30 June 2010

Charming Girls

Here is my nearly completed quilt top for the Charming Girls Quilt Along.

I ran out of time! I plan to add the second border over the weekend.

22 June 2010

I have made my 16 patch blocks for the Charming Girls Quilt Along.This means I am up to date and ready for the next set of instructions.

18 June 2010

No Willpower.

I have no willpower. I have always been tempted by the many quilt alongs but I have so many things in progress and planned that I don't think I should start any of them. Then I saw the Jelly Roll Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts and started that as it was only 1 block every 2 weeks. This is doable but I still fell behind and had to catch up last week.

Anyway I have been looking at the Charming Chatter Between Charming Friends Quilt Along and have been very tempted and finally gave in.

I am using Eva by basic grey. I love their designs.

I have completed the four patch blocks. I still haven't finished the cutting but I just had to make some blocks.

15 June 2010

Block 8 and Scattered Dots

Here is block 8. I am actually up to date now as the next block comes out next Monday-well actually it is Tuesday here.

I decided to try raw edge applique and stippling. I must confess I am suprised at just how bad my stippling was. I cant even show it on the blog. I think a big part of the problemis the randomness. I am going to search Leahs great blog 365 days of free motion quilting for a design I can use all over that has a pattern to follow. Wish me luck!

So instead I made this little quilt from Amys blog During quiet time. She has a tutorial for this design called scattered dots. My husband loves it and wants it as a placemat. The quilting is far from perfect but I am happy with it. I did use the walking foot for the straight lines though.

09 June 2010

Catch up

One block every 2 weeks is doable , unless you don't, which for some reason I didn't.
What I am saying is that I fell behind the Jelly Roll Quilt Along at Moose on the Porch Quilts. I now have to finish block 8 within the next 2 weeks to stay on track. Block 7

Block 6
Block 5-the correct way!

08 June 2010


There is a great giveaway over at cluck cluck sew. Check it out. It is worth it.

05 June 2010

For Gran

I made this mini for my mum. I love it. I have some charm squares left so I may have to make one for me too. The idea is from Oh Fransson. I get a lot of ideas from Elizabeth's blog. This is one of four minis featured on Sew Mama Sew.