Monday, January 30, 2012

Quilt Square Quilt Along

Jo, over at Jo's Country Junction, has a fun quilt along going on for 2012.  Each month we'll make a block from Lori Smith's Quilt Square patterns.  This month was this log cabin.  I made two blocks and I'm playing around with setting them into a small table runner.  For now, I'll just share a picture of the two blocks...but soon, I'll show you the finished project.  :)

Check out the other blocks and blogs on Jo's Blog today!  It's not too late to join in!

Happy Quilting!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cotton Club

Wow...I've been a bad blogger! I can't believe how fast the time is flying. It's been almost three weeks since my last post! I did a bit of traveling this month and have been doing a lot of quilting for others, but I've not been working on much of my OWN stuff!

I did have an exciting day this past Saturday. The little quilting bee I belong to had a Saturday "Sew-in." The "Cotton Club Quilters" meet every Wednesday night...but it was exciting to have all day together to sit, sew, and chat. We had a bit of snow during the night, but that didn't keep anyone away.

I "borrowed" a few pictures from Facebook...that's me in the middle with Lauren on the left and Lisa on the right. Lauren makes the most awesome totebags and purses...she just whips those things out in no time!
A couple pics of some of the gals...

Something fun...I joined this group late last summer, but even before that I signed up for a new BOM...and guess what it's called? Cotton Club! Isn't that fun?
I decided to take the BOM to work on during our Sew In...I'm a couple of months behind, so I was hoping to get caught up. I was able to get a few more blocks completed, but I'm still about a month or so behind. :( Here are pics of the 14 blocks completed so far! They are 5" cuties!

Don't know what happened to this's not that wonky in real life. :P

I should have some fun quilting pictures to share with you soon!

Happy Quilting!
Monday, January 09, 2012

One more Orca Bay update...

I thought today would be a link up day on Quiltville's blog...but now I'm not sure.  Anyway, I'll still share an update with my Orca Bay mystery quilt.  It's quilted!!  I finished assembling it on Saturday and by Saturday evening, I just couldn't resist any longer.  I loaded it up on the machine and got 'er done!

Here is the quilt straight off the machine about midnight.  Smokey stayed up with me and even did a little inspection...but I know what he's really thinking.  "Don't you think it's time for sleep?"

 Sunday I added the binding...I'll stitch it down this week while watching TV.  It's never easy maneuvering all that quilt on a little table...and this baby is HEAVY!

I quilted it with a simple design called "Quirky."  I think swirls are my favorite.

All the fabric for the quilt top came out of my "stash."  The only thing I bought specifically for this quilt, was the backing.  I thought this fabric was appropriate for a quilt titled "Orca Bay."  It reminds me of water, clouds, and the starry sky.

 See that fabric used for the 1.5" inner border?  That fabric is leftover backing fabric from my Roll Roll Cotton Boll...I love that both mysteries are tied together!

Thanks for following along with me on this mystery journey.  I wish I was this driven to finish all my quilting projects so quickly!   I have really enjoyed seeing everyone else's quilts too.  Some of the color choices have been amazing.  Thank you Bonnie for another great mystery.  I love it!

Happy Quilting!
Monday, January 02, 2012

Mystery Monday Link Up!

Woohoo!  Did you see the final reveal of Bonnie's Mystery?  Let me tell you, I was so relieved.  LOL  I really am not a big fan of mystery quilts...all that time and fabric invested, then what if you don't like the results?  :P  Bonnie's are always a pretty safe bet though, and again, she didn't disappoint!

First thing yesterday morning, I went right to work...sewing, and sewing, and sewing.  Let me tell you, this is not a top that goes together quickly!  And it doesn't help when you keep sewing the parts the wrong direction and have to "un-sew."  I have half the top done though and I'll keep plugging along.  If you want to see everyone else's progress, go check out the Monday Link Up page!!

I have to do a few other things today though...remember that little thing called "housework."  Yeah, there are no housework elfs that come out just because you are working on a very important mystery project.  Or laundry elfs for that matter.  Also there is that job most of us dread...taking down the Christmas tree and decorations.  It has to be done...  But no matter, I will sneak in a few seams here and there and get 'er done!

Oh and Karen P, if you are reading this and I hope you are!  You left a comment about my Saltbox Harvest quilt, but you are set as "no-reply" on your email, so I can't email you back!  The pattern comes from this book...

I have a little linky thing on the sidebar of my blog...if you are a "no-reply" blogger and want to change that, go check it out.  Most of us love comments and we love to reply back to you!

Happy Quilting...or cleaning, or laundry, or undecorating....whatever the day holds for you!