Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Meandering along

I'm trying to catch up and get the numerous quilt tops quilted that have been laying around.  I've practiced quilting on my new frame on two charity quilts, so this past weekend I was ready to tackle a larger quilt.  One guild I belong to, the South Florida Modern Quilt Guild, completed a group quilt from member contributed blocks.  After the top was pieced I volunteered to quilt it.  The quilt is being donated to Project Linus so I did a simple meandering design since I'm still new at quilting on the frame.  It took about 2-3 hours to quilt on Sunday and I love the finished quilt!

SFMQG charity quilt


This weekend I'm hoping to get my Pop of Color quilt quilted and then I will tackle quilting the Spin Cycle quilt for my niece (the deadline is approaching!)  For these two quilts I think I'll be a little daring and do a bit more than just meandering.

I'm still working on knitting socks for my DH.  I haven't done much knitting lately but hopefully I'll get the gusset of the sock completed tonight so I can work on them at knit night tomorrow.  I have been working on another Wingspan scarf worked in Noro Kureyon Sock.  So far I've had two knots in the yarn!!!

Wingspan II

Monday, April 8, 2013

A few more mini's

I have two more mini's finished that I'll be donating to my guild to send to the NQA Little Quilt Auction.  I made another version of Elizabeth Hartman's "Sparkle Punch" quilt.  I really like this pattern and maybe one day I'll make a larger version.

Mini Sparkle Punch II

I also made another mini quilt using Lori Holt's "Quilty Barn" tutorial as inspiration for the Barn quilt.  

Barn quilt

I also recently finished sock #1 for my DH.  I've never enjoyed knitting socks, my first pair took a year to knit.  For whatever reason, I'm actually enjoying it this time.  It could be because I'm knitting on two circular needles which I like way better than the double points.  Sock #1 only took me one week to knit and it actually fits! Now I just need to finish sock #2.

The next few weekends I really need to spend getting some quilts quilted.  The finished tops are piling up!  I just ordered a Grace Speed Control for the Juki that I have on my frame so hopefully that will arrive this weekend so I can spend the weekend quilting.

I now leave you with a photo of the boys sunbathing...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Mini Sparkle II

I pieced another mini Sparkle Punch quilt this past Saturday.  This time I used a solid gray for the stars.  There are were so many squares to sew together!


I used scraps left over from my Pop of Color quilt and love the result.  Now I just need to get it quilted and finished as well as the Barn Block mini quilt - if only I didn't have to work!

mini sparkle punch II

On a different note, my old boy keeping me company while I quilt: