Monday, February 24, 2014

Design Table Monday - February 24

I am working on a quilt top called Hearts Afire.  I have completed about 20 of the required 42 blocks already.

On my Deisgn Table today are the pieces for five more blocks.  I have figured out how to chain piece these blocks and do five at a time.  It sure does make the process a little faster.

I will link this up to Judy's Patchwork Times so go over there and see what others are doing

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree top done

I have been working on the Oh Christmas Tree top since last summer when I bought the precut strips of fabric.  I cut up the fabrics and sorted them out for the rows and then put it away!

In the fall I pulled it out again and completed the first six of twelve rows.  Then it went back into my closet! Measuring the 3/8 inch placement of the fabric for each seam got very tedious!

My goal for 2014 is to sew through the UFO's and unstated projects that I have, so I pulled it out again.  My husband was out of town last week on business so I focused on competing the last six rows.  Then this weekend I added the borders and made the binding.

This quilt is queen sized and will go on our master bed.  It is so big it was not possible to get a picture of the whole thing.

Love the finished product but don't think I will ever use this pattern again. Having to keep measuring 3/8 inch for each seam was tedious and boring after awhile. 

Now to figure out the backing material and then schedule some time on my aunt's Longarm machine to get it quilted!!

On to the next project!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Design Table - Monday, February 10, 2014

I have resumed work on the Oh Christmas Tree quilt for our bed. I had completed the first six rows a couple of months ago but now want to complete the final six.  

Got this far on row 7 last week but now going to get sewing again!  
Will link this up with Judy L's Patchwork Times. Go over and see what others are working on 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tell it to the Stars - February Done

Here are my blocks for the February instructions

After a few mistakes I got them done and am happy with them. Only problem is that they are just barely 12 1/2 by 12 1/2 in dimension so I could not clean up the edges. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Getting it Done - January Status and February List

Getting it Done-January Status

Things I really want to get done:
Clue#1 Tell it to the Stars - done 1/18/14
Finish Pinwheel Charm blocks - done 1/1/14
Make Anita's Arrowhead blocks - done 1/28/14
Make backing for 2013 BTSO top - done 1/12/14 ( binding also created)

Things I might get done:
Three rows of Oh Christmas Tree quilt - no work done
Start Cabin in the Woods quilt top - all blocks done and top assembled 1/17/14

Getting it Done - February

Things I really want to get done:
Clue#2 Tell it to the Stars
Work on Oh Christmas Tree quilt
Start Hearts Afire quilt
Layout Pinwheel Charm quilt
Layout Anita's Arrowhead quilt

Things I might get done:
Start 21st Century Bulls Eye quilt
Border and backing for Comfort and Joy quilt
Assemble Emma's Star baby quilt top

My dad is scheduled to go home on Tuesday and will have a caregiver living with him for awhile. This should give me more time to sew!!!