Thursday, October 30, 2014

Re-Piecing the Past quilt top done

I bought Kaye Englands class from Craftsy called Re-Piecing the Past.  The blocks are Civil War based and named and were fun to do. 

The pattern called for flying geese, four patches and other elements to be put in between the blocks to create the top. However I did not like how it looked so decided to just use a sashing material. The only complication is that two of the blocks were larger than the rest but with a little math I figured out how to add an additional piece of fabric to make everything even.

I really like how this quilt came out and may use the block patterns to make other quilt tops in the future.  

I used the leftover fabric to make a pieced backing and two of the red fabrics to make the binding material

So off this quilt top and backing go into my closet along with the number of other projects waiting to be quilted!!

Now I just need to find about two weeks worth of time to use my aunts Longarm quilting machine!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Blocks 29 & 30 Done

Due to family activities and then a sinus infection I did not get last week's and this week's blocks done until tonight.  

Block 29 is Lend & Borrow for James Stanier Clarke who was a royal librarian who encouraged Jane Austen and may be Jane's model for Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice.  

Also my fathers family has lineage with the last name of Clarke ( and my fathers first name is Clarke) so maybe I am a long lost relative of James Clarke!!!

Block 30 is Caroline's Choice for Queen Caroline.  I love this block and may have to use it in a future quilt

That's 30 of 36 blocks done!  

I started to think about which layout to use for these blocks.  The Austen Family Album Quilt blog has several layout options and I am considering one of the 'on point' layouts but not sure yet

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt-Block 28 Done

This weeks block is Crossroads for Harris Bigg-Wither, the man who once proposed marriage to Jane Austen.  While Jane at first accepted his proposal she then declined it and never married in her lifetime. 

I picked some brighter colors this week and I really happy with how the block turned out

Only 8 more blocks to go!!  Going to have to start considering how to out them together into a quilt top.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tell it to the Stars - Clue 9 and 10 done

The clue for September and October is to assemble the blocks we have been making for the past eight months with sashing and cornerstones.  I decided to use the same block layout the Judy had on her blog as my blocks looked good in that layout

Apparently the next two months will be adding borders and Judy is famous for her border designs!  Looking forward to what she has designed for us to do.

Austen Family Album Quilt - Block 27 done

This weeks block is King's Crown for King George III who reigned during Jane's lifetime.  

My Bee group suggested I add more green into my blocks after viewing what I had done.  So I found a fun fabric with green accents and then also added a green fabric

Thanks to the comments added to the Austen Family Album blog with the corrections to the directions.  I did need the extra size on the triangle on the bottom to make the block work.

I am really enjoying the block a week project and may miss it when it is over!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quilt Finishes

Recently I finished the binding on my Cabin in the Woods quilt.  

I found this pattern in a 'use your scraps' book and it was fun to do.  My Aunt Bonnie quilted this for me using a falling leaves pattern. 

Tonight I finished the binding on a baby girl quilt that I am making for a co-worker

The pattern is very easy and I think I got the top done in one night. Then it took me a couple of months to get it finished!!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Block #26 Done

Block #26 is Fanny's Favorite for Fanny Knight a niece of Jane Austen's.

This seems to have been the most intricate block yet but I am happy with how my block came out.  

Only a few more blocks left!  Then to figure out how to layout the blocks and if I need to remake any of them. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Getting It Done - September Status and October List

Getting it Done - September Status

Things I really want to get done
Clue #9 for Tell it to the Stars - not done
Austen Family Album Quilt - make weekly blocks - got blocks 22,23,24 and 25 done. - block 26 pending
Sew binding down on Cabin in the Wood quilt - done 9/14/14
Kit up and begin Hop,Scorch mat project - kitted and top sewn together 9/27/14
Kit up and begin Little Red Schoolhouse project - kitted and top sewn together 9/27/14
Complete Baby girl quilt for Kei -  tied and binding on need to sew down
Make quilt block for NSQG raffle quilt - done

Things I might get done
Assemble top for 21st Century Bulls Eye quilt - done 9/28/14
Assemble top for Re-Piecing the Past quilt - not done
Start project for Ron - not done

Getting it Done - October List

Things I really want to get done
Finish Baby girl quilt for Kei
Sept/Oct Clue for Tell it to the Stars
Austen Family Album Quilt  - make weekly blocks
Start t shirt quilts 
Work on baby quilt for Katie 

Things I might get done

Assemble Stained Glass quilt top
Assemble Re- Piecing the Past top
Make pillowcase dresses for Haiti 

Time to get to work!!!