Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy National Quilting Day!

I didn't even realize this was National Quilting Day until I started reading Facebook after I got home from work this afternoon!  So I can't say I celebrated it much except I worked for a while at cutting some scraps into 2" squares....not planned for anything in particular, just something to sew into four patches when I feel like sewing. So many of the quilt patterns I like and might want to make start with four patches. I also cut some 1 1/2" X 3 1/2" rectangles for little spool blocks. Another "when I feel like it" project.

This is a picture of the latest quilt I quilted. There were some challenges, but it came out OK in the end.

Anyone know the name of the pattern?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Finished and Confused

First of all, the finish...

Orca Bay.....a former mystery pattern designed by Bonnie Hunter from her book, String Fling: Scrappy, Happy and Loving It! It only took me four years to get it done. :)

And this is a friend's quilt I quilted for her:

Very colorful. The outer border is a deep purple and the lime green inner border sets it off perfectly.

Now for the confused....  Today at our quilt group meeting our project was a paper pieced star...a really cute pattern. But, I have to tell you, my brain just doesn't get along with paper piecing. I got one section of the star done correctly. The second section...not so good. :)  Maybe I'll be better able to concentrate at home and do it right. I made extra copies of the foundation papers just in case. LOL

Enjoying the beautiful Spring weather. Hope it lasts, though the Northeast is due for more winter-like weather again this weekend. They have had such a bad winter!