Sunday, June 24, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 6/25/2012

 What a week!  Keeping to my promise to finish up my Baltimore Album quilt I successfully finished the last two of the 25 blocks!!  The star block was the biggest challenge and took weeks of fear before I was ready to tackle it.  The green section is done with a combo of applique and reverse applique and cutting into the background fabric but I chickened out on the red and did it the way I felt more comfortable, just so I could get it done already!!  I also made my four ruched flowers for Block #25. 

Below is the progress I have made on the border applique, many many leaves, flowers and everything else.  I am about to start my second round, of 4 total so I should be ready to start the borders by the time I get the top sewn together.
 Just for the fun of it I also included my Farmer's Market shopping trip this last Saturday.  I was so thrilled to have purchased all these yummy organic foods for only $41.  Tons of cherries, bing and renier, Yukon potatoes, basil, carrots, strawberries and a huge flat of jumbo eggs!!

Next week I am hoping the corn and stone fruit look good, it is almost PEACH time here!!  Yummmm.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Morning Ironing Board 6/18/2012

Well, my design wall is blank thanks to my decision to stop new projects and start work on the borders for my Baltimore Album quilt.  There are multiple components, tons of leaves and flowers up and down these long mitered borders.  This will be time consuming and a bit repetitive as I have to do four, but if I just work on getting something done each and every day, I hope to have them done by the end of summer.  Then I can start hand quilting this project in the fall when it is cooler.   I prepared my pieces several weeks ago and just want to see this project done at last!!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 6/11/2012

 Yea!!  I was able to get most of the leaves sewn down on my Miss Kyra quilt by Erin Russek but I still have a few left.  I am trying to think about the borders now as I am determined to make them shine!!    I just wonder what I can do with the fabric I have left!

I was also able to finish up P3 Design BOM #3, which was quite a challenge in itself.   I am going to start block #4 shortly and it is just as challenging but I am really enjoying it.   

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Monday Morning Design Wall 6/4/2012

 First, I want to wish my beautiful daughter, Stephanie Elizabeth, HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY!  The picture to the left was taken just a few minutes after she was born, 3:45 a.m., June 4, 1991.  Below is a picture of my wonderful husband and myself, a day or two later when we ventured out to a park.  (Yes, the glasses were great, were they not!)   If you scroll down, there is a more recent picture of Stephanie!    She is finishing up her junior year at Cal Poly!!  I could not be prouder of her!

Just to celebrate her birthday I finished my quilt top for the Hawaiian Quilt with a Twist.   This top took hours and hours of work but dang, it turned out great.  I am hoping to get it pinned/based and will start hand quilting it soon!  And to think I started this on a whim when I had an hour free on a Thursday night several months ago and it grew into this finished top. I think hand quilt it will just make it better!