Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Blocks made

I am working on several projects at a time lately - a Pat Sloan "Vacation Time" block of the month, "Sarah's Sampler" as a quilt along for an online group, and the "Rainbow Scrap Challenge" quilt along for another group.  I also have a mystery quilt that I'm about to put together with the final clues for my guild.  First on my agenda, though, is binding two quilts that I picked up from the quilter on Sunday.  This is my least favorite part of the quilt making process, but it is nice to get something finished.

These are a few blocks I made over the last few days.  Sister's Choice is the last block for my 9 block Sarah's Sampler, which I will put together soon for the Parkinsons Comfort Quilt project.  The purple blocks are the eight Rainbow blocks for April.  What a nice way to dip into the stash and use up a few pieces of my favorite color!

Today I'm hoping to pick up my newly cleaned and serviced Husqvarna Rose so I can put those bindings on.  My old Husqvarna 100 doesn't have a walking foot that works.  Yesterday, having pieced as much as I felt I wanted to, I hand sewed the hanging sleeve on my second quilt to go to the Central Vermont Quilt Show (April 24 & 25). 

Monday, I signed up for a class with Deb Tucker at the Vermont Quilt Festival at the end of June.  I'm excited to learn about alternating flying geese, a technique I've been wondering about for a while.  I ordered her "Atlantic Flyway" pattern, too, since it looks like just my style.  Thinking of more purple scraps!

1 comment:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love all the quilt blocks you are making. I would be so much fun to go to the Vermont show with you one day! Ah well take plenty of photos when you go to share would love to see -- you will have warm weather by then.