Thursday, August 30, 2012
A few day ago I made my last flower for this quilt top :))) yeah me!
All I have to do now is work on removing the remaining papers, purchase batting, and back fabric, then hand quilt away! Maybe I can work that all out I less time than the top took lol!!!
Wish me luck! Happy sewing :)
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I have totally got the hang of these blocks and am lovin it!
How about this color selection? My Mario lovin gamer helped me pick from my stash and I think we did a stuuupendous job!
Thanks for reading...happy sewing :)
Monday, August 27, 2012
Even more bonus was the fact that I had all the materials on hand and was able to cut and iron down the blocks!!
I will put the machine to this block tomorrow and will post my completion!!
So loving this series! Happy sewing :)
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I am so excited to be all caught up and am eagerly awaiting the release of the next block in this series!!!
What do you think pretty good likeness to Goomba ah?! I think so :)
Monday, August 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I have joined the flicker group for this quit and am in the process of posting my progress. I am having so much fun!
I am so happy with the choice of the darker but still bright blue for the background. Wasn't so sure at JoAnn's but seeing it all sewn up I am very pleased!!
This sew along is sooo much fun! The technique is so very tedious but still sooo fun!
I am a puzzle loving gal and that makes this quilts technique just perfect for me!
I am having a blast! Hope you try this one out...one down and 11 to go!!!! happy sewing :)
I am now to the point that all my full and half flowers are done!!! :)
I am now doing quarter?? flowers.
I do not believe these are present in a traditional flower garden quilt. I have chosen to buck tradition and not do rounded sides. Instead, I want the look of a straight sided quilt.
To achieve this look I am adding half and what I call quarter flowers that I will starch, iron, then trim down to make a straight line...hard to explain without pictures...those will be shared really soon I hope!!! And if my hunch is correct will look really cool!!!
Happy Wednesday and happy sewing :)
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Yeessss that is correct! there is a Super Mario sew along over at Cut to Pieces.
Honestly I have way to much going on right now to tackle this... but yeap I'm gunna do it any way :)
check it out and follow along! Me and the boy are sooooo excited!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Today, I sat on the couch and hand stitched my Dresden plates down onto the background square.
I do recommend that, and I did so here as well, you cut the background block slightly bigger than the finished block. I cut mine to a 15 inch square.
This allows for the "shrinkage" that is possible when you stitch down the plates.
Later I will go back and trim the blocks to the desired 14.5 inch block.
Tomorrows plan is making and stitching down the center circles...so happy to be getting this one done! My living room has an empty wall just waiting for this quilt to occupy the empty space!!
If you wish to try your hand at making this quilt please check out this link:
Hopefully I'll be able to report more progress tomorrow :)
Happy sewing! Thanks for reading!!