Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Here she is!

It's funny how you don't see certain blocks till you are looking at the picture. 
I'm talking about those DARK squares. But when the borders were added... it toned them down a lot. They didn't stand out that much when I laid them out. Noticed them more when I sewed them together. But they look fine all together. PERFECT!
Couldn't take any pictures outside because it was raining. Today it's still all wet, so the kitchen floor it is! Thanks to all of you who offered suggestions on taking the paper off. I'm trying all ideas!
"On eagles wings" by Edita Sitar... measures 72x84. 72 blocks. 
Love it! This is the 2nd paper pieced quilt I did of hers.. love them both, but I think I finally have paper piecing out of my system..

Monday, February 27, 2017

1 bad thing...

The only bad thing about paper piecing...
Who can I pay to rip all this off.... it will take me FOR-EV-ER.... I can only do like 2 pieces before my hand cramps up... ugggg

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sneak peek...

Almost done.... working on borders today....

Friday, February 17, 2017

On eagles wings...

Brought these out yesterday and started sewing and playing...
Every once in a while I play with them. Here's a close up.
BUT...... I still have all these to go..
Looks like a mess, but they are all together in stacks ready to go. Lights and darks... couldn't tell ya how many... I just cut up a lot of my scraps one day till I was sick of cutting. I have 32 made already. Takes me approximately 13 minutes to do 1 square. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Leader and ender project...

Sitting next to my machine, probably for the last year... I had these cut up pieces for this quilt. Then every time I started or ended sewing something, I would slide a set in. Just doing that, I created a quilt without even trying. 
I worked on the borders yesterday. I made this whole quilt up, just by looking a a picture that a fellow instagrammer, "patchalot" had posted. 
Another one bites the dust! Once I get these UFO's finished.. I can concentrate on all the kits I have bought recently. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Box tops...

Isn't just so cute? Our PTA parents are pretty darn crafty... they know how picky I am on things being brought into my library... they are so funny. They brought a picture in from Pinterest and asked me if they made this, if they would be able to house it in the library..
I said yes.. and there it is!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

It's a flimsy!!

Took me a while... saw a couple of pictures... had a vision... and created this BEAUTIFUL quilt top.
I made a trip to goodwill and bought a boatload of men's shirts. Spent next to nothing..Cut them up... still have a least half a boatload left after making this. I have another vision of making Bonnie Hunter's Majesty quilt with the left overs after seeing my good friend doing the same. Mariealena... you are just so stinking creative!
I just LOVE it! 
It was pretty easy to figure out the pattern, without the pattern.