Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The units for the above blocks are done -- at 18" each, they don't take long to fill up space on the design wall. I am busy piecing baby quilts, so these blocks are my "Leaders and Enders". I really like the colors and using up those 3 1/2" squares (I started with over 100) feels like I am accomplishing something.
If you are interested in joining Judy at Patchwork Times -- she has challenged us to use up scraps from blocks she will choose each month. February's block is Key Lime Pie.
Posted by Jamie in Louisiana at 5:00 AM
Monday, February 10, 2014
My Gammill is fixed .... I am so proud of myself for taking apart the tension, replacing the thread guide spring and putting her back together. To be honest, my husband helped -- I had never used a hex key wrench. I finished Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Saturday night and taking my time on the binding.
Monday Design Wall Link Up over at Patchwork Times is about to end, so I better hurry! Good night.
Posted by Jamie in Louisiana at 10:22 PM
Friday, February 7, 2014
Although I have made this pattern several times, I have been taking pictures to post the pattern and instructions. Believe it or not .... we have 9-patches, rail fences, squares and HSTs .... all easy blocks. The hardest thing for me was the Tiger in the center.
The part to my long arm came in today, so I will be happy tomorrow if all comes together. I want to have a good night sleep before tackling the repair. If all goes well, I hope to have 2 deadline quilts done by Sunday night. If not .... well, let's not go there.
Linking with Sarah and Confessions of a Fabric Addict tonight .... poor Sarah -- her Jolene is waiting for a part too. I know EXACTLY how she feels - lost.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday morning, the Celtic Mystery was loaded on the Quilting Frame. I loaded a few bobbins and with determination to finish by afternoon I started. On row two, the top thread broke and tangled so badly the "thread check" on the tension knob disappeared. I could have cried.
Hopefully, the part will be here in a couple of days and HOPEFULLY I will be able to change it. I have found great instructions on line and a You Tube video. Bonnie has her link up until February 8th, so that gives me a few days ... fingers crossed.
Posted by Jamie in Louisiana at 6:33 AM
Sunday, February 2, 2014
A simple 9-Patch rail is the start of the Pink Month for the 2014 Rainbow Challenge hosted by SoScrappy. I have a ton of pink scraps -- enough to work on for 2 months. I make at least one pink quilt a year for Breast Cancer Awareness, so my pink scraps could be housed in a trunk instead of a plastic container like the other colors.
I really need to get back to quilting the 2013 Rainbow tops I have ready.....actually, there are 4 left. I have a notebook full of new quilting designs and want to practice on these tops. So now...back to thinking PINK!
Monday, January 27, 2014
All the blocks and sashing units are sewn for Judy's January Scrappy Challenge. My blocks are 12", because I used units on hand (already sewn). The rows will be labeled, stacked and boxed away for weekend assembly.
We have a freeze coming through Tuesday and Wednesday ..... don't see that down here in Southern Louisiana (on the coast). We may lose electricity, so I need to be ready for handwork. If we have to shut down the town anyway, I would love to see a little snow -- as we don't see much. Most of us don't know how to drive in it - including me.
Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times and the Design Wall Monday!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I still had several 2 1/2" HSTs left over from the previous Rainbow Challenge Saturdays, so I threw them up on the wall. I will wait until the end of the year to make a final decision on placements, for now....just playing.
It is the last Saturday of the month, so that means a new color will soon be coming. I look at my scrappy stash and secretly wish for one of two favorite colors....but I will be patient.
How are your scraps looking? Are they overflowing like mine?? Why are my scraps still growing, even though I am constantly using them? Oh Well ... I am heading over to Angela's So Scrappy to see how many others have the answers.