Thursday, March 24, 2011

One Christmas Stocking Done - Maybe

 So in December I made a quilt using 12 Days of Christmas and loved it so much I decided to make stockings and a tree skirt with the fabric. Last night I finished the first stocking. I used a tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew to figure out the lining and the cuff. For some reason it took me about 10 minutes to understand how to attach the cuff. (I am blaming this on the medicine I am on for my sinus infection).

Anyways the stocking is all put together but I think I am going to rip it apart. For the backing a just used a piece of fabric and I think I should have done a quilted backing. The fabric by itself seems so flimsy.

I am going to make the next stocking with the quilted backing and then decide what I should do about this one.

My youngest has claimed this one for himself. The oldest wants half square triangles, so I started cutting those last night.

I have yet to make a decision on the Central Park and Pinwheel quilts. I have started picking out paint samples for the bedroom though. Not sure what look I am going for. Shopping the weekend so hopefully I will make a decision then.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Pinwheel Sampler - 16 blocks done

Here are my 16 blocks from PSIQuilt's Pinwheel Sampler Quilt. Testing it out on my bed to see if I should go with this quilt or the Central Park one shown in my last post. We are an indecisive family. My husband likes this one on the bed or the CP on the wall with neutral bedding. Each boy likes a different quilt. I think I am leaning towards neutral bedding and walls and hanging a quilt behind the bed. Then I can switch quilts out depending on my moods :) I am going on a girls weekend to Chicago next week so I need to make a decision by then to get the bedding and accessories that I need. What to do, what to do.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Double Hourglass Quilt is Done

I finally finished my double hourglass quilt based on the tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew.
It went together so easy and fast. What took me so long was trying to decide how to quilt it. I wanted to do something besides the meandering. I ran across the double hourglass quilt that Fussy Cut did ( and decided to do the straight line quilting like she did. Only I did it both ways across the quilt. We plan on using this at ball games and for picnics.

I made all three of these quilts from the 2 jelly rolls that it takes to make the hourglass quilt.

A nice surprise to see that the pattern was stars. Love it.

This is now gracing my kitchen table. Makes me want the snow and cold to be gone and then sun to come out.

I am also working on a Central Park quilt (pattern on Moda Bakeshop). I am trying it out to see if I want to make it king size. I am debating between this pattern and the PSIQuilt Pinwheel Sampler in Verna. I have 8 blocks done. I hope to have the rest complete by next weekend, then I will share them.