I have been making string stars the last few days. These blocks all come from the 7.5 inch string blocks. All the others (and there are lots more) are 8.5 inches. Add to this my effort to reduce the amount of 2.5 inch strips and we have funky stars. There are four more to assemble. Since they are so wild I'm thinking about sashings and connector blocks. They are beautiful. This picture does not show them well.
Have you ever had a UFO that haunted you? I have one. It used to stay in the bathroom storage and every time I would go,get batting it would,star,me down... Then it moved to,the long arm table and I saw it everyday.... I'm sick of seeing you! So I finished it up early this morning at 7am. By 8am it was finished. I had to add a backing piece as I had under cut the correct amount, so now add more batting and quilt away. I am so glad it's done. It even has the binding stitched and waiting it's turn for hand stitching!!!! Yay!
While I was on a roll I quilted a baby quilt needed for a coworkers wife due in January.
It also has the binding stitched on. Lots of hand work for a couple evenings.
I did stitch a little on part 5 of Allietare Mystery. Almost there!
Our guild had a Christmas holiday gift exchange that started in July. We all brought 1 yard of Christmas fabric. It was sliced and diced and you ended up with a bag of fabrics and a name. We were to make our named person a gift.
I thought my fabric said 4 patch and they did but I used one fabric as a focus and built around it with four patches. It is quilted, bound and has Bevs name and other information monogrammed on the backing fabric. I understand that she loved it.
I have been very busy lately. adding more blocks to the stain glass strings. I like how it is progressing.
Next up is Allettiare, the Bonnie Hunter Mystery for 2015. My gray is a topo map of lakes and creeks. I've had fun reading all the fun names. All of step one is finished and sliver trimmed. I have a good start on start on step two. I would have been finished but I had to squeeze in a Christmas present for our guild holiday. More on that later.
Temecula is having their mini Christmas mystery. The small blocks are SO CUTE. I am only behind two blocks! Janet are you participating?
Lastly Christmas came early for the kitties. They got a new kitty condo and they love it!
In between cooking today I have been folding fabric, getting rid of the ones that are not 100% cotton and any that don't appeal to me. I have been trying to move all the piles of fabric from the bathroom tub as I know, sometime soon the bathroom will be remodeled. I expect my contractor to call any day now.
I really enjoyed visiting all my lovelies.
The closet will be filled to the brim when I finish. The big yardage is on the bottom shelf. Next shelf up is two plus yards. Above that are one yard pieces. There is even a colum for half yard cuts.
I will need to go through my drawers looking for pieces larger than one yard.
Still to fold are two big piles.
I put the biggest yardage on my empty bolts.
Almost time for turkey breast and all the fixings. The pumpkin pies are baking now. Yum!
Have a great evening and tomorrow morning is the first clue of Bonnie Hunters Mystery for 2015. I'm ready!
Between yesterday and today I have sewn 92 6 inch crumb blocks. This got rid of a big bag.
They will make a great quilt for someone. They will join the other bagged blocks until I need them.
For the slow stitching part I am working on the last two hearts on my sprouts of love. I thought for the longest time about the top border. One day I thought "sprouts of love", they need heart flowers. Perfect!
This quilt makes my heart happy.
The top is brighter in real life. It was cloudy outside when I took this photo.
I am going to finish up the appliqué on these two hearts tonight. Linking up with
Yesterday I had the pleasure of teaching the Lake Marion Piecemakers quilt guild my stain glass string quilt. They all did really well and loved the no stress sewing. They now have a new outlook on what you can do with string fabrics. There were experienced quilters and new quilters in the class.
Their blocks on the wall.
And the class sample.
Thank you Joan and the Lake Marion Piecemakers. I had a great time today including the yummy lunch and my "star".
First of all the last post was delayed getting out. Don't know what happened... You get two Yay!!!
Today I have been chipping away at completing four patches in a square. I'm almost done.
See Maestro on the right.
My area. With these together I can begin to assemble the top. But before I can do that I need to write a pattern for my stain glass string quilt. I'm teaching it November 9. There are a few other things I have to do as well.