Monday, May 27, 2013

Finally, a productive week

I feel like I actually made some progress on my mile-long list of things to do.
I finished my disappearing 9-patch using a charm pack of Happy Go Lucky that I won from this nice blogger

 I used white Kona for 4 of the 9 blocks in each 9-patch.  It makes really makes a charm pack go a long way.  I put 1" sashing between each of the patches.  I think it makes the blocks look like they float as well as make the design look a bit more complex.
I used an all-over stipple and went with the light turquoise for the binding.
I didn't want to buy any additional fabric for the back and the binding, so both are from my stash.  I liked the fact that this collection has some orange in it and decided to go with some Kaffe Fassett that I had.
 The weather finally cleared on Sunday, so we took a trip into Boston to see the "To Boston with Love" project.  I have 3 flags in the exhibit and my daughter also made one.
It was an amazing thing to see.  Many thanks to Berene and Amy for all their hard work.  The location couldn't have been more perfect.  It was so great to see lots of visitors looking at all the flags and pointing out their favorites.
Of course Daughter Dear found her's right away.  It's the peachy colored one on the end.  She's a big Vera Bradley fan and used a VB cloth napkin for the heart on hers.

Our guild is busy working on the Quilts for Boston  project.  I finished one top and am ready to baste it. (Ugh, my least favorite part of quilting.)  I also have a second one ready to piece. 
Onward and upward!

Joyful stitching,

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Boston is My Home

Yay, I finally finished my flags for the To Boston With Love project. 

I found the pattern for the peace sign here.  It was really easy to make.    I probably should have made it into a paper-pieced pattern.  It would be easy to do.  I didn't realize it until after I finished the teal and purple one, but I forgot one of the trimming steps.  It's not the same size as the red one.  Doesn't matter.  I like them both.  I think this pattern would look really cute on a zippy pouch or maybe a baby bib.  (Hmm, did someone mention a baby?)
The patchwork heart was very easy.  Just squares and half-square triangles.

Making these flags made me feel better.  I was born in Boston and have lived just a few miles north my whole life.  My first real job was just three blocks from the finish line.  One of the victims lived 3 blocks from my home.  

Off to this month's BMQG meeting to deliver my flags.

Joyful stitching,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Not a whole lot of progress in the past couple of weeks.  I finished the quilting on the disappearing nine-patch

I also made some blocks for the Quilts For Boston project.

The photos are not the best, but that's what happens when you wait until dark to take the pictures.
I wasn't able to make the sew-in this past weekend, but based on this post, some great things were accomplished.
quilts for Boston
I also finished basting another block for my Rose Star quilt.
I decided to do this one in the Boston Marathon colors.  I'll finish stitching this while watching the next Bruins game (sorry Toronto).

I really wanted to finish so much more, but I was dragged, kicking and screaming, away from my sewing room and forced to spend a few days here....

Yup, the hubs and I took a lovely anniversary trip to Bermuda. 

Joyful stitching,

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I've not been very productive this week.  I did manage to finish piecing this quilt top.

I won a charm pack of Happy Go Lucky a few months ago. The pattern is the disappearing nine patch.  I wanted to make this a decent sized baby quilt, so I used some white Kona with the charms.  It measures approx. 39" x 44".   Hopefully, I'll get it quilted next week.

I also finally finished April's Lucky Star block,  It's a good thing, since today is May.
I'm using Mod Century for this project.  I like the way it's coming together.  You can see my other blocks here.
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Joyful stitching,