Monday, September 15, 2014

baby quilt

Look what I finally loaded
on my short arm:
Judy's baby quilt!
And I am almost done,
rest will happen tomorrow 
with new bobbins wound.

Yes, these are once more 
I have been using
for the quilting pattern.
They are by far 
my most used EZ boards:
* small enough to fit 
for a medium sized quilt,
* versatile for baby, patriotic 
or any star pattern quilt.

They just work for me!
Barb

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Design Wall Monday / Sunday preview

And I have yet another 
Sunday evening update
on my Hawk's Nest quilt:
(pattern by Bonnie Hunter in her book "Scraps and Shirttails 2")
30 nest blocks done!
Wohoo!
I may stick to the 5 x 6 
block on point setting
and call it good.
Still hesitating
if the size it big enough for me,
I am almost 6 feet tall...
Better sew some 
of the missing hourglass blocks
and see how it looks overall.

Will be linking up to 
once it is available.
Have a great week,
Barb

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More "nest" blocks!

I have been quite busy
and added 5 new blocks
to my Hawk's Nest quilt:
(pattern by Bonnie Hunter
from her book "Scraps and Shirttails 2")
Total count: 26 nest blocks!!!
There will be a decision time coming soon
on how many more rows
I want to add.

I just love how it is coming along!
And the fact that I am sticking with it ;-)
- at least for now...

Okay, back to sewing HST's,
and some hour glass blocks as well,
Barb

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Design Wall Monday

My Sunday evening design wall:
 I made some progress 
with my Hawk's Nest quilt
(pattern by Bonnie Hunter).
Latest count shows 21 nest block!
Here it is in on-point setting:
I will probably need
9 more nest blocks
or maybe even 14
to get a decent size lap quilt.
Can I make it 
before my next workshop
with Bonnie at the end of September?

Will join the DWM link list
on Judy's blog on Monday,
Barb

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Summer Quilt Top

to join her link-up party
with a finished quilt or quilt top
that you made this summer.

A quick scroll through my blog posts
and yes, "Garden Path" fits right into this category:
I started it during my visit end of July at Judy's
and finished it a few weeks later.
Though I wish it was a finished quilt,
it's still in top status...

The quilt pattern is from Quilty magazine
and I had bought it as a kit.
Sounds lame,
but it was an excellent deal
and enough color fabric left
to make another one!
Yep, these are BIG BLOCKS 
at 18 inch square,
perfect for a fast and beautiful finish!

Thanks to Jennifer 
for organizing this summer link-up,
it was good to go back
and remember what I had 
accomplished this summer.

Come and join her
- there is still time -
and show off your 
finished summer quilt or quilt top,
Barb

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September goal setting party - ALYoF

After having successfully 
completed my August goal,
I need to chose 
a new goal for September.

So how about this one:
get the binding on my charity quilt
"Flower Bed": ( Scraps Plus One - book).
Binding: my least favorite thing to do...
and yes, it will be machine sewn.
But that's the goal,
the clock is ticking...
Come and join Melissa and Shanna
for ALYoF

Once the binding is done
I can also link up to the
since it is a pattern out of a book
and was completed in September 2014.
Nice!

Got to dig for binding fabric
and get started,
Barb

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hawk's Nest - update!

Please have a look 
at my latest Hawk's Nest status:
18 nest blocks!!!
I surprised myself -
and hope to add a few more
during the month of September.
Barb