Thursday, May 29, 2014

I've just finished the last block in the Sew Lux BOM series.  Block #12.  This is the series that I did in two different color ways so I now have 24 completed blocks, with two blocks of each pattern.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these blocks and even how many I'll end up using.  There were a couple of blocks that I didn't like so I may exclude them.  I'm just glad that I have all of the blocks completed and can decide how to use them....whenever.
Same block pattern, different fabrics.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I've started a little cross stitch project featuring cross stitched quilt blocks.  Little Miss Shabby is hosting this stitch a-long and although I'm weeks behind, that's OK.  Click on the link and go to the Quilty Stitches area.  You can still access all of the instructions and the block patterns that have been posted so far.  There will be 16 cross stitched quilt blocks surrounded by a cross stitched "sashing." 

Here's what I have so far.  (Hmmm... not much)  I'm starting out by stitching the sashing lines first, then I'll fill in with the quilt blocks.

Here's one drawer of my floss.  I have all of the DMC floss colors which allows me to just buy charts and patterns instead of buying kits that include the floss.  There was a time when cross stitching was my favorite hobby and if you knew me, you were destined to get a cross stitch gift on birthdays and holidays.  Quilting has taken over as my favorite past time but I still enjoy an occasional cross stitch project.
If you are looking for a nice, carry along project that is pretty simple, cute, and fun, check out the link above and join in!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The 12th and final block arrived last week from the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM series. 
Here it is, pieces cut and ready to assemble.  I continue to use my penny system to identify my pieces and it has saved me from many a mix up.
 All assembled and ready to become a quilt.

As of last night, I actually have all 12 blocks sashed and sewn together and I'm now ready to add the borders.  Hopefully, I'll get this done and posted quickly.  I really do love all of the blocks and the fabrics that were chosen for this series so I'm excited to get this one finished. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Thought I should try and post something since I've been AWOL since Easter.  I've been working on some projects, but none are ready for pictures.
Here's a somewhat better picture of the jelly roll quilt I recently pieced. I have no place to take pictures that has a large enough space to spread out, so this was taken hanging from my living room armoire.  I really need to find an outdoor spot so that the natural colors will show well.
It still has only one border and I'm thinking it will remain this way as it makes a nice lap quilt at this size. 

Same shot with an Oliver photo bomb.  In order to get any pictures without Oliver, I had to tuck him away in the bedroom for a few minutes.  He means well.... but you know, he's a cat and cats have different ways of "helping".

Once I get this quilted, I promise to take a better
picture of the finished quilt.