I finally finished my 2 mug rugs for the mug rug swap over at Quilting Gallery. I learned a few things making these mug rugs....I don't really enjoy applique and I don't really enjoy hand stitching. I think the main reason I didn't enjoy these things is because of the small pieces. Anyway, they are done and will soon be on their way to their new home.
I have started quilting on my Starburst quilt. This is a picture of it all pin basted and ready to quilt.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
While it has been storming outside, I have been busy inside. I roasted a chicken for supper on Friday, and Saturday morning I got busy making and canning chicken soup. One jar didn't seal, and hubby had it for lunch today.
|Bowtie block and Churn Dash Blocks|
I also spent some time making quilt blocks for a few swaps I am participating in on Swap-Bot. I really like the depression blocks, but they are time consuming to make......16 half square triangles per block. I still have 3 more to make for the swap.
This afternoon I decided to try making some wool dryer balls. They are very easy to make, just roll some 100% wool yarn into balls, felt them in the washer, dry them, and you're done. A good tutorial can be found HERE
I'll let you know how they work.
Monday, February 4, 2013
I am making good progress on the Starburst Quilt Along. I have my first 2 blocks sewn together.
I also have 2 more blocks done for the My Favorite Block Quilt Along
Last but definitely not least, I have finished piecing together my Easy Street Mystery Quilt. It still needs borders, and I have decided on a 1 inch dark purple inner border and a 5 inch turquoise outer border. I am excited to get this one quilted. It will be the biggest quilt I have ever attempted to quilt on my Bernina 44QE. The biggest obstacle will be finding a big enough floor space to get it sandwiched together and basted.
|First block laid out and ready to sew|
|All sewn together|
|2 blocks done|
|Scrappy Churn Dash|
Abby decided it was the perfect day for relaxing in the recliner.