Yes. I had THE BEST weekend. Let me share.
Besides hanging out with friends on Saturday afternoon and taking Chauncey to the Zoom Room to play with 15 other golden retrievers on Sunday, I got to sew! It felt great... I love my new Bernina.
[Long Story Short] My sewing machine broke this summer. I upgraded. After three months of sitting in a corner, I finally sewed with my new machine yesterday. [/Long Story Short]
Here are my jelly roll strips for step two (the leg work) of psiquilt's Postage Stamp Quilt-a-long.
Hopefully instructions for step three appear soon... I want to sew again tonight!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Three blocks down, nine more to go! For Block 4 of the Austin Modern Quilt Guild quilt-a-long, we are following Elizabeth Hartman's Scrappy Hedgerow Block. Hopefully you've accumulated a few scraps from the last three blocks to use in this month's block.
Elizabeth Hartman is better known as Oh, Fransson! Like the other modern quilters we've been following, she has done some amazing and fun projects. Like the Tokyo Subway Map quilt-a-long. This little Fat Quarter/Ikea sheet experiment. This Birch Quilt. This Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern at Sew Mama Sew! The Bleach Discharge Experiment. A quick tutorial on quick-piecing tiny squares using fusible interfacing.... The list goes on & on.
Last, but not least.... if you didn't already know, Elizabeth is the author of The Practical Guide to Patchwork: New Basics for the Modern Quiltmaker. You know, that hot, new quilting book we've all drooled over!
Don't forget to bring your finished block to February's meeting!
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Okay, so my New Year's resolution SHOULD be to hold off on buying new fabrics and finish all my work-in-progress projects before I jump into a new project, but I can't resist! I'm going to "quilt-a-long" with p.s. i quilt for a Postage Stamp Quilt. Details on the quilt-a-long here! Check out all the progress on flickr!
I had leftover money for a gift card at my local sewing shop, which I used to buy a jelly roll of Central Park. This was before I even knew about the quilt-a-long! After I learned about the fun idea, I picked up Kona Cotton in Ash to use as my solid. I plan on using the Kona Cotton as my binding and will pick up some Central Park yardage, when it becomes available.