Monday, September 15, 2008
Judy L. from Patchwork Times has posted the 4th block in her Block of the Month series. All the star blocks in this series (so far) have very interesting centers. I'm enjoying this series, and each Star block has gone together perfectly. Judy's directions and measurements are spot on, and easy to follow. Head on over to her site and jump in....it's not too late to start!
Let me just say that this quilt "Old Waterloo Road" may just be one of the more difficult quilts I have ever put together, in terms of sheer endurance needed!
This whole quilt went together on point, in rows that are 3 1/2" wide....I felt like I was sewing, and sewing, and sewing, to see that I only had a small corner of the quilt put together. However, like the litle engine that could, I kept going - and I'm so glad I did! I have made alot of scrap quilts in the past, this one has just moved to the top of my list of favorites. I still have one more fabric border (just fabric, no piecing) to put on, and then it is finished. Now I'm picturing all the beautiful, swirly, curly all-over pantographs that I will audition for quilting this one.
Monday, September 8, 2008
I have been working on this mystery since Labor Day weekend. If you have never followed one of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts, they are alot of fun...especially if you like scrappy quilts and just want to use up all those random leftovers. I have to tell you, this one was very challenging to lay out on my design "floor" (yes, I crawl around in the floor). Not only that, but I have two cats, so after I got this bad boy on the floor, I did not want to pick it up and lay it out again before I start sewing the rows together.
So...no visitors are allowed in my sewing room right now as there are all kinds of flat items laid on top of this quilt layout to keep the cats from attacking it while I sleep tonight!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This has been such a busy week - there are not enough hours in the day!!! I did manage to steal about an hour last night after I got home from work, so I tackled block 3 in the Star BOTM from Judy L's website. If you are looking for a fun internet project to follow along on, it's not too late to start! Judy gives great directions and illustrations, and it's really fun to see how everyone else's blocks are turning out.