Friday, January 28, 2011

Better late than never

Ok, I am a serious procrastinator.  Very, very bad procrastinator.  But, I do usually get things done.  It just may take a while.  This quilt, for instance...
This quilt is in the Drunkard's Path variation, called Love Knots.  It was one of the first curved piecing I ever did.  I did this in maybe 1995 or so.  It moved with us from New Mexico to Florida, almost 13 years ago!
I just did an all over loop and meander, nothing really fancy, but this thing was almost too big for my frame!  And I was planning to hand quilt this when I made it!  I loved looking at all the different fabrics, and I used muslin for the plain pieces.  It's amazing how my tastes have changed in 17 years of quilting.  Wow.
I love the back too.  I made the back up of 10" squares, for a reversible quilt.  I have decided to shop my stash.  That's very hard for me.  But, it's also become fun.  A challenge so to speak.  So, the "Better Late Than Never" quilt is done!  (Now onto the numerous others waiting in the wings...)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Problems with computer

So, I have been having issues with my computer.  Like, it not allowing me to download any pictures from a media card, etc.  And being very slow.  So, today I did a very indepth scan and found  a couple of problems which have been taken care of.  So, I have more pics of my progress on my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  This is a pile of chain pieced pieces.
These are the unfinished blocks.
This is the first row of the quilt.  I am so excited! 
And this is the green I decided on for the inner border. 
Trust me, it's worse in person.  I thought I would go blind while cutting it.  But, it's cut at 1 3/4 inches wide for the borders so it's doable.  I am trying to use up fabric that I now wonder "what was I thinking?". I quit sewing after the first row, but I started another project, the "I need to organize this cr-er- fabric project.  So far, I have emptied 3 bins of fabric.  I pressed (never iron), and cut a bunch of fabric into strips, 2 inch, 3 inch, 4, 5, and 6 inch squares.  I am trying to organize them so that I can just sew instead of having to dig through everything, then cut, etc.  Its a time saver for sure.  With me hopefully starting school next month, I need to save any time I can. 

Well, more pictures next time (unless the computer decides to go nutso again),