Monday, 26 August 2013

Oh, It's Been Awhile

I guess I haven't been sewing that much lately - I'm in full renovation mode around here and that has taken precedence.

I did finish the needed block for row B of Dear Jane tonight.  Here's B6:

This darling has 43 pieces! It's been awhile since I did one with that many pieces - Jane must have had a lot of time on her hands (or a lot of help).

Row B is now awaiting assembly on my design wall

I'm also hooking up to Patchwork Times - go check out what everyone is making.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Two Little Reasons I Sew and Gift Quilts

You might remember two little elephant quilts I sewed in June for a colleague who was expecting twins.

The boys were born at about 39 weeks - unusual for twins - and everyone is healthy and happy. The mommy called me from the hospital when the babes were 1 day old to thank me for the quilt and she sent me this picture - they are under a week old here.

I'm so happy that I stayed up late one night to finish these off. They have gone to a good home where they will be used, loved, and appreciated.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

I Have Finished A Row - Woo Hoo!

I've finished an entire row of Dear Jane - it feels like a major accomplishment and now I'm excited to sew this quilt again.

First I had to sort out all the blocks I've completed. It was a larger pile than I expected, which is good because I often felt like I'd sew and sew these blocks and not see much progress.

Then I laid out all the blocks for row A. I'm missing one... I whipped it up. Here is A8.

All of row A is complete - that's 13 5" blocks.

Next, I cut about a gazillion 5" x 1" strips for the sashing between the blocks.  And I forgot to take a picture.

Here is the row all sewn together - with my helper. It's so long that I almost had to stand on a chair to get this picture.  It will fit on my design wall but I can't get back far enough to take a picture of it.

I think my homework for Sept is to have the first four rows sewn together - that's what I'm going to do anyway.  I need to make up some more blocks before I can sew any more rows together.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Design Wall Monday - Animal Parade

I just finished the final animal block for my niece's quilt - and since it's still Monday, I'm going to post it to Design Wall Monday.

I'm really happy with the way these turned out.

Sadly, I have to take this quilt down for now and get working on my Dear Jane or I won't have my summer homework finished - and I don't want a detention from the teacher.

I'll update you as soon as I can get back to this one.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Design Wall Monday

I've been working on the animal quilt for my niece and almost all of the applique is finished. I need a dark purple thread which I'll pick up on Wednesday this week and then I'll have almost all the blocks finished - I still need to do her name and find her hand print.

Here's what's on my design wall this week - the completely finished blocks

Check out Patchworktimes to see what everyone else is working on.