Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baby Charm

I'm determined to use up as much fabric as I can before next month's quilt show in Manchester, NH.
I made this baby quilt out of leftover charm squares.
No cutting, just piecing.
I just straight stitched along the seams.  This is one of the easiest quilts I've made.
The backing is a vintage flower print and the binding is polka dots.

There's been a lot of progress on my tumbler quilt.  
I really dislike basting, but the worst is over.

Hopefully, I'll get the topstitching finished tomorrow.  I look forward to hand stitching the binding while watching the games.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Fun Sand Sculptures

Last weekend there was a sand sculpture contest at a nearby beach.  The talented sculptors were amazing and so were the entries.  The sand that was used was trucked in and contains some kind of additive that keeps it from drying out and crumbling.    The area was packed Friday and Saturday with people watching the artists at work.  We waited until the day after the judging and prizes to visit and treat ourselves to a yummy pizza.

Some of my favorites...
3 cuties
Mr. Grumpy
This is what the sculpture looked like from the front...
and this was what it looked like on the back.
A little creepy
I really liked this one.
Fish for dinner
 Fenway Park
(Had to include it even though the Sox stink this year.)
Who doesn't love Wally?


Monday, July 9, 2012

A rose by any other name...

I've been working on my Rose Star blocks using a tutorial from Selfsewn.  There are lots of lovely blocks on Flickr.
I've enjoyed learning the English Paper Piecing method and have two other EPP projects started.  It makes for a very portable project and a great way to use up your scraps.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Birth of a nation...birth of a blog

My first finish for July.  It kind of looks like 4th of July fireworks (if you squint).

It only took me 3 years, but I can finally call this quilt finished.  The 12" blocks were part of a BOM.  I decided to use the smaller 8" and 4" blocks as well.  The pattern is Sampler Magic by Lori Smith.
On the back I added a few pinwheel blocks that were made from the scraps.

As a reward for actually finishing something, I get to start something new. Yeah.
I'm finally cutting into my Echo fat quarters. Keep you posted.