Monday, January 26, 2009

Penny Rug Finished

I started this penny rug in October at a fun retreat at a friend's cabin. I didn't want to do the tendril out of wool, so I found some fun yarn instead. I also substituted buttons for the wool on the pennies. I am really pleased how it turned out. However, I didn't finish it until January - about how I run sometimes!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Quilting Lessons Online

Here are a couple of great quilting blogs I want to share with you!

Quilting Lessons Online

Online Quilting

I liked what I saw here. I will visit them more later, and report how it went.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

2 Projects Finished

I worked really hard yesterday and finished the next step of our Guild Mystery Quilt. I sewed triangles on 4 sides of 4-patches (120 4-patches). Whew! They square up to 4 inches, which is a lot tinier than what I like to work with. However, they are finished and ready for the February meeting when I get the next step in the mystery.

I also finished the Blockjack block. It is an Irish chain, and worked up in about 25 minutes or so. I am very pleased with it. I tried to simplify the piecing, and ended up short on fabric, but happened to have the same piece of fabric that I could add to it.

I hope to add pictures of these later. I am taking a class this weekend to learn more about blogging. I am really looking forward to this as I am wanting to do more on my blog.

Next up, I will be getting a new customer quilt to quilt tomorrow. I will also be trying to work on the applique on a friendship quilt. More on that one later.

Monday, January 19, 2009

New Friends

I am so excited to see new friends following my blog! Thanks for coming along. Thanks for all the wonderful comments, too. I am looking forward to making this look better soon.

Now, to explain the Blockjack. Each month at our Quilt Guild, we have the option of making a block of certain size, style and color. This month happens to be an Irish Chain in cream and green. When I take the block back next month (or up to 3 blocks), I can put my name in a drawing to win all of the blocks created by our guild members. This is lots of fun, because I can try a new block, but don't have to do a whole quilt, unless I win of course! I haven't won before, but it seems that new people are winning this year that haven't won before. I just really liked the colors and wanted to try the Irish chain block. I will hopefully get it done before the end of the week.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

My First Blog

Today is my first try at blogging. I think I will enjoy sharing my quilting and creative ideas.
Currently I am working on a mystery quilt for my local quilt guild. I also have a Blockjack to do (I will explain this later), and a lot of other projects. I try to sew every day (except Sunday), and have it as a reward when I get other stuff done.