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.