Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Break

Besides some rest during spring break, I worked in the flower bed, visited my new great-great nephew (and some other family), went fishing, and sewed a little.  Oh yes I got to go to the Dallas Quilt Show on March 10th with my friend Teresa!  We had fun at the vendors and saw some beautiful quilts.

I made this little quilt top from leftover blocks from a wedding quilt (November 2011 post). The couple didn't know if they were having a girl/boy and I made them a neutral quilt in February(February 18th post). When the sweet baby girl was born, I decided to put the leftover blocks to use.  Need to get it quilted this week so we can go see her soon.
These are pictures from my latest "scrappy" adventure.  I won't say much about this quilt yet but I do have 4 more to make like it.  Goal to finish these is middle of June.  I believe the pattern is called Arkansas Crossroads.  I found it in the American Patchwork & Quilting, August 2008 and adjusted the block size.

Sorry this is sideways but you can see the block anyway.  The quilt will have 48 of these blocks and I have them mostly done.  Now just to lay them out to balance the colors a bit. The fabrics are very scrappy for a reason to be revealed later.
I got a new foot pedal for my featherweight at the Dallas quilt show and it works so much better!  I also got a 1/4" foot and it works much better than the stack of post it notes I had placed to butt my seam allowance against.

Trip to Tuscon

The quilt made it to Arizona in a few days and is waiting on my great niece/nephew-in-law's sofa for them to return home from a short trip.  Her mom left it there for them. Sorry the finished picture is sideways but it was windy outside and it was the only way I could hold it!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another Quilt Finish

This month, I finished up a quilt made for my great niece, Melissa, and her husband, Chris.  It was made from blocks that friends and family signed in celebration of their marriage.  They live in Arizona and haven't seen the fabric I chose for the sashing and border.  I think it will match their home and style.  It's making its way to AZ via the mail so hope it makes it there safe and sound!
I will post a picture after the quilt gets to them so it will be a surprise to them. :)