Sunday, April 13, 2014

My Happy Place

Is my sewing room.  I've been spending some quality time in sewing room lately.  Crossing off lots of projects from my "To Do" list.

First up is my April Blocks from the Hip Chicks BOM.

The center block is going to be star points for the center medallion block.  I had to make 4 of them.  The flowers were suppose to be fusible applique. But you know me.  I had to needle turn applique them.  I almost gave up a couple of times.  They were a little too little.

Next up...I am a huge fan of Cheri Payne.  I fell in love with her Common Threads series.  Here are the first set of 4 blocks.

I have already shown you the flower pot block.  I finished the other three blocks yesterday.  I can't wait to start on the next set.

I started working on the APQ QAL blocks last month.  My goal is to make an additional 3 blocks this month.  Thereafter I want to make 4 blocks a month. Here are last months block and a block I made yesterday.

I'm so glad I decided to make all my blocks in Red and Blue.  The original quilt has every block a different color.  I was amazed to see that my reds and blues in these two blocks are so similar.  It wasn't planned.

My final project is something that was started 2 years ago.  I just kept putting it aside to work on other projects.  I felt it was time to finish it up.

Sarah Vee from Sew Joy Creations asked if anyone would like to join in a QAL. I decided to join along.  The center blocks was her design.  The rest is mine.  I plan on getting it quilted this month.  Then it will hang on my sewing room door.

Well that is it for now.  It is going to be a rainy day today so a good day for getting some more sewing done and tackle another project on my To Do list.  Mmmm.....I think I will make some more Jacob's Ladder blocks.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Cathy


Karen said...

I really like the little quilt that you show in the last picture. Creative!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

You have really been busy. All look wonderful

Janet O. said...

So many great projects!
Everything looks good, but I have to say, I really like the APQ QAL blocks in your color choices.

Cheryl said...

Lots of wonderful things going on in your happy place!

Impera Magna said...

So many pretties to show/share... I'm loving them all!

Carol said...

Wonderful time in your Happy Place....can't think of a better place to be! Love your APQ blocks...and your Cheri Payne blocks are amazing!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Your APQ QAL blocks are fabulous! I love them! And that last little quilt - wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

I see you are spending a lot of time in your happy place. I can't wait to see how the hip chicks blocks all come together. Your little wall hanging is so cute.

Lynette said...

I really want to do something folksy - can't wait until I have more of the backlog squared away so I can start something I don't already have! Really love that you needle-turned the star flowers. They look great!

quiltsbycheri said...

loving it!

Flickenstichlerin said...

You are working on wonderful projects. Very nice to see the pictures.