Monthly Archives: April 2014

So busy sewing….

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I have been sewing up a storm the last couple of days– Even though the weather has been pretty decent. I am getting manic now that I know that gardening time is right around the corner – and that will cut into quilting significantly. I have also been clearing space upstairs in the spare bedroom to move my quilting frame out of my tiny little sewing room. Hopefully I’ll be able to get it set up in the next few days so that I can get some of my flimsies finished off.

With my kids on spring break, my husband and daughter sick with the flu, and lots of housework to do can I keep up with my frantic pace?? Maybe a few less hours of sleep!!

Here are a few pics of the current progress on the sewing projects.
(knitting projects are getting limited attention, but there is some progress on that front too!)

 

Lissa Alexander Low Volume Quilt

Lissa Alexander Low Volume Quilt

The Lissa Alexander still needs its final border and I am not sure what I am going to use on the back. I’m thinking of a really big floral print for a high contrast from the front.

 

Lucy Boston Cross Blocks

Lucy Boston Cross Blocks

These blocks are all fussy cut hexies that have been hand pieced. The one with the blue center is not quite done – it will have a final light brown row around the outside.

Bee Blocks

Bee Blocks

These blocks are for the horizontal row quilt I am making with my new Bee group. I had a hard time deciding what to do – and I am not sure I love these. The “y seams” are not all perfect but I guess I will reserve judgment until I see what my bee mates come up with.

HST's that finish at 3/4 of an inch!

HST’s that finish at 3/4 of an inch!

So I must be crazy! This weekend I went to a sewing convention (which was mostly a disappointment – kinda lame) but I did pick up a kit to make a small wall hanging with civil war fabrics and a couple of other civil war charm packs. I like civil war generally but I doesn’t really go very well in my house so I haven’t made a big quilt in these fabrics. At least I now have a little stash in case one of my bee mates decide they want civil war blocks for the row quilt!

Spider web quilt with scrappy made fabric

Spider web quilt with scrappy made fabric

And finally, this quilt is from the book “Material Obsession 2” by Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fieke. I love this book with all of the bright scrappy quilts. This particular project has hit a stall because I keep getting side tracked but I do want to get back to it. This quilt is foundation pieced and because of the made fabric it is turning out to be very heavy! I am trying to decide what I am going to do about batting…..

Hope you all are also finding time to get lots of sewing done before the nice weather finally takes hold!

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