Sunday, July 20, 2014

I'm back.

For the past couple of weeks I have done almost no sewing.  Yesterday I needed to get back in the swing . . . sew . . .  I worked on block of the month for two of my guilds.

One guild makes quilts for "Quilts of Valor".
This will be part of a group quilt.
BOM for one guild has a theme of half-square
triangles for the year.  This is the pattern
for the July meeting.

This was the second month in a row I won the BOM blocks.
I'm pleased with the result. This will be quilted and donated
for the guild's sale September 26.

While pulling fabric for BOM I found two tops I had started in a class with the same guild.  I added borders to one.  This one is ready to quilt - I even have the backing ready.

This was a class with Jan Krentz.  I used a stripe and
it was all fussy cut.  I'm not as pleased with the final
result, but I did learn a new technique in class.
Close up of the top.  Can you see the block?  Visualize this as 5 across and 2 down.
This was the original fabric.  I started out trying to match the pattern,
but the fabric is so busy it was a lot of work and didn't look any
different when I just cut to best use the fabric.  Lots of bias edges!

It felt good to get back in front of the sewing machine.  I throughly enjoyed the day!

Thanks for checking in.


  1. Glad you're back in the sewing mood. Looks like you have a lot of machine quilting to do.