Saturday, September 24, 2011

Progress for September 2011

Here are some of the blocks I have completed these past couple of weeks. 
This batik block is called Windblown Square and is part of the "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" quilt. I am making the block of the week (most of the weeks). It finishes at 6" and instructions are in the book by the same name.

 The above blocks and second border are the latest ones I've made for the Stars and Sprigs. These beautiful fabrics on the 4 blocks were given to me by friends. I love the fabrics and the people, so it is all good to me. The border is half done and half  held with pins to be appliqued as time permits (laundry is waiting as I type).
My new quilt is a mini that I received from our Modern Guild swap this month. Bethany made this for me. I totally love it and it hangs on my studio now. She appliqued the 2 flowers, did some machine and hand quilt.
The colors on these pictures are not that great. I did use flash to take them. It is raining outside and it is dark; but we do need this rain really bad. So, I am not complaining.
Personal note:  Muitas Saudades!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

More Sprigs blocks

I have had a chance to make more of my blocks for the Star and Sprigs quilt. I have prepared several blocks and now I am "appliqueing" them at every opportunity. Here are the photos of the last 8 ones that I've finished. I have 3 more completed; but they need to be ironed before I can show them.
Even during a blackout I was able to keep going. Thanks to a battery operated headlight.
It was kind of fun to do that.

Wool BOM- Moon Garden

Lisa Bongean is starting a new BOM called Moon Garden. It will be 12 baskets. Block size about 16" -17" light wool on dark cotton ...