Friday, March 2, 2018

Crazy Weather

Wednesday it was 60 degrees out.  I even went outside without a coat on.  Then comes started out with freezing rain, then a rain and snow mix and then snow.  We got 3" of wet heavy snow.   I am so ready for summer.

I have been getting some sewing done.

First up is block 2 of Barbara Brackman's #Antebellum Album.  I'm using a tan background, brown and pink fabrics for all the blocks.

Next up....26 Pinwheel blocks.  These are the final pieced blocks for my Walnut Grove Sampler quilt.  Now I need to cut out a gazillion plain blocks.  Then I can get this quilt top sewn together.

The blocks are 6 1/2".  They went together really quick because I cut them out using my AccuQuilt Go Cutter.

I started working on the free Temecula Quilt Shop 1800 Sampler.

These blocks are 4" finished.  They just posted block 5.

Since posting block 8 of the Early American Life quilt that Karen and I are working on I put together the second row.  I decided to add red corner stones to the quilt.

I really love how this is looking.

I found a quilt on Moda Bake Shop called Dottie.  It is made using jelly rolls.  Sorry for the fuzzy photo.  I have all the jelly rolls sewn in pairs ready to cut up and make more blocks.

I decided to make everyone a Christmas quilt this year.  I need to make 7 or 8 quilts.  This is the first one.  It is made using jelly rolls.  Once everything was cut out the blocks went together really quickly.

This section is 48" x 6".  It will have borders.  The original pattern called for the design to run vertical.  However the direction of the prints called for the horizontal layout.  I made this row yesterday in about a couple of hours.  That included cutting all the strips.

Finally while browsing Etsy I came across this pattern.  It is by Jennifer Gaston.  It is a BOM.  I got a great deal.  I paid $12.00 for the entire pattern.  The finished quilt measures 79" x 92".  I have traced the first month's patterns on freezer paper but I haven't pulled any fabrics yet.  I have too many projects going as it

And finally....yesterday I ordered a new sewing machine.  Actually  it is a Juki TL2010Q quilting machine.  I will be using it as a table top machine.  Maybe in the future I can afford a quilting frame to use with it.  It is a straight stitch machine, 9" throat area, variable speed, thread cutter, bobbin winder, needle thread, free motion foot, walking foot, 3 other feet and comes with a table attachment.  It is suppose to come next week.  I can't wait.  I will be using this machine to get my tall stack of quilt tops quilted.  It is so hard to quilt a big quilt on my regular machine.  I'll show you the machine once I receive it.

Well enough chit chat...the next block for the 1800 sampler has been posted and Lori at Humble Quilts has posted the 3rd instructions for the Land of Liberty quilt so I need to get into the sewing room.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you saw something you like.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

Wow--you need something else to do, don't you? LOL
But you have great projects going on. Keeps things fun and interesting!
Oh, I hope you love your new machine! I have heard so many good things about the Juki machines. A few years back a bunch of Juki execs came to my sewing room to see me work on my sit down quilting machine, and ask me what I did and didn't like about the machine I had. I was pretty sure there was some project development going on. I'll be really curious what you think about your Juki!

barbara woods said...

it was 80 here in N. Ga. earlier this week now it's cold again. I heard on the news this morning that the n. pole are near was 45 degrees . Strange!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Another perfect block.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Lots of fun projects to work on while waiting for that summer weather! You are going to love the Juki. I use mine for piecing and have packed my Bernina away to use only at retreats. My favorite part is the scissor. The threader is a little tricky but there's a You Tube video for help.

Kyle said...

You must not be sleeping! So many wonderful projects and new ones to start probably on that new machine!

Nancy said...

The colors in your Antebellum block are beautiful together. You have a lot of quilts in progress! How many Christmas quilts will you need to make so everyone can have one. (Everyone is such an indeterminate word.) I really like your Early American Life blocks. Some are so simple, others look like that must take hours and hours. I hope your snow melts soon and you have warm weather immediately after!

Karen said...

The red cornerstones is just the right punch to add to the quilt. I haven't even looked in the sewing room to see if I have something for sashings. I probably do.
I paid a visit to the local quilt shop Thursday but it was spur of the moment and without a shopping plan. I did not purchase much. I did get some half yards of shirtings as I knew I needed some without so much design on them.

I have noticed that many quilters are purchasing Juki machines. I don't know anything about them.

Lori said...

WOW! You are getting a lot of sewing done! That is wonderful! I haven't been in my sewing room since I returned from Colombia. Maybe I'll make binding today.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Talk about the energizer bunny!!!!! All look great! Glad to see you up and running and that new machine sounds great!

Allie-oops Designs said...

Your piecing is so perfect!! Love all your blocks! And I really love the red cornerstones for your Early American Life quilt. The blocks look fabulous!
You're brave making everyone quilts for Christmas - I did that one year, but I waited until OCTOBER to start. What was I thinking. Congrats on your new machine, I hope it comes quickly!!!