I just popped in to say that all the quilts look AWESOME so far! It has kept me pumped to keep working on my own. I will be putting my top together today and hope to post pictures tonight so that it will "officially" be done before the next step :) Keep the pictures coming guys... this is the perfect way to drink my coffee in the morning!
Karyn-Ashley and Marsha - I'm glad you like my block design! Of course you can use it (just make sure you square up the blocks! before cutting) adopt it :). that is why I shared it. Now we just have to wait till tomorrow for the border instructions although I already have someting in mind ;).
Boy Wendy, you have been busy. Your quilts are lovely, are you making them as gifts?
Life is like a quilt...bits & pieces, joy & sorrow, stitched with love
Brooke, I don't have my top all together yet either. I hope I can get it done today, but I have an appointment this afternoon so I may not get it finished before the next step comes out.
BTW, I look forward to seeing a picture of your. I like looking at everyones pics also.
I'm almost done with step 3. Busy season.
Quilting My Rainbow
My Granddaughter is having so much fun with this one. I should have done a second one. She won't let me do more than 1 of any step. She does "let" me iron though. We are not going to be done with step 3 until over this weekend. She was at her Dad's all weekend last week. This week she has had a lot of school work to do. She is with us this weekend though and she already put the pieces together to sew her blocks. So unless something "important" comes up on the social scale, we will have 3 and 4 done over the weekend. And she has picked out her "next" pattern. She wants to make one for herself without a deadline.
Jan in Rochester NY
Jan:My Granddaughter is having so much fun with this one.
That is so wonderful Jan, we need the next generation to have an interest in quilting. I love sewing with my granddaughter, she is almost ready to start learning to quilt - I sure wish she was closer.
Since your granddaughter won't let you play this time, you should just go ahead and start your own. I bet you could be caught up in no time.
Jan, it is so cool that you have someone interested in this wonderful craft. I went the opposite directions as you though... I introduced my mom into quilting! I have tried to get my oldest daughter into it but she is at the stage that I am no longer cool lol. I will have to try earlier on my youngest and my 8 year old son is showing a little interest too. If I could get him to sit still and pay attention I would be a little more comfortable though :)
Well I put down my blocks and see I will need to make two more. I didn't like the 6x6 grid as I am a rectangle kind of gal so I have to go back to the drawing board and see if I can make then to make it a 6x8 grid.
I had to clean out my sewing room because of an electrical issue that needed rewiring (about Halloween). In doing that I found the top to MQ 3, which is now quilted and just awaiting binding. The finished top to MQ 4, which now has its borders and is waiting for a trip to the LQS for backing. The, what I thought was nearly finished top to MQ 5, not even close, but I did finish the blocks and am now squaring them...daylight only as there is still no electricity in the sewing room. So to bribe DH into letting me do the Bonnie Hunter one, I have to finish those 3. MQ 6 is done, quilted and on Tessa"s bed. (the quilting granddaughter) and MQ 7 has a deadline. If after all that and catching up with Bonnie Hunter I need a project, I have a few color thoughts for this one in a second quilt.
Don't worry about "having cooties" and "not understanding a thing the child says" because you are taboo, they do grow out of that stage. I have 3 children and the oldest was the hardest. But the youngest daughter sews and quilts and my son knits. They may come around. When I did MQ 5 I could barely get Tessa to look at the quilts and at what I was doing. Come MQ 6 she took over and redesigned my scrappiness. Now she tells me to get my stuff off "her" cut table so she can keep caught up. There is time. Fortunately with her (at 14) although she has issues with each of her parents we are the "good guys". We are the ones raising her and the parents are the ones putting up with most of the guff.
Jan:So to bribe DH into letting me do the Bonnie Hunter one, I have to finish those 3.
Ok, I guess that is a legitimate reason not to do it. LOL I do think it is so cool that your GD is showing a real interest in quilting!
Is it too late to join this mystery quilt group?
its never too late to join
Hi, MzA! Welcome to QCA. This mystery quilt sews up quickly and works with any colors and patterns of fabric you have. I hope you decide to join in the mystery. I believe there's a new step being revealed tonight.
MzA:Is it too late to join this mystery quilt group?
Hi MzA, it is nice to meet you. And, it is not too late, it goes together really quickly so jump right in...
There is supposed to be a new step tonight but I didn't get it to Mandy quickly enough. If she is unable to get it posted in the morning I will do my best to give everyone the instructions. Again....I am sorry that I let this slip up on me. I had just too many things to get ready before wed and forgot about this step.