Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last night out of town

I am sitting here at the hotel reading blog posts from my Google reader.  Trying to catch up with my subscriptions.  Looks like everyone is having a productive week.  I am anxious to get back home and start up the sewing machine.  I still have one unfinished project to finish up before I get started on something new.  I am making a churn dash quilt with 9.5" finished blocks.  It is about 2/3 done.  Hopefully I will feel motivated this weekend.  It is a slow go with the half-square triangles.  A baby quilt is next on the horizon so I hope I get this one done soon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Finished with Farmer's Wife

I finally got the borders on my Farmer's Wife quilt.  Now I can hang it in the closet along with the other pieced tops that I have not quilted yet.  But it is off my list of UFO's.

Yes.  All Done.

My husband and I went to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center to the art and artisans show on Saturday.  I picked up some notecards that are prints of dried flowers and a lovely print of a water color of a geranium.  It is going to be on my inspiration board when I get one put up.

It is so pretty

Monday, March 14, 2011

Farmer's Wife

Well I got the last of the top pieced.  I am so glad.  This UFO has been weighing on my mind.

Got two of the borders on tonight.

Next weekend done for sure.

I also took a break and went to my LQS.  This was after I pinned the last sashing strip in place three times. First time I did not have enough sashing strips.  Had not counted in the diagram.  Next the setting triangle on the left was upside down.  Now you can see why I needed a break.

I got a charm pack and a yard of Max and Whiskers while I was there.  Need to make a few baby quilts in the next month and that fabric is just so cute.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Farmer's Wife

I finally am in the last stages of putting the farmer's wife quilt together.  This was my first project ever.  I took a class at Honey Bee here in Austin.  This was probably not the best project to start with but it got me going fast.  We had to churn out 10 blocks a month.  I got everything done but four blocks and put it aside to try some simpler patterns like "Turning Twenty Again".  I was finally motivated to finish my four blocks and get started with putting it together.  The blocks are put together on the diagonal so it is setting triangles, sashing and the like.  I am about 3/4 of the way finished.  Will post a pix when I have it done.  I started out using mostly Moda fabrics so a lot of my quilt was made from Moda charm packs.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Flea Market Fancy

Well I got my Katie Jump Rope in the mail.  Yeh.  I did some bidding on ebay and scored a yard of Flea Market Fancy fabric.  I followed that up with two fat quarters on Etsy.  Now I am the proud owner of 1.5 yards of Flea Market Fancy in a few different pinks.  I still have a few bids outstanding but who knows if I will win any more.  I can make what I have into a baby quilt if nothing else.