Wednesday, July 25, 2018
It's all about Up From Here. I think I'm making that my personal motto. Last Saturday, after some marathon piecing, I was able to finish the Up From Here quilt top, part of a quilt along being hosted by Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Us. I am cheering like a true Mountaineer fan at this top finish, though no couches were burned (if you get that joke).
Friday, July 20, 2018
I have to admit this quilt has been finished for weeks now, just waiting for me to talk about it. This is my finish for Sandra at mmm!quilts Playtime Plus QAL. I call it the SS Playtime Plus, short for Sexy Sophisticated Playtime Plus. Red, black and white are just timeless classic colors.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
This may or may not surprise you, but I have decided to join in on a quilt along. I have not been sewing full steam ahead now for almost three weeks (maybe four). Life has thrown a major curve ball that has left me feeling a bit empty and my head is spinning. I've been focusing on me and decided that this QAL with Roseanne and Sue at Home Sewn By Us is exactly what I needed. There are really no rules, no time frame to finish and three quilts to choose from. I will be making the Up From Here modern quilt because, well...I need everything to be up from here. Seems fitting.
I decided from the get go this will be a quilt that I will sell. With fall right around the corner, I decided to go with the colors of the WV Mountaineers, blue and gold. This would make someone a fun football quilt. I took to Facebook to take a poll on which color version people liked better, more blue or more gold.
I actually found myself drawn to the one of the right, more gold. But almost overwhelmingly, people like the one on the left better. The people spoke and so I sew on.
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Happy July 1st to everyone! It's time to get cracking on the next set of instructions on the Fireburst Mystery Quilt. In just a few days, here in the United States fireworks will be lighting up the sky in celebration of our independence so think of this as a small show of sparklers in preparation for our New Years fireworks.
This month we will be making a few flying geese units and a (yes one) square in a square unit. That's not so bad, right?