Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Monday, August 18, 2014

Austen Family Album - week 20

Week 20: Best Friend

Barbara Brackman's Austen Family Album series HERE

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Stash report - week 34

Used this week: 1.75 yards
Used year to date: 156.50 yards
Added this week: 7.50 yards
Added year to date: 104.00 yards

Net used for 2014: 52.50 yards


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friends and Companions

Block 3: Sarah's Block

Blocks 1 - 3:

I'm enjoying seeing how different the blocks look when different colorways are used. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Friends and Companions

Block 2: Paula's Friends

Blocks 1 - 2: 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UFO report

Yippee!! A completion!!  I started this one last August, and since it wasn't ready for Halloween last year it got moved to the back burner.

So here it is August again, and I've been determined to finish it up for this Halloween.  Experimenting with hex shapes was the genesis for this quilt -- my first project using those shapes and that particular wedge ruler.  It went well and I'd certainly do another hex project someday.  I will comment. however, that allover 'bubble quilting' is EXTREMELY slow.

Took the pic this afternoon before I had all the binding turned to the back, because my quilt holder was available then, but it will be done by the end of TV time tonight :)  And this one is crossed off the list ...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A new block of the week project

I just ran across yet another block of the week sew-along that began recently: the  Marcus Fabrics Friends and Companions Sew-Along.  Pieced, traditional, and I like the designers being featured, so I decided to give it a whirl.

The project is a mystery quilt involving 8" blocks and finishing at 60" x 60".  The series will run on Fridays for ten weeks.

I'm using fabrics from my stash with the specific intention of using up some of the older stuff, and have chosen two colorways to play with.  The first darker one, with the blue, is similar to the designers' original color choices.  It will definitely be a donation quilt for my guild.  The second, a lighter springier combo, may become a 'keeper'.  :)

Block 1: Union Forever

And furthermore, a Yahoo group was just created for this sew-along, so participants can share their colors and sewing progress.
So, if you have some free time and some extra fabric (haha, seriously?), join us!  It's only Week 2, so there's time to catch up.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Austen Family Album

Week 19: Cross Patch
I now have 16 blocks sewn at 6" size, and I'm planning to use them to surround an appliqued center medallion.  Then the rest of my blocks will be 9" and will become a second ring surrounding the center.

Barbara Brackman's Austen Family Album series HERE

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stash report - week 33

Used this week: 5.75 yards
Used year to date: 154.75 yards
Added this week: 0.00 yards
Added year to date: 96.50 yards

Net used for 2014: 58.75 yards