Well, on my last Hand Quilt along post, I did not have a photo of y “other” project. I sort of call this the swim team project. Mostly because I work on it during swim practice and al the long weekend meets. For tis project, I am making hexie flowers. My long-term plan is to pick a background fabric and make a quilt from all of them. So, at one time belonged to the Fat Quarter Shops mini charm club Fat Quarter Shops mini charm club. I got 4 different mini charms each month, so I have quite a collection of them. They are perfect for making these hexies. I use a solid center and then each charm pack will make seven flowers. I have no idea how many I will truly need, I will just keep making them.
My second hand quilt along project is my dog bones dresser scarf. This is my sit on the could project, because I am not capable of just sitting down and doing nothing. I need this to get to 54 inches. I am at about 36 inches. Still more work to do.
Thank Kathy for organizing this Hand Work Quilt Along. It will e great to see everyone’s hand work without all the searching. It is now at the tip of my fingers (and yours) .
Here is the list of others who said they would be joining in the Hand Quilt Along. I hope you all check out their blogs and maybe even join in the fun.
So the local quilt shop to me, Red Rooster Quilts, is having a tent sale today and tomorrow. They are selling all their quilt and quilt tops tops and had them displayed along the fence. It is just a beautiful site.
I bought nothing. How crazy is that? I am trying very hard not to buy things I don’t specifically need to complete something. Although that rarely stops me. Since I am in the shop a lot because it is about two miles form what I work, I had already seen most of the stuff they were selling at the tent sale in the store. It had been discounted for a while. Nothing called to me, so I just picked up my free bi-weekly quilt block and wandered up and down viewing the quilts/quilt tops.
Just wanted to share the beautiful photos and make sure any of my local Columbus friends were aware that there was a Quilting Tent Sale. Have a great weekend!
So, this is not what I had in my head. I believe this is referred to as a Zipper Quilt. I was laying out my colors in a way I thought would complement the design of the “Zipper quilt”. I mean, it is OK, but somehow I had something else pictured. Not sure why. I laid it all out first, but then when it is all together I am surprised. Usually, I don’t things things on my design board and like them better when they are sewn together.
The positive about this quilt, is that the blocks sew together really fast. I chain pieced them, but in a sort of odd way. I had 2 charm packs that I cut in half. Then I cut 2.5 inch strips and sewed each of my 2.5 by 5.5 charm pieces to each 2.5 inch strip. I had a 42″ strip with a bunch of my charms sewed to it and then just cut it apart. Can’t remember how many strips I used, maybe 5. Then it was just a matter of arranging and sewing them all together.
I do plan on quilting this in the near future. May get brave and do something new (at least for me). I will have to do some practicing first though.
So, I managed to finish my one monthly goal for May. Still don’t have plans for the border, but I’m rolling a couple of ideas around in my head. I will get to it.
This piece was made from 4 mini charm packs by Monday called “Prints Charming”. I did not really like it as it was up on the design board, but I like it a lot more now that it is all sewn together. I will have to say they sewing these small pieces together, is a test of your piecing skills.
I had big plans to work on quilting this holiday weekend. Did not turn out that way. Had lot’s of plans that did not seem to work out. Sleeping in would have been nice…LOL. No chance of that happening. Managed to burn each finger on my right hand this morning, making bacon. Did not realize that the dish towel I grabbed to get the bacon out of the over was damp. My choice was to drop hot bacon grease and bacon on the dogs at my feet wanting bacon, or to burn my fingers. Easier for me to suffer than them.
Need to come up with my June Monthly Goal. Have to be easy on myself because this RA medication is still kicking my butt.
On this Memorial Day, I honor all those that have lost their lives protecting us.
Treasure Your Family
I am still not quite 100% after getting pneumonia, however I did manage to go near my studio and determine what my May monthly Goal would be. I am at about 70%. Back to work, but by the time I get home, I am totally done. It gets slightly better each day, but at this slow rate, Ugh….
So, my daughter Haley laid this out for me. She sometimes like to think of her self as the “Designer” These are from Mini charm packs. I love them and usually use them for my English paper piecing, but I had multiple of the same ones. So, I decided that I would make a smaller piece. mostly because I want to try to make a scalloped border. I have never done it before and bought one of those fancy scalloped border rulers. I figured this would be the perfect thing to try it on.
My goal is to sew together all the little tiny pieces for the center. I also need to get them off of my design wall so I can put something else up there.
I do have to admit, the One Monthly Goal does prevent me from being a total slacker or letting my quilting ADD take over.
Treasure your Family
Thanks to everyone that entered my charm pack contest. I did the non nerd version of a drawing. Basically put everyone’s name in a bowl and then drew out a name.
These beautiful charm packs go to one of my email followers.
Congratulations to Lynn Parker.
Treasure your Family