Saturday, January 29, 2011

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll progress

Last night I finished all my border units.  I didn't do them until the end because I was waiting for my Companion Angle ruler to arrive.  What a great feeling of accomplishment.

I've now started assembling my quilt top and will post a picture soon!

I had a wonderful pedicure today, complete with paraffin treatment.  I figured that since I treated myself that I should now spend some time taking care of business.  It's year-end and tax time's a comin' so I'm spending the rest of the afternoon on bookkeeping...although my heart is upstairs next to my sewing machine.  Alas...into every life a little work must fall.

Happy Quilting Friends!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Strawberry Fields forever pattern

This is my first 'published' (aka 'for sale') pattern.  I've called it Strawberry Fields Forever.  It's a very simple charm quilt with some applique and bias-binding vine.

Let me know what you think.  I'm uploading it for the taking.  Have fun!

Strawberry Fields

Approx. 60 ½” x 72”
This is a “charm” quilt using either pre-packaged 5” charms or scrappy 5” squares from your stash. 


-         99   5” charms (note:  Charm packs usually come 42 to a pack.  You will need 3 packs for this quilt and will have some leftovers.  You could make a matching cushion with the lefovers.
-         3 meters of neutral fabric (for sashing and borders and binding)
-         1 meter of strawberry fabric
-         .5 meters of green for stem
-         .5 meters of green for vine
-         3 meters of batting
-         3 meters of backing @ 45” wide fabric)

The Pattern:

Strawberry Fields

Block Marathon

I finally finished all of the blocks of my Roll Roll Cotton Boll.  And I ordered a Companion Angle ruler which has now arrived so I guess the next marathon will be the border units.

I absolutely love the quilt tops that I've seen so far and really want to get this one finished soon.

Pictures to follow once I can find the cable for my blackberry.

Monday, January 3, 2011

End of Christmas Vacation

My mini at home quilting retreat ends tomorrow.  Here's what I've got to show for my devoted days of sewing:

I love these blocks but it's definitely more week than a weekend effort.  Are my quilting muscles ever sore!  I was so hoping to catch up this weekend.  I'm closer but not totally caught up.  I am very intrigued by the last step coming this Friday.  I have more cutting to do for that step and am hoping the Companion Angle ruler I ordered from Sawyers will be here soon as it's needed for the last units required for the borders.

These are monotonous little blocks!  These are the result of the 600 half-square triangles.  I am very tired of working on this part so I may go and assemble some of the final blocks.  But then again, it's happy hour!  Maybe a glass of wine and some time with the family will give me more unction to finish them.  Sigh...

Until next time,