Monday, February 23, 2015

Tell it to the Stars - Top Done!

I got through the five borders for this quilt last Sunday but then forgot to post my finish!

Not a very good picture.... Can't take photos outside as it is too cold!

The top is a little larger then I thought it would be but I still love it!

I bought some daisy patterned fabric for the backing and will use the dark green as the binding.

So it goes onto my list of tops to be quilted.  I will need at least a week on my aunt's Longarm to get them all done.

On to the next project

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tell it to the Stars - November clue done - Finally

I had started the Tell it to the Stars quilt along with Judy at Patchwork Times during 2014 but then hit a wall with the November clue

We had to make 32 pieced blocks and I struggled with the sizes for the flying geese and half square triangles.  So instead of trying to figure it out I just put it away

Earlier this week I decided to try again -  after reading the directions again and then looking at some online information I finally figured out how to make the pieces!

It took a couple of nights this week but I finally got the blocks done and put together for one of the borders.  

I like how the pieces blocks came out.  Maybe that is because they were so hard to do!

Now on to the December clue.  True to form Judy has us adding 5 borders!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Fall Table Runner

I have been fighting a sinus infection and did not get any sewing in for almost two weeks!!

Sunday afternoon I felt up to sewing and pulled out a mini charm pack that I had bought and made a quick fall table runner. 

I have the backing and binding picked out already. Just need to layer and machine quilt and then I willl have a new table runner for the fall!!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Little Quilts - Fun fabrics and Patterns

 A few weeks ago we visited friends in Atlanta, GA to celebrate a birthday.  Happy 60th to Linda and many more.  

We went out to dinner on Friday and right across the street was a quilt shop named Little Quilts!  So I talked my husband into going there on Saturday morning.

What a lovely shop!  They specialize in patterns for little quilts and civil war fabrics.  I found a pattern book (with fabrics for one quilt), a kit for a flag quilt and some new civil war fabrics for my stash!!   Also got a piece of Georgia Bulldog fabric for my future USA quilt.

If you ever are in the Marietta, GA area be sure to stop by Little Quilts