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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bullseye quilt piecing

July 29: All circles are cut for this quilt

And July 30: All of the largest circles are pieced onto the black backgrounds

Full speed ahead!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Start of a new quilt

This is the black and red bullseye quilt start that I mentioned in my last post. I have all of the fabrics cut out now...

And I have just started the first phase of piecing - cutting the squares into circles and sewing them down on top of one another.

Just 47 more to go before we get to the next phase!

But before that, I'm off to Moonlight Stitching tonight with my girlfriends, fun, fun!

Happy Dance #11 of 16

Block 11 of Chatelaine's Waterlily Pond Quilt!

block 11

I've been quilting on my class quilt, and have 1 more full block and 4 of the wedges left to go.

We almost have all of the home repairs done now, yay! The guys are here today repairing the ceiling in the laundry room and have stripped and are repainting the walls. We've decided, since it's essentially an extension of the kitchen, to paint it the same color as we're going to do in there - Valspar's Autumn Glow. I can't wait to see it on the walls!

Oh, and as of yesterday, I started a new quilt. No, it's not one that I already have kitted up. ;-) It's a gift for a friend. She mentioned that red is her favorite color - the redder the better. And I've been wanting to make another bullseye quilt for a while now (every time I feel my original one - so soft, or every time I see Sallie's I think about how much I want to make another one!). I hope that my creation equals my vision - it will have red bullseyes on black backgrounds, so it will be quite different from the original, but hopefully just as soft (and loved). I'm currently cutting out fabrics, so expect pictures to come...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New kitchen curtains are finished

Now, I just have to paint the kitchen to match! :)

I can't wait to see them hanging in the kitchen. I really love how they turned out.

Yesterday evening I pulled out my Quilter's Palette quilt and quilted one of the wedges - 4 of 8 of those are now complete, and I've quilted over half of the bigger blocks, so I'm over halfway through with the quilting! If I could just stick with it, I could get it finished this year - I just know how distracted I get by other things so I'm making no promises... :)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Happy Dance #10 of 16

And I've started #11 (just got the outer square of stitches finished last night). Here is block #10 of 16 of Chatelaine's Waterlily Pond Quilt.