Thea, yes we do buy the extra 1/2 yard in case of mistakes, the other extra yard(s) we buy because we love fabric. LOL. And I agree, I like the pattern of the "mistake". I am gonna think about a design for it. I have yet to design a quilt, may never, but it at least could make for an interesting border.
Does buying fabric and supplies count? How about watching a great little trunk show with members of the LQS Strip Club. I'm so tired from getting up and ready to meet Marge and then all the applauding and running around finding fabrics for my quilt (well Marge found most of it) I'm gonna lay down for a nap and read my new strip book., OOPS strip piecing book.
Last night I used my Elegante...embroider with it for the first time. That took me forever, but was fun, after all Elle does all the work, after your get the material PROPERLY placed and locked into hoop. I just sat there for about 15 minutes before I got up the courage to press the start button.
Have a Blessed Day ! Z-z-z-z-z.
Not yet, but I did make an Olivia themed place mat for my guild picnic on Tuesday. We're all bringing and sharing a placemat. I'm also starting a blueberry pie pincushion based on a pattern in Meg Cox's book The Quilters Catalog. I've made several of them for our guild boutique but this one is for a display of pincushions that a local library is going to have in September.
When I finish the pincushion, I'm going back to work on an Anita Grossman Solomon quilt. It's the self-mitered log cabin quilt in her Rotary Cutting Revolution book. With Anita's designs, you always get a very interesting method for making blocks. Anita is one of my top five favorite designers, as there is a surprise in every quilt and her methods are very efficient. She's the thinking woman's quilt designer. The finished product always looks a lot more difficult than it actually was. Love that. I was able to use my Accuquilt GO to cut hundreds of 1 1/2 inch strips, a real time saver.
I am working on my BOM Amish with a Twist today. I'm on lesson #13 making the block frames.
I am back from work in Moses Lake, so now working on the bargello wedding quilt. Most of today. I've got to get it done!
I love Bargellos, so you must share a picture of it when you have it done.
Now THAT makes me smile----- good job Joe!
It's a SHE MONSTER, love the flounce! Cute!
Joe what a cutie ..
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Great Monster-etta, Joe! Very original!
I'm working on a few quilts. First and foremost is the fall charm swap. It's coming along well and I think it may turn out to be one of my favorites. I'm also working on Nana's June Scrappy. I chopped it up quite a bit. Make Disappearing 9 Patch blocks and turned them on-point. I'll use the leftovers for the borders. I already have one on the top. This will be a lap quilt for a friend who just lost her son to a motorcycle accident.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Well, it wasn't a quilt, but I was hard at work yesterday behind the sewing machine!
I had some GREAT coupons to Joann's (50% off any regularly priced item, 2x 40% off, 25% off entire purchase). My 11 year old son has been BEGGING me to make him a sheet set. Coupled with the cute curtains Donna Bablyon made on It's Sew Easy (PBS) yesterday, I ran down there and saved just as much as I spent!
Here's what I got done yesterday:
These are his pillowcases (hidden seams in the cuff, French seams down the side and bottom).
I also purchased a discount sheet set at a local store, cut off the cuff of the top sheet and mimicked the same design as the pillowcases:
The blanket was something I made for him last year, so the camoflage pattern didn't necessarily match, but he didn't mind. He was one happy kid!
Next up - finish those Donna Babylon curtains! ;)
Rachel in East Tennessee
Judy T, I love what you did with your blocks. The borders looking good too. I guess I just like everything about it. LOL
Rachel, I LOVE the Joann's sale w/coupons they had going on. I hit pretty hard too. Spent twice my budget, but when you get broadcloth for $1.75 a yard, it's hard not to get some of every color. I also picked up a piece of extra wide backing fabric for the commission quilt I'm doing. It's about 98 x 98. Got it pressed, and basted. Ready to quilt. I also need to put a binding together for it. I want to get it done this week. Then I can thorw a charity quilt together and move on to my cousins quilt.
Too many on the list to do...
The sew must go on.