Monday, June 21, 2010

Sample Eldon Block

Finished off my sample Eldon block. Not perfect, but still pretty cool.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

This weekend's work

I got the quilt for my sister's friends little girl this weekend. Pretty cute for using up leftover blocks!

And I made a travel pillow case to go with it!

And 3 new chemo hats, one to match the quilt!

Also made another travel pillow case.
And the big accomplishment..... I made a test block from Laundry Basket quilt Eldon. I'm going to turn this into a one block quilt. Wanted to make a test one before starting to cut the fabrics and working on it for real. I like how it turned out, even with scraps!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Quilt Top finished

I finished the quilt top and it is off to the quilters! I didn't have time to get a good full picture, but be assured - no more hole in the middle and border is on.

With the left over blocks and fabric I made this charity quilt. I already have plans for where it is going to go.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A little bigger....

but still a hole in the middle!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Graduation Quilt Progress

Made some progress on the graduation quilt this weekend. I need a round of blank blocks to go and then the borders.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My new pincushion!

Look at the new pincushion I made this week. I really didn't need one, but I just love pincushions! I got the pattern and fabric when I was out at my mom's a few weeks ago! And aren't the pins cute! I got those at the Chicago quilt show.
UPDATE - I meant to do this last night in the post but forgot. Sorry.
The pincushion pattern is by Miss Rosie's! It is called Fruit Salad Pincushions!
The pins are by Just Another Button Company - and they are called Just Pins!

I also worked on some chemo hats. A friend of my sisters has a friend who has a little girl with cancer. She wanted some fun hats to wear but all the "hats" were the same as the other little girls wear to the hospital. So I took one those and ripped it apart to figure out how to make them! They look big though. I don't know why, I used the one they bought as the pattern pieces, so we will see. If nothing else they fit Pooh well!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Finished my Ice Cream Beauty block

Got my Ice Cream New York Beauty block done! I"m going to make 3 more and make a really fun wall hanging!

And here is a peek at what I have been working on the last month and half. Emily's graduation quilt. This is just 4 blocks - there will be more.....

Saturday, June 05, 2010

What I did today

What did I do today? I treated myself to a New York Beauty class taught by Toby Lischko! Was it wonderful! I got the above 2 sections done so far. You all have probably seen Toby's patterns in magazines. Everytime I open up a magazine she seems to have a quilt in it lately.

She taught us "unfoundation" piecing for the points, and curved piecing for the .... wait.... yup.... the curves! She also has these AWESOME templates for cutting out the pieces, and trimming the unfoundation piece after it is sewn.

I would recomend her class to anyone who would have a chance to take it, and definately her patterns and templates. I got her cutting corners templates today also that you can use for flying geese, square in a square and any block that has triangles on the end of the block like a snowball block.

She has a new book and templates out also for making a St. Louis Starblock with no Y seams. I liked that idea! I suggest you go check out her web page and all the stuff she has!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Finally a finish

I finally finished something! OK, well not quite finished, I still have to sew the binding down, but it is sewn on the top! The HST's were the cut-offs from the flying geese. But I still had a bunch left over.

So I made this small quilt! This one I had finished a while ago! But wanted to show it with the big quilt. How fun is that!