Thursday, October 28, 2010

For Paula

I'm a little late in posting this... it's been way too long since I've pulled photos from my camera.  These blocks were handed off at the October meeting of the KCMQG. 
Blocks on the Line

Blue Block

Orange block

I really like the orange block.  Hope you liked them Paula!  I had fun working on these for you!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


My block for Jaime was really fun to make.  I liked it so much that I have plans for making more! It's not a perfect circle but, hopefully the eye will be deceived into thinking that it is!  I used techniques from the book Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces by Debbie Bowles. I added three fabrics to Jaime's denim, gaberdine and voile......charcoal and ash Kona and the polka dot. (I think it might be by Kaffe Fassett.)
The curves were really easy. The book suggested stopping and raising the pressure foot every few stitches but I found that raising the foot was not necessary if I  concentrated on sewing what was just in front of my foot. pins were used in the making of this block!! To see another block I made using this pattern, visit my blog lollyquiltz
Happy quilting,

Circles for Jaime

Circles for Jaime, originally uploaded by nkiblueeyes.

I hope you like these, Jaime. I promise that what appears to be orange is not... it's more of a rose color. Forgive the photo quality!

These are bullseye blocks. Raw edges and lots of fun to make. :)

I've been trying to mark some things off of my to do list in the sewing department because I've got so many things I want to accomplish before Christmas...

This was fun to do and only took a couple of hours tonight. I was able to use a couple of wools and silks from my stash, along with lots of cottons, too.

Thanks for helping me think outside the box, Jaime!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Short Month...

Just a reminder to everyone that we have a quicker turn around than normal for our next KCMQG meeting, and therefore a week less to get Jaime's block done if we're going to turn it in at the meeting.  The next meeting is the first Thursday in November, which is November 4...  A little less than 3 weeks from now...

And also, I thought I'd remind you to make a little something to swap for the holidays for our guild meeting.  I'm not quite sure what I'm going to make, but I think I'd better get busy!  Not much time between now and then!

I just had a little online shopping spree...  Bought some Kate Spain's 12 Days of Christmas (a lot)...  Might make something from that and throw in an ornament or two...

What are you guys thinking of making?

Friday, October 15, 2010

What a meeting!

What a great guild meeting we had on Thursday with Cherri House from Cherry House Quilts! Really inspirational. It inspired me to go home to my sewing room and touch fabric! We also received our fabric for the October block from Jaime. She gave us some scraps from the clothing she has made and gave us the opportunity to make our own creation to include her fabrics. I got some corduroy and denim and voile and a scrap of deep rose cotton. I have begun the adventure of making a few blocks for Jaime. Thought I would share!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hannah's Block for Paula

I finished this block quite awhile ago (it's nice to not be rushing around at the last minute for a change!), but I forgot to show everyone.  Here it is:

Wonky Star for Paula 

Hope you like it!