Saturday, December 13, 2014

Another Border Done

I am so loving how these borders are developing.

I have finished Grand Illusion part two and have been busy on part three. Pictures on those tomorrow.

Hope you are stitching your troubles away!

Frog Quilter

Monday, December 8, 2014

Grand Illusion Step 2

I have most of the units completed. This week I will sew the pairs together, that's the fun part. Enjoy.

Lucy had to get in the picture.

Be sure to check out other Grand Illusion participants here.

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quilting Today

I pulled out a QOV today to quilt. It's not the normal patriotic colors. It felt good to get back in the machine quilting mode.

I did a free hand meander in a yellow polished poly thread by YLI. I was pleased with all the texture. Someone will love it.

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First border of Hearts

I finished enough hearts for the first border. Got it sewn on, pressed. Love it. Hearts are getting appliquéd most every evening. I hope to have this border done by the new year.

Each corner will be a black square with small red hearts (fabric).

This was this morning, Sebastian in the fore ground and Tinker Belle down towards my feet. It seems like Tinker Belle is slowly coming out of her shell.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Only 50 To Go

I have refined my sewing of this step by sewing all the pieces together and the bonus triangles in one sitting for the batch. Each batch is around 50 units.

After sewing, these get clipped apart and the bonus triangles cut off. Snip snip!

Here is this batch all cut apart.

Next is pressing. Yes I know it is time for a new ironing board cover. I don't have any excuses. I have plenty of the same fabric you see.

Here are the units for this step.

Here is the pile of bonus blocks. I love bonus blocks.

After pressing it is back to the cutting area. I trim up each one (if it needs it, most do as I'm not perfect).

Then they join the others, in stacks of ten (10).

Tomorrow I hope to finish step two.

I sewed a side of appliquéd hearts to my OMG quilt. Because of the grey rainy day I didn't even try to get a photo. Maybe tomorrow.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Grand Illusion Step 2

This morning I cut all the parts for step two.

It was very fun to search through my 2 1/2 inch strip bin looking for possible color choices. Most of my selections came from this bin. It still did not make a difference in the amount. I still can't shut the lid lol.

I am using step three to make my blocks. I probably only have 40 sewed so far.

When my brother and wife Marion came for Thanksgiving I had Marion go through my stash. I sent her home with a big bag of stash enhancement.

I'll be sewing some more tonight.

Frog Quilter

Monday, December 1, 2014

Quiltville Mystery Grand Illusion

I started right away making step 1 for the Quiltville Mystery, Grand Illusion. So fun. It took me two days of stitching, that is, enjoyable stitching.

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