Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I then sewed the rows together. I attached half of the 3rd row because 1) I don't want to lose any houses. 2) I want the quilt parts to be together when I bring this with me places. When I attach the rest of that row I'll have to unstitch a few stitches before attaching it..
This is only one half of the width of the entire quilt. I kinda wish I would have stopped with 7 in a row to indicate a week but 8 is nearer to the halfway mark. I am planning on making the top corner then after this section is complete I'll add vertical rows. to complete the top half of the quilt. I'll do the same with the bottom section. After that I'll start on the middle section of the quilt. I think this will be the easiest way for me to take it along. Thanks Jeanneke, for this wonderful project. I love it.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
House 11 looks like a purple log cabin.
Block 12 Freckled Sky with pink pansy's in the window.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Thursday, January 5, 2012
I used a pencil to trace the pattern on the backside of the block. Then I used a thread darker than the piece I'm appliqueing to baste on the drawn line.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Next I pressed all of the seams toward the sashing strips.
I made sure to pin at the begining and end of each piece. That way I could ensure straignt seems and locked innersections.
Now to go make block (4)
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I discovered a new freebie today at http://www.sentimentalstitches.com/The blocks are inspired from the Red and White Quilts Exhibit. If you sign-up for it Takes 2 you will be able to get a set of blocks each month. It is up to you to remember to go get them and after the month is over they will no longer be free. If you want to add the embroideries they are available for $2.00 each month. After reviewing my stash I decided to use Pink and White instead of the red. For some reason I had 7 yards of this bright Pink and did not know why I bought it and that is how much you need for the color.
I hope to start these cute little blocks tomorrow.