Saturday, May 21, 2016

River Rock BOM - Month Five

I just finished Month 5 of the River Rock BOM (Block of the Month).  I just love these blocks because they are large and made from batik fabrics.  I again apologize for the poor quality of the photographs.  I am not a photographer and I am trying to do by myself, without much success.  For some reason I can not make the batik blocks look better.  They just look "cartoon-like."

Block A - 20.5" x 20.5"

Block A - 13" x 13"

Spacer 7

The post that I last published, I neglected to post a photograph of the three border blocks from the Flock of Feathered Stars BOM.

Each block is 6" x 6" finished

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Flock of Feathered Stars - Month 10

It took about two weeks to finish the "Feathered Star Variation" block for the month of May.  I have been working full time and so tired when I arrive at home at 4:15 PM, that I don't want to sew.  Can you imagine that I don't want to sew?!  I am exhausted so most of the time I nap and then I am woken up about 5:10 PM, when my husband calls me to let me know when he is coming home.

This is a beautiful block that I loved to sew together.  I enjoyed sewing it and love the end product----the block.  It is 12.5" unfinished.  I am hoping to finish the three border blocks tonight.  

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Baby Quilt

I am making a baby quilt for a friend at the high school that I work.  I work part-time only but that changed two weeks ago.  The week before the incident, I was working a few hours every day proctoring the CAASPP tests at our local high school.  It was tiring but I forged on because the school needed my help and I really like working with high school aged people.  To make a long story short, an employee at the high school was caught doing an unacceptable act during school hours.  It wasn't anything sexual but very intolerable behavior coming from an adult.  Needless to say, she was dismissed and I was asked to work one week to help in the Attendance Office.  I accepted because I had the exact same job eight years ago.  I do sub in this office when needed so I did not hesitate to say "YES."  With only four weeks left in the school year, I volunteered to work full-time until the school year is over.  I don't really enjoy those long days.

I have had practically no time to sew.  I have to tell you that sewing is a relaxing hobby for me.  I find comfort when I sew and I have something to show for it.... quilts.  My friend at the high school just returned from maternity leave. With very little time to sew I finally finished the top this morning.  I have to add a backing and batting and quilt the three layers together.  I usually make smaller baby quilts but this time I didn't.  I used 10-inch squares and made half square triangles to make the blocks.  I really don't know why I made it large but I hope my friend will like this "very pink" quilt.  She had a baby girl.  

The quilt is 58" wide and 73" in length.  The photograph does not do the quilt justice.  The lighting wasn't great tonight so the photo isn't great either.