Monday, September 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday

Not too much change in my design wall this week.  I did finish all of the sashing strips for my quilt, although when I turned on the ceiling fan, they all flew off!  I've also gotten started on the pinwheel blocks for the cornerstones.  The first row of sashing and blocks are sewn together...I couldn't wait to see how it would look!

This is a closeup of one of the pinwheels...

Over to the left on the design wall is a project I've picked up again...Aunt Millie's Garden by Piece o Cake Designs.  The top block is one I've had done for ages.  The bottom block is what I've been working on in the evenings.  I had set it aside when I was hand quilting and I'm so happy I can work on it again...I just love how these blocks are turning out!

Now go check out what others are doing at Judy's Patchwork Times!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Design Wall Monday

I didn't make as much progress as I'd hoped, but I did get most of the sashing done for my block of the month quilt.  I'm loving it so far! Check out what everyone else has on their design walls over at Judy's blog!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Christmas present...

But not for this Christmas!  Remember last Christmas when I was hand quilting a quilt for Dayna, Andrew's girlfriend?  Well, it wasn't finished for Christmas and it wasn't finished for Easter...or the 4th of July, but, it WAS finished for Labor Day and Dayna finally got her Christmas present!  Since I gave it to her in the parking lot at a Phillies game, I don't have a picture of her with the quilt, but here are a few of the quilt...

Close Up of Hand Quilting
The finished quilt.

I love how the quilt turned out...I think she does too!

Monday, September 05, 2011

Design Wall Monday

For the first time in a very long time I can participate in Design Wall Monday!  I haven't had a design wall in over a year and I've just recently gotten my sewing room back and together.  My first project now that I'm back will be to finish up this quilt.  It's the Heartland Heritage Sampler mystery block of the month that I finished the blocks for over a year ago.

Now I have the finishing kit out and ready to go...this will be my first project in a long time!  We also cleared out the living room this weekend so my longarm can go back up...I can't wait!  I already have a Christmas quilt ready to's one that I didn't have time to quilt before the machine came down.  Now that I'll only be quilting my own quilts, I expect to finish a few things!