Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Austen Family Album - Block #2 Done

This week's Austen Family Album block is Sister's Choice for Cassandra E Austen.  I love this block pattern as my Mom and Aunt made each other quilts using this block and they are lovely quilts made with love for each other. 

Continuing with my blue fabric theme I picked out some fabric with sparkles and some paisley fabric.  I believe that both fabrics are from my mother's fabric stash that I inherited a couple of years ago - which was a deliberate choice. 

Enjoying this quilt a long project so far.  I love the names for the blocks and the instructions are very good and easy to follow.

Looking forward to Block #3 and waiting for My Darcy !!!!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Chubby Charmer Bag

I purchased a pattern for a bag called Chubby Charmer at. Quilt shop outside St Louis MO a year or so ago.  Then I started collecting fabrics that represented me and my interests.

When I made up my 2014 Projects list I added it to the list and then decided that April was the month to do it! 

It was a little more complicated than I thought but tonight I got it done!!

The base is about 9 by 18. It actually is bigger then I thought but I will certainly find ways to use it!,  

There are even big pockets inside to hold stuff!

Another finish and now on to the next project!!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Austen Family Album - Block #1 done

My aunt sent me a link to a new Quilt a Long project called Austen Family Album.  I am a huge Jane Austen fan and the blocks will all be named for Austen books, characters, etc.

Here is a link to the website:  http://austenfamilyalbumquilt.blogspot.com

A new block will be posted each Sunday for the next 33 weeks.  At first I was not sure if I wanted to do this but eventually decided to give it a try.

But I did not want to purchase any new fabric for this project as I am trying to sew through more of my stash.  So I decided to use up some of the blue fabrics that I have - I have a container of blue pieces and a container of blue fat quarters and larger pieces.  Then I also have some yardage of blue.

So here is block #1 done - it is called Bright Star for Jane Austen

One down - 32 to go!!  

Wish me luck!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tell it to the Stars -April Blocks Done

I am really enjoying this quilt along for Tell it to the Stars. April's blocks were not too hard. It took more time to cut out the fabric than to sew it together

The color scheme I still like and am curious as to how the block are going to be put together. See my previous posts to see the Janaury through March blocks

On to the next project for April!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Butterfly Trail Spring Tablerunner

I have been working on several large quilts lately and felt like doing something quick and fast

Last summer my husband and I went to The Quilt Yard in Osseo, WI on the way up to my nephews wedding in Eau Claire.  I bought a kit for a spring Tablerunner which included a pattern and fabric

So I pulled it out Tuesday night and started working on it.  Tonight I decided to work on it again and was able to finish the project except for sewing down the binding.

I machine quilted the runner - which is something that I am still learning.  I am happy with how this came out.  

Only concern is how to sew down the binding on the pointed corners but I guess I will figure that out as I go along.

One more project off my list of 50 open projects!!!!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Getting it Done - March Status and April List

Getting it Done - March Status

Things I really want to get done:
Sew together Anita's Arrowhead quilt top - done 3/21/14
Finish Hearts Afire quilt top - Blocks done 3/10/14, sewn together 3/37/14
Clue #3 for Tell it to the Stars - done 3/21/14
Finish binding on Crisscross Applesauce quilt - half done

Things I might get done:
Start 21st Century Bulls Eye quilt - not started
Border and backing for Comfort and Joy quilt - not done
Assemble Emma's Star baby quilt top - done 3/28/14

Getting it Done - April List

Things I really want to get done:
Finish Binding on Crisscross Applesauce quilt
Finish Hearts Afire quilt top , quilt and bind ??
Start 21st Century Bulls Eye quilt
Clue#4 Tell it to the Stars 

Things I might get done:
Pillow with Kaye England fabrics
Butterfly Trail Easter Runner
Chubby Charmer Tote Bag
Make backing for Cabin in the Woods quilt top
Make backing for Oh Christmas Tree quilt top
Spoolin Around mat

I really need to schedule some time to use my Aunt's Long Arm machine as my closet is getting full of finished tops.  Have to get through year end at work and then maybe need to take a couple of days off work to quilt!!!!!

Good luck to all for your lists for April. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Tell it to the Stars - March Blocks Done

Finally found time to complete the March blocks for Tell it to the Stars 2014 project

They were a little complicated but went together pretty quickly after getting the fabric cut out