Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ugly Challenge

Did I ever share this? I took the piece of fabric sent to me and was allowed to add up to three more fabrics. Here is what I made.


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Just Need to Baste It and Mail It

Friday, June 27, 2008

Help Me With The Sails.....

Are just outlines ok? Do I need to do a different stitch?




Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sadie Helping

I mentioned that whenever I get my 7 Sisters out someone shows up to "help" . Note the dog slobber on the quilt.


When Sadie gets overly rambunctious we do doggy yoga. We lie her on our belly and rub hers.
She does calm down.



Here is some quilty content. Not my 7 Sisters. Karen don't look if you want to be surprised!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One side completed I have completed one side of my 7 Sisters. I flipped the quilt around to look at the opposite side in preparation to start quilting it. I was not prepared to see that there are quite a few repairs that need to be made first. I have seams coming out, a blown piece of fabric that needs to be replaced and if you remember the dog incident, I have to piece batting back onto the original batt as the dogs tore too deeply when they got ahold of the quilt. I have become quite practiced at this so I will just fix it and go on.

Ok, ok are you buying that plan? I am going to check the three remaining sides and see if there are any that can be quilted right now and quilt that one! So there! If not then I will quilt what I can until I am forced to start fixing! LOL!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Look At What I Won!!

An adorable bag and some FQs from Andrea. Perfect timing. I really need a quilty hug these days. Too much work, too much family stuff.

On the quilting front....I have just one half block to complete on one side of the quilt and then the two border rows and I will have one side done. I plan to bind it once the two borders are quilted all around and then will finish all those setting triangles.

Someone at my house thinks this is her cuddle quilt and doesn't mind lying on it every chance she gets even if she pulls out the batting on the sides a little. I will try to capture a picture of her. She is a mess!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Progress.

This is a closeup of the side setting triangles next to the full blocks and the borders. You can see the quilting I did on the stars. I am then outlining all the setting triangles with 2 rows of quilting and echoing the HST border into the two pnk solid borders. I am not going to quilt the outer border until after it is bound so I don't lose my points. On the HST border I am just running a straight row of quilting along the top and bottom of the row. I like it. I am trying to control the poofiness and am getting better.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

One Big Block To Go I am almost half way through the last big block. I think I over did it on my big push to get done with the quilt. I am getting tired of working on it and it has started to become a chore. I just sewed until I was tired and stopped rather than pushing through.

Once I have the big blocks done I will move onto RR's for a little while to get those out the door then go back to the 7 Sisters. This will still be my tv watching quilt. I will take a pic once I have done some quilting on setting triangles and borders.

Friday, June 06, 2008

All or Nothing Kinda Gal Hi all. I am here and have my head down on my 7 Sisters quilt. Are you watching the progress? I just passed the 2/3rds mark. I have every plan to get the big blocks all done this weekend. Wish me luck!

Monday, June 02, 2008

May Accomplishments/June Goals

I had planned the following in May:

  • quilt Chain Events by end of May - not one stitch
  • get to half way point on quilting 7 Sisters - I made it! I am near the 2/3rds point. Yeah!
  • move round robins along a little more quickly - I got several out the door and have 2 at my house now to be done
  • put final touches on ugly challenge tote bag - thought about it

June

  • finish the 7 Sisters quilting
  • find suitable binding for 7 Sisters
  • get round robins done on time
  • finish 2 small totes from last year

I think that is enough. I will be stitching into the night to get this done! Wish me luck.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

7 Sisters Update I have really made some progress. Since Friday night I have finished 3 of the big blocks. When I first started quilting this it was taking me about 35 minutes for each star. I can now quilt on in about 15-20 minutes. Instead of it taking almost four hours I can now finish a block in just over 2. Dang I might finish this thing yet!

I did replace the two diamond pieces the dogs damaged. I will have to mend a few spots but will do those as I come to them.