Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scenic BOM w/Sashing

I finally finished adding the sashing to the Scenic BOM quilt.

The sashing finishes at 1 1/2" total, or 1/2" each stripe, so it's pretty small.  Now I just need to decide what to do next.  I kinda want to add a border, but I can't seem to figure out what I want to do.  I couldn't find anything in my stash that worked, so I'm not sure if I want to just leave it as is or try and find a border that works.  Thoughts?

Now that I got the scenic BOM off my design wall, I was able to put the blocks up that I made at our quiltathon a few weeks ago using a Wonderland honeybun.  I still need to play with the placement, as I can already see some groupings I don't like when looking at the picture.  I'll leave it up on my design wall for a week or so and will move things around until I'm happy with it.

I also finished the binding on my bento box quilt, finished quilting a secret quilt, and pieced the backing to my Figgy Pudding disappearing nine patch quilt, which come to think of it, I don't think I've posted here.  I'll have to get some pics and post those soon.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

All 12 Scenic BOMs

I was perusing through my blog last night and I realized I never showed all of the 12 scenic BOMs together.  They don't have their sashing done just yet, but I have it all cut out.  Once I get done machine quilting the quilt I'm currently working on, I'll add the sashing and show you.  Here are all 12 blocks in order from January through December...

I really like how they all came out.  To give you an idea of size, each block finishes at 7" so some of the pieces in the blocks are really, really tiny, which is why I love paper piecing, because it helps make those tiny pieces easier.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Gathering Pics

So right after Christmas, KK, Lynn, and I got together for a quiltathon.  We all used the Thimble Blossom's pattern, Pint Sized to make our quilts.  KK and I made the honeybun version and Lynn made the charm pack version.  Here are some pictures of our fun day...

Here's Lynn working on her teeny tiny pinwheels...

Here are some of those teeny tiny pinwheels made with a Spring Magic Charm Pack.

And one more shot of a lot more (both pics are before they're trimmed)

Here are KK's rectangles using an Aviary Honeybun.  Here's the first two.

And quite a few more...

And I only managed to get one pic of the first two rectangles I made using a Wonderland honeybun.  More pics of mine to follow.

I've been doing a lot of work lately on some machine quilting for a secret quilt that I can't post here.  I'm really enjoying my new machine.  The machine quilting on it is multitudes better than my old one.  It's amazing what kind of difference there is between machines.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2010 Goals

So last year I made a list of goals not really knowing how well I'd do on them, especially considering that I had only been blogging for less then a month at that point.  This year, I have a better idea of my quilting style now that I'm in the new house with a dedicated quilting room.  So without further adieu, here are my 2010 quilting goals

  1. Reduce the number of un-quilted, but finished quilt tops.  I currently have 9 tops that are complete and are just waiting to be quilted.  I hope to have this number reduced by 2011.  Now that I have my new machine with the fantastic BSR, I find machine quilting so much easier.  My old machine was absolutely terrible at machine quilting.
  2. Buy less fabric and use more fabric from my stash.  I admit it, I'm a fabric junkie.  Hopefully I'll do better this year then I did last year.
  3. Reduce the number of UFOs I have going on right now.  I have 9 quilts/projects that are already in the works (not including the 9 tops waiting to be quilted) and another 5 projects that I have picked a pattern and fabric but have not started them yet.  Again, I hope to reduce these numbers as well.  
  4. Maintain this blog.  I think I've figured out that I'm a 1-2 post a week person, and there's not much more I can do about that.  I don't sew every since I do work full time, which means I don't have things to update on a daily basis.  
That's it for me.   Hopefully I'll be able to meet those goals, especially because they aren't too specific.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mt. Washington

I just got back from a mini vacation with my parents and sister up in the White Mountains of NH.  We had a great time and experienced one of the most clear, beautiful days of the year.  Some of the employees were even seen photographing the beautiful scenery because they've never seen a more beautiful blue sky.  Here are some great pics: