Friday, December 14, 2012

Bees and stockings and sewing fun

I just signed up for another quilting bee. This one will last all year. I can't wait for it to start next month. I just need to pick a block to have folks make for me.

I have been wanting to make some stockings for my family. We have had a lovely fireplace mantle for the five years that we've lived in our house and I never hang up stockings. I found some really great tutorials and I'm going to give them a try this weekend.

I can't wait for the weekend to start. I want to have a nice, leisurely time sewing and enjoying the warmth of my home while the wind and weather is outside. It will be nice to look outside and see it, I just would rather stay inside and hunker down and sew and knit and have a lovely fire going... Ahhhh! just imagining it is great.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend - be kind to each other.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Giveaway day!

Since I am rather new to the quilting blog community I didn't realize that Sew, Mama, Sew had a FABULOUS giveaway day/week starting today. Go here: Sew, Mama, Sew! and enter to win. It takes some time, but enter as many of the giveaways as you want.

Enjoy and Win, Win, Win!


Monday, Monday

Hi there. I hope someone is reading this.

I got a little bit of sewing finished this weekend and I decided that I need to make another nine blocks for my Go Boldly Star Trek quilt. I also decided that since I need to make nine blocks I need to change up the design of my blocks so that I can get the darn thing finished by Christmas. Right now, since I am just winging it with the log cabin blocks, it can take an hour per block because I only cut one layer of blocks at a time. My new plan is to create about three more log cabin blocks and make the other six blocks strip blocks and then make sure each block has a border around it, so that they all look a little bit log cabin-y. That way I don't have to sash between the blocks, either. I think it will be good and the quilt should be around 65 x 45 and then I might add a little bit of fabric to the width so that it measures more like 52 inches.

Then I have to work on the back, so I'm really hoping to finish the top this week so I can plan and execute the back this weekend.

Stay calm and sew on!



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