March 31, 2014

Threads of Memory BOM #3

Hmm, Can I say I really like my fabric choices this month? The contrast is getting much better!
I am still having trouble printing the templates to the correct size, so I drafted my own paper piecing templates for the star points. The points were all in the centers so it was pretty easy.
And I do like paper piecing now and again to make the beautiful crisp points. 

March 27, 2014

LUS Bow 12 Castle Wall

I finally finished BOW 12! I only had to sew on the 4 white corners and one of the outer blue pieces. The week that it was due, I was very busy getting V's party ready, sewing for gymnastics, etc. 
So this was the only block so far that I didn't finish at the weekly deadline. But it is done now, and I am very happy! I am going to remake Anneke's choice because, even though  I finished it for the weekly deadline, it is so crooked! I am leaning towards re-doing the entire block rather than salvaging any of the sections.

March 23, 2014

LUS Bow 21 Combination Star

I am pretty pleased with the block this week. And I finished early! Every time I go to pick out fabrics, I find that I still really like them. The `fussy cut' fabric is so pretty and has so many pretty spots that are perfect for framing in their little square in a squares.

March 20, 2014

Sampler Quilts-Birthday Blocks

In the Sampler Quilts yahoo group that I belong to, our current sampler is `Birthday Blocks'.
In this group we work on a sampler theme at the same time, for ourselves-no swapping.
Past themes have been 2 color blocks, flower name blocks, etc. This Birthday block sampler is where you pick out a favorite block on your birthday and post it to the group. These are the first 4 blocks, and I have two more for March. I decided to try a purples and yellow and white color scheme. 
I have plenty of purples! But very few yellows. These are all machine pieced.

March 19, 2014

LUS Bow 20 Happy Home

Can you believe that this BOW is already 20 weeks old? The lightest colored fabric I have had for quite awhile. I take it out now and again to use it, or so I thought! This was the first time I actually did use it. The medium fabric has gold, but in the picture it looks rather yellowish. I am getting curious to see how all the blocks will look together. The blues are rather similar, but I have added white, off-white, gold and silver highlights.

March 18, 2014

Country Gatherings is Finished!

Woo Hoo!
A completely finished quilt!
Only 7+ years! 

March 17, 2014

LUS Bow 19 Tea Leaves

This is my block from last week. The fabrics are new! I really like the white on white, and wish I had purchased a little more. I enjoyed cutting out the flower motifs for this one too. 
The block turned out a tad too big, so I need to figure out how to use it without cutting off my points. Perhaps I will make the sashing a teeny bit smaller? I will have to think on that!

March 5, 2014

LUS BOW 18 Crosses and Losses

I finished this week's BOW in plenty of time. I also lined the fabric up so that it gave  a continuous flow of the fabric. Unfortunately you cannot tell because the triangles just don't have enough fabric. The center does look like a mirror image though.  LUS

March 1, 2014

LUS BOW 17, Lincoln

Another Week, Another Block. And may I say `yea!'?
I am happy that I am keeping up with this BOW.  Once I have the block prepped, it is easy to carry with me and sew a little here and there. This week I think I will try and start on the sashing. I am pretty sure I don't want to do all the sashing at the end. I think it would be especially tedious by hand. I have a nice lighter blue picked out. I may also do a medium to dark medium corner stone.