Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Sewing and Catching Up

I have to confess. I like Sunday Open Sew when there are only a few of us. Then I can actually sew.
Today was one of those Sundays.

I was able to sew two tops together
They are both only about 54 inches square. Not too big and not too small.
Just the right size for a lap quilt or a shop sample.

May I present.... Tower Bridge, a Villa Rosa pattern. This quilt utilizes 18 light ten inch squares and 18 dark ten inch squares to make the 36 half square triangle blocks which are set 6 by 6 in the quilt. 

Tower Bridge "A" and 

Tower Bridge "B"

Two tops webbed and rows sewed during today's Open Sew session.

These blocks had been completed and trimmed, and had sat waiting to be sewn into a quilt top for some time.
Originally bought as two kits, I had intended to sew them altogether into one bigger quilt top.
But somewhere along the way, I got sidetracked on these again, until today. 
Today the decision was made to forgo the large top and make two smaller tops.

I think they look pretty good.

Happy Sunday of Memorial Day weekend!

Louise, on the island, pleased with today's accomplishments

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Getting Sidetracked

I said I wouldn't let it happen. 
I said I would stay focused. 
I said I would stay on track.
But what is that saying about good intentions....

Last night at my guild meeting, I put ALL of my tickets into the cup to win this group of things.

And, guess what? I won!

I had thought I really just wanted this group of quilted squares, 

but when I looked further I found magazines from 2013 and 2014.

Now anyone who knows me, knows that 2013 and 2014 were very stressful years for me.  Mother and Mother-in-law were quite ill and living in their own homes, about a mile from each other, both home bound, both needing constant care and supervision to ensure their comfort.

Not a lot of time for quilting and shopping. And did I mention? - neither had internet to use for on line shopping!

I was seriously out of touch with new publications!

So imagine my delight when the bundle from last night's winnings includes magazines from 2013 and 2014! All of my favorites, none of which I had seen, or at least can remember seeing!

As I looked through the bundles, this magazine caught my eye.

I now have my next project.

Off to find the solid roll ups I have been hoarding!

Oh, didn't I just say that... 
I wouldn't let it happen. 
I would stay focused. 
I would stay on track.
But what is that saying about good intentions...

Louise, on the island, getting sidetracked, again!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

100 Days 100 Blocks 2017

I thought I would give it a go this year.

100 blocks in 100 days what could be so hard about that! After all they are only 6 inch blocks!

So we started...

But first,...

I would like to thank "The Quilted Crow" in Bolton Massachusetts for their wonderful selection of fabrics for this project. Sue and her staff set the "City Sampler" quilt from Tula Pinks's book "100 Modern Quilt Blocks" as a block of the month program awhile ago. The kits have been staring at me from my to-do list. So when the sew along was announced, I decided this would be a great time to get it done! Thus far I haven't needed to substitute any fabrics. We will see what happens in the future.

I have just submitted the first block so I can show it here.

Look for the next blocks in a future blog post.

I think this will be fun!

Louise, on the island, working on blocks for the sew along