Thursday, January 23, 2014

Just Crusin' Around

So I was crusin' around looking at the pictures of the quilt blocks I have made and posted here because I miss quilting.  It is amazing how time seems to get away from you. I apparently haven't posted here in awhile. I think I may need to change that.

Thanks for stickin' with me even in my absence.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Gettysburg Group 1 Clue 4

Gettysburg Group 1 Clue 4 is now completed (yes I am waayyyyy behind). This finished part is called Unit 5.  It did take me awhile because I don't think I have ever made flying geese before. It was a little difficult.  I know there are different ways, so it is just a matter of finding the best way for me to make them (based on my limited comprehension of course).

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gettysburg Group 1 Clue 2 and 3

Apparently I never posted Clue 2 of the Gettysburg Mystery quilt.  So here are Clue 2 and Clue 3.  I'm running really behind on completing this. I've been a bit overwhelmed with all the reading required for my Master's degree. And such is life....

 Group 1 Clue 2

Group 1 Clue 3
(This one is labled block B)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

"D" is for Double Friendship Star

Here is the "D" block for the Alphabet Mystery I am participating in.

If you are interested in participating in this mystery quilt check out the group...A Pocket Full of Mysteries

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Gettysburg Mystery

Yep...I got myself into another mystery quilt.  I couldn't decide on the fabric so I am doing two of them. You can find this mystery at MysteryQuilts4Military. These are weekly clues, so yes I am behind. However tax season is almost over and I will be able to spend more time sewing starting next week...Woo Hoo!!!!

Here are the fabric groups I am using:

This is the one that Scott really liked.  How could I say no to my husband :)  I have enough fabric that I should be able to make this one big enough for our bed. And if not our bed at least the full size bed in the guest room.

Here is the second group. I had my Facebook friends help me with this one (I had two that I really liked and was very indecisive). The blue in this group is awesome. This picture doesn't do it any justice!

For sake of posting several blog posts, I am going to include Clue 1 for this mystery here.  Clue 1 are the cuts needed for each of the clues going forward.

Group 1 Clue 1 fabric cuts

Group 2 Clue 1 fabric cuts

Thanks for sharing my adventures with me.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Yo Yo Quilt

Aunt Cathy bought me a yo yo quilt at an auction she went to. Looks like it would fit nicely on a full size bed. It is a very old quilt. It really needs to be handled delicately.  Every time I move it, it seems I hear a tear or rip.  There are a few spots I need to fix.

I need some advice on how to clean this without it falling apart. The smell isn't bad, so I know it will be easy to clean up.  I just need advice on what is the best way to do this.  The only thing I can think of is when it finally gets warm out to soak it in the bathtub then hang it outside to dry.

Please leave advice in the comments section. I know there are many experienced quilters out there who can help me with this.

Up close of some of the yo-yos

I tried to get a picture of it on a bed.

I found this interesting. One end of the quilt is angled on each side.  I think it is supposed to be finished that way because each side is the same.  However, what end of the bed does the angled end go on.  Should I put the angles at the top of the bed with the pillows?  Or I wonder if they are supposed to go at the bottom and maybe the angles help the top lay nicely on the corners.