Sunday, April 5, 2009

Determination

Yesterday I brought out my box of somewhat prepped blocks for Lori Smith’s 30s sampler.  I was disappointed to discover that I was only on block 13 of 40 or so – it felt like I’ve working on this forever – but I think its been only a couple of months :)

lori smith sampler star I looked at the block I was to do, a 9 inch star – and I rolled my eyes.  I love Lori Smith’s patterns, but her sampler blocks can be challenging – a lot of pieces, and a lot of 1/8” measurements.  Not counting cutting time, it took almost two hours for me to finish this block!  But look at it – amazingly, its almost perfect and its very pretty – too bad it will get lost amongst all the other blocks in this sampler.

To recover from yesterday’s piecing trauma, I played with scrap blocks today.  The first is Charlotte’s Hodgepodge – made from leftover Charlotte line fabric, the pattern is dead easy,see making hodgepodge.charlotte's hodgepodge  I chose a very pale pink as my centre square so there is something to follow within the quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

strip mine eight blockThen I laid out the Strip Mine quilt, from a class I took at Quilt U.  Another quick, easy, and fun block, this one I’m making from civil war repro style fabrics.

 

I was going to make more of these today, but then I ended up getting involved in planning the final borders of the Cottage Crossing quilt; the got restless and ended up pulling out the Cherry Berry Album blocks – guess what?  We just might see two finished tops this week!

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I began quilt-making in January 2001, as therapy following diagnosis a chronic autoimmune condition. I enjoy creating and exploring hand and machine applique, machine piecing, english paper piecing, machine quilting, and machine embroidery. I have been working with Electric Quilt for several years and I'm comfortable with just about very aspect of using EQ to design pieced, applique, and embroidery quilts. I'm an early retired Mom with two teenager and a son who'll be married in Fall '09. My husband is my biggest quilting supporter.

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