Friday, February 21, 2014

Star Light Star Bright Centers

After taking almost all week to finish last weeks assignment I was on top of things this week, and I am done with the one for this week. Maybe it was because this was a lot easier than the hst's! But I am glad it is done, because I have another curtain order to sew and a few more alterations. What I really could use is a couple more hours in the day and a couple more for sleep! Couldn't we all?!

But here are my star centers in all their glory!!
And then here are a couple of my favorite ones:
This one I love how the reddish orange looks next to the floral.
And lastly this one. I really love this light orange one - there is just something about it.
Anyway, it is finally Friday and I am so happy about it! I get to spend some relaxing time with my family and have no obligations! My favorite way to spend the weekend! Hope you all have a great weekend too!!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Star Light Star Bright HST's

 I did it! And I could not be happier! For the quilt a long this week we were sewing and trimming our HST's. It was a little confusing at first, as I tried to figure out how I needed to get these into piles, but I figured it out and then got to sewing.

And here are all the HST's for each of my nine squares:
And of course the trimmings. Holy cow this took F.O.R.E.V.E.R.  But I love how great the quilt comes together when everything is the same size!! So I endured and finished!
Looking at of this makes me think of the Denver Broncos . . .

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sugar Snow Quilt

One of the books that I got for Christmas was the Vintage Quilt Revival. It is a fabulous book, and the first pattern that really stood out to me was the Sugar Snow quilt. So I rummaged through my fabric and found almost enough to make it. I was a little bit short of background fabric, so it sat like this in my sewing room for a while.
But once I got more ordered it was super fast to finish this quilt up.
I tried to take pictures of this the same day as my kaleidoscope quilt and the wind was not very cooperative. But I got a few good ones!
I really love this one, and I love the 'orchid' color with the turquoise. When I finally get my longarm, I will have lots of room to practice with all of the open space that this has.
And just because sometimes my points are right on I have this picture for you. Notice my center points?! Aren't they just lovely?!
I really love this quilt, I am not sure if I will be able to wait for my long arm to have it completely done! I want to use it now!!

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Flying Geese - QAL

 Today is the last day my kids off of school for a long time! They have to make up so many snow days that pretty much everyday that was supposed to be a day off has been canceled and is a snow make up day! But it has been the most relaxing morning!! I just love it when my kids sleep in and then play nicely all morning long! Lets hope it continues into the afternoon.
But yesterday I was able to get all my flying geese done for the QAL over at Happy Quilting. She has a great tutorial for no waste flying geese. You should check it out.
And I am loving the contrast of the navy and orange!

Enjoy your weekend!
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Aurifil February Block

 This month I was ready to sew this block on the first of the month! I didn't have any other projects right then and so I got it done quick. I went with the more blue tones in my fabrics, which I like.
And I have to show this close up because my corners were spot on! I am getting better at this and I love it! When I first started they were just so-so, but now they are so much better and I could not be happier!!
Today I am trying to sew up my flying geese for my other quilt along before my neighbor gets the extra fabric for me to 'fix' her curtains.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Star Light Star Bright Cutting

 I got all my cutting done for the Quilt-a-long over at Happy Quilting. It only took me all morning and I took every interruption I could! And here they are in all of their glory!
This is my background and it is not purple as it looks like in the picture - it is really a dark navy . . . not sure what is up.
Now on to more fun things like actually sewing instead of cutting!!

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Kaleidoscope Quilt

I finished my Kaleidoscope quilt! It was on my list to get done in January and I did it! And this quilt is huge!! My super tall husband could not even help me when I wanted to get pictures! It was still pooling on the floor!! So I went outside one day when it was not snowing and tried to get some good pictures of it!
Unfortunately the wind decided that it would blow -!! So I snapped a few, well okay a lot, and called it good. IF the snow ever melts here I might have to take all of my quilts outside and take better pictures of them!
I love how this turned out - the turquoise really helped to calm down the busy fabrics. I used Bella by Amy Butler, which fabrics are gorgeous!! My husband says it reminds him of the 70's! Ha!
I need to get some close ups of it so that you can really see the awesomeness of the fabric prints!! And one more picture because I just love this quilt, and well I took a ton of them trying to get one where the wind was not blowing one of the corners up!!
And Aurifil posted their new block for February on their blog this weekend, I got it cut out, I am hoping that this morning I can get it all sewn up - and my kitchen cleaned!! I'm thinking that the sewing will get done and maybe the kitchen!!

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