Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quilt as desired

The top and backing are done. Now to figure out how to quilt this.

Friday, July 29, 2011

This might be a brief post

I'm having a bit of an issue with Blogger: Most of the display is missing. Took me 5 minutes to figure out that blank square was the New Post button. I looked all over for it! Now, I can only see the Add Image button if I resize my window so it's teeny tiny. We'll see how this goes. (Not well. Had to ditch Blogger in Draft to get any photos into this post.)

Isn't this the cutest fabric? Wendy Slotbloom for In the Beginning.
Lots of excuses for not blogging lately. Blogger is only one of them! Been very busy, but not on the sewing front. A weekend in Des Moines, a weekend shopping at Nordstrom's big sale with a visiting friend, a trip to Oshkosh, WI, for the annual fly-in (we drove), etc. Some pics of that once I breakdown and read the instructions for my new phone so I can get the photos into the computer without emailing them to myself. Usually, I just poke around and figure it out, but not having any luck this time.

Here's the layout. I'm trying to keep the plaid going all the same direction
even though it won't line up exactly. I'm just a little anal retentive.
Yesterday I decided to make a baby quilt for neighbors who had a little boy, but weren't able to bring him home because their house was one of the many in our village with sewage backup in their basements caused by one of the many storms hitting the Chicago area lately. We were lucky and no flooding this time.

This is the 5-inch flag block. Not as blurry in real life.
And I did make some progress on the flags. Only 22 more of these blocks to make, and then I can sash and cornerstone them.

I can't quite reach the top of the design wall with this one.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, USA

They'll be no cake, but I'm hoping to get more of these flag blocks done today. Yesterday was mostly spent rummaging through the cupboard for different red, white, blue and gold fabric, cutting tiny pieces for the 5-inch blocks and ogling Bradley Cooper in the A-Team. Concentration should be better today thanks to a British mystery series. Phew! I only made one block last night before going to bed. It was easier handling those 1-inch strips than I remember. Guess my sewing has improved over the past eight years!

A happy belated Canada Day too!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Snail's pace

I'd been working on this (again) in April and put it away. Pulled it out again when I finished the airport carpet top. Too much work travel these last two months to get much sewing done. I have managed only a few more blocks. I'm hoping to make a bigger dent this holiday weekend. Grocery shopping done, laundry done, toilets cleaned, blog reading caught up, movies borrowed from the library, and husband is off to work later today and not returning until late tomorrow night. This top will be done when I'm out of the pieces I cut two years ago (yikes!) when I started this. There's quite a pile to go!

Or maybe I should work on the flag quilt that is now eight years in progress!