Wednesday, November 25, 2009

September Scenic BOM

I have finished the 12th and final BOM in the Carol Doak Scenic BOM from her Yahoo group!!!  It's a schoolhouse for September.  I'm probably going to attach a bell or something in the top of the roof once I have the top all together.

I forgot to take a picture of all 12 blocks.  I'll have to do that soon. 

I'm going to sash in between each block with three small strips of fabric that will end up being 1/2" thick each strip with a nine patch in each corner of opposite colors.  It's going to be green and white.  You'll see soon enough.  I have the green all cut, I just need to cut the white so I can start assembling it. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

McCall's Mystery - Part 2 Done

I completed part 2 of the McCall's Mystery Quilt last weekend. Here are the two blocks.

Now to work on catching up on the steps, seeing as though they're onto step 4 already.  Time to catch up!  This is one WIP that was really hit by our move into the house a few months ago. 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fire & Ice Top Completed

After a hiatus from quilting after being hit by the dreaded H1N1 virus, I was finally able to get back into my quilting room this weekend and finish the Fire & Ice top that I asked your opinions on earlier this month on the border.  100% of the people I asked, both online and with people that I asked in person, that I should extend the inner border to accentuate the corner squares.  Without further adieu, here it is:

It's not the best picture since it was taken last night at 10:30pm, but you get the idea.  The lime green isn't as bright in person as it looks in the picture too.   Most of the fabric is from the Jacobean Arbor line from Timeless Treasure and Mark Lipinski's Elements line if you were wondering.

Now to come up with a real name for the quilt.  Fire & Ice was the name of the pattern and Carol Doak's quilt that she made for the pattern/class.  I don't think I want to use the same name, so any suggestions? 

Monday, November 2, 2009

August Scenic BOM

Here's the August block from the Carol Doak Scenic BOM.  I just have to finish the September block to be done with all 12.  The block finishes 7" square, so those pieces of grass are REALLY tiny.

Here's all 11 of them together up on my design wall... I have a green fabric that I think is going to be perfect for some sashing.

Also, check out my new blog,!  I've gotten back into designing jewelry, and this blog showcases that hobby.  I'm even selling some of my pieces on etsy.  Check it out.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I'm Back - Opinions Wanted

Yay, I'm back in the blogging world!  My wonderful DH finally found my camera charger, so I can finally post pictures of my projects.  Now I can post update pics of everything I've been working on.  Here's the progress on my Fire & Ice quilt from the Carol Doak class I started at the Lowell Quilt Festival in August.

Here's where I could use your opinion... Do you like how extending the inner border out into the border to showcase the corner stars or do you prefer to just have the corner stars next to the border?  After photographing it, I think I'm leaning in one direction, but I'm not going to say which one, as I want some other opinions.  I've had this up on my design wall for a few weeks now and I haven't been able to make a decision. Here are close ups of both option.

To give an idea of size, those corner squares are a total of 6 1/2" square, so some of those pieces are really small.  


I'll post more later on with more of my recent work that I haven't been able to post about.