About me

I have been making fabric crafts since the 70s, started hand piecing and quilting in the 80s, and have been machine piecing for the last seven years. My pile of UFO tops are slowly diminishing with the help of my longarm quilting machine, an Ansley 26.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Scrappy QOV Project

My current QOV project is an arrowhead block from Anita Grossman Solomon. I found the project first online, then discovered her book, Rotary Cutting Revolution, and then, her block appeared in the Nov/Dec 2010 Quiltmaker.

I am using my stack of patriotic layer cakes and cutting up a few of my fat quarters to add to my LC stash. I like the secondary pattern the blocks are creating.

Hope to finish these by early spring.

New Quilt

My Tuesday nite quilt group is ready for a new project.

I purchased some wash tub panels several months ago and have designed a layout for the panel.

The layout includes 16 pineapple blocks, 8 morning star blocks, and some creative sashings. A couple of the ladies will be using the purple panel and others the blue/red panel.

I am working on approximate fabric requirements and the first set of instructions.

I have set myself up for a good challenge. We start next week with cutting up our panel.

Christmas projects

For Christmas, I started making twister wreaths for each family on my list. I quickly realized that I could not make 7 in 10 days so started plans on an alternate project. I chose candlemats and quickly started creating seven different kits so that I could do the sewing all at once. After creating 4 different kits, I chose a DIFFERENT pattern and began all over again.

I finally settled on a Toad in a Puddle and created 7 candlemats, purchased 7 candles, stuffed my giftbags, and lined them up under the tree.

I have made a promise to make one Christmas gift each month in 2011, so as to enjoy my December vacation without having to work on "must does".