Friday, January 18, 2013

Tuesday and Therapy go together

I just can't seem to get my posting done the day that it happens.  Tuesday is a busy day so the posting goes by the wayside.  We were all together this Tuesday, first day in a long time.  Even though there was lots to catch up on since Christmas we still were able to get some quilting and piecing done.

Maria was finishing up her placemats
that she started before Christmas.
This pattern is called Fine Dining from Pieced Tree Patterns.

Joyce was quilting some table mats
that she had started before Christmas.

Pierina was making half square triangles for her
quilt from the Craftsy BOM.

I spent my time getting my blocks ready to be
sewn together for Lynda's quilt.

I have some of the pieces ready to be sewn now into
a block.  Still many more to go as there will be 24 blocks like this in the quilt.
This block is from Quilters Cache
called Quatrefoils.

I wanted a block to highlight the fabric as well as the small flowers that were part of the rooster fabric.  I fussy cut 192 of these small squares for this quilt.  I tried to just cut a 2 inch strip but when I did I cut off some of the flowers so there was no other way but to fussy cut them.

I have also been trying to get a quilt ready for my Wednesday group so I spent the last few days quilting this quilt and I was even able to get the binding on it.  It will keep we cozy the next few nights while I hand sew the binding to the back.  I don't mind hand sewing it and I think it looks nicer that doing it by machine.

This quilt is from one of my last year's BOM called Joined at the Hip.


Monday, January 14, 2013

The Green Stripper

Red, orange, yellow, green.  Green is the next colour of the rainbow so I worked on my green strip last week so it would be ready for Guild night.  These rainbow quilts will be something else to see when they are all completed.  I hope they are finished before the summer.  I had a lot of green so I used light and dark in order not to be too dull or too washed out.

Green strip

At one of the groups I go to it was time for a birthday so we had a little celebration.  I think 81 years is something to celebrate.  

A young 81 year old Leila

We even had Birthday Cake.