Wednesday, April 25, 2012

 Here is the finised Scotty Dog row for the Memory Lane Quilt.  I added the yoyo's as the final step.  I made all the squares for my mother-in-law's quilt and bought some material to use as sashing.  I hope to work on that this coming week. 
I finally finished March's blogger BOM.  I need to go looking for the pattern for April now!  A quilting friend and I are getting together next week to sew.  I am putting together blocks from a charm pack and she is going to show me how to make a twist and turn quilt from them.  I am so excited to learn this, I saw this adorable quilt made from using that template.  Oh, exciting I started to cut out the material for the next cross quilt.  I have 500 pieces cut out so far.  Over a thousand more to go...

Sew Long for Now

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

I have been working on putting together these blocks for my mother-in-law's quilt.
I am always looking for easy streamline methods when I am doing a lot of blocks. After putting these two blocks together this week I realized that I can easily do certain piecing for the next 5 blocks all at the same time. Why does it take me so long to realize these things? So hopefully by next week I will have all of the blocks pieced. Then I can find a border fabric. I haven't decided if I want to do sashing of the blocks.

I went to class for the Color Me Happy quilt, here is block 4. I love the colors. I am enjoying putting these blocks together each month.

I am still behind on some of my sewing plans. I will eventually catch up. I am so glad for anything I get accomplished. My dream life would involve hours a day available to quilt. Oh, it is so nice we can dream.

Sew Long for Now

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I have been working on my Memory Lane Quilt. I don't have a lot of experience with applique and so it is taking me longer. I am enjoying it and love the look of these scotty dogs.
I haven't done much more sewing this week though. We went to see the program at church Saturday evening and it was very good. We had a quiet Easter at home with just our immediate family. My Dad is still feeling poorly so my Mom wanted to keep him quiet and let him rest and didn't want many visitors. Monday I went with our daughter for a college visit. I can't believe it's time for that. It's all coming too fast for me.
On my work table is the March blogger BOM, finishing up the Memory Lane row, more blocks to make for my mil's quilt, and material to cut out for the next cross quilt.
Sew Long for Now

Thursday, April 05, 2012

What a week. I got most of the two costumes finished. The picture is of the hat made for the high priest. It is deceiving in it's looks, it took me 6 hours to complete. I did everything except hem and put some trim on the robes. I got interrupted by several family events. First, our oldest son was deployed to Afghanistan. A few hours before he left some one stole their only car with all his gear he had packed to be dropped off. His wife is 7 months pregnant and they are stationed on the other side of the United States from us. I so wish I was able to be there physically to help. We have been purchasing stuff he lost to ship to him and so many wonderful family members and friends, even people we don't know have offered to help. In the middle of all this my Dad was admitted to the hospital. He is doing better so I am so thankful for that.

On my sewing table is the quilt for my mother-in-law, the block a month for the bloggers BOM from March, the row from the holiday quilt club, and the material to cut out the next cross quilt.

Sew Long For Now