Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Playing Catch-Up For Monthly Block Exchange

I'm so far behind!  All of a sudden I look over to the side of my sewing machine and I find a stack of block exchange blocks that I need to get done.  On top of that, I present my own block at guild in April!  I'm pretty sure I can get these done, maybe even before summer hits.

Here is one for Crystal Dreese.  Crystal, this was a challenge!  Good for you and I hope you like!

Next is one for Teresa Bartholomew, very traditional, like me!

Now all I have to do is get over to my stack and get to sewing!
Any day quilting is a good day.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Own Quilt Challenge

I have been playing around with this panel and batik combo since last October, or maybe it was November.  What I need to do is finish this darn thing.  I'm getting kinda attached to it hanging on the wall.  I like the colors, I like looking at it, especially when I've had snow all around me since the first week in October.
I wanted this quilt to be a bit disorganized (like the developer) so I'm doing weird things like trying to not have the panel in the center.  I need this to be wide enough to fit a double bed because I may want to look at this every winter for a bit, just to remind me that spring is coming, some day.

I've had a bit of fun with friends and visitors putting their own ideas in the block arrangement.  Once I sew these blocks together, I think I better stick to it.

Then, write a pattern, ugh!  I promised to write a pattern, so wish me luck!

The Calamity Quilter