Sunday, January 23, 2011

This is one of only two blocks I finished of the new quilt I am making. These blocks take a long time! I am thinking that the quilt I want to make needs to be completely finished by June and this one just isn't going to meet that deadline. I will continue to work on it because it is such a challenge, but this week I may pull out some other material and cut out another quilt in a simplier pattern that I can get together a bit faster. I have two ideas of blocks floating in my head. Off to dig out material to fit the bill.
Sew Long for Now!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Scary looking eh? It took me visiting 5 stores to locate these needles. They are curved needles that can be used to tie quilts. I needed them to repair my livingroom furniture's upholstery. We have a couch and loveseat with attached cushions on the back and they had pulled apart at the seams. These worked really well to get in that awkward spot and re-attach the cushions.

I needed to make a quilt and I saw one in a Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine I really liked. After cutting out all the pieces I may be questioning myself though. Each block has 52 pieces. Some of the pieces are inset so you have to mark all the pieces seam allowance to get them set correctly. What was I thinking?
Sew Long for Now!