Saturday, 19 October 2013

BOM-Catching up

I don't know why I am having so much trouble finding time to blog lately. I think it is because I am having trouble with BlogLovin and haven't been able to keep up with my blog reading either. I usually get inspired by reading other blogs and since I have been having trouble doing that, I seem to also have been having trouble getting around to posting my recent works here.

I hope to remedy that from now on. Let me start by sharing with you what I have been working on for the past couple of weeks.

In my last post, you saw my finished Granny Squares top. A couple of days later, I also finished the top of my triangle quilt.

Since then I have been catching up on the BOM I am participating in with my quilt group. I think I stopped because I am using scraps for this project and it became difficult to search through my small bin. I rectified that last month by buying a huge clear plastic bin and dumping all my scraps inside. I find it much easier now to search and find the right pieces.

I started by cutting the pieces for the pieced blocks first and then went to work and pieced them all.

As I was working on these blocks, I started thinking these blocks would make a great wallhanging for my dining room. 12 blocks would be too many though so I aimed for 9. Once I finished the pieced blocks, I only needed to prep one more appliqué block. Then I worked on the layout.
Yes, I decided to bring the blocks down to the dining room and use the current wallhanging as a design wall.
This afternoon I finished doing the blanket stitch around all the appliqué. I am now headed back upstairs to cut the sashing and corner stones. I am really excited about this quilt. I am so happy I decided to make it smaller too. I have been itching to make a new quilt for that wall and this was a great way to kill 2 birds with one stone. I love it when a plan comes together!

I also want to share with you that my mom has finished quilting my Colour My World Challenge quilt!! I am so excited! I will be going out to my LQS to find the perfect binding and hopefully show it to you within the next week or so.

Has anyone else had trouble with the Bloglovin app? Does anyone have any recommendations for another reader maybe? I would really like to get back to reading about all of your projects too!



Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Granny Squares - WIP Wednesday

We had a wonderful vacation in Disney World. We made some fantastic memories! But I was itching to get back to my studio and play with some fabric!

I am so happy to have finally finished the top of my Granny Squares quilt!

I am really happy with the outcome. My mom had the idea of setting the blocks this way and I had so many jelly roll strips left over, I thought this would make a great border.
Now I am trying to figure out how to quilt it.
I also wanted to share with you a few lanyards I made yesterday.

October 5th is World Teacher Day. My daughter's will be giving their teachers one of these lanyards as a token of appreciation for all they do for them.

I made too many quite a few lanyards. I guess I was having too much fun! Anyways, I will be listing some in my shop as well.

I am linking up to The Needle and Thread Network for WIP Wednesday.