Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More Quilt Alongs...

As if I don't have enough projects on the go, I'm signing up for two more quilt-alongs.

Fat Quarters Stars Quilt Along is by Konda @ Moose on the Porch Quilts.  She organized the Jelly Roll Quilt Along & the Layer Cake Quilt Along & they were so much fun, so I know this one will be just as much fun!  
For this quilt along, I ordered Riley Blake's "Indian Summer" fabrics.  Hopefully, the package will arrive next week... and then I'll have a few weeks to drool over them as the quilt-along doesn't begin until the end of September (and it ends in March 2012).

I've also signed up for a fun little quilt... the Little Forest Quilt Along.  I can't remember what site I found it on, but I have it bookmarked on my Flickr, so I know I'll be able to start up when the quilt administrators start up that quilt along.  I think this will be a fun little Christmas quilt.  

I am now off work for a week, and I am intending to do a lot of sewing:

  • piece my "tidier" version of the Synchronized Squares Quilt-Along
  • quilt a black & white quilt
  • quilt a blue/green/white quilt
  • finish the final block for the Rockin Robin Quilt Along... then piece it together
  • buy backing for the P2QA & the brown/pink/white quilt (Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along) quilt tops then start quilting them
  • and of course, I will need to clean up my sewing desk & fabrics!
I am hoping to sew a few baby quilts to sell one day.  If any of my readers are interested in purchasing baby quilts, please contact me.  

It's been fun realizing that I have some blog followers... please drop me a line or comment... it's so nice to "meet" you!  :)

Happy Quilting!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Another Quilt Top Done!

Ok, so I said I was putting my sewing machine away for a while... 
Tuesday morning I joined my church's group of ladies who get together to make quilts for people with cancer...
I got addicted to fabric again.
that meant I just HAD to finish off the Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along quilt top!

This quilt along required a lot of paper-piecing.  Initially I wasn't too sure about it, but I really got into it & it was lots of fun!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sewing Machine Put Away

I have put my sewing machine away for a while.  There's so much to do while the weather is nice, and we are also having family visiting, so I really needed some excuses to clear the kitchen table of some sewing projects.  It actually feels good to be able to do some other things.  When my son sleeps, I usually do sewing, but now I am working on a digital photo album of a trip to India that I did in January 2005!  Hopefully, I can get that album done quickly... & then I'll have to make an album for my son.  Too much to do & too little time.

I counted all my sewing projects that are in various stages of work... and I have about 10 in all!  That is a lot of sewing!!

I was due to purchase the last (August) block for the "Two Toonies Thursday" (Star Search) quilt along, but the store has closed its doors... and since there are no notices, I have no idea how I could potentially get the last quilt block.  I think I'll have to improvise & make one myself.  It's so unfortunate to see a local quilt shop close its doors... especially when it carried such beautiful fabrics.  

This is block #4 (of 5) for the Rockin Robin Quilt Along.  I still have to do block #5.  The quilt along is actually for a quilt, but I will put a tablerunner together instead.

I finished off the 12 quilt blocks for the Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along.  It was a lot of paper-piecing, but it was fun & good practice.
Here are some of the last blocks & some of them required 12 templates before I could put them together!

All 12 blocks for the Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along

Here is the August block for the Birdie Stitches Quilt Along.

I made some fun, cute baby bibs.

This week I bought some flannel & cotton & made this cute little receiving blanket.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Some of my Latest Projects

The past few weeks have been busy with work and family visiting, but also because we've been enjoying the beautiful weather.  However, my father-in-law passed away and we had to travel 700 km to attend the funeral.  
I am now very far behind in my quilt-alongs, but I'm trying to catch up as possible & when possible.

I finished this baby quilt top a few weeks ago.  

A half-apron made out of old pillowcases.

The July block for the Star Search quilt along.  Only 1 more block to go...!!

One of the Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along blocks - just a tad pink, eh?!

Love this little bib.

Block #3 for the Rockin Robbin Quilt Along

Another block for the SSSQA

July block for Birdie Stitches Quilt Along.
The "original" was 2 birds & fireworks, but it was very American... so I made a Canadian rendition of this block.

Another SSSQA block