Monday, February 16, 2015

Choose Your Own Block-Along, 2/16/15

How the weeks are flying by!

I don't have much to show this week as Mark and I were caring for grandchildren for the biggest part of the week. But I did manage to get a Mid Century Modern block done for Carla, who is making a quilt full of cake blocks. Mine is lemon chiffon (you can read more about it here and even get a recipe!)
And I was able to get a few more blocks done for the Bullseye quilt using Soho solids by Timeless Treasures.
The link-up will be suspended until March, as I'm gone for the next two weekends. But please show what you have been up to in the last week.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Choose Your Own Block-Along, 2/9/15

I have had the hardest time keeping up with the weekly linky lately.

Things are going VERY slowly with the new hexagon millefiori quilt-along with Katja Marek. I'm glue-basting all the pieces. Actually I have only ever done the hexagon shape, and not even very much of that. I admire all the beautiful rosettes I have seen posted.

I have the center of the first rosette done, part of the January rosette. There are quite a few rounds on this one, and I have only the first round glue-basted. I think Carla will probably finish the rosette for February (!) before I even get this round done for January!

And I'm working with some fun solids from Timeless Treasures, along with black and white stripes.
What have you been up to?

Friday, February 6, 2015

Finish It Friday, 2/6/15

I have two finishes this week, a small one that I started and completed this week, and a quilt that was started several years ago.

Let's start small.

Our son and daughter-in-law will be taking a trip to the United Kingdom to attend a friend's wedding.
 I like to add selvages any time I can--Laurie Wisbrun's selvages always have fun details

I found a free tutorial for a cord organizer, and thought it be great for travel and not take up too much room. You have to take cords for phones, iPads, iPods, cameras, etc., along with earbuds anyway, and if you are anything like me, they have a tendency to get all tangled.

This is such a great idea. When you open it up, it looks like this. Strips of elastic keep all the cords in place, and a detachable zippered pouch is perfect for the chargers, camera cards, etc. The pouch is held in place with snaps, or as the Brits call them, at least in this tutorial, "poppers." It made me smile every time I read that.
When you get back home, you can put a command hook on the inside of your desk and keep everything handy there as well.
So I started Denyse Schmidt's Single Girl pattern several years ago, when her Hope Valley line had only been out a short time.
  I added a few rings of coordinating solids, and named it "Put a Ring On It."

I finished the top and then it sat in a pile of other unfinished projects, until finally about this time last year I decided to make backs for a stack of those WIPs. I had saved all the selvages, so I sewed them together and pieced the back.

While she doesn't do a lot of quilting for others, Molly Hanson took on the project and did it on her domestic machine. She has written a great book on quilting, from small projects to large quilts, highly recommended.

I'm so happy this quilt is completed!
I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF.

Have a lovely weekend.