Monday, April 28, 2008

Ben and Robin's wedding quilt top




















I finished my nephew's wedding quilt top. Now I just have to pin, quilt and bind it. Should be done before the wedding in June.

I also caught up with the 2 SBS BOWs that I was behind on. I now have 61 of 140 blocks done.






Wednesday, April 23, 2008

SBS Block of the Week


Had a chance to finish this weeks SBS block. It was much easier thanks to Micki in Ireland who sent me her paper piecing pattern.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Progress




I've made some nice progress on my nephew's wedding quilt. I have 3 more rows left then borders, quilting and binding. Hopefully I'll finish it by the big day in June. You can see the first two rows here. I'm really loving the batiks, this quilt is different then the norm for me since I tend to do most quilts in green. I've also attached a better picture of the inner part of my lollipop quilt. Thanks to some great SBS quilters who gave me applique pointers, I finished two stems last night. Will post the applique portion of this quilt as I progress more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Today's projects










Today I had the chance to complete my SBS block of the week. It's a bit crooked but I finally gave up after taking out many seams.









I also worked a bit more on my lollipop flowers quilt. I have the center portion finished and now need to cut out the outer edge and lollipop flowers for applique. As usual whenever I try to take a picture of one my quilting projects I have help from my dear kitty Minnie Pearl.

I do wish I had time to work on the Quiltville Mystery quilt but maybe the next one I'll be able to do.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Sunday Spent Sewing



What a great day I spent sewing. I've finished the 20 sister's choice blocks for my nephew's wedding quilt. I'm about half the way done with the coordinating Marion's Choice blocks. Since I made such good progress on the wedding quilt I took a bit of a break to redo this weeks SBS block with the paper piecing method and finished the middle rows of the Moda Posh lollipop flowers quilt. I've attached some pictures of my nephew's quilt block and the new SBS block.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A cold Saturday in Michigan

Well we thought spring was here but unfortunately we were wrong. It's a good day to stay inside to quilt and work on projects around the house.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

A visit with a new friend



I had the privilege to meet one of my fellow SBS quilters today. Shelley and I met at Guildcrafters in Berkley. We spent some time exploring the shop and had a wonderful lunch. Thanks for a great day Shelley. I'm off to sew now.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Wedding quilts




My gift to my neices and nephews as they get married is a quilt. This is the fourth quilt I've finished and it's been fun to see how different they all can be. My niece Natasha once told me that her favorite color for decorating was burgandy. I kept that in mind when I made the quilt for Natasha and her new husband Jason. The wedding is next weekend, but unfortunately she'll have to wait until June to receive this quilt.

New stuff for me

I finally jumped right in and created my own blog. I've enjoyed reading so many great ones that I thought it was time to give it a go.