Saturday, December 3, 2016

Berry Cross Update

Berry Cross QAL Blocks Completed
 It has been one month since my last post.  
 During that time, I sold a house, moved out, bought a house and moved in all in one week! 

I thought I lived a simple life, but it didn't seem so simple when we had to change addresses and moved services, learn our way around a new city.  The first night we tried to find the pizza place in the dark, we wound up at Houston Intercontinental Airport! 

 Well, I am not totally "moved-in" but I did manage to get caught up on my Berry Cross QAL.
You can find all of the information for this QAL here.

I hope to get back into my "quilting groove" soon!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Berry Cross All Cut Up

Pieces all cut and ready for the next step!
For more information on this QAL, please click the button on the right of this blog.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Berry Cross QAL Fabric Selection

Old Fashioned Charm by Blackbird Designs 
for Moda

Today I am linking up with Jennifer at the Inquiring Quilter for her new QAL.  I am looking forward to seeing all of the fabric variations that will be selected for this QAL.
Thanks, Jennifer!
Click on the button in the right column of this blog for more information.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

RSC16 Color for October is Yellow and Orange

Off to a good start!
Even though this is a pale version of orange and yellow, I am going to count it as yellow and orange.  I hope to have much more to post with these colors.  I really like the autumn colors!
Go to Soscrappy RSC16 here to see what people are posting.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Finally got this quilted and bound!

Saturday Sampler from Local Quilt Shop
This quilt top was at least 5 years old and has been waiting patiently for me to become confident enough to quilt it.  I had "quilters block" when it came to these sampler blocks until Natalia Bonner's new Craftsy class became available called "Free-Motion Motifs for Classic Blocks".  This course was like a light bulb going off in my head.  I quilted the actual blocks in no time at all.  I am not as proud of my quilting of the sashings but I am ok with it.  I count it as practice.  Most of my quilts go to my family and they aren't too picky.  They are very appreciative. My inner and outer borders turned out nice.  The cross-hatching on the outer border was a bit time-consuming.

A close-up of a few of the blocks.

These are the templates that I used in addition to some free-motion work.

I am linking up to the RSC16 group here.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Play With Me QAL Quilted and Bound!

Completed Play With Me QAL
This is the completed project with 9 game boards.  
It was interesting to learn about new games and their origin.

Showing Double-sided Binding
You can find more information about this QAL here.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

RSC16 Color of the Month is Rose

RSC16 Block of the Month is Staggering Steps
Unfortunately, my camera didn't capture the true colors of the fabrics.  
I am linking up with the RSC16 group here.

Quilt Addicts Anonymous September Block
I am using the RSC colors to make these blocks. 
 I am getting pretty anxious to see how these are going to look in the finished quilt.
You can find more information about this BOM here.

Busy Body QAL
Finish, quilted and bound!

Close-up of quilting.