Friday, February 27, 2015

irish chain twist quiltalong sewing

I finished this week's assignment for the irish chain twist quiltalong.  It's great to have the quilt making broken up into small segments to do each week!!!  I'm making a veterans quilt with this.  My guild donates quilts every year to veterans at our veterans home.

Monday, February 23, 2015

lots of sewing during snow days!

Today I finally ventured out after being snow-bound for 7 days!  It was really exciting.  Of course the first place I went to was my favorite quilt shop!  But the snow did allow me to get a lot of sewing done.  I finished this week's assignment for the Irish Chain Twist quiltalong and the turtle block for the Elephant Parade quiltalong.  What a cute baby quilt the elephant parade is!!!!  Also finished a UFO quilt top that had lain in a bin for almost 2 years and did some paper piecing.  Made some pillowcases for grandchildren.  Unfortunately I also added some items to my "to do" list so I really am not getting ahead.  Oh, well.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

lots of snowing

The good thing about being snowed in is that you can get a lot of piecing done!  I've kept busy sewing the January and February blocks for the zoo animals quiltalong, the pink blocks for the soscrappy quiltalong, the January and February blocks for the galaxy of stars quiltalong, and blocks for the pinwheel Irish chain quiltalong.  I also sewed the pincushions for dreamworthy's quilters garden, but I still need to embroider the pins, so I'll wait to take photos until I've done that.


Monday, February 16, 2015

the elephant parade -- frog block

This morning the pattern for the frog block in the elephant parade quiltalong from Sew Fresh Quilting
was revealed.  So I had to sew him up and he is very cute.  I've been putting my blocks together as possible, so now row 1 is complete except for the borders and the elephant eyes.  Such a cute pattern!!

Yesterday I made a sewing machine apron for a friend.  It turned out well, I thought, and I know she will enjoy using it when she takes her machine to classes or to our guild's sewing fun-days.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

irish chain

I finished cutting for the irish chain quiltalong!!  I'm going to make a veterans quilt to donate.  I thought the pattern would be pretty for a woman vet, yet still very patriotic.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

mama elephants

I finished my 5 mama elephant blocks!  They are so cute.  Thanks to Sew Fresh for designing these delightful creatures.  Baby elephant designs should be out tomorrow.