Showing posts with label quilt along. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quilt along. Show all posts

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Pinwheel Sampler Top Done!

pinwheel top corner

I finally completed my psiquilt Pinwheel Sampler top.  I made the mistake of asking Mr. Chaos to look at the layout I had decided on, which was the 4x4 square, just like the quiltalong.  I was trying to ask him if the colors worked or if I needed to rearrange the squares a bit.

His response was to completely rearrrange the layout, which was much more unique and made the quilt larger, but also resulted in more math, cutting and piecing. 

Anyway, here she is
pinwheel top

pinwheel top (2)

Sorry for the less than perfect pictures, don't have a lot of space currently to take proper pictures.
I'll take better ones after it's quilted.

On a side note, this was going to be a wedding gift for a friend, but my sister has made repeated comments about the total awesomeness of the colors and patterns.  I think I would be in big trouble if it wasn't under the tree with her name on it.  :)

Friday, July 30, 2010

Crazy Mom Quilts Quilt Along #5 Update

CMQ #5 week six

I'm a bit behind in this quilt along.  I just finished Week 6.  Monday she'll post week 9 instuctions.  Oh well.  I'm having a good time.  It is a really intense quilt to work on. It's been a bit difficult, all the segments pieced together end up being longer than the sashing strips, so I've learned a few things.

  1. starch is a good thing. by starching the crud out of the segmented strips, they don't stretch as much.
  2. an accurate 1/4" is totally important.  mine are pretty good, with only a couple in each strip that aren't accurate, but every 1/8" adds up.
  3. not a project to work on when the kids are awake.  nope.  can't concentrate at all.
It is going to a great looking quilt when it's done.  I love the bright colors and the white.

CMQ #5 week 6

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Quilt Tops in Progress

I have vowed not to start anymore quilts until I finish what I've got going on.  For me, finished means top done, waiting for batting and quilting.

Crazy Mom Quilts: Quilt-a-long #5

I'm at week 5, which means technically I'm not behind, because she posts each week's step on Monday.  So I'll be behind as of tomorrow because I'm not gonna have time to do the next step today.

This one is gonna be for Muffin's bed.  It finishes at a twin size, which is perfect.  I'm using these fabrics, with an added print I didn't get a picture of.
fabrics for CrazyMomQuilts Quilt Along

PS I Quilt:  Pinwheel Sampler
pinwheel sampler blocks

Almost done with this one, s'matter of fact I would be done if I hadn't asked Mr. Chaos for help with the layout.  He came up with a brilliant layout, but it requires more work.  I'm at the point of adding the border, which is pieced, so it's taking me awhile.

1930's Wonky Stars
These are the blocks I recieved from my month in Sew Buzzy.

1930 wonky stars

Here's my plan:
1930 wonky stars plan
Which means I need to make 10 more 12" stars and come up with 18 6" squares of 1930s prints.

Erik Homemade: Scrap Pile Mystery Cleanup.

No pictures of this one.  It uses scraps of darks and lights with a sashing (I'm using white.)  This is my leaders and enders project.  I have no idea what it will end up looking like.  The only info I know is:

"Block size: 12 x 12-inch finished

Number of blocks: 30; 15 A-Blocks, 15 B-Blocks
Finished quilt size: (throw) exact size to be announced"

Tic-Tac-Toe Picnic Quilt

I've decided to use my winning for the block lotto to make a happy picnic quilt.  Super simple plan, I have 40 8" blocks.  It'll be 6 blocks x 6 blocks with 2" bright sashing.  Have I started on it yet?  Nope.  not yet.  I've got the fabric for the sashing, but haven't cut it yet.

Cool Braids:

I haven't touched this project since this post.  So I might not hold myself to finishing this one before I start a new quilt.

So that's six quilt tops in progess.

Now I really need to get back to cleaning up.