Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday Quilting Update

Today was one of those days when I actually got some stuff done. And it was also one of those very frustrating days.

First the good stuff.
This was from a free pattern I found on the internet and for the life of me, I cannot remember where.
It has sat here for quite awhile and I had trouble with the edging. Had to rip it out several times and then set it aside and did not look at it again till today. So... it was nice to get this one totally done. This one is very small about 18 x 18 inches

This was one of Heartspun Quilts Pocket patchwork sew alongs. I just finished this one as well today. I checked her website and she has another one planned for the near future. She has such beautiful patterns. It is a small quilt again and measures about 24 inches by 30 inches. Oh, and it really is not crooked as it looks in the photo.

 This one is from Stitchin Heaven and was a BOM
called Star Promenade. I have been working on this one for over a year. Today I managed to get the corner blocks on at the bottom front. This is where all my frustration came into play today. I had to rip this out so many times. I started this one when I was very new to quilting and it sure was not what I should have started on for a beginner. Although I was very careful about points being correct etc I had a hard time fitting the triangle to the corners. I ended up having to add 1/2 inch to the border on the big center and then I got it to fit. As you can see, I still have the top 2 triangles to add yet but am making good progress on this finally and so I should be able to finish this one up through this week. This is a very large quilt as well. 98 inches square I believe.

All in all, it was a good day for me for quilting.

I am going to Regina this week. I was there last week and visited an antique shop. It is 3 floors and filled with antiques. Wish I had a much larger pocketbook when I look around there. But... Last week I finally found one of those old chests with the curved top. I love those things and the price was good so, I got her to hold it for me till I go back this week. I will post pics when I get it home. It needs to have some cosmetic work done but she will be a beauty.

Have a great rest of the day or evening, depending on where you are.