" block

Block #7 - 18" block

Block #25 - 6" block

Block #24 - 6" block

Block #46 - 6" block
These blocks were fun to sew together.  The only thing that you have to be careful with are all of the points that meet in an intersection.  You have to be very careful.  If you don't, you will have to rip some intersections to get the points to meet properly.  I was watching TV and I was distracted.  I had to rip a couple of intersections apart.  Oh well.....

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Daydream BOM - Blocks 9 & 10

I finished blocks 9 & 10 of the Daydream BOM last night.  I made an error (at midnight) and placed an incorrect fabric in block 10.  I am attempting to fix it now but the SF Giants are playing today and I am watching football with my "hubby."  It will probably get done tonight after the baseball game but I thought I had better post block 9 now and try to post the other block later.  I have to work tomorrow and I will probably go to bed early. 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Working Full Time - No time for SEWING!

I don't like the feeling when I am not sewing.  I don't feel like myself when I am not sewing or creating a quilt.  I have been working full time for the last month because I want to help my former co-workers and friends when they need help.  So, I am working full time and not able to sew as much as I want.  Boo Hoo!

My youngest daughter, Caroline attends UC San Diego.  She is a new member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority there.  When new "little sisters" join, their "big sisters" shower them with crafty gifts to welcome them to their sorority.  To ease the craft making that she has to manufacture in just a few short weeks, I volunteered to make a few pillows with the Greek letters depicting the name of her sorority.

These are the Greek letters that I used to make the pillows:  alpha, chi, and omega.

I used a paper-pieced alphabet that I found on-line. 

I had to use an upside down U with added feet to make the omega letter.

The pillow forms that I used are 12 inches x 16 inches.  I did sew white fabric to the back of the letter panel because I am afraid that if the pillow case is washed, the panel would fall apart and/or unravel unless I protected it.

This was an easy project and sure to make points with Caroline.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Binding left to complete the Baby Quilt!

The baby quilt has been quilted.  It was beautifully quilted by Tracy Palumbo of GardenBee Designs.  I love the movement that the quilting gives to the quilt.  It is just amazing!

The front of the quilt.

A close-up of the front of the quilt.

Photograph of the back art.

I will finish the binding this coming week and give it to my daughter to give to her good friend, Sara.  I hope they like this quilt.  It was so fun to make and I hope it keeps little Will warm in the winter and a good companion when it is warm in the Spring and Summer.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Finished - Moda Modern Building Blocks - BOM - Month 2 - Fig Tree Style

I love this quilt and the blocks.  They are fun to work on because they are all different and of course, the fabric selections are exquisite.  Enough gushing about Joanna's fabrics....Here are my finished blocks from Month 2.

Block #5 - 18" Block
Block #31 - 6" Block

Block #34 - 6" Block
Block #39 - 6" Block
block #44 - 6" Block

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Month 2 - Modern Building Blocks - Blocks of the Month: Fig Tree Style

Just received the Modern Building Blocks - BOM - Month 2 from Fig Tree and Company.  This month's five blocks are so cute and I love the colors of the fabrics.  We are sewing blocks:  #5, #31, #34, #39 and #44.  All of the blocks are 6" inch blocks with the exception of block #5 which is an 18" block.  I will start working on them ASAP.

The two fabrics are Clover (Bella #73) and Coral Dot (from the Mirabelle collection).  Both are beautiful.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hampton Ridge - Sashing and side triangles, DONE!

Phew!  I do feel very relieved that I finally was able to add the sashing and side triangles to the Hampton Ridge quilt.  I have never made a quilt that is this large and on point.  I avoid making quilts on point because of the amount of work involved. 

I took this picture a few minutes ago.  The flash doesn't seem to work but the camera is new so I have to play with it to learn the settings that I will need to achieve a decent photograph.  

I neglected to take off the paper in the middle each block.  It indicates the number of the block.  There are 41 blocks in this quilt.  In two weeks, we will receive the instructions to finish the quilt by making a mitered border.  This is  another technique that I avoid.  However, I think it will be fun to learn how to do one.

Baby Quilt Update - I have given the baby quilt to a long-armer.  I am sure that it will turn out better than anything that I could do.  I will photograph it as soon as I get it back!