Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Changed my mind

The neat thing about quilting is the ability to redo things, at least until it's quilted.  Then it's too late, of course.  Last post I showed you some blocks I am putting together, small Bow ties.  I had a few lights in there and was going to keep them, but my friend came over and after she looked at the blocks, her comment was, "I don't think I like those", and I knew she was right.  So, after she left I changed them.  I'm much better satisfied.
I do like this so much better.  

Thanks to my friends that gave me the tip to open in Google Chrome to post the pictures. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blogger problem

Blogger problem!  I can't get this silly thing to post pictures from my computer.  I'm not crazy about blogging without pictures, it adds so much to the ones I follow.  I've look for help, but so far nothing worked.  If anyone has any suggestions let me know.

On the quilting front, I have cut out and started on a swap.  I'm making 12 Cowboy boots.  The pattern is from a Fons and Porter issue some time ago.  So far I have 1 made. 

I have also been cleaning some in the sewing room.  I'm beginning to see some progress in there.  Also, I've organized 2 of my leader ender projects to make them into quilt tops.  One is the Cheddar Bow tie, the other is a pattern from the Addicted to Scraps column from Quiltmaker by Bonnie Hunter.  I have 3.5- 4 patches and am making blocks that use solid cheddar and red.  They are turning out real well.  The organizing has helped move these projects along.  I'm using the trays I bought this summer, they work well for setting up blocks I'm making a lot of. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

On the Wall

My first pictures for 2013.

I gave some thought as to what I would focus on this year.  When I went in to my room, I realized it's time to make some quilts with my leaders and enders from last year.  So, that's how this year will begin.  First, I have sewed 2" squares in four patches all year.  I've looked for a pattern I liked and finally settled on one from Bonnie hunter's addicted to scraps series in Quiltmaker magazine.  I had gotten a beautiful cheddar solid and have been wanting to use it.  I think I will love this quilt.

Then I found this leader ender challenge on Bonnie's site.  She had this going after finding an antique quilt.  I'm not totally happy with the light bow ties, so I made more.  That is my usual answer to a color that doesn't play well.

This is the small box I have, but it doesn't take much to make a block.  This quilt will be as large as the bow ties I have.  These finish 3.5 each.
And lastly my first finished project for 2013, although knitting.  I've wanted to knit socks for a long time and finally bite the dust and started.  Took a lot to get over my hesitation in making socks, but I keep after it and finally have a pair.  I'm so pleased with the end pair.