I have all the signature blocks finished except for one that I still need to embroider the name on. I think it will need sashing, I hadn't planned on sashing it when I started but I think it will look better. Maybe white sashing and different colored cornerstones? And a white border. I started this ufo in the early 90's, my grandmother passed away in 92 and I had her block done. Let's see; that's only 16 years. I guess it's better late than never!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Life has been busy! My goal for April is to finish the signature quilt top for my daughter and I'm back to square one on it and it's the middle of the month. I decided to change fabrics on the few blocks I had done so today I got started redoing them. I think the quilt will be cute! And it's a good thing we're a small family; I'm still hoping to meet my goal.
I've been watching "Sally Collin's Teaches You Precision Piecing" and my piecing has improved so much! Mostly it teaches you to slow down and pay attention to what you are doing. Lots of good tips too. http://connectingthreads.com/Sally+Collins+Teaches+You+Precision+Piecing+DVD_BD90136.html
Even tho I'm behind on the signature quilt and my civil war blocks I've started pulling fabric for a new Christmas quilt. I picked up some Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazines when I was at Jaime's and saw this quilt. It speaks to me, well really it yells at me. So I am going to add it to my to do list.
I ordered a new iron! My old iron-Black and Decker's Classic Iron- just isn't doing it's job. I have a terrible time catching the edges fabric in the steam holes. So I ordered Rowenta's Iron for Pink steam iron. http://www.rowentausa.com/rowenta/frame.aspx It has small steam holes that shouldn't catch fabric and 100% of the proceeds go to help fight breast cancer.
Posted by cynthia at 2:55 PM
Monday, April 7, 2008
Today is my birthday and it's been a great day! I spent the weekend with my daughter just hanging out. Then when I got home today I had the most wonderful gift in the mail from my friend Julie. Pomegranate Hill! Now I have to find a special place to hang it. It is beautiful! My dh is taking me out for supper then we will spend the evening watching movies. All in all a great day!
Posted by cynthia at 12:54 PM
Friday, April 4, 2008
I got 3 more blocks done this morning! Mail Delivery, Baptism, and Church. I'm getting more comfortable with paper piecing and drawing the blocks in EQ6. These little blocks can be addictive. This afternoon I'm working on the signature quilt. I'm so excited to get to stay home today and sew; every day should be a sewing day!
Posted by cynthia at 9:54 AM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I finally had a sewing day yesterday! Annie came over and we had a great time sewing and planning. Trouble always loves spending time with us when we're sewing, usually in the most inconvenient spot!
I haven't gotten much quilting done this week, just one civil war block and one block of the signature quilt done. I started the sig quilt when Jaime was little and I will have it finished to give to her for Christmas this year!
Posted by cynthia at 4:39 PM