Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here is a look back at my smaller Cindy Lou Who Schnibbles...it was a bit more coordinated and not as scrappy, but I love the effect this quilt has :) Now back to sock knitting!
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Last Saturday the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild met and Allisa taught us how to paper piece. We had the choice of making either a coffee cup or a pop bottle. I got Allisa's mug rug in the swap last time, which was a coffee cup, so I opted to do the pop bottle as you already know. Here is everyone else and/or her creation! Enjoy the paper piecing parade!
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I am hooked on these cute little blocks! I eeked out some time to sew before work yesterday and I plan to do the same tomorrow morning! My work schedule changed a bit and I have mornings free on Tues and Thurs for another week or so (til the semester ends) and I am trying to get something accomplished on those mornings instead of just lazing around! I was dying to finish this one off last night, but I worked late (even though I got off early) and then I had to make a summer salad for a work party and I rode my bike and by the end of all that I had to prep for teaching! So no sewing happened even though I was up til 1 am. Good thing I am a night owl!
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I finished sewing the rest of my green spools and they outnumber all the other colors now even with nine of them in a pillow!
At the meeting, Jill and I traded mug rugs (she was unable to trade a few months ago but wanted to participate) so she got a granny square one, and I LOVE my new hexie flower mug rug. She used a rainbow variegated thread on the edges and it really is so pretty. It is so funny, I have wanted to make mug rugs for forever, and now that I did and traded with several people I now have four different ones!
|Lora with her thread catcher, Nancy with her pincushion, Me with my pillow, Tracy (Kirstin's mom, lol) with her pincushion, Becca with her pillow, Christi with her wallet and Jen with a quilt!|
So many shades of emerald. Way to represent girls!
|These are the pincushions we received in the trade (not the ones we made). Nancy, BJ, Christi, me, Barb, Bonnie--she got mine, Ann Becca, Lora and Tracy (Kirstin's mom, lol!).|
Our program yesterday was learning Paper Piecing. My friend Allisa (who also just replaced our treasurer) taught the workshop. She did a great job and spent time with each of us individually (some of us more than others, lol it was my first time really!) helping us catch on.I have done this at least once before but I remember giving up because I kept putting the fabric on backwards. We had six new people at our meeting and I was lucky enough to be sitting across from Sarah (one of them) and she had the seam ripper that I forgot and spent some of her time helping me (as did Jacki behind me!) until it finally started to make sense! Sarah is also a Bonnie Hunter fan--I knew I liked that girl the minute she said hi! She and I kept repeating a phrase about lining the seam allowance up where you want the fabric to go--which I now can't recall, but it helped alot! You can see from the picture that I caught on and was tickled to death. However, I didn't have a color coding of the bottle and it wasn't until I was COMPLETELY finished that I realized I was supposed to have white on the triangle parts at the top of the bottle. I do believe I will rip it apart and fix it later on but Alissa (and Sarah and Jacki) taught me well because I came home and did more!
Bonnie's newest Quiltmaker block is Wild and Goosey and I figured I would just do one tiny corner of the block (it takes awhile!) but I couldn't stop there...