Mar 31, 2014

Irene - Month 3

I managed to get the Good Night Irene quilt top done!

Mar 23, 2014

T-Shirt Quilt in Riley Blake Yellow Chevron

I finished this quilt for Alana several weeks ago.  This is the first time I've used Riley Blake chevron.  The quilt is so much cooler in person.  I love how the kona cotton cardinal matched the shirt in the center of the second row.  Alana wanted yellow for the backing. I didn't have a sample of the yellow chevron fabric so I guessed at which yellow would match.  I first picked canary but when the fabrics arrived - it was too bright!  Now that I had the yellow chevron in person...I was able to use my Robert Kaufman color chart & the perfect match is 'CORN'!!!  It took me a little longer to get the quilt but done Alana was happy with the quilt and that made me happy!

Feb 22, 2014

1st finish for 2014 - ARMY Quilt

This is my first finish for 2014.  I actually finished this quilt several weeks ago but I wanted to make sure that Amber had the chance to see it first before I did a post.  She picked fabrics from the Stonehenge line by Linda Ludovico & Deborah Edwards for Northcott.  The fabric she picked was perfect!

Feb 15, 2014

Irene - Month 2

This is the 2nd month for the sew-along and we just had to make another 5 blocks.  Since I had the time, I went ahead and made a few more blocks.  It's not to late to join in this sew-along.  If you click on the picture to the right it will take you to Terry's blog & you can see what the other ladies are doing.  The sun is shining today...YAY!  Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Jan 19, 2014

1st 5 blocks done.

I've been sick the last 5-7 days.  Today is the first day I feel normal.  Thank goodness because the AFC & NFC Championship football games are today.  Since I'm here - GO BRONCOS!  GO SEAHAWKS!  While I was sick I was not able to do any sewing.  So I had to put Amber's quilt on hold.  But last night, even though I was still a little out of it, I went ahead and whipped up my 5 blocks.  I think I'm going to like the yellow.  I hope everyone is enjoying this sew-along.  I love the nice, slow pace!  If you'd like to check it out, just click on the Goodnight Irene picture on the right side.  Have a great week!

EDIT AFTER POSTING...maybe I should have waited to feel better before sewing?  Instead of an 'X' block, I sewed 'O'!  I'll fix them later.

Jan 5, 2014

Good Night Irene Sew-Along

The fun has started!  Terry of Terry's Treasures is hosting a sew-along and we are going to be making a quilt called Good Night Irene.  It should measure about 48x48 plus an outer border.  My background fabric came in the other day but I'm going to have to hold off on starting because I am in the middle of finishing up a quilt.  So I decided to use Spring House by Stephanie Ryan.  I picked this line because of the pinks, blues, greens & yellows.  After thinking about the background fabric, I knew I didn't want to use white.  I decided on yellow.  I feel like it will work but I'll know as soon as I start putting it together.  We only have to make 5 blocks this month and it's going to be fun to see the different fabric choices.  If you feel like you want to join in, just click here for more information.  Hope everyone has a good week...stay safe and warm!