Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Sewing

 Sunday Sewing included finishing up this Lil' Twister Tree.  We didn't actually have the pattern so we used pictures online to help us out.  If we do this again we will use the smaller ruler (this was the medium and it is too big really for a wall hanging and too small for a lap quilt) and I will be sure to have enough of each color. We just used leftover 5 inch squares from charms and cut up the rest of my fat quarter shop leftovers from Designer Mystery BOM (that fabric went really far!) so we ran out of yellows and had to grab some more.  Ya, they are all at the top!  LOL.  It also seems to me that there should actually be more green in it since it is a tree.  So eventually may do a smaller one, but it will look different.  All told, we are happy with it anyways.  Kathy and I worked on it together and that was fun.  We make a good team on these kinds of projects!

Linking up with Kathy for slow stitching on Sunday!

 During the Packer/Cardinals game I sewed up the red and white flower above by hand.  Seven done and 5 to go!  It is Packer bye week but I am going to try to sneak it a flower at some point anyways since this project is finally seeing progress!
 Princess Stitch had to put her paw of approval on the quilt top so here she is!
Also linking up with Angela for the SoScrappy Rainbow BOM Challenge!


I did manage to cut and sew one grey block for the SoScrappy Rainbow BOM.  I can't believe this is the last color.  Next, I will be laying them all out and seeing if I need to make more blocks to get it to size.  Still have another grey block and pinwheels for the border to go.  I never did make the "neutral" color so I may need to pick another color or two after it is up to round it all out.  
I am already thinking about what block I will do in January when we start all over again.  Maybe I will just copy Amy again!  LOL.  She picked this one Bonnie Hunter's Jack in the Box) and it has been an great block to work with each month and has really become one of my favorites!  
I signed up to take two Crafsy classes last week too.  One is Weeks Ringle's "Designing Modern Quilts."  I really have no talent for designing any kind of quilt, but she sure makes me think I could!  She shows her quilts and explains various aspects and element of them and how they came to be.  It is like my own personal trunk show!  I am really enjoying it, am even taking notes on it!  I may even try to do the explorations (homework) she assigns...I took the class mainly because she was the first modern quilter I found, the first book I bought (Modern Quilt Workshop) and I just adore her and wish I was as talented as one of her pinkies!  In any event, I am learning things I can use in following other people's pattern about color, balance, etc.  It is a good class!  
The other class is about knitting socks.  I am GOING to get good at socks.  That I know I can do--eventually.  The good news is, when you buy a Craftsy class you can watch it as much as you want forever so it is there to reference down the line.  Works for me.
They also have a block of the month with videos and different techniques each month for the blocks.  When you are done you will have a sampler quilt.  A few of my local friends started it almost a year ago, but I just didn't make the time to join in or to really check out the forum.  Now I want to give it a shot...that is a free class you can get just for creating an account.  Anyone feel the urge to join me?  We can pick a start month and urge each other on each month!  http://www.craftsy.com and search "block of the month." 

2 comments:

scraphappy said...

Pretty grey fabrics. Hope you find enough extra scraps hanging around to fill out the quilt. Somehow finding enough scraps never seems to be a problem.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun post to read...so many creative things going on! Love the twister tree...and the hexies are so adorable! Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!