Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Newest Tablerunner

The newest table runner is being finished hopefully today. Yesterday I quilted it and applied the binding. Today I am hand stitching the binding. It should be done by nightfall. I love this pattern. It is a seminole style, strip pieced in its construction. It can be made with 4 or more fabrics to have some variety or even as few as two fabrics alternating. I can't count how many of these table runners I have done over the years. This one will be on sale at Maxwell's Made in America as soon as I can finish it and get it to Max's store.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Block Three

I finished Block 3 of the Marti Michell Block Of The Month program. I am using fabrics from the Jamestown collection that was out several years ago. The recent reissue uses fabrics from the Stonehenge line.
The block also use the template sets A and C. It is nice to realize I am twenty five percent through the program.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Another UFO bites the dust

Yes, I know it still is only a quilt top, but with the availability of several long arm quilters in the area, I don't worry about the tops getting finished anymore. The way I see it, if I really cannot quilt a top, but need it done for a gift or whatever, I will ship it off to a long arm quilter who will help me meet my deadline. If there is no deadline (as is the case with this top), the top will go into the "to be quilted" pile.
Yes, I know that pile is also growing. But it is a better pile that the unfinished top and unfinished project pile.
Although now that I think about it, I can always stabilize the edges and use it as a "summer quilt". Then I can say that I have added another top to my summer quilt stash.
Isn't life grand!
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Grange Raffle quilt

Here it is so you can fully see it. Looks pretty good!

Another Raffle Quilt

This time it is for the Exeter Grange. My Thursday night (once a month) quilt group makes a quilt for the grange to raffle. This year all of us made a few 9 inch blocks to contribute. The resulting collection of blocks was difficult to tie together until we decided to go with a straight set sampler style quilt with cornerstones in the sashing.
I must admit that I was skeptical about the final outcome. Somehow I just could not visualize it. But now that it is together I am quite pleased with our decision. Makes me want to make one of my own! Yeah, right, like I need another potential future UFO!
I think I will just take lots of pictures of this one and buy a few raffle tickets. Maybe I can win it and if I don't, I will at least have the pictures to remind me of what we did.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Working on the Deck

A lovely afternoon to work on the deck. I am squaring up or more accurately trimming some blocks made previously. I had used a "Bali Pop" from my stash and the pattern "Strip Search" from G. E. Designs Iceland. Got a little confused the first time around by not carefully reading the directions. So the project went into the stash of UFO's.
Recently I pulled out this project and finally read the directions. Guess what! Great things can happen when you read directions, as in projects get finished.
So today I am trimming the blocks and in a bit I will lay them out in preparation for sewing the top together tonight or tomorrow.
Wish me luck!